Withdrawal / Dismissal

Withdrawal from B.Ed. Field Experience or MATL Internship

  • Before the Field Experience or Internship starts, a student who wishes to withdraw for any reason must ensure that they drop the associated EDFE or EDIN course in Minerva and notify the Internships & Student Affairs Office at least 2 weeks prior to the start date so that we have ample time to notify the host school. 
  • After the Field Experience or Internship starts, a student who wishes to withdraw for any reason must immediately notify the Internships & Student Affairs Office. Based on the circumstances and reason for withdrawal, the ISA Director will determine the final outcome of the EDFE or EDIN course. 

 


Dismissal from a B.Ed. Field Experience or MATL Internship

Student teachers may be removed from their Field Experience or Internship placement at any time, either at the request of their host school or the ISA Office. In this situation, students will meet with the ISA Director who will determine the outcome of the placement.

Circumstances that could lead to dismissal include, but are not limited to: 

  • Pre-requisite courses not successfully completed
  • Exceeding the number of permissible unexcused absences for co-requisite courses (consult the syllabus for each course)
  • Failure to pass a judicial record check (if required by the host school board/school)
  • Unprofessional behaviour and/or behaviour that contravenes the Code of Ethics for Student Teachers
  • Failure to make the improvements outlined in a Record of Early Concern (REC) or Competency Improvement Plan (CIP) by the date indicated

In the case of dismissal, MATL students who are using a paid contract to fulfill their Internship (EDIN) requirement should note that the employment relationship with the school board/school remains separate from the academic relationship with McGill. For example: 

  • Internship is concluded by McGill because the student is missing pre-requisite courses; the student remains employed as a teacher at the discretion of the school
  • Internship is concluded by McGill because improvements outlined in a Competency Improvement Plan (CIP) have not been addressed; the student remains employed as a teacher at the discretion of the school
  • Internship is concluded by the school board/school; the ISA Director will decide the outcome of the Internship course (EDIN)

When a B.Ed. student teacher is dismissed from an FE, possible outcomes include:

  • Reassignment in the same semester (subject to timeline and availability of placements) 
  • Withdrawal from the Field Experience; a grade of 'W' is entered for the EDFE course (normally, without refund); the student will repeat the Field Experience (EDFE) course when next regularly offered in their program 
  • Permission to repeat the Field Experience; a grade of 'D' is entered for the EDFE course, signifying that the Field Experience was not passed successfully; the student will repeat the Field Experience (EDFE) course when next regularly offered in their program; please note, students may repeat a Field Experience only once throughout the course of their program 
  • Failure of the Field Experience following unsatisfactory evaluation reports; a grade of 'F' is entered for the EDFE course, signifying that the Field Experience was not passed successfully; as per Faculty regulations, students with a grade of 'F' in a Field Experience will immediately be placed into Unsatisfactory Standing and be required to withdraw from the program; students are eligible to apply for readmission after one calendar year and will be subject to a review by the Student Affairs Committee 

When an MATL student teacher is dismissed from an Internship, possible outcomes include:

  • Reassignment in the same semester (subject to timeline and availability of placements)
  • Withdrawal from the Internship; a grade of 'W' is entered for the EDIN course (normally, without refund); the student will repeat the Internship (EDIN) course when next regularly offered in their program
  • Permission to repeat the Internship following unsatisfactory evaluation reports; a grade of 'F' is entered for the EDIN course, signifying that the Internship was not passed successfully, as per Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' Failure Policy; please note, graduate students may only receive two 'F's in the course of their program; if this is a student's first 'F', they will continue on in their program and repeat the Internship when next regularly offered; if this is a student's second 'F', they will be withdrawn from the university 
  • Failure of the Internship following; a grade of 'F' is entered for the EDIN course, signifying that the Internship was not passed successfully; if this is a student's second 'F', they will be withdrawn from the university; if this is a student's first 'F' but it is determined by the ISA Director that withdrawal from the program is warranted, an Unsatisfactory Performance Report will be forwarded to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies who will make the final determination as to the student's continuation in or withdrawal from the university 

Co-requisite Course Outcomes: In cases where a Student Teacher withdraws or is withdrawn from a Field Experience and/or is issued an early dismissal, the outcome of co-requisite courses and associated fees will be determined by the ISA Director in consultation with appropriate representatives from the department(s) offering the co-requisite(s).

 

​MATL and B.Ed. students have the right to appeal any final outcome of a Field Experience (EDFE) or Internship (EDIN) course through the Student Affairs Committee. For details, please contact the isa.education [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Information%20about%20SAC) (Internships & Student Affairs Office)

Please note, regardless of the outcome of a Field Experience or Internship, all EDFE and EDIN courses are subject to normal fees. 


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