Faculty Advising

The Faculty of Education has several offices and advisors who are here to help you make informed choices about your degree program. Departmental advisors in the Dept. of Integrated Studies and the Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education are your first stop for questions about program requirements and course choices. Staff in the Internships and Student Affairs office can advise you on faculty-level policies, your academic record, student teaching, career advising, and any general questions.

Who does what:

 Your Departmental Advisor will:

  • guide your course selections to make sure you meet the requirements of your program;
  • evaluate your requests for course equivalencies and provide prior approval for courses taken at other universities;
  • review your program checklist/ profile with you to ensure that you have met the requirements for graduation; 
  • help you manage your academic situation during periods of personal, financial, or medical difficulty;
  • serve as your link to other university resources;
  • offer support and referrals in cases of academic or personal difficulty.

Go to Departmental Advising page

 Your Career Advisor will:

  • help you with job search strategies (permanent, part-time and summer jobs);
  • do a CV and cover letter review;
  • do a professional portfolio review;
  • help you with the teaching job application process (local and international);
  • discuss alternative career options in education and kinesiology;
  • help with interview preparation/mock (practice) interviews;
  • help with graduate school applications;
  • help with job offers and salary negotiation;
  • point you to internship and volunteer opportunities

Go to Career Advising page

 Your Faculty Advisor in ISA will:

  • respond to requests for exceptions to regulations, rules;
  • facilitate the resolution of problems with your academic  record;
  • help you to manage your academic situation during periods of personal, financial, or medical difficulty;
  • serve as your link to other University resources in cases of academic or personal difficulty;
  • provide information about readmission or transfer
  • responding to questions about the Minor in Education for Arts Students and the Minor in Education for Science students.
  • help you get oriented at the University
  • help with questions and issues related to course registration on Minerva
  • help you find information about scholarships, awards, university exchange programs and other opportunities
  • help you find information about supplemental and deferred exams
  • help you find information about graduation
  • help you find information about applying for teacher certification

Send an email to a sao.education [at] mcgill.ca (Faculty Advisor)

Your Student Teaching Placement Coordinator will:

  • answer questions and provide information about the Field Experience component of the B.Ed programs & Internship for MA Teaching & Learning.

Contact your Placement Coordinator:

B.Ed. Secondary (all subjects) & MATL (all but TESL) jenna.prigioniero [at] mcgill.ca (Jenna Prigioniero)
B.Ed. TESL, Phys Ed & MATL (TESL) andrea.krasznai [at] mcgill.ca (Andrea Krasznai)
B.Ed. K/Elementary & Music maria.iacovelli [at] mcgill.ca (T)BC

McGill’s Academic Advising Mission

The University strives to ensure that quality academic advising is available and accessible for all students, geared to the stage of each student’s academic career.

The advising relationship is one of partnership, with shared responsibilities: advisors provide guidance to students, assisting them in making informed academic choices in light of their learning, career and life goals; and the University endeavors to provide appropriate resources to support advising in academic and administrative units.

Students are expected to engage actively with their advisors, to understand the requirements for their programs of study, to be familiar with University regulations that apply to students and to make use of the information made available to them through various University offices, services and websites.

Faculty-level and departmental advisors, for their part, are expected to help students succeed academically by providing timely, accurate and coherent information about University regulations and program requirements, and by working, as appropriate, with other University services and resources.

More information about advising at McGill, including checklists and other resources.