MATL Teaching English as a Second Language- Currently Registered Students

Important Dates

Students can find important university dates here:



Students should refer to the Program Overview and the Program Checklist corresponding to their year of admissions.

Students Admitted in Summer 2019 (cohort 10)

Registration Plans 2019-2020:

MATL English Language Arts Five term overview registration plan

Official eCalendar program entry with course lists and descriptions

Capstone Guidelines 2019

Orientation 2019: PowerPoint Presentation


Students Admitted in Summer 2018 (cohort 9)

5/6 Term Program Overview

Program Checklist

Official eCalendar program entry with course lists and descriptions

Capstone Guidelines 2018


Students Admitted in Summer 2017 (cohort 8)

5/6 Term Program Overview

Program Checklist

Official eCalendar program entry with course lists and descriptions

Capstone Guidelines 2017


Students Admitted in Summer 2016 (cohort 7)

7 Term program overview

5 Term program overview

Program Checklist 2016

Official eCalendar program entry with course lists and descriptions

Capstone Guidelines 2016


Frequently Asked Questions

Newly Admitted Students- Required Documents

Proof of Citizenship: Incoming students must submit to Service Point all documents to confirm their citizenship.  Failure to do this will result in your account being charged international student fees by default:

Official Transcripts and Proof of Graduation: Incoming students are required to submit to Enrollment Services official transcripts. Students must ensure that their transcripts read that the degree has been completed (this is considered proof of graduation). If the transcript does not state that the degree has been conferred, students must submit a diploma.   A degree completed within Quebec should send internally/electronically. If the degree has been completed outside of Quebec, students can send their sealed envelope to Enrollment Services (address listed in the offer letter). If the said university does not provide an English transcript, a translated and notarized transcript should be provided to the university.

Academic Tutorial: All incoming students must complete the Academic Tutorial (Minerva- Student Tab-Academic Tutorial).  Failure to complete this will result in a hold put on the student's account.

Tuition, Student Accounts, Loans and Bursaries

For information on tuition costs and how to pay your account, please see Student Accounts and Service Point (MATL students are charged per-credit). 

You can get more information on loans and bursaries at Scholarships and Student Aid (Program Code 10000 and department Code 18000).

Full-Time Vs Part-Time Status

To be considered Full-time, students must be registered for 12 credits.


How to look up class schedules and find CRNs for  courses:

  • Minerva
  • STUDENT>  Registration Menu>  Search Class Schedule
  • Select term from the dropdown (i.e. Fall 2015).
  • In the SUBJECT area choose the 4 letters in the course name (i.e. EDTL). Scroll to the bottom and click ‘Get Course Sections’.
  • You can now look for your course number and you can see the CRN# for each section offered.

How to add/drop a course:

  • Under the Student menu, choose “registration” and then the “Quick Add” menu.
  • Enter all your CRNs on the same worksheet, and click “submit".

Tips for Selecting Elective Courses (For students admitted prior to 2017)

Electives must be either Education or Concentration related. Students must send the course number, title and description to [at] (subject: Elective%20Approval) for departmental approval (NB- TESL and Science and Technology students do not have elective credits to complete.  Students in the Mathematics concentration must complete 3 elective credits. Students who were conditionally accepted with the requirement to complete additional courses may use these courses as electives provided that they are at a graduate level 500, 600 or 700 level. Please refer to your offer letter for your conditions).

1. Students may look within McGill for electives (Graduate courses are 500 level or higher)

  • Minerva> STUDENT> Registration Menu> Step 2: Search Class Schedule (Select your Term from the dropdown menu (e.g. Winter 2016))
  • In the SUBJECT area choose the four letters in the course name (e.g. EDEC, EDPI, EDPE, EDEM, EDER, etc). Scroll down to the bottom and click ‘Get Course Sections’.

Alternately you can search by FACULTY for a complete list:

For 500 level courses:

  • Search Faculty of Education for Education courses.
  • For subject area courses choose the appropriate faculty i.e. Faculty of Arts for ENGL courses.

*For all 600 level courses and higher you must search under Graduate Studies

2. Students may look at other inter-Quebec universities via CREPUQ.

Once departmental approval has been obtained, students can create a request in CREPUQ to take a course at the host institute (e.g. Concordia).  Please note that it is always best to submit your request 3 months ahead of time to allow for processing.

3. Students may look at Graduate Exchange Agreement (Inter Canada)

UBC and U of Toronto have an agreement with McGill where students may also take their courses (similar to CREPUQ). You may be charged additional fees as this is out of province. Students interested in this option should email [at] (subject: Graduate%20Exchange%20Agreement%20Request) to obtain the appropriate form to complete. Please note that it is always best to submit your request 3 months ahead of time to allow for processing.

Additional Coursework

Students admitted with Additional Coursework to complete must successfully complete these in order to complete program requirements and graduate.  Students can view this in their offer letter under Additional Admission Remarks. These courses can be taken at the undergrad level.  Students must follow Graduate and Postgraduate Studies policy and obtain a grade B- or higher. These courses will be counted towards the student's CGPA in the program and the student will have to pay additional fees (above the 60 credits in the MATL). Students must send the course number, title and description for approval to [at] It is the student’s responsibility to find courses to satisfy their Additional Coursework requirements and to complete them during the program.

Unofficial Transcript

Students can view their unofficial transcript in Minerva: STUDENT> Student Records Menu> View Your Unofficial Transcript.


Both internships take place full time in a secondary school. Students who are employed as teachers with a contract in their MATL subject option can complete the internship in their own classroom (pending approval from ISA), provided the employment is in a secondary school in the youth sector. Only Internship 2 can be completed in an Adult Education centre, even for students who are using a contract to fulfill their Internship hours. Other students will be placed with a Cooperating Teacher. During the internships, there will be support of weekly evening seminars. The students will be assessed and mentored by Field Supervisors and Cooperating Teachers or Host School Administrators.

Internship 1

Winter Semester - Monday to Friday
12 weeks
Students will gradually assume 80% of teaching responsibility.

Internship 2

Fall Semester - Monday to Friday
11 weeks
Students will gradually assume 80 to 100 % of teaching responsibility

For more information, see the Office of Internships & Student Affairs.

Graduation and Convocation

Students who have completed all program requirements (including conditions of admissions, if applicable) must apply to graduate through Minerva.

You can visit the Convocation website for more information on the ceremony.

Application for the Brevet

Once students have flagged themselves for graduation, an email will be sent with the appropriate documents to complete.  These should be returned to room 244 by the set deadline.  Students with holds on their accounts will not be recommended the MEESR.

Issues of Equity and Diversity for DISE

Campus Map

You can view a map of the campus here

Advisor Contact Info:

Andrea Nguyen – MATL Program Coordinator [at]
514-398-4527 Ext. 094476

Dr. Caroline Riches – MATL Program Director
caroline.riches [at]

Dr. Limin Jao- MATL Assistant Program Director

limin.jao [at] (subject: MATL%20information)

Program information is organized for two distinct groups:

Prospective Students    Currently Registered