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Course and Program Regulations

Course and Program Regulations

Course Load

Course Load

Undergraduate Education programs can normally only be followed on a full-time basis. Students must take a minimum of twelve (12) credits per term unless the Executive Director, Student Affairs gives them special permission. Special permission must be requested prior to the end of Course Add/Drop period.

Any absence or reduction in course load that may impact the regular progression of a student’s program must have written approval by the Executive Director, Student Affairs.

The normal course load per term is 15 credits. Students in Satisfactory Standing may take up to 17 credits per term. Students whose CGPA is above 3.00 may request permission to take an overload. Overloads are not allowed in major Field Experience terms for students in the B.Ed. programs. Students in Probationary Standing take a maximum of 12 credits.

Time Limit and Credits for Completion of Degrees

Time Limit and Credits for Completion of Degrees

Students are expected to complete their program no more than five (5) years after their initial registration for the B.Ed. degree and after four (4) years for the B.Sc.(Kinesiology) degree. Students who enter into a Freshman year become subject to these regulations one year after their initial registration. Students who exceed these limits must apply to the Faculty for permission to continue.

Students registered in the B.Ed. or B.Sc. are expected to complete the requirements of their programs and their degree within 150 or 120 credits respectively. Students will receive credits for all courses (subject to degree regulations) taken up to and including the semester in which they obtain the full degree credit requirements. Students who wish to remain at McGill beyond that semester must seek permission of the Executive Director, Student Affairs. Students who wish to exceed the specified minimum number of credits required for their degree must also seek permission of the Executive Director, Student Affairs. If permission is granted, credits over the limit will be flagged for no credit and the grades will not count in the CGPA.

Permission for exceeding the time and/or credit limits will normally be granted only for valid academic reasons, such as change of program or approved part-time status. If permission is granted, students will receive credit only for required and complementary courses necessary to complete their program requirements.

Course Requirements

Course Requirements

All required and complementary courses used to fulfil program requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better. Students who fail to obtain a satisfactory grade in a required course must either pass the supplemental examination if available, or repeat the course. If the failed course is a complementary course required by the program, a student may choose to replace it with another complementary course. If a student repeats a required course in which a D was received, credit will only be given once. A failure (F, J, KF, WF) in any level of Field Experience or in the English Examination for Teacher Certification, fourth attempt, places a student in Unsatisfactory Standing requiring withdrawal from the program. Further details on requirements for Field Experience are listed in Student Teaching/Field Experience.

Courses Taken as Transfer Credit

Courses Taken as Transfer Credit

Students wishing to study away at a university outside of Quebec must obtain approval from their academic adviser and the Student Affairs Office prior to taking a transfer course. Students will only be permitted to take courses required to complete their program. Students are not permitted to take transfer courses during their graduating term. Please refer to Programs, Courses and University Regulations > University Regulations and Resources > Undergraduate > Transfer Credits for further information.

Inter-University Transfer Credit

Inter-University Transfer Credit

Students may, with the permission of their academic adviser, register at any university in the province of Quebec for three (3), or exceptionally six (6) credits per term in addition to their registration at McGill. Students will only be permitted to take courses required to complete their program. Students are not permitted to take transfer courses during their graduating term. Please refer to Programs, Courses and University Regulations > University Regulations and Resources > Undergraduate > Quebec Inter-University Transfer Agreement: McGill Students in this publication for further information.

Note: This restriction does not apply to students in the Joint B.Ed. TFSL program.

Distance Education (online) Courses

Distance Education (online) Courses

A maximum of 6 credits of elective courses taught as distance education/online courses may be used toward the B.Ed. or B.Sc.(Kinesiology) degree at McGill. Courses taught through distance education/online may not be used to complete program requirements, including subject area courses for B.Ed. students, except on an individual basis when serious documented circumstances warrant it. In such cases, prior approval must be obtained from the student's program adviser and the Associate Dean.

Courses Taken under Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Option

Courses Taken under Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Option

Required or complementary courses, including subject area courses for B.Ed. students, cannot be taken under this option. Please consult Programs, Courses and University Regulations > University Regulations and Resources > Undergraduate > Courses Taken under the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) Option.

Course Equivalencies and Overlap

Course Equivalencies and Overlap

Students will not receive additional credit toward their degree for any course that is considered equivalent or that overlaps in content with a course for which they have already received credit at McGill, or any other institution. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of exclusion clauses specified in the course description in this publication and Minerva. Students should also refer to the following website for specific information about advanced standing credits and McGill course exemptions: www.mcgill.ca/students/courses/plan/transfer; as well as the following website for Faculty-specific information: www.mcgill.ca/edu-sao.

Dress Regulations

Dress Regulations

All students enrolled in teacher certification programs are advised that school boards and individual schools may have regulations concerning acceptable attire. Students must adhere to any such regulations.

Students in Kinesiology and Physical Education programs are required to wear appropriate clothing for activity courses as approved by the instructor(s). Students may also be responsible for providing some items of personal equipment.

Faculty of Education—2012-2013 (last updated Mar. 19, 2012) (disclaimer)