Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Teaching English as a Second Language - TESL Elementary and Secondary (121 credits)

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The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Teaching English as a Second Language - TESL Elementary and Secondary program requires 121 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 121-credit program) for a total of 151 credits.

The program includes studies in language and language learning from linguistic, literary, social, cultural, and psychological perspectives, accompanied by field experiences. It prepares students to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) at both the elementary school level (including regular and intensive ESL) and the secondary school level (including regular ESL and ESLA - English Second Language Arts), and provides a base for adult and other ESL teaching.

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."

The department is committed to supporting students in the development and creation of their individual professional portfolios throughout their program.

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 subject field, as well as to explore areas that are not normally taken as academic subjects 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 consultation with the program adviser, students may select courses from the recommended course list below or other courses. Included in the list are several French Second Language (FRSL) courses for which placement tests are required to determine the appropriate level. In Quebec ESL is taught within the French school system. Thus, proficiency in French is an asset for student teaching placements, and is a requirement for employment in Quebec.

To ensure that students are able to function effectively in French in the French school setting, EDSL 215 Effective Communication in French (placement test required) is a required course in the TESL program. This course is offered in alternate years and must be taken in students' first or second year of their program. Students may need to take prerequisite FRSL courses prior to taking EDSL 215. If so, the freshman year is an ideal time in which to do so.

Other language courses (selected from CLAS Greek/Latin; EAST Korean/Chinese/Japanese; GERM German; HISP Spanish, ISLA Arabic; ITAL Italian; RUSS Russian/Polish) are also freshman year good choices.

EDEC 203 (3) Communication in Education
EDEE 325 (3) Children's Literature
EDEM 220 (3) Contemporary Issues in Education
ENGL 201 (3) Survey of English 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
LING 200 (3) Introduction to the Study of Language
LING 201 (3) Introduction to Linguistics

Required Courses (76 credits)

EDEC 203 (3) Communication in Education
EDEC 215 (0) English Language Requirement
EDEC 247 (3) Policy Issues in Quebec Education
EDES 350 (3) Classroom Practices (Secondary)
EDFE 209 (2) First Field Experience (TESL)
EDFE 255 (3) Second Field Experience (TESL)
EDFE 359 (8) Third Field Experience (TESL)
EDFE 459 (7) Fourth Field Experience (TESL)
EDPE 300 (3) Educational Psychology
EDPI 309 (3) Exceptional Students
EDSL 210 (1) First Professional Seminar
EDSL 215 (3) Effective Communication in French
EDSL 255D1 (1) Second Professional Seminar
EDSL 255D2 (1) Second Professional Seminar
EDSL 300 (3) Foundations of L2 Education
EDSL 304 (3) Sociolinguistics and L2 Education
EDSL 305 (3) L2 Learning: Classroom Settings
EDSL 311 (3) Pedagogical Grammar
EDSL 315 (2) Third Year Professional Seminar
EDSL 330 (3) L2 Literacy Development
EDSL 334 (3) Teaching Oral Skills in ESL
EDSL 350 (3) Essentials of English Grammar
EDSL 412 (3) Assessment in TESL
EDSL 415 (3) Fourth Professional Seminar
EDSL 447 (3) Methods in TESL 1
EDSL 458 (3) Methods in TESL 2

Complementary Courses (39 credits)

39 credits selected as described below:

3 credits from:

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

3 credits from:

EDEC 260 (3) Philosophical Foundations
EDEC 261 (3) Philosophy of Catholic 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
EDPT 341 (3) Instructional Programming 1
EDPT 420 (3) Media Literacy for Education

3 credits from:

EDEE 325 (3) Children's Literature
EDES 366 (3) Literature for Young Adults

3 credits from:

EDPI 341 (3) Instruction in Inclusive Schools
EDPI 440 (3) Managing the Inclusive Classroom

3 credits from:

LING 200 (3) Introduction to the Study of Language
LING 201 (3) Introduction to Linguistics

3 credits from:

LING 350 (3) Linguistic Aspects of Bilingualism
PSYC 341 (3) The Psychology of Bilingualism

18 credits of English and other academic courses distributed as follows:

6 - 9 credits of English (ENGL) courses


9 - 12 credits of academic courses including

Foreign language courses (0 - 9 credits)

Academic courses (3 - 12 credits)

Electives (6 credits)

6 credits

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