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Faculty of Education

Tel.: 514-398-7042
Email: sao [dot] education [at] mcgill [dot] ca
www.mcgill.ca/edu-sao/

Discover McGill
Tuesday, August 26 at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Athletics Complex, 475 Pine Avenue West.

 

Education Undergraduate Society / Welcome Bar-B-Q
Friday, September 12
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Education Building

 


Course selection and registration
A full time course load at the university is 12 to 15 credits. Undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Education must be followed on a full time basis. The normal course load for students in the faculty is 15 credits per term; students are required to take a minimum of 12 credits. Please refer to the Calendar for more details regarding Faculty course load regulations.

Most courses are offered between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM. Students should be available to attend classes during these hours. Some courses may be offered in the evening.

Students should register for both Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 terms as soon as registration opens. The appropriate first year courses are indicated under each program in this document. Prior to registration, please refer to this information and to the appropriate website indicated for each program. Students should also refer to the Faculty Student Affairs Office website at www.mcgill.ca/edu-sao/.

French Courses
Students interested in taking a French Second Language course as an elective, or as part of their freshman year must take a placement test. Space in these courses is limited and, if possible, students should take a placement test the first day that they are scheduled. Please refer to the English and French language website for more information.

First Year Seminar Courses
First year students in a Bachelor of Education program may wish to consider a First Year Seminar course offered by the Faculty of Arts as an elective, or as part of their freshman year. These can be identified on Minerva by searching on the class schedule by faculty (Arts) and the Course Number 199. Please refer to www.mcgill.ca/oasis/general/fys/ for more information about these courses.

English Second Language Courses
If English is not your first language, you may want to use the summer to improve your language skills.  More information about the ESLN summer course is available through the McGill Writing Centre.


Advising

Students in the following programs are required to attend an Advising Session.
Note: Students do not need to make an appointment to attend any of these sessions.

B.Ed. Kindergarten & Elementary
Year 0 (Freshman)
Wednesday, August 27, 11:00 a.m.
Education Building, Room 216

Year 1 (First Year)
Thursday, June 5 - Advising Session during the afternoon of CSI (CEGEP Student Information Day)
or
Thursday, August 28, 9:30 a.m.
Education Building, Room 216

Year 2 (Advanced Standing – Students admitted with University level courses)
Thursday, August 28, 9:30 a.m.
Education Building, Room 216

B.Ed. Secondary
Year 0 (Freshman)
Wednesday, August 27, 11:00 a.m.
Education Building, Room 216

Year 1 (First Year)
Thursday, June 5 - Advising Session during the afternoon of CSI (CEGEP Student Information Day)
or
Thursday, August 28, 1:30 p.m.
Education Building, Room 216

Year 2 (Advanced Standing – Students admitted with University level courses)
Thursday, August 28, 1:30 p.m.
Education Building, Room 216

B.Ed. TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language)
Year 0 (Freshman)
Wednesday, August 27, 11:00 a.m.
Education Building, Room 216

Year 1 (First Year)
Thursday, June 5 - Advising Session during the afternoon of CSI (CEGEP Student Information Day)
or
Thursday, August 28, 9:30 a.m.
Education Building, Room 216

Year 2 (Advanced Standing – Students admitted with University level courses)
Thursday, August 28, 9:30 a.m.
Education Building, Room 216

Concurrent B.Mus. and B.Ed.
Friday, August 29, 10:00 a.m.
Strathcona Music Building
Consult www.mcgill.ca/music/current-students/undergraduate/newly-admitted/advising for room locations.

B. Ed. Music
B. Ed. Music students should attend the session scheduled for Concurrent B. Mus. and B. Ed. More program specific advising will follow the concurrent session. Program information can be found at www.mcgill.ca/dise/progs/music/new/.

Advanced Standing
(students in B. Ed. programs with previous degrees/previous university record)

Students with advanced standing (previous university record) should register in the courses indicated for Year 1 and should confirm their course selection when attending the advising session for their program (Year 2 – Advanced Standing).

Transfer credits will be entered on the transcript by the Admissions Office. Students who have questions about their transfer credits should bring an unofficial copy of their previous university record to the advising session.

Students can refer to www.mcgill.ca/edu-sao/new/advancedstanding for more information.


Advising and Orientation

B.Ed. Physical & Health Education
or B.Sc. Kinesiology

Advising
Contact the Student Adviser by e-mail (nada [dot] abu-merhy [at] mcgill [dot] ca) or by scheduling an appointment (514-398-4184, ext. 09689).

Orientation
Students admitted to either of these two programs are required to attend the Orientation Session on TBA as well as Discover McGill in August or CSI (CEGEP Student Information) day in June.


Programs

Bachelor of Education - B.Ed.
All B.Ed. programs are a minimum of five years (150 credits or more depending on the program). Students who have completed Quebec CEGEP, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, or at least one year of university studies are normally enrolled in a four year program (120 credits or more depending on the program). Those entering the five-year (150 credit) program are in Year 0 and will follow the “Freshman” profile. Those entering the four-year program are in Year 1 and will follow the First Year profile.

International Students
In addition to the CAQ and Study Permit, International students in Bachelor of Education programs must obtain a Work Permit (Internship) issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada as a requirement for the mandatory Field Experiences. Consult the Office of Student Teaching website for instructions or International Student Services for assistance with the permit application.

English Exam for Teacher Certification (EETC)
All students newly admitted into Year 1 of the B.Ed. programs are required to write the English Exam for Teacher Certification during the fall term of their first year in the program. Students admitted with advanced standing must also write this examination in the fall term. The exam is coordinated by an independent body, the Centre for the English Exam for Teacher Certification (CEETC). Students must register with the Centre and pay a $70 fee before writing the exam. Study materials are available on the CEETC website. 

McGill assists in administering the exam. To schedule this examination, students must use Minerva to register for EDEC 215 in the Fall term. Students should ensure that the time selected for the test does not conflict with their course schedule.

Field Experience (EDFE)
Students admitted to the Bachelor of Education programs (except those in Year 0, B. Ed. Physical and Health Education, and B. Ed. Music students) are required to register for the Field Experience and Professional Seminar courses no later than September 9. Students who fail to meet this deadline will not be placed for their Field Experience which will take place during the Fall semester.

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