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Undergraduate Education Programs

Undergraduate Education Programs

The Faculty of Education offers the following undergraduate programs. Details of each program may be found in this publication under the headings of the appropriate department.

All Bachelor of Education programs have been accredited by the Comité d'agrément des programmes de formation à l'enseignement (CAPFE).

The credit weights given are for students who have completed a Quebec CEGEP degree, or have been granted 30 credits of Advanced Standing. 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-credit program) for a total of 150 credits.

Bachelor of Education: Secondary Program (120 credits), offered by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education.
Bachelor of Education (Kindergarten and Elementary) (120 credits), offered by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education.
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Kindergarten and Elementary Education - First Nations and Inuit Studies (120 credits), offered by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education.
Bachelor of Education Kindergarten and Elementary Program (Jewish Studies Option); students following this option take 126 credits, offered by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education.
Baccalauréat en enseignement du français langue seconde (120 credits) (B.Ed. TFSL), offered by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education jointly with the Université de Montréal. (No Admission for 2012–2013)
Bachelor of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language (120 credits), offered by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education.
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Physical and Health Education (120 credits), offered by the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.
Concurrent Bachelor of Music (Music Education)/Bachelor of Education in Music program (137 credits), offered jointly by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education and the Schulich School of Music. See also Concurrent Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Major Music Education and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Music Elementary and Secondary (137 credits) under Schulich School of Music.
Concurrent Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (135 credits), offered jointly by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education and the Faculty of Science. (No Admission for 2012–2013)
A student who successfully completes any of the above programs, (and meets other requirements set out by the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS)) is recommended for certification as a teacher in the province of Quebec; see Quebec Teacher Certification.
Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) (B.Sc.(Kinesiology)) - Kinesiology (90 credits), offered by the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

The program entails a comprehensive understanding of human movement. Kinesiology is a multidisciplinary field viewing human movement from social, historical, psychological, or biological perspectives. The program provides students with a breadth of theoretical knowledge as well as an opportunity to explore related areas in greater depth, including minor programs available elsewhere within the University. An Honours program is available for particularly strong students.

General Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements

For information about admission requirements to the B.Ed., B.Sc.(Kinesiology), or the Concurrent B.Sc. and B.Ed., or B.Mus. and B.Ed. programs, refer to the Undergraduate Admissions Guide, found at www.mcgill.ca/applying. Applicants to the Concurrent B.Sc. and B.Ed. apply through the Faculty of Science, and applicants to the Concurrent B.Mus. and B.Ed. apply through the Faculty of Music.

For information about Inter-Faculty Transfer or Readmission, see Inter-Faculty Transfer or Readmission under University Regulations and Resources in this publication, as well as information posted on the Student Affairs Office website, www.mcgill.ca/edu-sao.

Although no additional prerequisite courses are required, the Faculty recommends that applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary, Science & Technology, Mathematics, and B.Ed. Physical & Health Education programs have appropriate background in Science and Mathematics courses, i.e., biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Students having other backgrounds will be considered for admission but will be required to complete prerequisite courses in mathematics and science that may increase the number of credits required for the degree.

Language Requirement for Applicants to B.Ed. TESL Program

Language Requirement for Applicants to B.Ed. TESL Program

The application process for the B.Ed. TESL program involves several steps. Students first apply to the University indicating their program choice. Those whose academic record meets minimum program requirements will be informed by the University that they are being considered for admission to the B.Ed. TESL program. Students being considered will need to pass written and oral English language proficiency tests as a further admission requirement, and will be contacted by email with information about how to make arrangements to take the test.

Credit Requirements

Credit Requirements

The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) 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-credit program) for a total of 150 credits. The B.Sc. is a 90-credit program. Students who have not completed Quebec CEGEP, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, or at least one year of university studies are normally enrolled in a four-year B.Sc.(Kinesiology) program, which includes a 30-credit Freshman year for a total of 120 credits.

Students entering the five-year B.Ed., or four-year B.Sc.(Kinesiology) degree are in Year 0 and are required to complete the Freshman requirements applicable to their program.

Students who have completed previous university studies may be awarded transfer credits for their course work. This can only be determined after the formal application and all necessary supporting documents have been received by Enrolment Services. A minimum of 60 credits must be completed while in residence at McGill University in order to be eligible for a degree. Transfer credits for courses taken more than five (5) years before the time of admission are not permitted in subjects where there have been substantial content changes, nor in any pedagogy courses specific to the Quebec K-11 curriculum. Courses more than five (5) years old in other subject areas may be considered on an individual subject basis by the Program Director. For more details, see the Undergraduate Admissions Guide, found at www.mcgill.ca/applying.

Quebec Teacher Certification

Quebec Teacher Certification

Teacher Certification in Quebec is the responsibility of the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS). Students who complete requirements for the Bachelor of Education degree and who meet the MELS requirements (specified below) are recommended by the University for certification.

Language Proficiency

Fluency (oral and written) in the language of instruction is a requirement for all those seeking certification.

Confidential declaration concerning judicial record

In June 2005, the National Assembly of Quebec adopted an Act amending the Education Act and the Act respective of private education. The amendments concern the verification of judicial antecedents of persons holding or applying for a permit to teach in the youth, adult, and vocational sectors. Anyone seeking teacher certification in the Province of Quebec is required to submit a confidential declaration concerning their judicial record to the Minister of Education. This document is available on the MELS website at www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/dftps/interieur/PDF/Antecedents_judiciaires_a.pdf.

Teaching Diploma

All graduates of the Bachelor of Education Teacher Education programs who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents may apply for a permanent Teaching Diploma (Brevet) immediately upon graduation.

Permit

Holders of a temporary permit or of a permanent diploma wishing to teach in another province or in another country must apply directly to the Teacher Certification Agency in the relevant province or country.

Teachers from other provinces or countries who wish to teach in Quebec must apply to:

  • Ministère de l’Éducation du Loisir et du Sport
  • 600 Fullum, 10e étage
  • Montréal, Québec H2K 4L1
  • Telephone: 514-873-4630

Please refer to the following website for further information on obtaining a Quebec Teaching Licence: www.mels.gouv.qc.ca.

It is recommended that applicants intending to teach outside of Quebec obtain information beforehand concerning the requirements for certification.

International Students

International Students

In addition to the CAQ and Study Permit, international students in Bachelor of Education programs must obtain a Work Permit (Internship) issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada as a requirement for the mandatory Field Experiences. Consult the International Students website for more information www.mcgill.ca/internationalstudents/predeparture/documents.

Faculty of Education—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 7, 2012) (disclaimer)