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As classroom and cultural realities change, in-service teachers and other educators can learn new strategies and expand their career options by studying with education experts at McGill. The School, in conjunction with The Faculty of Education, offers numerous professional development opportunities to enhance existing knowledge and to develop new expertise in areas such as Counselling Applied to Teaching; First Nations’ education, language and cultural issues; Inclusive Education; and Human Relations and Family Life Education. These enriching programs and courses are ideal for individuals who wish to upgrade their skills while studying on a part-time basis.

Why Study Education?

Are you teaching full-time? Would you like to upgrade your skills, learn new teaching strategies or gain experience in a specialized subject area? The Faculty of Education, Continuing Education area offers professional development opportunities through part-time studies. The programs allow educators to enhance their existing knowledge and skills while moving into new areas of the education spectrum.

Offered in conjunction with McGill's Faculty of Education, the in-depth programs provide in-service teachers, facilitators and academic advisors with compelling coverage of many important education issues. Programs such as Human Relations and Family Life Education, Counselling Applied to Teaching, and Inclusive Education can expand professional horizons while equipping educators to better manage changing classroom realities.

First Nations and Inuit Education (FNIE) offers multiple programs in the areas of Aboriginal education, language, and culture. The Faculty of Education, in collaboration with various Aboriginal communities and institutions, offers both community-based and campus-based programs. FNIE's teacher-education programs lead to initial teacher certification, the Bachelor of Education for Certified Teachers, and professional development.


The Faculty of Education, Continuing Education area offers various programs.


Application for admission to Faculty of Education, Continuing Education programs can be made on the McGill Applying web site.

Your application cannot be considered until all requirements have been met. Please complete the application form and submit required documents to the Office of Continuing Education, Faculty of Education.

Documents Required

In addition to those listed on the application web site, please refer to specific requirements listed for each program. All applications require an official transcript, application fee of $81.93 (non-refundable), proof of Canadian citizenship, permanent code and proof of residency to qualify for Quebec rate of tuition.

Application Deadlines


May 1


September 1


January 1


Academic Regulations

It is the responsibility of the student to read, understand and abide by the regulations and procedures published on this site.


Academic Regulations

Satisfactory completion of the 30 credit program will qualify the student to apply for the appropriate Certificate or Diploma.


Time Limits

30-credit programs taken on a part-time basis must normally be completed within five years of admission to the program. Programs taken on a full-time basis must normally be completed within 28 months of admission to the program. Students exceeding time limits may request an extension, in writing, which may be granted under special circumstances with the approval of the Director. Students who do not register for any course in their program for one year will be required to re-apply meeting any new program requirements.

Student Teaching Practicums

In programs where there is a compulsory practicum (field experience / student teaching) a satisfactory Pass ("P") is required. If a student fails this component of the program, the student will be required to withdraw from the program, but may appeal to the Committee on Student Standing for readmission. Satisfactory progress in the student's course work is a pre-requisite for placement in the Practicum.


Students are required to obtain a C grade or higher in all required core subjects and may not include more than one D grade (not exceeding 4 credits) in the elective courses. Students who obtain no more than two D or F grades (not exceeding 8 credits) may be permitted to write supplemental examinations if they are offered and/or repeat the course. Students may repeat failed courses only once. Failures and inadmissible D grades must normally be made up within 16 months of terminating the original course.

Advanced Standing and Transfer Credits

Advanced Standing and Transfer credits may be granted to students who provide evidence of equivalent course(s) completed at McGill University or elsewhere. Students should note that courses taken more than five (5) years ago will not be recognized for advanced standing. Permission must be obtained from the program director concerned. Normally, a maximum of 9 credits is permitted. In order for credits to be accepted a grade of "C" or better must have been obtained.

Supplemental Examinations

It should be noted that supplemental examinations are not necessarily available in all courses and no supplemental examinations are offered in Art, Music, and Second Languages. It is therefore the student's responsibility to check with the individual instructors to ascertain whether or not supplementals will be available. Students who fail a course or obtain a conditional pass, a grade of D (50-54%), may be permitted to sit a supplemental, repeat the course or substitute another course. It should be emphasized that these privileges are within the discretion of the Committee on Student Standing. If permission is granted, the student must normally clear the failure or conditional pass within 16 months of terminating the original course. In order to be eligible to write a supplemental examination, the candidate must apply in writing to the Director and attach an examination fee of $35.


Academic Advisors are available to answer inquiries by calling the appropriate department.

Course Descriptions

For the descriptions of courses in these programs, please see the section “Course Information, Regulations and Descriptions” of the Undergraduate Programs Calendar and Class Schedule.

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