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Master of Arts Teaching and Learning (MATL): English Language Arts (Non-Thesis)

 

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Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching and Learning (Non-Thesis): English Language Arts Option(60 Credits)

    Offered by:Integrated Studies in Ed
    Degree:Master of Arts

Program Requirement:

The M.A. in Teaching and Learning Program is a 60-credit, post-graduate degree leading to teacher certification. It is comprised of 45 credits of coursework, coupled with 15 credits (minimum of 735 hours) of internship. This professional program leads to teacher certification to those already holding an undergraduate degree in a teachable subject area identified by the Quebec Ministry of Education. The program, which targets those with formal and/or non-formal teaching experience, begins with mandatory courses in the Summer term. The specific course sequence and progression leads students to complete the program in five consecutive terms on a full-time basis. The program must be completed within three years. Alternatively, the program can be followed on a part-time basis, in which case all program requirements must be completed within five years. Throughout the MATL, emphasis will be on the demonstration of mastery of the Québec Ministry of Education professional competencies. Upon completion, students are recommended to the Quebec Ministry of Education for certification.

Note: The Quebec Ministry of Education requires that all students pass the English Exam for Teacher Certification (EETC) prior to taking EDIN 610 Internship 1.

Required Courses (54 credits)


  • EDEC 612 Digital Media and Learning 3 Credits
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  • EDEC 620 Meanings of Literacy 3 Credits
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  • EDEM 609 Critical Perspect Ed Theo&Res 3 Credits
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  • EDIN 610 Internship 1 7 Credits
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  • EDIN 620 Internship 2. 8 Credits
      Offered in the:
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  • EDPS 600 Intro. Professional Seminar 3 Credits
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  • EDPS 610 Professional Seminar 1 2 Credits
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  • EDPS 620 Professional Seminar 2 1 Credits
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  • EDTL 500 Appl of Ed Psyc Across Class 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
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  • EDTL 515 Engl Exam for Teacher Cert
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  • EDTL 601 Cross-Curric. Teaching Methods 3 Credits
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  • EDTL 604 Techniques for Assessment 3 Credits
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  • EDTL 607 Language and Policy in QC Ed. 3 Credits
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  • EDTL 609 Diverse Learners 3 Credits
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  • EDTL 629 Appl Mth:Tch Sec Eng Lang Arts 3 Credits
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  • EDTL 630 AdvAppl Mth:Tch Sec Eng LngArt 3 Credits
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  • EDTL 640 Teacher Inq & Action Research 3 Credits
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Complementary Courses (6 credits)

3 credits selected from:


  • EDER 600 Globalization, Educ. & Change 3 Credits
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  • EDTL 508 Critical Infls. on Ed. Praxis 3 Credits
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3 credits selected from:


  • EDER 609 Educ. & Philosophical Thought 3 Credits
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  • EDER 615 Intro to PhilosophyofEducation 3 Credits
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  • EDTL 506 Philosophy of Education 3 Credits
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Applicant Eligibility

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  1. Possess an undergraduate degree.
  2. Have 45 discipline-specific credits at the university level. Applicants must complete the English Language Arts Self-Assessment Grid to self-assess whether their background meets the 45-credit minimum requirement in their discipline. Courses listed must be at the 200 level or higher (i.e. no Foundation-level courses) and having received a grade of “C” or higher, per McGill standards.  These credits may be taken as part of a degree or as an independent/special student.  It is preferable to have all 45 credits completed prior to the start of the MATL program. Applicants missing up to, but not exceeding, 6 discipline-specific credits may be conditionally accepted into the MATL program with the completion of missing credits being a condition of program completion. Failure to complete outstanding discipline-specific credits in the beginning of the program may result in a deferral of the first internship placement and could result in a  significant delay in program completion. 
  3. Have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is 3.0 out of a possible 4.0, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2 out of 4.0 in the last two years of full-time studies.
  4. Experience working/volunteering in formal/informal education or youth sector. Informal teaching experience includes but is not limited to, camp counsellor, tutoring, mentoring, coaching, youth leader, etc.
Admission decisions for graduate programs at McGill are holistic with many factors are taken into consideration in the admission decision, including academic credentials and grades. The eligibility requirements outline the minimum requirements for admission to the MATL program at McGill. These minimum requirements apply to both Canadian and international candidates. Please review the list carefully, as you must meet all of the minimum requirements in order to be considered for acceptance. Please keep in mind that meeting the minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee admission.
Required Documents
  • A current working CV
  • A personal statement. 2 page maximum
  • A completed Self-Assessment Grid for English Language Arts (PDF-Fillable version or Word version) NB, Grids must be typed and not hand written
  • A copy of your unofficial transcripts from all previous university level studies (undergraduate and graduate, including exchanges with other institutions, even if the credits appear on your home institution transcript).  Official transcripts are required after the students is officially admitted to the program.
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from a university-level instructor and the second from a professional who has supervised you in a formal or informal education or youth sector position (if you have experience working in a formal school setting, one letter must be from a school / school board administrator qualified to assess your professional qualities). You will be prompted to provide the names and contact information of your referees in uApply.  An email request will be generated prompting referees to upload their letter directly to uApply.
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement (if applicable): Applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the institutional language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), must meet one of the following English proficiency criteria:

    • IELTS with a minimum overall band of 7.0; with a minimum Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading score of 7.0; or
    • TOEFL:iBT (Internet-based test) – total score of 92 with a minimum score of 22 each for the Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading sections. N.B. Applicants are required to submit their scores electronically.
    • The Department reserves the right to evaluate the applicant's language proficiency before initial registration and at the time of application.
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