Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Secondary English (120 credits)

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The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Secondary English program requires 120 credits and leads to teacher certification. 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 credits for the program) for a total of 150 credits.

The aim of the B.Ed. Secondary Education Program is to prepare strong beginning teachers for the secondary school level. This integrated program consists of academic studies, professional studies, and school-based practicum components. All of this is supported by studies in pedagogy, curriculum and educational foundations.

The Secondary English program provides students with the learning opportunities needed to become proficient English teachers.

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 English, as well as to explore areas that are not normally taken as teachable subject areas within B.Ed. programs (e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, etc.). Students should also investigate the possibility of taking one of the First Year Seminar courses offered by the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science.

In addition, in consultation with the program adviser, students may select courses from the recommended course list below or other courses. The list includes English literature courses that may be used toward the academic component of the Secondary English course requirements. Also included are several French Second Language (FRSL) courses for which placement tests are required to determine the appropriate level.

EAPR 250 (3) Research Essay & Rhetoric
EDEC 203 (3) Communication in Education
EDEM 220 (3) Contemporary Issues in Education
ENGL 201 (3) Survey of English Literature 2
ENGL 215 (3) Introduction to Shakespeare
ENGL 226 (3) American Literature 2
FRSL 101D1 (3) Beginners' French
FRSL 101D2 (3) Beginners' French
FRSL 207D1 (3) Elementary French 01
FRSL 207D2 (3) Elementary French 01
FRSL 211D1 (3) Oral and Written French 1
FRSL 211D2 (3) Oral and Written French 1
RELG 207 (3) The Study of World Religions 1

Required Courses (45 credits)

EDEC 201 (1) First Year Professional Seminar
EDEC 215 (0) English Language Requirement
EDEC 247 (3) Policy Issues in Quebec Education
EDEC 254 (1) Second Professional Seminar (Secondary)
EDEC 351 (2) Third Professional Seminar (Secondary)
EDEC 404 (3) Fourth Year Professional Seminar (Sec)
EDES 350 (3) Classroom Practices (Secondary)
EDFE 200 (2) First Field Experience (K/Elem & Secondary)
EDFE 254 (3) Second Field Experience (Secondary)
EDFE 351 (8) Third Field Experience (Secondary)
EDFE 451 (7) Fourth Field Experience (Secondary)
EDPE 300 (3) Educational Psychology
EDPE 304 (3) Measurement and Evaluation
EDPI 309 (3) Exceptional Students
EDPI 341 (3) Instruction in Inclusive Schools

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

15 credits selected as described below.

Multicultural Education

3 credits from:

EDEC 233 (3) First Nations and Inuit Education
EDEC 248 (3) Multicultural Education
EDEC 249 (3) Global Education and Social Justice

Philosophy of Education

3 credits from:

EDEC 260 (3) Philosophical Foundations
EDEC 261 (3) Philosophy of Catholic Education

Media, Technology, Computers and Education

3 credits from:

EDEC 262 (3) Media, Technology and Education
EDPT 200 (3) Integrating Educational Technology in Classrooms
EDPT 204 (3) Educational Media 1

For students with a background in computers or other media applications in education, the following courses may be substituted for the above:

EDPT 341 (3) Instructional Programming 1
EDPT 420 (3) Media Literacy for Education

Secondary Teaching Methods - English

6 credits:

Note: Students selecting 18 credits of Secondary English courses as their other "teachable" subject will take 3 credits of English Secondary Teaching Methods courses to count as an elective in their program.

EDES 361 (3) Teaching Secondary English 1
EDES 461 (3) Teaching Secondary English 2

Secondary English Subject Area (54 credits)

Secondary English students complete 54 credits selected in consultation with the program adviser in one of two options with the following specifications:

Option 1

54 credits distributed as follows:

3 credits of "Required Literature"

6 credits from the "Communication/Language Learning/Linguisitcs" course list

30 credits from the "Literature" course list with a minimum of 15 credits at the 300-level or above

12 credits from the "Media/Cultural Studies" course list with a minimum of 9 credits at the 300-level

3 additional credits from the Secondary English course lists

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Option 2:

36 credits of Secondary English courses as follows:

3 credits of "Required Literature"

6 credits from the "Communication/Language Learning/Linguisitcs" course list

18 credits from the "Literature" course list with a minimum of 12 credits at the 300-level or above

9 credits from the "Media/Cultural Studies" course list with a minimum of 3 credits at the 300-level

And

18 credits of designated courses in another "teachable" subject area (Mathematics, Social Sciences, or Science and Technology - see these Secondary Education programs for courses)

And must also take

3 credits of Secondary Teaching Methods for the teachable subject area

(Note: this additional Methods course counts as a 3-credit elective in the program.)

