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Bachelor of Education Secondary Science and Technology

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 Science and Technology(120 Credits)

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

Program Requirement:

The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Secondary Science and Technology 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/secscitech.

The Secondary Science and Technology program provides students with the subject matter expertise in the Living World, Earth and Space, the Material World, and the Technological World needed to teach the secondary science curriculum in Quebec schools.

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."

Note: Students entering this program from CEGEP or with Advanced Standing should have completed two biology courses, two chemistry courses, two math courses and two physics courses at the CEGEP level. Students entering from CEGEP without having completed these prerequisites (or their equivalents) will be required to make up any deficiencies in these courses over and above the degree requirements.

Freshman Program - Basic Sciences

Freshmen in the Science and Technology program must complete the 29 to 30 credits of Basic Science courses listed below in their first year of studies.

Fall term: BIOL 111, CHEM 110, MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150, PHYS 101 or PHYS 131

Winter term: BIOL 112, CHEM 120, MATH 141 or MATH 151, PHYS 102 or PHYS 142

Students should consult a program adviser for guidance on which Fall and Winter term Math and Physics courses should be taken. Course choices depend on a student's background in science and plans for upper-level Physics courses.


  • BIOL 111 Principles:Organismal Biology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BIOL 112 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CHEM 110 General Chemistry 1 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CHEM 120 General Chemistry 2 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MATH 139 Calculus 1 with Precalculus 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MATH 140 Calculus 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MATH 141 Calculus 2 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MATH 150 Calculus A 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MATH 151 Calculus B 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PHYS 101 Intro Physics - Mechanics 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PHYS 102 Intro Physics-Electromagnetism 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PHYS 131 Mechanics and Waves 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PHYS 142 Electromagnetism & Optics 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Freshman Program - Complementary

For Freshman students with Advanced Standing in one or more of the basic sciences, the Faculty also recommends some of the courses listed below. French Second Language (FRSL) courses require a placement test to determine the course level.


  • EDEM 220 Contemporary Issues in Ed. 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

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


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 335 Teaching Secondary Science 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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

  • EDES 435 Teaching Secondary Science 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 Science and Technology (51 credits)

    51 credits in designated science courses selected to provide subject matter expertise in the four areas of:
    the Material World
    - Earth and Space
    - the Living World
    - the Technological World

    All students need to plan their course selections with attention to the prerequisites.



      Required Courses (15 credits)

      3 credits of Statistics:


      • MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      3 credits of History of Science:


      • EDTL 520 Persp on Knowl in Math & Sci 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      3 credits of the Material World:


      • CHEM 281 Inorganic Chemistry 1 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      3 credits of the Living World:


      • BIOL 206 Methods in Biology 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      3 credits of the Technological World:


      • EDTL 525 Teaching Science & Technology 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Core Complementary Courses (10 credits)

      The Living World
      3 credits from:


      • BIOL 200 Molecular Biology 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • LSCI 202 Molecular Cell Biology 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      The Material World
      3 credits from:


      • CHEM 203 Survey of Physical Chemistry 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CHEM 213 Intrdctry Physcl Chem1: Thermo 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      4 credits from:


      • CHEM 212 Intro Organic Chemistry 1 4 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry Principles 4 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Complementary Courses (26 credits)

      At least 9 of the 26 credits must be taken at the 300 level or above, distributed as follows:

      - 3 to 15 credits from the Living World complementary list;
      - 3 to 18 credits from Earth and Space complementary list;
      - 3 to 18 credits from Earth and Space - Environment complementary list;
      - 0 to 15 credits from the Material World complementary list;
      - 3 to 12 credits from the Technological World complementary list.



