NEW CASPer Test Score Admissions Requirement
What is the CASPer test?
CASPer® is an online test that assesses personal and professional characteristics that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program. The CASPer test scores have replaced the letter of intent component of the admissions process for applicants to select programs in the Faculty of Education.
Who is required to take the CASPer test?
All applicants to the following Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) and Masters of Teaching and Learning (MATL) Programs, in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), Faculty of Education, at McGill University are required to complete an online assessment, CASPer®, to be eligible for admission:
- B.Ed. in Kindergarten and Elementary Education (except the First Nations and Inuit Education (FNIE) option)
- B.Ed. in Secondary Education (all profiles)
- B.Ed. in Teaching English as a Second Language (all options)
- B.Ed. in Music (except applicants to the Concurrent B.Mus/B.Ed. program)
- MATL English Language Arts
- MATL Social Science
- MATL Mathematics
- MATL Science & Technology
- MATL TESL
What is required in preparation to take the test?
In order to take CASPer, applicants are responsible for securing access to a laptop or desktop computer. The following is required for both account creation and taking the test:
- Government-issued photo ID
- Valid email address
- Working webcam
- Working microphone
- Reliable high-speed internet connection
How to register for the CASPer test
Please go to www.takeCASPer.com to create a CASPer account. The test can be taken in English or French, and a limited number of test dates and times are provided based on the admissions timeline and requirements.
Prospective B.Ed. Students: Select Bachelor of Education – McGill University, and sign up for the CSP-10209 – Canadian Teacher’s Education 1 test.
Prospective MATL Students: Select Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning - McGill University, and sign up for the CSP-20209 – Canadian Teacher’s Education 2 test.
If testing accommodations are required for CASPer, an Accommodations Request Form must be submitted, signed by the applicant and a qualified professional 3 weeks in advance of the test date. More information regarding CASPer accommodations can be found here.
Please direct any inquiries about the test to support [at] takecasper.com. Alternatively, the CASPer Support Team can be reached through the chat bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen on the takecasper.com website or in your CASPer account.
Additional helpful resources are available free of charge, such as tips on how to prepare for the CASPer test, and answers to FAQs.
CASPer test results are valid for one admission cycle only. Applicants who have already taken CASPer in previous years will be expected to re-take it.
The ‘Snapshot’ portion (an extension of the CASPer Test) is NOT required for applicants to B.Ed. or MATL programs for this admissions cycle, however, because of its one-time completion, other programs may require it.