Teaching professions require 5 years of study after high school graduation. It has recently become necessary for all teachers to have a master’s degree. Preparation for both the teaching competitive examinations and vocational training takes place in the Graduate Schools of Teaching and Education, which are part of the university.
The primary schoolteacher teaches from kindergarten to fifth grade (ages 3-10 approximately). They must have passed the School Teacher Recruitment Competitive Examination (CRPE) while the secondary school teacher is a specialist in one or two disciplines and must have successfully passed one of the national competitions for secondary education (CAPES, CAPLP or CAPET).
The teaching competitive examinations (for primary and secondary levels) are accessible at the end of the first year of the master’s degree course. In the second year of the master’s (M2), the laureates complete a part-time internship in a school or an educational institution as a trainee with responsibility while continuing their training at the ESPE.

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MEEF (1) 1st degree
Course • General
• Bilingual English
• Kanak Languages and Culture
MEEF(1) 2st level
Course • anglais
• éducation physique et sportive
• espagnol
• histoire et géographie
• lettres modernes
• mathématiques
• physique et chimie
• sciences de la vie et de la Terre
• langues kanak
MEEF(1) 2nd degré

Consolidation and
development of knowledge
(continuing education)


Bachelor's degree

Bachelor's degree "Teaching in the 1st Degree/ Primary" DU Formateur d’adultes (formation continue)

(1) MEEF : Teaching, Education and Training Professions

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Yannick Lerrant
Lecturer in Animal Physiology

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