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Teacher Training and Teacher Certification

Section 23

Please note that the current version of the Undergraduate Calendar is up to date as of February 2021.

Teacher Training and Teacher Certification:

Roma Medwid
Executive Director
Concordia Teacher Education Council

Mailing Address:
Office of the Provost and Vice‑President, Academic
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Room S‑GM 806
Montreal, Quebec  H3G 1M8

514‑848‑2424, ext. 8725


The Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) certifies teachers for the primary and secondary schools of the province, following completion of an approved 120‑credit program. This certification is also subject to legislative provisions on judicial antecedents and satisfying the requirements of a MEES‑approved test of English language proficiency. The MEES recognizes Concordia University as a centre for teacher training. Concordia offers three MEES‑approved programs that grant teaching licences (brevets d’enseignement). Because Concordia University has chosen not to organize its teacher training programs into a single Faculty, the programs are listed under different Faculties and departments. Students interested in pursuing teacher training and certification are asked to consult with the appropriate Faculties and academic departments for further information. These are:

Faculty of Arts and Science
Department of Education (See §31.090 and §31.090.1)

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (120 credits)
  • Bachelor of Education (BEd), Specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language (120 credits)

Faculty of Fine Arts
Department of Art Education (See §81.40)

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Specialization in Art Education – Visual Arts (120 credits)

Concordia offers other certificate and diploma programs. Please refer to the Undergraduate Calendar for certificate programs, and the School of Graduate Studies Calendar for diploma and graduate certificate programs.


It is important to review the admissions regulations (see §13.3) and residency requirements (see §16.2.2) for eligibility in the MEES-approved programs.


Applicants apply online for admission. In addition, a separate department application form is required for the BA Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and for the BEd Specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language. These application forms should be downloaded from the Department of Education’s website:
Applicants for Art Education should consult §81.40.1 Admission to the Specialization, Major, and Minor in Art Education – Visual Arts.

Prior to graduation, forms to apply for teacher certification are available from the Office of the Registrar.


Permanent teacher certification in Quebec is only available for Canadian citizens and students who have landed immigrant status or who hold an appropriate work permit in accordance with Immigration Law of Quebec (L.R.Q., I‑0.2).


Graduates of Concordia University with certification problems should contact:
Direction de la formation et de la titularisation du personnel scolaire
Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur
1035, rue de la Chevrotière, 28e étage
Québec (Québec)  G1R 5A5
Telephone: 418‑643‑2948
Fax: 418‑643‑2149

2021‑22 Concordia University Undergraduate Calendar

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