Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
24.50 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:
  • English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants)
  • TESL applicants must pass a language test
  • CASPer Test: B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL are required to complete this online assessment as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
80.00% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • TESL applicants must pass a language test;
  • CASPer Test: B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL are required to complete this online assessment as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
80.00% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • TESL applicants must pass a language test;
  • CASPer Test: B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL are required to complete this online assessment as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
B+ average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: English
  • Applicants to the English Second Language (TESL) program are required to pass an English language proficiency test. See Additional Supporting Documents.
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
    • ACT, or
    • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (in any two different subjects)
  • CASPer Test: B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL are required to complete this online assessment as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

This enriching program will prepare you to become a specialist educator of English as a Second Language (ESL) at both the elementary school level (including regular and intensive ESL) and the secondary school level (including regular ESL and EESL – Enriched English as a Second Language).

A program that fosters the ideals of mentorship, this B.Ed. consists of both academic and student-teaching field experience components. The academic coursework provides you with opportunities to develop a broad liberal education and to study language and language learning from linguistic, social, cultural and psychological perspectives. The professional internship involves guided field experiences which are enhanced by studies in pedagogy and educational foundation. You will graduate with both the theoretical and practical experience necessary to thrive in your future career.


Careers

Once you complete this undergraduate degree, you will be qualified to teach in English as a Second Language (ESL) in elementary and secondary schools. ESL teachers are in demand in Quebec, across Canada, and internationally. Many graduates choose to work in occupations that focus on education, community programming, educational technology, curriculum development, and administration. You can work at public and private schools, community organizations, recreation centres, educational technology start-ups, and government.

You could become a professional:

  • English as a Second Language Teacher, Elementary or Secondary School
  • Adult Literacy Instructor
  • Educational Technology Developer
  • Curriculum Specialist

Student experience

Students in this program are supported by course instructors, advisors, and administrators in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) as well as the Office of Internships and Student Affairs (ISA). In addition to being a part of a department that fosters a sense of community and mentorship, students also can benefit from the resources and events organized by the Education Undergraduate Student Society (EdUS). 

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Education.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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