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Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning – Regulations and Programs

Time Commitment

Time Commitment

The M.A. in Teaching and Learning program is designed such that the program may be completed in four or seven consecutive semesters; students have up to five years to complete the program. In all cases, the program begins with mandatory courses in the Summer term. It is important to note the following:

Students should consult an academic adviser and program overviews for details. Full-time/part-time status may also affect financial aid arrangements; contact the Scholarships and Student (Financial) Aid Office (Student Services – Downtown Campus) for more information. See Categories of Students for information about full-time and part-time study.

English Language Requirement

English Language Requirement

The Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) requires that all students in teacher education programs demonstrate their proficiency in the language of instruction. To fulfil this obligation, M.A in Teaching and Learning students are required to write the English Examination for Teacher Certification (EETC) before the end of their first semester in the program. Students must pass the examination prior to Internship 1.

The examination is coordinated by an independent body, the Centre for the English Exam for Teacher Certification. Information is available on the CEETC website: www.ceetc.ca. McGill assists with the administration and scheduling of the examination. To write this examination, students must first register on Minerva for a section of EDTL 515 in the Summer term, then register with the Centre at www.ceetc.ca and pay a $70 fee before writing the test.

Students who do not pass both sections of the examination the first time are expected to meet with their academic adviser to plan a course of action for English language proficiency improvement. Students are required to take the EETC again, and must successfully complete the section that was not passed. A fee is charged each time the examination is written. Students who have not completed both sections of the examination on their fourth attempt are required to withdraw from the program, and must consult with an adviser about readmission procedures.

Capstone Research Project (CRP)

Capstone Research Project (CRP)

The CRP is a research project whereby MATL students, as they experience their courses and Internships, identify an area of professional interest either in the broad landscape of teaching and learning or directly related to their subject specialty, and develop, throughout their program, a project around that interest. The final project is a requirement of the Culminating Professional Seminar course (final summer of program). Guidelines are posted on the Office of Student Teaching website (www.mcgill.ca/ost).

Portfolio

Portfolio

All students in the M.A. Teaching and Learning program are required to prepare a professional portfolio by the time of their graduation. The portfolio is a component of the professional seminars that are integrated with each Internship. The finished professional portfolio is a requirement of the Culminating Professional Seminar course (final summer of program). Guidelines are posted on the Office of Student Teaching website (www.mcgill.ca/ost).