English Language Requirement
The Quebec Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) requires that all students in teacher education programs demonstrate their proficiency in the language of instruction. To fulfil this obligation, B.Ed. students are required to write the English Examination for Teacher Certification (EETC) before the end of their first semester in the program, except for Year 0 (Freshman) students who will write the examination in their second year (Year 1). Students must pass the examination prior to their Third Field Experience.
The examination is coordinated by an independent body, the Centre for the English Exam for Teacher Certification. McGill assists with the administration and scheduling of the examination. To write this examination, students must first register on Minerva for a section of EDEC 215 in the Fall term, then register with the Centre (www.ceetc.ca) and pay a $70 fee before writing the test.
Students who do not pass the examination the first time are expected to take EDEC 202 in the Winter term of their first year. After successful completion of EDEC 202, students are required to take the EETC again. A fee is charged each time the examination is written. Students who do not pass the examination on their fourth attempt must request permission from the Executive Director Student Affairs to write the examination again.