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Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching and Learning — English Language Arts Option (60 credits)

Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

This M.A. in Teaching and Learning is a 60-credit, post-graduate degree leading to teacher certification. It comprises 45 credits of courses, coupled with 15 credits (minimum of 630 hours) of internship. This professional program offers teacher certification to those already holding an undergraduate degree in a teachable subject area identified by the Quebec Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS). The program, which targets those with formal and/or non-formal teaching experience, begins with mandatory courses in the Summer term. Specific course sequence and progression lead students to complete the program in either four or seven consecutive terms. Alternatively, the maximum time for completion of all program requirements is five years. Throughout the MATL, emphasis will be on the attainment of the Québec Education Program (QEP) professional competencies, and evidence of mastery of these will be demonstrated in order for students to successfully complete the program. Upon completion, students are recommended to the MELS for certification.

Required Courses (51 credits)

  • EDEM 690 Research Methods: Philosophy and Practice (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Overview of the epistemological foundations of a range of research methods, including but not limited to quantitative, philosophical, qualitative, arts-based, and mixed methods.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Anila Asghar (Fall) William St-Clair, Dale Boyle (Winter) Dale Boyle (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter
    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.
  • EDIN 601 Internship 1 (9 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDIN : A minimum of 350 hours (equivalent to 10 weeks) of mentored teaching in a school. The teacher candidate will gradually assume 80-100% responsibility for teaching and related duties. 26 hours of concurrently scheduled professional seminars provide ongoing support.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Fiona J Benson, Norman Horner, Constance Buki, Sabrina Jafralie (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: EDPS 600, EDTL 515
    • Range of hours will be determined based on performance in EDIN 601.
    • Corequisite : EDTL 625 OR EDTL 627 OR EDTL 629 OR EDTL 633 OR EDTL 635.
  • EDIN 602 Internship 2 (10 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDIN : A minimum of 280-350 hours (equivalent to 8, 9 or 10 weeks) of mentored teaching in a school. A teacher candidate will assume full responsibility for planning, curriculum, student learning, classroom management and formative and summative evaluation. Twenty-six hours of concurrently scheduled professional seminars provide ongoing support and rigorous application of theory to practice. Students must pass both the 'mentored teaching' and the 'professional seminar' portions of the course to pass the course as a whole.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Constance Buki (Fall) Mariusz Galczynski, Fiona J Benson, Constance Buki (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): EDIN 601 or EDIN 601D1/D2, EDTL 604, EDEM 690
    • Corequisite(s): EDTL 626 OR EDTL 628 OR EDTL 630 OR EDTL 612 OR EDTL 634 OR EDTL 636
    • Range of hours will be determined based on performance in EDIN 601.
    • The passing grade for this course is B or higher. A grade of B- requires that the student repeat the course. If a grade of F is obtained, the student must withdraw from the MATL program.
  • EDPS 600 Introductory Professional Seminar (1 credit)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDPS : Professional seminar presenting a collage of ideas relevant to field internships in teaching. Topics include stakeholder perspectives and goals, culture and dilemmas of schooling, ethical and legal guidelines, competence, classroom observation, action research and the internship portfolio.

    Terms: Summer 2014

    Instructors: Lisa Starr (Summer)

    • Corequisite: EDTL 506
    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the first lecture day and withdrawal is the second lecture day.
  • EDPS 605 Culminating Professional Seminar (1 credit)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDPS : Seminars on the experience through aspects of self-examination and reflection. Topics include identifying and understanding progress and areas of weakness, attending to physical and emotional self-care, and charting ongoing professional development. Culminating professional projects are showcased.

    Terms: Summer 2014

    Instructors: Constance Buki, Mariusz Galczynski (Summer)

    • Corequisite: EDIN 602
    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the first lecture day and withdrawal is the second lecture day.
  • EDSL 500 Foundations and Issues in Second Language Education (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Introduction of second language (L2) education; an overview of contributing disciplines (e.g., linguistics, psychology, sociology and education). A history of theory and various methodological approaches to L2 teaching and learning is used to promote an understanding of current theory and practice.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Caroline Joan Riches (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Restricted to students in the Graduate Certificate in TESL.
  • EDTL 500 Applications of Educational Psychology Across Classrooms (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    EDTL : Selected contemporary theories of human learning and development and their evidence base, including models of individual difference, learning styles, independence and motivation. Implications of selected theoretical models and evidence for educational practice, planning and professional reflection in inclusive classrooms. The role of parents, families/guardians and the complementary role of ancillary educational services in relation to classroom applications of theories. All addressed through the development of professional competencies.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jessica Toste (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Offered by: Educational and Counselling Psychology
  • EDTL 506 Philosophy of Education (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    EDTL : An exploration of philosophical underpinnings of educational theories as they inform professional practice. Reflections on aims of education, knowledge and values, nature of schooling and curriculum, roles and responsibilities of professional educators. All addressed through the development of professional competencies.

