Professional Competencies (PCs)

The 2021 update of the Reference Framework for Professional Competencies for Teachers is now available online. This new version includes 13 new professional competencies. The new Framework will be integrated into the B.Ed. and MATL programs, including Field Experience/Internship assessments, for the Fall 2021 term at the earliest. 

 

Tools and guides for Professional Competency development (overall and per Field Experience/Internship) can be found here.

Quebec's Ministry of Education has created 12 Professional Competencies (PCs) which are integral to the teaching profession. The evaluation forms used by McGill's Internships & Student Affairs Office (ISA) are based on these 12 PCs. The complete Ministry document outlining these Professional Competencies for the purposes of teacher training can be found here (detailed descriptions of each PC begin on page 55). 

  1. PC1: To act as a professional inheritor, critic and interpreter of knowledge or culture when teaching students. 
  2. PC2: To communicate clearly in the language of instruction, both orally and in writing, using correct grammar, in various contexts related to teaching. 
  3. PC3: To develop teaching/learning situations that are appropriate to the students concerned and the subject content with a view to developing the competencies targeted in the programs of study. 
  4. PC4: To pilot teaching/learning situations that are appropriate to the students concerned and to the subject content with a view to developing the competencies targeted in the programs of study. 
  5. PC5: To evaluate student progress in learning the subject content and mastering the related competencies. 
  6. PC6: To plan, organize and supervise a class in such a way as to promote students' learning and social development. 
  7. PC7: To adapt his or her teaching to the needs and characteristics of students with learning disabilities, social maladjustments or handicaps. 
  8. PC8: To integrate information and communications technologies (ICT) in the preparation and delivery of teaching/learning activities and for instructional management and professional development purposes. 
  9. PC9: To cooperate with school staff, parents, partners in the community and students in pursuing the educational objectives of the school. 
  10. PC10: To cooperate with members of the teaching team in carrying out tasks involving the development and evaluation of the competencies targeted in the programs of study, taking into account the students concerned. 
  11. PC11: To engage in professional development individually and with others. 
  12. PC12: To demonstrate ethical and responsible professional behaviour in the performance of his or her duties.

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