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Minor Education for Science Students (18 credits)

Offered by: Education - Dean's Office     Degree: Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements

This Minor allows Science students to develop or explore an interest in Education without committing themselves to completing a B.Ed. degree. Science students who have taken this Minor in Education will have completed a substantial number of the necessary credits for the B.Ed. degree should they wish to enrol in that program. The Minor also allows the possibility of transferring into the Concurrent B.Sc. and B.Ed. program, since the 18 credits for the Minor, with the exception of EDEM 220, are also among the Education courses required in this dual degree program. Equally, students having completed a B.Sc. degree, including the Minor, whose content substantially matches that of one of the Concurrent B.Sc. and B.Ed. combinations are likely eligible for a substantial number of advanced standing credits, as specified by the Faculty of Education.

For more information please contact:

Joan Barrett
Student Affairs Office, Faculty of Education
General Information: 514-398-7042
Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/edu-sao/new/programs/minorseducation

Required Course (3 credits)

  • EDPE 300 Educational Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Selected theories, models, and concepts relevant to planning and reflecting upon educational practice and improvement. Overview of development, learning, thinking, motivation, individual difference, etc. In relation to applications in classroom teaching and learning, the complementary role of counsellors and psychologists, educational computing and technology. The Youth Protection Act.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Camelia Birlean, Scott Conrod, Gus Appignanesi, Judith Macarthur (Fall) Scott Conrod (Winter) Gus Appignanesi (Summer)

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

9 credits selected from:

One of:

  • EDEC 233 First Nations and Inuit Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Study of First Nations and Inuit schools as diverse social, cultural, linguistic, political and pedagogical settings. Considers school and community minority-majority interactions and their influence on teaching and learning in educational settings. Examines how a teacher's personal practice can be influenced by an understanding of these factors.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Elma Doris Moses (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken, or are taking, EDEC 248 or EDEC 249
  • EDEC 248 Multicultural Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Introduction to theories about intercultural and multicultural education in Quebec and Canadian schools.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Bronwen Low, Marianne Filion, Lerona Lewis (Fall) Donna Lee Smith, Lerona Lewis (Winter)

    • Restriction: Students who have taken or are taking EDEC 249 or EDEC 233 cannot take this course for credit.
  • EDEC 249 Global Education and Social Justice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : A cross-curricular, interdisciplinary approach to teaching/creating learning experiences for students. It will foster critical thinking and nurture lifelong global understanding, active engagement and participation in relation to questions of social, economic, and environmental justice, by infusing these issues in the classroom.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Abdul Aziz Choudry (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken, or are taking, EDEC 233 or EDEC 248

One of:

  • EDEC 260 Philosophical Foundations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Ideas essential for the development of a coherent educational theory and sound professional practice. Reflections on: the nature of the person, of reality, of knowledge, and of value; the aims of education, the nature of the school and the curriculum, the roles and responsibilities of professional educators.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Boyd Eric White, Ronald Morris (Fall) Boyd Eric White (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken EDER 400. Students who have taken or are taking EDEC 261 cannot take this course for credit.
  • EDEC 261 Philosophy of Catholic Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : An exploration of the philosophy of Catholic education, and its relevance in the world today.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Spencer Boudreau (Fall) Charles Ives (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken EDER 398. Students who have taken or are taking EDEC 260 cannot take this course for credit.

One of:

  • EDEC 247 Policy Issues in Quebec Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course examines the organization of education in Quebec from various perspectives, including historical, political, social and legal. It aims to provide students with sufficient knowledge that they can begin the life-long learning process of a professional educator, aware of, and contributing to, the policy talk on school.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Tino Bordonaro (Fall) Donal Irving (Summer)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEM 405.
  • EDEM 220 Contemporary Issues in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : An introduction to contemporary issues in education in local, national and international contexts, including a critical perspective on educational issues by drawing on a variety of analytical frameworks.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Lisa Trimble (Fall)

6 credits from the list below:

* Note: Students select either EDES 335 or EDES 353.

  • EDEC 262 Media, Technology and Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Orientation to the equipment and systems of educational technology. Examination of theories of educational technology, media education and technology education and the exploration and development of possible applications in school settings.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lisa Trimble, Melanie Wilson (Fall) Lisa Trimble (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEC 402. Students who have taken or are taking EDPT 200 or EDPT 204 cannot take this couse for credit.
  • EDES 335 Teaching Secondary Science 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Secondary Education : A survey of the philosophy and curriculum principles behind modern high school courses in the physical and life sciences, especially related to the Quebec context. An examination of teaching methods for junior and senior high school science.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Anila Asghar (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: 18 credits of university science courses at or above the 200 level
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEC 335
  • EDES 353 Teaching Secondary Mathematics 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Secondary Education : Directed observations in secondary schools and the study of the general objectives and curriculum trends. The learning problems, teaching strategies and mathematical concepts encountered in the High School curriculum.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Dominique Miranda Martins (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: 18 credits in university mathematics courses at or above the 200 level
  • EDPE 304 Measurement and Evaluation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : The purposes of examinations. Causes of complaints about examinations. Equalizing means and dispersions in distribution of marks. Standardized scores. The percentile system. Essay and objective-type examinations. Taxonomies of educational objectives. Validity and reliability: item analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: David Lemay (Fall) Scott Conrod (Winter)

  • EDPI 309 Exceptional Students (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Evolution of special education to inclusive education; characteristics, teaching practices, and teachers' roles in inclusive classrooms. Overview of characteristics, causes, needs, and teaching strategies for students with each exceptionality, including students with intellectual, emotional, behavioural, sensory, physical and learning differences.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Scott Conrod, Roberta Thomson (Fall) Robert Savage, Gus Appignanesi, Scott Conrod, Clara I Carpintero (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. and Concurrent students only.
    • Offered through Continuing Education or Summer Studies.
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