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

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The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) – Secondary Mathematics 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 Mathematics program provides students with the learning opportunities needed to become proficient Mathematics 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 Mathematics, 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.

Students in the Secondary Mathematics program must complete three Math prerequisite courses in their freshman year, MATH 133, MATH 140 and MATH 141.

In addition, students select courses from the recommended list below or other courses in consultation with the program adviser. The French Second Language (FRSL) courses suggested require a placement test to determine the appropriate course level.

EAPR 250 (3) Research Essay & Rhetoric
EDEM 220 (3) Contemporary Issues in Education
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
MATH 133 (3) Linear Algebra and Geometry
MATH 140 (3) Calculus 1
MATH 141 (4) Calculus 2
RELG 204 (3) Judaism, Christianity and Islam
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 - Mathematics

6 credits:

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

EDES 353 (3) Teaching Secondary Mathematics 1
EDES 453 (3) Teaching Secondary Mathematics 2

Secondary Mathematics Subject Area (54 credits)

Secondary Mathematics students complete 54 credits selected in consultation with the program adviser in one of two options. They are expected to have completed the prerequisite courses MATH 133, MATH 140 and MATH 141 or their equivalents. Freshman students will take them as part of their freshman program.

Students entering from CEGEP should only choose this program if they have a strong background in their CEGEP mathematics courses. The 100-level prerequisite courses (MATH 133, MATH 140 and MATH 141) are considered CEGEP level and only students entering a 5-year program (out-of-province and directly from high school) are eligible to take them. Students entering with advanced standing without having completed these prerequisites will be required to make up any deficiencies in these courses over and above the degree requirements.

Option 1

30 credits from the list of "Required Mathematics Courses" and

24 credits from the list of "Complementary Mathematics Courses"

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Option 2:

30 credits from the list of "Required Mathematics Courses" and

6 credits from the list of "Complementary Mathematics Courses"

And

18 credits of designated courses in another "teachable" subject area (English, 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., English, Social Sciences or Science and Technology) who select Mathematics as their other "teachable subject area" take

18 credits from the list of "Mathematics Courses for Other Secondary Subject Areas"

And

3 credits of "Secondary Teaching Methods - Mathematics"

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

Required Mathematics Courses

30 credits for Secondary Mathematics Option 1 and Option 2 students

Note: Students with Mathematics as their "other teachable subject area" select from the list of "Mathematics Courses for Students in Other Secondary Subject Areas."

COMP 202 (3) Introduction to Computing 1
MATH 222 (3) Calculus 3
MATH 223 (3) Linear Algebra
MATH 235 (3) Algebra 1
MATH 242 (3) Analysis 1
MATH 315 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations
MATH 323 (3) Probability
MATH 324 (3) Statistics
MATH 338 (3) History and Philosophy of Mathematics
MATH 348 (3) Topics in Geometry

Complementary Mathematics Courses

24 credits from the list below for Secondary Mathematics Option 1 students or

6 credits from the list below for Secondary Mathematics Option 2 students

Note: Students with Mathematics as their "other teachable subject area" select from the list of "Mathematics Courses for Students in Other Secondary Subject Areas."

COMP 230 (3) Logic and Computability
MATH 314 (3) Advanced Calculus
MATH 317 (3) Numerical Analysis
MATH 318 (3) Mathematical Logic
MATH 326 (3) Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
MATH 329 (3) Theory of Interest
MATH 339 (3) Foundations of Mathematics
MATH 340 (3) Discrete Structures 2
MATH 346 (3) Number Theory

Mathematics Courses for Students in Other Secondary Subject Areas

Students in other secondary subject areas selecting Mathematics as their "other teachable subject area" take the following 18 credits.

MATH 222 (3) Calculus 3
MATH 223 (3) Linear Algebra
MATH 315 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations
MATH 323 (3) Probability
MATH 324 (3) Statistics
MATH 348 (3) Topics in Geometry

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)