Teacher Training and Teacher Certification
Section 23.1 Introduction
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 Section 31.090 Department of Education and Section 31.090.1 Teaching English as a Second Language.
Faculty of Fine Arts
Department of Art Education (See Section 81.40 Department of Art Education).
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.
Section 23.2 Eligibility/Admission Requirements
It is important to review the admissions regulations (see Section 13.3 Admission Requirements and residency requirements (see item 16.2.2 under Section 16.2 Curriculum Regulations) for eligibility in the MEES-approved programs.
Section 23.3 Application for Admission and Certification
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: concordia.ca/artsci/education.
Applicants for Art Education should consult Section 81.40 Department of Art Education and Section 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.
Section 23.4 Citizenship Requirements
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).
Section 23.5 Assistance
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