    Terms: Summer 2014

    Instructors: Marianne Filion, Lily Han, Kevin Michael McDonough, Nasim Noroozi (Summer)

    • Winter
    • Corequisite: EDPS 600
    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.
  • EDTL 508 Critical Influences on Educational Praxis (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    EDTL : Implications of intercultural/multicultural, global, environmental and social justice advances as these affect critical thinking and inform practice in the classroom. Addressed through the development of professional competencies.

    Terms: Summer 2014

    Instructors: Steve Jordan (Summer)

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.
  • EDTL 515 English Exam for Teacher Certification

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

    Overview

    EDTL : Two hour exam designed to assess teacher candidates' competency in the language of instruction - MELS requirement for teacher certification in the Quebec school system. Students are permitted 4 attempts to pass this exam; it must be passed before commencing the First Internship (EDIN 601). Any student unsuccessful after 4 attempts must withdraw from the program.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Mariusz Galczynski (Fall) Mariusz Galczynski (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open to Graduate students in the M.A. In Teaching and Learning, seeking teacher certification by MELS.
  • EDTL 601 Cross-curricular Teaching Methods (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDTL : Emphasis on pedagogical knowledge in planning and carrying out instruction that meets curriculum goals, is relevant to learners, and is based upon principles of effective instruction. Addressed through the development of professional competencies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EDPS 600
  • EDTL 604 Techniques for Assessment (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDTL : Exploring the role of assessment in teaching and learning with attention to the Quebec context. Topics include the QEP competencies, kinds of information needed, techniques for collection and ways of interpretation in order to make educational decisions. Principles and methods for assessment with and without tests are discussed and practiced. Addressed through the development of professional competencies.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Carolyn E Turner, Beverly Anne Baker (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EDTL 601
  • EDTL 609 Diverse Learners (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDTL : Current research and practice in educating students who have a variety of individual needs and strengths. The complex interplay between individual and contextual factors that impact learning in the modern classroom. Examination of abilities/disabilities, school and classroom dynamics, and teachers' roles in promoting an inclusive environment. Focus on applicable, practical skills such as curriculum design and modification, formal/informal assessment procedures, universal design for instruction, home-school collaborations, and differentiated instruction.

    Terms: Summer 2014

    Instructors: Karen Cohen-Gazith (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: EDTL 500
    • Offered by: Educational and Counselling Psychology
    • Students will practice applying principles of inclusive education to academic, emotional, behavioral, social, physical, and other relevant realms of diverse classrooms with the goal of developing professional competencies applicable to multi-dimensional educational environments.
    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.
  • EDTL 629 Applied Methods in Teaching Secondary Eng. Language Arts (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDTL : The teaching of English language arts as framed by contemporary youth social worlds, and current research in critical literary/literacy theory. Addressed through the development of professional competencies. Parts of this course may be undertaken in school settings.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Claudia A Mitchell (Fall)

    • Corequisite: EDIN 601
  • EDTL 630 Advanced Applied Methods in Teaching Sec English Lang Arts (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDTL : Continuation of topics covered in EDTL 629. Parts of this course may be undertaken in school settings.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Connie Morrison (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDTL 629
    • Corequisite: EDIN 602

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

3 credits selected from:

  • EDEC 612 Media Literacy (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : The course examines the nature and possibilities of media literacy education in schooling, including both the development of students' ability to critically analyze the mass, visual, electronic media in society as well as the development of their own ability to utilize various new media for their own communication.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Anthony W Pare (Fall)

    • Fall
    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.
  • EDEC 620 Meanings of Literacy (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Investigation of basic issues related to definitions of literacy. Issues include new directions in literacy and education, the need for non-print literacies in contemporary life, and the challenges these changes present for educators.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEM 620.

Electives (6 credits)

In consultation with the MATL Program Adviser, students select 6 credits from 500- or 600-level courses related to the English Language Arts subject area or Education. Students who choose to complete the Teaching in Second Language Contexts option must take EDSL 505 and either EDSL 512 or EDSL 515.

Faculty of Education—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)