Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching and Learning (Non-Thesis): Social Sciences Option (60 credits)

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Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

This M.A. in Teaching and Learning; Non-Thesis is a 60-credit, post-graduate degree leading to teacher certification. It comprises 45 credits of courses, coupled with 15 credits (minimum of 630 hours) of internship. This professional program offers teacher certification to those already holding an undergraduate degree in a teachable subject area identified by the Quebec Ministry of Education. The program, which targets those with formal and/or non-formal teaching experience, begins with mandatory courses in the Summer term. Specific course sequences and progressions lead students to complete the program in either five or seven consecutive terms. Alternatively, the maximum time for completion of all program requirements is five years. Throughout the MATL, emphasis will be on the attainment of the Québec Education Program (QEP) professional competencies, and evidence of mastery of these will be demonstrated in order for students to successfully complete the program. In addition and as part of MATL program requirements, students will complete a self-directed capstone project and e-portfolio. Upon completion, students are recommended to the Quebec Ministry of Education for certification.

Required Courses (48 credits)

  • EDEM 690 Research Methods: Theory and Practice (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Overview of the epistemological foundations of a range of research methods, including but not limited to quantitative, philosophical, qualitative, arts-based, and mixed methods. Students will learn techniques to conduct research and to develop a research proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Anila Asghar (Fall) Anila Asghar (Winter)

    • Fall, 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.

  • EDIN 601 Internship 1 (9 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDIN : Mentored student teaching in a school requiring a gradual increase in teaching and related duties. Students are expected to apprise themselves of internship dates, workload percentages and responsibilities at www.mcgill.ca/isa. Includes a 2-credit (26 hour) concurrent professional seminar providing support, developing reflexive thinking, examining classroom situations with a view to improving practice, including classroom management, and developing teacher collaboration and community-building. Practical implications of capstone research projects are developed. Artefacts are selected/contextualized for inclusion in e-portfolios. Professional Competencies are addressed, developed and assessed. Students must pass both the 'mentored student teaching' and the ‘professional seminar' components to pass the course.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Constance Buki, Fiona J Benson (Fall) Lisa Starr, Fiona J Benson, Nicole Marie Bourassa (Winter)

  • EDIN 602 Internship 2 (10 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDIN : Mentored student teaching in a school requiring full responsibility for lesson planning, student learning, classroom management, and evaluation. Students are expected to apprise themselves of internship dates, workload percentages and responsibilities at www.mcgill.ca/isa. Includes 2-credit concurrent professional seminar providing support/discussion of professional and ethical considerations during internship and as novice teachers. Capstone research projects (CPRs) are completed and presented in a professional conference context. Artefacts are selected and refined for inclusion in completed e-portfolios. Professional Competencies are developed and assessed. Students must pass both 'mentored student teaching' and 'professional seminar' components, including CRP presentation, to pass the course.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Sabrina Jafralie, Fiona J Benson, Constance Buki (Fall) Lisa Starr (Winter)

  • EDPS 600 Introductory Professional Seminar (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDPS : Designed to foster deep thinking about the complex educational endeavour of becoming a teacher. Considers what shapes the development of theoretical and empirical work on teachers’ roles, identities and professionalism. Introduces Teacher Inquiry as a framework for the study of teaching and learning. The capstone research project and professional e-portfolio are introduced. Professional Competencies are addressed, developed and assessed.

    Terms: Summer 2017

    Instructors: Constance Buki, Sabrina Jafralie (Summer)

    • Corequisite: EDTL 506

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

  • EDSL 500 Foundations and Issues in Second Language Education (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Introduction of second language (L2) education; an overview of contributing disciplines (e.g., linguistics, psychology, sociology and education). A history of theory and various methodological approaches to L2 teaching and learning is used to promote an understanding of current theory and practice.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Sarah Leu, Caroline Joan Riches, Lauren Anne Godfrey-Smith (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Restricted to students in the Graduate Certificate in TESL.

  • EDTL 500 Applications of Educational Psychology Across Classrooms (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    EDTL : Selected contemporary theories of human learning and development and their evidence base, including models of individual difference, learning styles, independence and motivation. Implications of selected theoretical models and evidence for educational practice, planning and professional reflection in inclusive classrooms. The role of parents, families/guardians and the complementary role of ancillary educational services in relation to classroom applications of theories. All addressed through the development of professional competencies.

    Terms: Summer 2017

    Instructors: Maria Di Stasio, Caroline Joan Riches (Summer)

    • Winter

    • Offered by: Educational and Counselling Psychology

  • EDTL 506 Philosophy of Education (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    EDTL : An exploration of philosophical underpinnings of educational theories as they inform professional practice. Reflections on aims of education, knowledge and values, nature of schooling and curriculum, roles and responsibilities of professional educators. All addressed through the development of professional competencies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • 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.