Students in other secondary subject areas (i.e., Mathematics, Social Sciences or Science and Technology) who select English as their other "teachable subject area" take

18 credits selected as follows:

3 credits of "Required Literature"

3 credits from the "Communication/Language Learning/Linguisitcs" course list

6 credits from the "Literature" course list

6 credits from the "Media/Cultural Studies" course list with a minimum of 3 credits at the 300-level

And

3 credits of "Secondary Teaching Methods - English"

(Note: this additional Methods course counts as a 3-credit elective in the program.)

Required Literature

3 credits:

EDES 366 (3) Literature for Young Adults

Communication/Language Learning/Linguisitcs

6 credits for students following the Secondary English (option 1 or option 2), or

3 credits for students in other secondary subject areas with English as their other "teachable" subject area

EDEC 203 (3) Communication in Education
EDSL 305 (3) L2 Learning: Classroom Settings
EDSL 350 (3) Essentials of English Grammar
ENGL 340 (3) History of the English Language
LING 200 (3) Introduction to the Study of Language
LING 201 (3) Introduction to Linguistics
LING 355 (3) Language Acquisition 1

Literature

Secondary English Option 1 students take 30 credits of "Literature" courses with a minimum of 15 credits at the 300-level or above.

Secondary English Option 2 students take 18 credits of "Literature" courses with a minimum of 12 credits at the 300-level or above.

Other secondary subject area students take 6 credits of "Literature" courses.

ENGL 200 (3) Survey of English Literature 1
ENGL 201 (3) Survey of English Literature 2
ENGL 215 (3) Introduction to Shakespeare
ENGL 225 (3) American Literature 1
ENGL 226 (3) American Literature 2
ENGL 227 (3) American Literature 3
ENGL 228 (3) Canadian Literature 1
ENGL 229 (3) Canadian Literature 2
ENGL 237 (3) Introduction to Study of a Literary Form
ENGL 314 (3) 20th Century Drama
ENGL 315 (3) Shakespeare
ENGL 321 (3) Caribbean Fiction
ENGL 325 (3) Modern American Fiction
ENGL 327 (3) Canadian Prose Fiction 1
ENGL 329 (3) English Novel: 19th Century 1
ENGL 330 (3) English Novel: 19th Century 2
ENGL 331 (3) Literature Romantic Period 1
ENGL 339 (3) Canadian Prose Fiction 2
ENGL 347 (3) Great Writings of Europe 1
ENGL 348 (3) Great Writings of Europe 2
ENGL 361 (3) Poetry of the 20th Century 1
ENGL 362 (3) Poetry of the 20th Century 2
ENGL 370 (3) Theatre History: The Long Eighteenth Century
ENGL 424 (3) Irish Literature
ENGL 430 (3) Studies in Drama
ENGL 431 (3) Studies in Drama
GERM 259 (3) Introduction to German Literature 1
GERM 260 (3) Introduction to German Literature 2
JWST 206 (3) Introduction to Yiddish Literature
RUSS 223 (3) Russian 19th Century: Literary Giants 1
RUSS 224 (3) From War to Revolution

Media/Cultural Studies

Secondary English Option 1 students take 12 credits of "Media/Cultural Studies" courses with a minimum of 9 credits at the 300-level.

Secondary English Option 2 students take 9 credits of "Media/Cultural Studies" courses with a minimum of 3 credits at the 300-level.

Other secondary subject area students take 6 credits of "Media/Cultural Studies" courses with a minimum of 3 credits at the 300-level.

COMS 200 (3) History of Communication
COMS 210 (3) Introduction to Communication Studies
COMS 300 (3) Media and Modernity in the 20th Century
COMS 310 (3) Media and Feminist Studies
COMS 320 (3) Media and Empire
COMS 330 (3) Media in Cultural Life
ENGL 275 (3) Introduction to Cultural Studies
ENGL 279 (3) Introduction to Film as Art
ENGL 280 (3) Introduction to Film as Mass Medium
ENGL 345 (3) Literature and Society
ENGL 378 (3) Media and Culture
ENGL 386 (3) Fans, Celebrities, Audiences
ENGL 388 (3) Studies in Popular Culture
ENGL 389 (3) Studies in Popular Culture

Option 1 - Additional English

Option 1 students take 3 additional credits from the Secondary English course lists above:

- Communication/Language Learning/Linguistics

- Literature

- Media/Cultural Studies

Electives (6 credits)

6 credits of electives

Note: Students who have chosen to do 36 credits in one teachable subject and 18 credits in another will use 3 credits of electives to take the Secondary Teaching Methods course needed for their second teachable subject.

Faculty of Education—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)