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Minor Concentration Education for Arts Students (18 credits)

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

Program Requirements

This Minor concentration allows Arts students to develop and explore an interest in education. It will give students a solid footing in the basics of pedagogy and may provide a starting point towards a B.Ed. degree.

Completion of this Minor concentration DOES NOT qualify a student to enter the teaching profession. Students interested in a teaching career should consult the Faculty of Education section of the eCalendar for information about Bachelor of Education programs that lead to teacher certification. See Faculty of Education programs offered by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education.

Students should consult the Faculty of Arts section on "Faculty Degree Requirements", and "Course Requirements" for information on "Courses Outside the Faculties of Arts and of Science" and other topics such as course restrictions, credit counting, etc.

This minor program requires an application due to limited enrolment space. Please see http://www.mcgill.ca/isa/faculty-advising/minor-programs for procedures and deadlines.

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 2016, Winter 2017

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

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

Group A

9 credits selected as follows:

3 credits, 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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • 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.

3 credits, 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken, or are taking, EDEC 248 or EDEC 249

  • EDEC 248 Equity and Education (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Introduction to and exploration of contemporary issues and theories about equity in education and society in Quebec/Canada from a range of perspectives, including the historical, political, social, and economic. Provides learning opportunities for future educators to critically reflect upon and engage with equity issues and concerns in relation to schooling, including the exploration of classroom resources and activities that foster anti-racism, anti-oppression and intercultural approaches.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Ratna Ghosh (Fall) Ratna Ghosh (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 2016

    Instructors: Abdul Aziz Choudry (Fall)

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

3 credits, 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 2016

    Instructors: Tino Bordonaro (Fall)

    • 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 2016

    Instructors: Lisa Trimble (Fall)

Group B

6 credits to be chosen from the following list:

* Note: Either EDES 335 or EDES 353 may be taken but not both.

  • 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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Lisa Trimble, Thomas James Fullerton (Fall) Lisa Trimble, Dawn Wiseman (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 2017

    Instructors: Allison Gonsalves (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: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Limin Jao (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): 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 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Gus Appignanesi (Fall)

  • EDPI 341 Instruction in Inclusive Schools (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Developing, planning, implementing and evaluating effective learning programs for diverse learners, and consideration of their more general applicability. Adapting curriculum and instruction for learners with varying abilities, learning styles, and needs. Collaboration with students, families, and other educators (or stakeholders) in the instructional process. Application of adaptations at the classroom and school level for all students in inclusive schools.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Scott Conrod, Karen Cohen-Gazith, Amanda Saxe (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. students only

    • Also offered through Continuing Education.

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 300.

Faculty of Arts—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 26, 2016) (disclaimer)