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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 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Camelia Birlean, Scott Conrod, Gus Appignanesi (Fall) Gus Appignanesi (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 2013

    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 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Bronwen Low, Shaheen Shariff, Lisa Trimble (Fall) Donna Lee Smith (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 2013

    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 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Ronald Morris, Boyd Eric White (Fall) Kevin Michael McDonough (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 2013

    Instructors: Spencer Boudreau (Fall)

    • 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 2013, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Tino Bordonaro (Fall) Noel C Burke (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 2013

    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 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Thomas James Fullerton, George Milton (Fall) Lisa Trimble, Mindy Carter, Thomas James Fullerton, George Milton (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 2014

    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
    • The course EDES 335 includes a $15 fee covering the cost of printing for the lab manual required by all students registered for the course. The fee is refundable until the end of the add/drop period.
  • EDES 353 Teaching Secondary Mathematics 1 (3 credits) *

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

    Overview

    Secondary Education : Provides insight and understanding of the Quebec secondary mathematics program. Focuses on key areas of what secondary mathematics teachers need to know and be able to do to support students' development of mathematical understanding (focus on mathematics content, students' reasoning, and pedagogy).

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Terry Wan Jung Lin (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: 12 credits in university mathematics courses at or above the 200 level. Three of these credits may be taken concurrently.
  • 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 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Gus Appignanesi (Fall) Scott Conrod, Marian Jazvac Martek (Winter)

  • EDPI 309 Diverse Learners (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Inclusion debates; review of the evolution of the history of inclusive education; models of development ( eco-systemic models); characteristics, teaching practices; teachers' roles in inclusive classrooms. Overview of characteristics, causes, needs, and teaching strategies for diverse and exceptional students, teaching and learning for differences in intellectual, emotional, behavioural, sensory, physical and learning domains found in effective inclusive classrooms. Working with families.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Roberta Thomson (Fall) Scott Conrod, Robert Savage (Winter) Tara Flanagan (Summer)

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. and Concurrent students only.
    • Offered through Continuing Education or Summer Studies.
    • Prerequisite: EDPI 341
Faculty of Science—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)