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Bachelor of Education Secondary English

Expand your English language arts expertise while acquiring practical teaching skills! The Bachelor of Education in Secondary English program enables students with a keen interest in English Literature, Culture, and Drama/Theatre the opportunity to explore a career in teaching these broad subject areas at the secondary school level. Through this B.Ed. program, students are equipped with both theoretical knowledge and hands-on teaching experience and graduate with an array of skills to prepare them for thriving careers in teaching, curriculum development, educational consulting, youth leadership, and more.

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Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Secondary English(120 Credits)

    Offered by:Integrated Studies in Ed
    Degree:Bachelor of Education

Program Requirement:

The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Secondary English program requires 120 credits and leads to teacher certification. Students who have not completed Quebec CEGEP, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, or at least one year of university studies prior to commencing the B.Ed. must also complete a minimum of 30 credits of Freshman courses (in addition to the 120 credits for the program) for a total of 150 credits.

The aim of the B.Ed. Secondary Education Program is to prepare strong beginning teachers for the secondary school level. This integrated program consists of courses in Education (including field experiences) and courses in the subject area of the teaching specialization. Students also take 6 credits of free electives. For all teacher education programs, course sequencing is highly structured. For this reason, the advising information in this eCalendar section must be used in conjunction with the summary companion document (Program Overview) found at http://www.mcgill.ca/dise/progs/secenglish.

The Secondary English program provides students with the learning opportunities needed to become proficient English teachers.

Please note that graduates of teacher education programs are recommended by the University to the Quebec Ministry of Education for Quebec teacher certification. For more information about teacher certification in Quebec, please refer to the Faculty of Education section under "Overview of Faculty Programs," "Undergraduate Education Programs," and "Quebec Teacher Certification".

Freshman Program

Students normally complete 30 credits in their Freshman (U0) year.

The Freshman year is the time to take introductory-level courses in English, as well as to explore areas that are not normally taken as "teachable" subject areas within B.Ed. programs (e.g., Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, etc.). Students should also investigate the possibility of taking one of the First Year Seminar courses offered by the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science.

In addition, in consultation with the Program Adviser, students may select courses from the recommended course list below or other courses. The list includes English literature courses that may be used toward the academic component of the Secondary English course requirements. Also included are several French Second Language (FRSL) courses for which placement tests are required to determine the appropriate level.


  • EDEC 203 Communication in Education 3 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEM 220 Contemporary Issues in Ed. 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ENGL 201 Survey of English Lit 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ENGL 215 Intro to Shakespeare 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ENGL 226 American Literature 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 101 Beginners French 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 102 Beginners French 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 207D1 Elementary French 01 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 207D2 Elementary French 01 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 211D1 Oral and Written French 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 211D2 Oral and Written French 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 207 Intro to Study of Religions 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • WCOM 250 Research Essay and Rhetoric 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

* Note: Students may take either CEAP 250 OR EDEC 203 for credit but not both


Required Courses (60 credits)


  • EDEC 201 1st Year Professional Seminar 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEC 215 English Exam for Teacher Cert.
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEC 233 Indigenous Education 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEC 247 Policy Issues:QC&Indigenous Ed 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEC 254 Second Prof Seminar (Sec) 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEC 260 Philosophical Foundations 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEC 262 Media, Tech. and Education 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEC 351 Third Prof Seminar (Sec) 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEC 404 4th Yr Prof. Seminar (Sec) 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDES 350 Classroom Practices 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDES 361 Teaching Secondary English 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDES 461 Teaching Secondary English 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDFE 200 First Field Exp. (K/Elem&Sec) 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDFE 254 Second Field Exp. (Sec) 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDFE 351 Third Field Exp. (Sec) 8 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDFE 451 Fourth Field Exp. (Sec) 7 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDPE 300 Educational Psychology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDPE 304 Measurement and Evaluation 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDPI 309 Diverse Learners 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDPI 341 Instruction in Inclusive Schls 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer




    Complementary Courses (3 credits)

    3 credits selected as described below:



      Equity Education

      3 credits from:


      • EDEC 248 Equity and Education 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEC 249 Global Ed. and Social Justice 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer




        Secondary English Subject Area (51 credits)



          Option 1

          51 credits distributed as follows:



            Required Course (3 credits)


            • EDES 366 Literature for Young Adults 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer


            Complementary Language/Linguistics courses (6 credits)


            • EDEC 203 Communication in Education 3 Credits*
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • EDSL 305 L2 Learning:Classroom Settings 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • EDSL 350 Essentials of English Grammar 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • LING 200 Intro to the Study of Language 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • LING 201 Introduction to Linguistics 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • LING 355 Language Acquisition 1 3 Credits
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            • WCOM 250 Research Essay and Rhetoric 3 Credits*
                Offered in the:
              • Fall
              • Winter
              • Summer

            * Note: Students may take either WCOM 250 OR EDEC 203 for credit but not both


            Complementary Courses

            42 credits distributed as follows (including at least one course in Shakespeare):