  • EDTL 508 Critical Influences on Educational Praxis (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    EDTL : Implications of intercultural/multicultural, global, environmental and social justice advances as these affect critical thinking and inform practice in the classroom. Addressed through the development of professional competencies.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Steve Jordan, Philip S Howard (Fall) Rosalind Hampton (Winter) Rosalind Hampton (Summer)

    • **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.

  • EDTL 515 English Exam for Teacher Certification

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

    Overview

    EDTL : Two hour exam designed to assess teacher candidates' competency in the language of instruction - MELS requirement for teacher certification in the Quebec school system. Students are permitted 4 attempts to pass this exam; it must be passed before commencing the First Internship (EDIN 601). Any student unsuccessful after 4 attempts must withdraw from the program.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Jill Brook (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to Graduate students in the M.A. In Teaching and Learning, seeking teacher certification by MELS.

  • EDTL 601 Cross-curricular Teaching Methods (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDTL : Emphasis on pedagogical knowledge in planning and carrying out instruction that meets curriculum goals, is relevant to learners, and is based upon principles of effective instruction. Addressed through the development of professional competencies.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Lisa Starr, Nicole Marie Bourassa (Fall)

  • EDTL 604 Techniques for Assessment (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDTL : Exploring the role of assessment in teaching and learning with attention to the Quebec context. Topics include the QEP competencies, kinds of information needed, techniques for collection and ways of interpretation in order to make educational decisions. Principles and methods for assessment with and without tests are discussed and practiced. Addressed through the development of professional competencies.

    Terms: Summer 2017

    Instructors: Lisa Starr, Nicole Marie Bourassa (Summer)

  • EDTL 609 Diverse Learners (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDTL : Current research and practice in educating students who have a variety of individual needs and strengths. The complex interplay between individual and contextual factors that impact learning in the modern classroom. Examination of abilities/disabilities, school and classroom dynamics, and teachers' roles in promoting an inclusive environment. Focus on applicable, practical skills such as curriculum design and modification, formal/informal assessment procedures, universal design for instruction, home-school collaborations, and differentiated instruction.

    Terms: Summer 2017

    Instructors: Karen Cohen-Gazith (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: EDTL 500

    • Offered by: Educational and Counselling Psychology

    • Students will practice applying principles of inclusive education to academic, emotional, behavioral, social, physical, and other relevant realms of diverse classrooms with the goal of developing professional competencies applicable to multi-dimensional educational environments.

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

  • EDTL 633 Applied Methods in Teaching Social Science in Sec. School (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDTL : Underpinnings of educational theories and current research in secondary social sciences education. Topics include the nature, content, methodology and implications of professional practice. All addressed through the development of professional competencies. Parts of this course may be undertaken in school settings.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Boghos Zanazanian (Winter)

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

3 credits selected from (in accordance with second specialization in Geography or Ethics & Religious Culture):

  • EDTL 612 Adv Applied Meth in Teach'g Ethics&ReligCulture in Sec Sch (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDTL : Continuation of topics covered in EDTL 633 and an examination of the ethics, and religious culture program in the secondary school, focusing on the conceptual framework, philosophical orientations and teaching practices. Addressed through the development of appropriate professional competencies. Parts of this course may be undertaken in school settings.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: John E Commins (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EDIN 601 and EDTL 633

    • Restriction: Open to MATL candidates having History & Citizenship Ethics & Religious Culture as a teaching subject area.

    • Corequisite: EDIN 602

  • EDTL 634 Adv Applied Meth in Teaching Social Sciences in Sec. School (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDTL : Continuation of topics covered in EDTL 633. A focus on geography as addressed in the secondary school curriculum is also included. Addressed through the development of appropriate professional competencies.Parts of this course may be undertaken in school settings.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: John E Commins (Fall)

3 credits from:

  • EDEC 612 Digital Media and Learning (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course addresses emerging theories, pedagogies, and practices related to youth learning through digital media and online participatory cultures. Through direct engagement with multiple forms of digital media and youth, students will consider implications for teaching and learning within and beyond schools.

    Terms: Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Christian Ehret (Winter) Christian Ehret, Lisa Trimble (Summer)

    • Fall

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, when offered in the summer term, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day.

    • Please note: students taking this course as part of a Teacher Education Program leading to certification will also integrate e-portfolios.

  • EDEC 620 Meanings of Literacy (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Investigation of basic issues related to definitions of literacy. Issues include new directions in literacy and education, the need for non-print literacies in contemporary life, and the challenges these changes present for educators.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEM 620.

Electives (6 credits)

In consultation with the MATL Program Adviser, students select 6 credits from 500- or 600-level courses related to Education, or to their Social Sciences subject area (History & Citizenship AND Geography OR Ethics & Religious Culture). Students who choose to complete the Teaching in Second Language Contexts option must take EDSL 505 and either EDSL 512 or EDSL 515.

Faculty of Education—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 26, 2016) (disclaimer)