Secondary Mathematics advising documents:
Registration plans:
Registration plans are provided because of the tight nature of the program  to ensure timely completion of your program, you are advised to follow the sequence of courses as outlined above.
The Four Year Overview is for most students, and it allocates space for completing all of the requirements in your Secondary Mathematics B.Ed. degree. Please note, students needing to complete a Freshman year will be starting in Year 0, thus, will be following a five year study plan. Please see below for further details.
The Two Year Overview is designed for students who have significant advanced standing, (typically students with transfer credits from other universities) and does not include room in your schedule for completing the subject area and elective course portions of the Secondary Mathematics program.
A complete list of courses, course descriptions and prerequisites can be found on the official Secondary Mathematics eCalendar program entry.
Mathematics Subject Area Courses
MATH courses are taken in semesters where you find “subject area course” in your overview (above). The exact order in which you take your MATH courses is up to you, but we do provide the following course groupings to help you decide which of your MATH required courses you should take in your first year, and which MATH courses you should delay if you can.
B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics Course Advising
The below advising material is intended to help Secondary Mathematics students decide the order in which they take their required MATH courses. Students are advised to always pay attention to prerequisites when registering for subject area courses.
These grouping are recommendations only: you are able to take subject courses in any order if you have completed the prerequisites for them. You may find individual courses harder or easier depending on your aptitude and the nature of instruction.
First (in no particular order, except that we recommend students take MATH 222 in their first semester)

MATH 222
Calculus 3
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Taylor series, Taylor's theorem in one and several variables. Review of vector geometry. Partial differentiation, directional derivative. Extreme of functions of 2 or 3 variables. Parametric curves and arc length. Polar and spherical coordinates. Multiple integrals.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Terms
 Instructors
 Stephen W Drury
 Stephen W Drury
 take in your first semester

MATH 323
Probability
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Sample space, events, conditional probability, independence of events, Bayes' Theorem. Basic combinatorial probability, random variables, discrete and continuous univariate and multivariate distributions. Independence of random variables. Inequalities, weak law of large numbers, central limit theorem.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisites: MATH 141 or equivalent.
 Restriction: Intended for students in Science, Engineering and related disciplines, who have had differential and integral calculus
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 356
 requires strong background in differential & integral calculus. If you are unsure about your calculus background, delay until the winter semester after you have taken MATH 222

MATH 338
History & Philosophy of Math
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Egyptian, Babylonian, Greek, Indian and Arab contributions to mathematics are studied together with some modern developments they give rise to, for example, the problem of trisecting the angle. European mathematics from the Renaissance to the 18th century is discussed in some detail.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Terms
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017 academic year

MATH 348
Topics in Geometry
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Selected topics  the particular selection may vary from year to year. Topics include: isometries in the plane, symmetry groups of frieze and ornamental patterns, equidecomposibility, nonEuclidean geometry and problems in discrete geometry.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
 Terms
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017 academic year
Later (the rest of the required MATH courses, ordered from what is likely most accessible to least accessible)

MATH 324
Statistics
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Sampling distributions, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, contingency tables, nonparametric inference, regression, Bayesian inference.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall and Winter
 Prerequisite: MATH 323 or equivalent
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 357
 You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.
 Terms
 Instructors
 Abbas Khalili Mahmoudabadi
 Masoud AsgharianDastenaei

MATH 223
Linear Algebra
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Review of matrix algebra, determinants and systems of linear equations. Vector spaces, linear operators and their matrix representations, orthogonality. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of Hermitian matrices. Applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall and Winter
 Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent
 Restriction: Not open to students in Mathematics programs nor to students who have taken or are taking MATH 236, MATH 247 or MATH 251. It is open to students in Faculty Programs

MATH 315
Ordinary Differential Eqns
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): First order ordinary differential equations including elementary numerical methods. Linear differential equations. Laplace transforms. Series solutions.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Terms
 Instructors
 JeanChristophe Nave
 JeanPhilippe Lessard
 take after completing MATH 223. You may want to take MATH 314 as well before taking MATH 315

