The Faculty of Education offers several Bachelor of Education programs for those wishing to become teachers, and a Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) program.
Please note that the Faculty also offers the MATL, a two-year graduate program leading to teacher certification or those already holding an undergraduate degree in a teachable subject.
Undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Education are full time (normally 4 or 5 courses per term). Students are not permitted to attend part time.
Teaching Certification Programs
Teaching and learning are central to the success of any society. Teachers are leaders who prepare learners for living in today's fast-changing world. The Faculty offers a variety of programs for both the kindergarten-elementary and the secondary levels, as well as three specialist programs in second language, music, and physical and health education that prepare students to teach at both the elementary and secondary level. Student teaching field experiences are at the heart of all our teacher education programs. Students are placed in an elementary or secondary school every year of the program and will spend at least 700 hours in a range of classroom settings. During this vital classroom experience, students are mentored by dedicated teams of cooperating teachers and McGill supervisors.
BSc (Kinesiology) Program
Kinesiology, the "study of movement" also known as exercise, sport, or movement science, is a multidisciplinary field which considers the sociological, psychological, and developmental perspectives of physical activity and sports while examining the biological and mechanical foundations of movement. This versatile BSc program provides students with a breadth of theoretical knowledge applied to human movement from anatomy to ergonomics and practical experiences. Career outcomes may be found in the areas of ergonomics, protective equipment design, health and lifestyle counseling, physical fitness evaluation, exercise prescription and supervision, as well as sport administration. The program also allows the opportunity for related specialization through minor programs available in other departments in the university while providing an excellent background for advanced studies in all aspects of kinesiology, in physical and occupational therapy, or medicine.
Programs offered by:
The Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE)
Bachelor of Education - Secondary
- Social Sciences• History, Citizenship and Geography
• History, Citizenship, and Ethics and Religious Culture
- Science and Technology
The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE)
Minors and Minor Concentrations in Education
Please consult the Minors and Minor Concentrations in Education for current students section of the Internships & Student Affairs Office website for a complete overview of these options.