              Literature (30 credits)

              A minimum of 15 credits must be at the 300 level or higher, chosen from the English Department undergraduate complementary course list (http://www.mcgill.ca/english/undergrad) or the following list:


              • ENGL 200 Survey of English Literature 1 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ENGL 201 Survey of English Lit 2 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ENGL 215 Intro to Shakespeare 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ENGL 225 American Literature 1 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ENGL 226 American Literature 2 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ENGL 227 American Literature 3 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ENGL 228 Canadian Literature 1 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ENGL 229 Canadian Literature 2 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • GERM 259 Intro to German Literature 1 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • GERM 260 Intro to German Literature 2 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • JWST 206 Intro to Yiddish Literature 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • JWST 225 Literature and Society 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • LLCU 220 Intro to Literary Analysis 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • RUSS 218 Russian Lit and Revolution 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • RUSS 223 Russian 19c: Literary Giants 1 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • RUSS 224 Russian 19c. Literary Giants 2 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer


              Cultural Studies (9 credits)

              A minimum of 3 credits must be at the 300 level or higher chosen from the English Department undergraduate complementary course list (http://www.mcgill.ca/english/undergrad) or the following list:


              • ENGL 279 Introduction to Film as Art 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ENGL 280 Intro to Film as Mass Medium 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • LLCU 200 Topics in Film 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • LLCU 250 History and Future of the Book 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer


              Drama/Theatre (3 credits)

              Chosen from the English Department undergraduate complementary course list (http://www.mcgill.ca/english/undergrad) or the following list:


              • ENGL 215 Intro to Shakespeare 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer

              • ENGL 230 Intro to Theatre Studies 3 Credits
                  Offered in the:
                • Fall
                • Winter
                • Summer


              Option 2 (51 credits)

              51 credits distributed as follows:



                Required Course (3 credits)


                • EDES 366 Literature for Young Adults 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer


                Complementary Language/Linguistics courses. (6 credits)

                Select 6 credits from the following course list:


                • EDEC 203 Communication in Education 3 Credits*
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • EDSL 305 L2 Learning:Classroom Settings 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • EDSL 350 Essentials of English Grammar 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • LING 200 Intro to the Study of Language 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • LING 201 Introduction to Linguistics 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • LING 355 Language Acquisition 1 3 Credits
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                • WCOM 250 Research Essay and Rhetoric 3 Credits*
                    Offered in the:
                  • Fall
                  • Winter
                  • Summer

                *Note: Students may take either WCOM 250 OR EDEC 203 for credit but not both


                Complementary Courses

                27 credits, distributed as follows (including at least one course in Shakespeare):



                  Literature (18 credits)

                  A minimum of 6 credits at the 300 level or higher, chosen from the English Department undergraduate complementary course list (http://www.mcgill.ca/english/undergrad) or the following list:


                  • ENGL 200 Survey of English Literature 1 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • ENGL 201 Survey of English Lit 2 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • ENGL 215 Intro to Shakespeare 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • ENGL 225 American Literature 1 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • ENGL 226 American Literature 2 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • ENGL 227 American Literature 3 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • ENGL 228 Canadian Literature 1 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • ENGL 229 Canadian Literature 2 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • GERM 259 Intro to German Literature 1 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • GERM 260 Intro to German Literature 2 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • JWST 206 Intro to Yiddish Literature 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • JWST 225 Literature and Society 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • LLCU 220 Intro to Literary Analysis 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • RUSS 218 Russian Lit and Revolution 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • RUSS 223 Russian 19c: Literary Giants 1 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • RUSS 224 Russian 19c. Literary Giants 2 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer


                  Cultural Studies (6 credits)

                  A minimum of 3 credits at the 300 level or higher from the English Department undergraduate complementary course list (http://www.mcgill.ca/english/undergrad) or the following list:


                  • ENGL 279 Introduction to Film as Art 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • ENGL 280 Intro to Film as Mass Medium 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • LLCU 200 Topics in Film 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • LLCU 250 History and Future of the Book 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer


                  Drama/Theatre (3 credits)

                  Chosen from the English Department undergraduate complementary course list (http://www.mcgill.ca/english/undergrad) or the following list:


                  • ENGL 215 Intro to Shakespeare 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer

                  • ENGL 230 Intro to Theatre Studies 3 Credits
                      Offered in the:
                    • Fall
                    • Winter
                    • Summer


                  Unofficial "Teachable" Subject Area (15 credits)

                  15 credits of designated courses for Secondary English Option 2 students (Math, Social Sciences, or Science and Technology - see an adviser for course selection.)



                    Elective Courses (6 credits)

                    Note: Students who have chosen to do Option 2 (36 credits in one teachable subject and 15 credits in another) will use 3 credits of electives to take the Secondary Teaching Methods course needed for their second unofficial teachable subject.



                       

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