MATH 235
Algebra 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Sets, functions and relations. Methods of proof. Complex numbers. Divisibility theory for integers and modular arithmetic. Divisibility theory for polynomials. Rings, ideals and quotient rings. Fields and construction of fields from polynomial rings. Groups, subgroups and cosets; group actions on sets.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall
 3 hours lecture; 1 hour tutorial
 Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent
 we recommend students do not take both MATH 235 and MATH 242 in same semester

MATH 242
Analysis 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): A rigorous presentation of sequences and of real numbers and basic properties of continuous and differentiable functions on the real line.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall
 Prerequisite: MATH 141
 Restriction(s): Not open to students who are taking or who have taken MATH 254.
 we recommend students do not take both MATH 235 and MATH 242 in same semester
Complementary Courses you can take anytime (i.e. you can take these early on)

COMP 202
Foundations of Programming
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Introduction to computer programming in a high level language: variables, expressions, primitive types, methods, conditionals, loops. Introduction to algorithms, data structures (arrays, strings), modular software design, libraries, file input/output, debugging, exception handling. Selected topics.
Offered by: Computer Science
 3 hours
 Prerequisite: a CEGEP level mathematics course
 Restrictions: COMP 202 and COMP 208 cannot both be taken for credit. COMP 202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 208 is intended for students interested in scientific computation. COMP 202 cannot be taken for credit with or after COMP 250
 Terms
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017 academic year

COMP 230
Logic and Computability
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Computer Science (Sci): Propositional Logic, predicate calculus, proof systems, computability Turing machines, ChurchTuring thesis, unsolvable problems, completeness, incompleteness, Tarski semantics, uses and misuses of Gödel's theorem.
Offered by: Computer Science
 3 hours
 Prerequisite: CEGEP level mathematics.

MATH 318
Mathematical Logic
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Propositional calculus, truthtables, switching circuits, natural deduction, first order predicate calculus, axiomatic theories, set theory.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall
 Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken PHIL 210

MATH 329
Theory of Interest
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Simple and compound interest, annuities certain, amortization schedules, bonds, depreciation.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Terms
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017 academic year
Freshman Year U0
Students whose highest level of education is high school (normally out of province) are admitted into Year 0 (U0) to complete the Freshman Program.
Freshman Program Advising
The Freshman Program consists of 30 credits of the students’ choice, verified by an advisor. There are no required courses in the Freshman Program, though the department recommends that students use the opportunity to take 100 or 200 level courses in the subjects taught in Secondary school, as well as to explore areas that are not normally taken as teachable subject area courses within B.Ed. programs (e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, etc.).
However, the following courses are prerequisites to the Secondary Mathematics program and must be taken if not already completed through International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement or other advanced standing:

MATH 133
Linear Algebra and Geometry
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Systems of linear equations, matrices, inverses, determinants; geometric vectors in three dimensions, dot product, cross product, lines and planes; introduction to vector spaces, linear dependence and independence, bases; quadratic loci in two and three dimensions.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
 Prerequisite: a course in functions
 Restriction A: Not open to students who have taken MATH 221 or CEGEP objective 00UQ or equivalent.
 Restriction B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 123, MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
 Restriction C: Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 134.

MATH 139
Calculus 1 with Precalculus
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Review of trigonometry and other Precalculus topics. Limits, continuity, derivative. Differentiation of elementary functions. Antidifferentiation. Applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Fall
 4 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
 Prerequisite: a course in functions
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent.
 Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
 Students continue in MATH 141
 Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited
 Terms
 Instructors
 There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017 academic year
 OR
MATH 140
Calculus 1
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): Review of functions and graphs. Limits, continuity, derivative. Differentiation of elementary functions. Antidifferentiation. Applications.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
 Prerequisite: High School Calculus
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 120, MATH 139 or CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
 Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited

MATH 141
Calculus 2
4 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci): The definite integral. Techniques of integration. Applications. Introduction to sequences and series.
Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics
 Prerequisites: MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 121 or CEGEP objective 00UP or equivalent
 Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
 Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited
The department also recommends the following courses:

