Minor Concentration Education for Arts Students (18 credits)

Offered by: Education - Dean's Office     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

This Minor concentration allows Arts students to develop and explore an interest in education. It will give students a solid footing in the basics of pedagogy and may provide a starting point towards a B.Ed. degree.

Completion of this Minor concentration DOES NOT qualify a student to enter the teaching profession. Students interested in a teaching career should consult the Faculty of Education section of the eCalendar for information about Bachelor of Education programs that lead to teacher certification. See Faculty of Education programs offered by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education.

Students should consult the Faculty of Arts section on "Faculty Degree Requirements", and "Course Requirements" for information on "Courses Outside the Faculties of Arts and of Science" and other topics such as course restrictions, credit counting, etc.

This minor program requires an application due to limited enrolment space. Please see http://www.mcgill.ca/isa/faculty-advising/minor-programs for procedures and deadlines.

Required Course (6 credits)

  • EDEC 260 Philosophical Foundations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Ideas essential for the development of a coherent educational theory and sound professional practice. Reflections on: the nature of the person, of reality, of knowledge, and of value; the aims of education, the nature of the school and the curriculum, the roles and responsibilities of professional educators.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: McDonough, Kevin; White, Boyd; Shodjaee-Zrudlo, Ilya; Lister, Jason (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken EDER 400. Students who have taken or are taking EDEC 261 cannot take this course for credit.

  • EDPE 300 Educational Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Selected theories, models, and concepts relevant to planning and reflecting upon educational practice and improvement. Overview of development, learning, thinking, motivation, individual difference, etc. In relation to applications in classroom teaching and learning, the complementary role of counsellors and psychologists, educational computing and technology. The Youth Protection Act.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Appignanesi, Gus (Fall)

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

Group A

6 credits selected as follows:

3 credits, one of:

  • EDEC 233 Indigenous Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : An exploration of Indigenous knowledge and pedagogy, primarily in Canada but also world-wide. Consideration of the diverse social, cultural, linguistic, political, and pedagogical histories of Indigenous communities. Examines how a teacher's professional identity and practice can be influenced by an understanding of Indigenous knowledge and worldviews.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Bennett-Stonebanks, Melanie (Fall)

    • There is a $45 fee used to purchase essential materials needed to provide students with first hand insight into indigenous ways of knowing. Fees are also used to remunerate indigenous elders, knowledge keepers and/or cultural presenters that provide cultural or pedagogical expertise.

  • EDEC 248 Equity and Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Introduction to and exploration of contemporary issues and theories about equity in education and society in Quebec/Canada from a range of perspectives, including the historical, political, social, and economic. Provides learning opportunities for future educators to critically reflect upon and engage with equity issues and concerns in relation to schooling, including the exploration of classroom resources and activities that foster anti-racism, anti-oppression and intercultural approaches.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Ghosh, Ratna; Tabi, Emmanuel (Fall) Tabi, Emmanuel (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking EDEC 249.

  • EDEC 249 Global Education and Social Justice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : A cross-curricular, interdisciplinary approach to teaching/creating learning experiences for students. It will foster critical thinking and nurture lifelong global understanding, active engagement and participation in relation to questions of social, economic, and environmental justice, by infusing these issues in the classroom.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Nafziger, Rhoda Nanre (Fall) Nafziger, Rhoda Nanre (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking EDEC 248.

3 credits, one of:

  • EDEC 247 Policy Issues in Quebec and Indigenous Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : The organization of Quebec education, including Indigenous education, from historical, political, social, cultural and legal perspectives. The implications and contributions of policy decisions to schools, students, and families.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Bordonaro, Tino (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEM 405.

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fifth lecture day.

  • EDEM 220 Contemporary Issues in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : An introduction to contemporary issues in education in local, national and international contexts, including a critical perspective on educational issues by drawing on a variety of analytical frameworks.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Zreim, Sarah (Fall)

Group B

6 credits to be chosen from the following list:

* Note: Either EDES 335 or EDES 353 may be taken but not both.

  • EDEC 262 Media, Technology and Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Orientation to the equipment and systems of educational technology. Examination of theories of educational technology, media education and technology education and the exploration and development of possible applications in school settings.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Lipset, Michael (Fall) Lipset, Michael (Winter)

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

  • EDES 335 Teaching Secondary Science 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Secondary Education : A survey of the philosophy and curriculum principles behind modern high school courses in the physical and life sciences, especially related to the Quebec context. An examination of teaching methods for junior and senior high school science.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: 18 credits of university science courses at or above the 200 level

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEC 335

    • The course EDES 335 includes a $15 fee covering the cost of printing for the lab manual required by all students registered for the course. The fee is refundable until the end of the add/drop period.

  • EDES 353 Teaching Secondary Mathematics 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Secondary Education : Provides insight and understanding of the Quebec secondary mathematics program. Focuses on key areas of what secondary mathematics teachers need to know and be able to do to support students' development of mathematical understanding (focus on mathematics content, students' reasoning, and pedagogy).

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Jao, Limin (Fall) Jao, Limin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): 18 credits in university mathematics courses at or above the 200 level.

  • EDPE 304 Measurement and Evaluation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : The purposes of examinations. Causes of complaints about examinations. Equalizing means and dispersions in distribution of marks. Standardized scores. The percentile system. Essay and objective-type examinations. Taxonomies of educational objectives. Validity and reliability: item analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Jazvac-Martek, Marian (Fall)

  • EDPI 341 Instruction in Inclusive Schools (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Developing, planning, implementing and evaluating effective learning programs for diverse learners, and consideration of their more general applicability. Adapting curriculum and instruction for learners with varying abilities, learning styles, and needs. Collaboration with students, families, and other educators (or stakeholders) in the instructional process. Application of adaptations at the classroom and school level for all students in inclusive schools.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Appignanesi, Gus; Erten, Ozlem; Rahal, Ahlam (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to B.Ed. students only

    • Also offered through Continuing Education.

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 300.

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