Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Kindergarten and Elementary Education - First Nations and Inuit Studies (120 credits)

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The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Kindergarten and Elementary Education - First Nations and Inuit Studies program requires 120 credits and leads to teacher certification. Interested applicants must contact the office of First Nations and Inuit Education for admission information; please call 514-398-4533.

Students who have not completed Quebec CEGEP, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, or at least one year of university studies prior to commencing the B.Ed. must also complete a minimum of 30 credits of freshman courses (in addition to the 120 credit program) for a total of 150 credits. Students who are admitted as "mature students" are not required to complete the 30 credits of freshman courses. These students are admitted to U1.

Please note that graduates of teacher education programs are recommended by the University for Quebec Certification to the Quebec Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS). For more information about teacher certification in Quebec, please refer to the Faculty of Education section under "Overview of Faculty Programs," "Undergraduate Education Programs," and "Quebec Teacher Certification."

Freshman Program

Students normally complete 30 credits in their freshman (U0) year.

The freshman year is the time to take introductory-level courses in the subjects taught in Elementary 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.).

Students admitted to the First Nations and Inuit Studies program in U0 should consult with their program adviser for guidance on course selection. More information is also found for newly admitted students to the B.Ed. Kindergarten and Elementary Education program on the Faculty of Education website at http://www.mcgill.ca/edu-dise/students/undergraduate/new/#KE.

Required Courses (108 credits)

EDEA 242 (3) Cultural Skills 1
EDEA 243 (3) Cultural Skills 2
EDEC 201 (1) First Year Professional Seminar
EDEC 203 (3) Communication in Education
EDEC 215 (0) English Language Requirement
EDEC 216 (0) Aboriginal Language Requirement
EDEC 247 (3) Policy Issues in Quebec Education
EDEC 253 (1) Second Professional Seminar (Kindergarten/Elementary)
EDEC 260 (3) Philosophical Foundations
EDEC 405 (3) Fourth Year Professional Seminar (K/Elem)
EDEE 223 (3) Language Arts
EDEE 230 (3) Elementary School Mathematics
EDEE 250 (2) The Kindergarten Classroom
EDEE 270 (3) Elementary School Science
EDEE 275 (2) Science Teaching
EDEE 280 (3) Geography, History and Citizenship Education
EDEE 282 (2) Teaching Social Sciences
EDEE 291 (3) Cultural Values and Socialization
EDEE 325 (3) Children's Literature
EDEE 332 (3) Teaching Mathematics 1
EDEE 342 (3) Intermediate Inuktitut/Amerindian Language
EDEE 344 (3) Advanced Inuktitut/Amerindian Language
EDEE 353 (3) Teaching and Learning in the Elementary Classroom
EDEE 355 (3) Classroom-based Evaluation
EDER 360 (2) Ethics and Religious Culture (K/Elementary)
EDFE 200 (2) First Field Experience (K/Elem & Secondary)
EDFE 256 (3) Second Field Experience (Kindergarten/Elementary)
EDFE 306 (8) Third Field Experience (Kindergarten/Elementary)
EDFE 406 (7) Fourth Field Experience (K/Elem)
EDKP 241 (3) Aboriginal Physical Activities
EDKP 292 (3) Nutrition and Wellness
EDPE 300 (3) Educational Psychology
EDPI 309 (3) Exceptional Students
EDPI 341 (3) Instruction in Inclusive Schools
EDSL 247 (3) Second Language Education in Aboriginal Communities
EDSL 305 (3) L2 Learning: Classroom Settings
EDSL 447 (3) Methods in TESL 1
RELG 207 (3) The Study of World Religions 1

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits of courses selected as described below.

Language - Complementary Component

6 credits from the following language courses chosen according to language group and fluency:

Algonquin

EDEC 234 (3) Algonquin Second Language 2
EDEE 293 (3) Algonquin Second Language 1
EDEE 294 (3) Algonquin Language 1
EDEE 295 (3) Algonquin Language 2

Cree

EDEC 241 (3) Cree Language 1
EDEC 242 (3) Cree Language 2

Inuktitut

EDEC 403 (3) The Dialects of Inuktitut
EDEE 249 (3) Inuktitut Orthography and Grammar

Mi'kmaq

EDEC 237 (3) Mi'kmaq Second Language 1
EDEC 238 (3) Mi'kmaq Second Language 2
EDEC 239 (3) Mi'kmaq Language 1
EDEC 240 (3) Mi'kmaq Language 2

Mohawk

EDEC 236 (3) Mohawk Second Language 2
EDEE 296 (3) Mohawk Second Language 1
EDEE 297 (3) Mohawk Language 1
EDEE 298 (3) Mohawk Language 2

Media, Technology, Computers and Education - Complementary Component

3 credits from:

EDEC 262 (3) Media, Technology and Education
EDPT 341 (3) Instructional Programming 1
EDPT 420 (3) Media Literacy for Education

Education - Complementary Component

3 credits from:

EDEC 233 (3) First Nations and Inuit Education
EDEC 248 (3) Multicultural Education
EDEC 249 (3) Global Education and Social Justice
EDPC 208 (3) Native Families' Dynamics
Faculty of Education—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)