Fall 2012 – Summer 2013
The following is an overview of programs offered by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education.
The aim of the B.Ed. Secondary program is to prepare strong beginning teachers for the secondary school level. This integrated 120-credit program (150 credits for out-of-province students) consists of academic studies to provide background depth in subjects taught in the secondary school, professional studies centred on school-based practicum, supported by studies in pedagogy, curriculum, and educational foundations. Students choose their teaching profiles from: English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences (History and Citizenship, and one of Geography or Ethics and Religious Culture). Students applying to the B.Ed. Secondary in the areas of Mathematics or Science and Technology, depending on their academic record, may be required to complete additional courses in order to gain the appropriate subject area background.
This program provides students with the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Music degree and a Bachelor of Education degree concurrently. The two degrees are awarded during the same convocation period. Students who have completed Quebec CEGEP, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, or at least one year of university studies are normally enrolled in a program requiring the completion of 137 credits.
No admissions for 2012–2013.
This program provides students with the opportunity to attain a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Education degree concurrently. The two degrees are awarded during the same convocation period. Students who have completed Quebec CEGEP, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, or at least one year of university studies are normally enrolled in a program requiring the completion of 135 credits.
This program leads to certification to teach children between the ages of five and 11 years. It consists of four years of full-time study requiring the completion of 120 credits (150 credits or five years for out-of-province students) of academic and professional courses.
Options within the B.Ed. (Kindergarten and Elementary) program are:
No admissions for 2012–2013
This four-year program (normally 120 credits or four years for students who have completed Quebec CEGEP, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, or at least one year of university studies) prepares specialist teachers to teach French as a second language, in Core French programs, immersion programs, intensive programs, and classes d'accueil, at both the elementary and the secondary levels. Offered by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education jointly with the Université de Montréal (www.mcgill.ca/edu-dise/students/undergraduate/current#TFSL).
This program prepares specialist teachers to teach English as a second language at both the elementary level (including regular and intensive ESL) and the secondary level (including regular ESL and ESLA – English Second Language Arts). This integrated 120-credit program (150 credits for out-of-province students) consists of academic and professional components. The academic components provide students with opportunities to develop a broad liberal education and to study language and language learning from linguistic, social, cultural, and psychological perspectives. The professional components revolve around school-based Field Experiences, which are supported by studies in pedagogy and educational foundations.
At the graduate level, the Department offers M.A. programs with thesis and non-thesis options in the following areas: Education and Society, Educational Leadership, and Second Language Education.
The Department offers a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (MATL), leading to teacher certification at the secondary level for those meeting specific criteria. See www.mcgill.ca/edu-dise/prospective/matl.
The Department also offers graduate certificates in Leadership and Teaching English as a Second Language. See www.mcgill.ca/edu-dise/students/graduate.
The Department of Integrated Studies in Education offers a number of in-service programs through First Nations and Inuit Education: a Certificate in Education for First Nations and Inuit, a Certificate in Aboriginal Literacy Education, a Certificate in Middle School Education in Aboriginal Communities, a Certificate in First Nations and Inuit Educational Leadership, a Certificate in Aboriginal Education for Certified Teachers, and a Bachelor of Education for Certified Teachers.
The Department is also involved in a variety of in-service activities with administrators, teachers, consultants, and other educational leaders through the Centre for Educational Leadership (CEL).