EDEM 220
Contemporary Issues in Ed.
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
Admin & Policy Studies in Ed: An introduction to contemporary issues in education in local, national and international contexts, including a critical perspective on educational issues by drawing on a variety of analytical frameworks.
Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed
 A French Language course (FRSL 101, 207, 211). Placement Test Required

CEAP 250
Research Essay & Rhetoric
3 Credits
Offered in the:
 Fall
 Winter
 Summer
CommEngl for Acad Purp (SCS): Principles and use of academic research and genres, rhetorical strategies, and general editing skills.
Offered by: McGill Writing Centre
 3 hours
 Formerly EAPR 250.
 Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CESL 500 or ESLN 500 or EAPR 250 or EFRL 250.
 Intended for native speakers of English.
 Open only to students in degree programs  all years and faculties.
 Entrance test: Short essay first day of classes.
 Terms
 Instructors
 Noreen Jane Bider, Susan Patricia Laver, Richard R Cooper, Susan Patricia Laver, Sarah A Wolfson, Susan Patricia Laver, Susan Patricia Laver, Zachary J Abram, Susan Patricia Laver
If you are admitted into McGill with advanced standing (International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, etc.), those credits may be used to fulfill some or all of your Freshman requirements.
Freshman Course Verification
All Freshman students must have their Fall and Winter course selections verified prior to the start of classes. This can be done by email or by attending the group advising session in late August. To verify your course selection by email, send a message to advisedise.education [at] mcgill.ca with the subject “Freshman Course Selection” and your student ID number in the body.
Student Advising Support Team:
Laura Di Gravio
Tina Schiavone, Academic Adviser
Grace Wong McAllister, Academic Adviser
Tel.: (514) 3984527, Ext. 094692  Email
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where can I find help on how to use Minerva to register for courses?
When are my field experiences (dates)?
See the overviews above to find the semesters in which you should complete your field experiences. In addition, the start and end dates for all field experiences each year can be found on the Internships & Student Affairs website.
I'm having trouble registering for EDFE 200 and EDEC 201
EDFE 200 and EDEC 201 must be registered for simultaneously. To do this, make note of the CRNs of both courses (first column on left when you search for courses) and enter them both into the "Quick Add" feature on Minerva (step 2 on the registration menu).
I've written an English exit exam already, do I need to register for EDEC 215?
Yes, the provincial governement requires that all students in teacher education programs demonstrate their proficiency in the language of instruction. More information can be found on the Internships & Student Affairs website.
When do I need to start registering for courses?
Registration for courses for newly admitted students begins in June and ends a couple weeks after classes in the semester begin. A complete list of registration start and end dates can be found here.
What should I do if I'm having trouble registering for a course?
If you are getting an error such as 'program restriction' or 'reserve closed' when attempting to register for a course, first ensure that you are selecting the section designated for your program (if applicable: see the notes under the course in class schedule search on Minerva). If you are still having trouble, contact the department offering the course (Educational and Counselling Psychology for EDPE and EDPI courses, Linguistics for LING courses, English for ENGL courses, etc.). The calendar entry for the course will indicate the offering department.
If I am interested in taking French courses, where do I go to take the French Placement Test?
Information about French courses and the French Placement Test can be found on the French Language Centre website.
What advanced standing can I expect to receive from my previous university study? When will my advanced standing appear on my transcript?
In the Faculty of Education, students are eligible to receive advanced standing only for courses that are applicable to their programs. The admissions office makes decisions on advanced standing for all incoming students over the summer. Your advanced standing may not appear on your transcript immediately.
Until the admissions office has entered your advanced standing on your transcript, you are advised to attempt to get a sense of the transfer credits you might receive by looking at the program requirements on the program checklist (above). Students typically receive advanced standing for subject area courses rather than required education courses (unless their previous university education was in a teacher training program). Additional advice for selfassessing your transfer credits can be found on the Internships & Student Affairs website.
When the admissions office has assessed your advanced standing, you should review it, and if you feel that you might be eligible for additional courses, contact your adviser.
Program information is organized for three distinct groups:
Prospective Students Newly Admitted Currently Registered