        Living World

        Students select a minimum of 3 credits to a maximum of 15 credits from the following lists:

        Cell and Molecular Biology


        • BIOL 201 Cell Biology & Metabolism 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • BIOL 202 Basic Genetics 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • BIOL 300 Molecular Biology of the Gene 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • BIOL 301 Cell and Molecular Laboratory 4 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • BIOL 313 Eukaryotic Cell Biology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Human and Organismal Biology


        • BIOL 205 Functional Biol of Plnts&Anmls 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDKP 292 Nutrition and Wellness 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDKP 395 Exercise Physiology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • NUTR 207 Nutrition and Health 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • NUTR 307 Metabolism and Human Nutrition 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Populations, Ecosystems, and Evolution


        • BIOL 215 Intro to Ecology and Evolution 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • BIOL 240 Monteregian Flora 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • BIOL 304 Evolution 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • BIOL 305 Animal Diversity 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • BIOL 308 Ecological Dynamics 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • BIOL 310 Biodiversity and Ecosystems 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • BIOL 331 Ecology/Behaviour Field Course 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • BIOL 352 Dinosaur Biology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENVB 305 Population & Community Ecology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EPSC 334 Invertebrate Paleontology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Earth and Space

        Students select a minimum of 3 credits to a maximum of 18 credits from the following list:


        • ATOC 214 Intro:Physics of the Atmosph 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ATOC 215 Oceans, Weather and Climate 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ATOC 219 Intro to Atmospheric Chemistry 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ATOC 309 Weather Radars and Satellites 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ATOC 315 Thermodynamics and Convection 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENVR 202 The Evolving Earth 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EPSC 201 Understanding Planet Earth 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EPSC 210 Introductory Mineralogy 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EPSC 212 Introductory Petrology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EPSC 220 Principles of Geochemistry 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EPSC 221 General Geology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EPSC 225 Properties of Minerals 1 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EPSC 233 Earth and Life History 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EPSC 303 Structural Geology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EPSC 320 Elementary Earth Physics 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EPSC 350 Tectonics 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ESYS 200 Earth-System Interactions 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ESYS 300 Earth Data Analysis 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ESYS 301 Earth System Modelling 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 272 Earth's Changing Surface 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 321 Climatic Environments 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 320 Introductory Astrophysics 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Earth and Space - Environment

        Students select a minimum of 3 credits to a maximum of 18 credits from the following list:


        • ENVR 200 The Global Environment 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENVR 201 Society,Environ&Sustainability 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENVR 203 Knowledge, Ethics&Environment 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENVR 301 Environmental Research Design 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 200 Geo Persp:World Env Problems 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 203 Environmental Systems 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 205 Global Chg:Past, Pres & Future 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 221 Environment and Health 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        The Material World

        Students select a maximum of 15 credits from the following list:

        Note: Students who plan to teach Grade 11 Chemistry or Physics should select the maximum 15 credits from this list:


        • CHEM 222 Intro Organic Chemistry 2 4 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • CHEM 267 Introductory Chemical Analysis 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • CHEM 273 IntroPhysclChem2:Kinetics&Meth 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • CHEM 302 Intrdctry Organic Chemistry 3 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • CHEM 381 Inorganic Chemistry 2 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • CHEM 392 Experimental Chemistry 1 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • CHEM 429 Chem of Energy, Storage & Util 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MATH 222 Calculus 3 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 224 Physics of Music 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 230 Dynamics of Simple Systems 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 232 Heat and Waves 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 241 Signal Processing 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 242 Electricity & Magnetism 2 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 257 Experimental Methods 1 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 258 Experimental Methods 2 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 271 Intro to Quantum Physics 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 328 Electronics 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 331 Topics in Classical Mechanics 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 333 Thermal & Statistical Physics 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 339 Measurements Lab in Gen Phys 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 340 Majors Electricity & Magnetism 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 342 Majors Electromagnetic Waves 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 346 Majors Quantum Physics 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 432 Physics of Fluids 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 434 Optics 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 447 Applications of Quantum Mech. 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        The Technological World

        Students select a minimum of 3 credits to a maximum of 12 credits from the following list:


        • COMP 102 Computers & Computing 3 Credits*
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • COMP 202 Foundations of Programming 3 Credits**
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • COMP 206 Intro to Software Systems 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • COMP 280 Hist and Phil of Computing 3 Credits*
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • COMP 364 Comp. Tools for Life Sciences 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MATH 204 Principles of Statistics 2 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        * Note: Students may take either COMP 102 or COMP 280, but not both.
        ** Note: Credit will not be given for COMP 102 if it is taken concurrently with or after COMP 202.


        Elective Courses (6 credits)



           

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