Master – Teaching, education and training professions (MEEF), 2nd degree | Modern literature

Domain: Cultures, territories and plural societies in the Indian Ocean

Course: Modern letters

ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate + 5

Teaching locations

Saint-Denis – Bellepierre site

Type of training : Master

Training regime: Initial formation

Training summary

The MEEF Master in Modern Literature course aims to prepare students for the recruitment competition for the Certificate of Aptitude for Second Degree Teaching (CAPES) in modern literature and to enable them to develop the skills necessary for teaching French. in middle and high school.

Training aims

This course is aimed at students wishing to train as French teachers.

It allows them to follow a set of diversified courses enabling them to acquire and develop professional skills, to prepare for external civil service recruitment competitions Certificate of Aptitude for Second Degree Professorship (CAPES) in modern literature and to learn about and through research in the field of French training.

Advantages of the training

The training is based on an integrative logic linking courses and teaching content. Disciplinary and didactic learning are combined so that students can move from distanced reflection to professional practice.

The literature course offers, like all MEEF courses, a common core allowing students to access a shared culture, specific to the professions of teaching, education and training in the Reunion context.

Targeted skills

This course leads to acquiring and developing plural skills:

  • Know the profession of teaching civil servant of the State and teaching French

  • Know how to understand the diversity of school populations and teach a discipline in accordance with middle and high school programs

  • Becoming professional by implementing a research approach based on a professional question identified on one of the internship sites

  • Engage in a dynamic of innovation and research and develop reflection on your professional practice

  • Contextualize the knowledge and skills acquired as part of the specific preparation for competitive exams

  • Know how to analyze professional practices

  • Know how to present and support a professional dissertation.

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Summary of lessons by course

The training course combines lessons which allow students to:

  • Deepen their disciplinary knowledge (literature, culture, grammar)

  • Develop their didactic thinking in relation to the contributions of research and the main areas of skills in teaching French (reading, saying, writing, studying the language)

  • Analyze professional practice

  • Acquire a professional culture.

It also includes internships which promote the gradual discovery of the different dimensions of the profession and the skills necessary to practice it. Generally speaking, it engages the work and reflection of students on professional practices, on the sociolinguistic and cultural context, everything that allows students to engage in learning.

The training is organized in three blocks:

  • Framework and context: the teacher, actor in the educational community and the public service of National Education

  • Knowledge and learning: a versatile teacher, effective in the transmission of fundamental knowledge and the construction of learning

  • Reflective and professional practice: the teacher, reflective practitioner, actor of his/her professional development



Mass observation and supported practice courses are organized from the first year in partnership with the inspection body, in high school and college, in the classes of a designated training supervisor.

In the second year, the student completes a long internship, of at least 324 hours between September and February, accompanied by a tutor in the field and a tutor from the National Higher Institute of Professorship and Education (INSPE). He/She benefits from internship monitoring and reflective analyzes of practices as part of his/her training.

Based on a professional question identified during the internship, the student undertakes a research process to write a dissertation with a professional aim, accompanied by a dissertation director. This dissertation is defended before a jury at the end of the training.

Specific devices

Not concerned

Conditions of access to training

On file, baccalaureate + 3 or equivalent

Continuing Studies


Career opportunities

This MEEF Master naturally leads to careers in teaching literature as a certified literature teacher in a middle or high school, subject to admission to the CAPES of literature.

VENERIN Christine
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