BEd Specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language

Program Requirements

Specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language (120 credits)

60

credits:

TESL 221 Phonology for Teachers (3.00)
TESL 231 Modern English Grammar (3.00)
TESL 326 TESL Pedagogy: General (6.00)
TESL 330 Computers in Language Learning (3.00)
TESL 331 Grammar for Teachers (3.00)
TESL 341 Language Acquisition (3.00)
TESL 351 History of the English Language (3.00)
TESL 415 Testing, Evaluation and Course Design (3.00)
TESL 426 Pedagogy: Primary (6.00)
TESL 427 Pedagogy: Secondary (3.00)
TESL 466 Internship: Primary I (3.00)
TESL 467 Internship: Secondary I (3.00)
TESL 471 Teaching Language Arts: Secondary (3.00)
TESL 486 Internship: Primary II (6.00)
TESL 487 Internship: Secondary II (6.00)
TESL 488 Internship Seminar (3.00)

15

credits:

EDUC 210 Psychology of Education (6.00)
EDUC 445 Education in Quebec (3.00)
EDUC 450 The Inclusive Classroom: Educating Exceptional Children (3.00)
EDUC 454 Diversity in the Classroom (3.00)

6

credits chosen from:

ENGL 212 English Composition — Stage I (3.00)
ENGL 213 English Composition — Stage II (3.00)
ENGL 396 Content Creation and Management in Professional Writing (6.00)

9credits chosen from courses in English literature, of which three credits must be from Canadian Literature
6credits in a third language other than English or French
24credits of elective courses chosen from a list approved by the Department

Notes

  • To be recommended for Quebec Teachers Certification Service for a “Brevet d’enseignement : autorisation personnelle permanente” (a teaching diploma), students must achieve at least a “C” grade in methodology courses: TESL 326, TESL 330, TESL 331, TESL 426, TESL 427, TESL 471 and achieve a “pass” in the practice teaching courses: TESL 466, TESL 467, TESL 486, and TESL 487 that are marked on a pass/fail basis.
  • Students who obtain a passing grade that is below the level required for recommendation for the teaching diploma are placed on conditional standing within the program and are so informed in writing by the TESL program director. Students are allowed to repeat the course(s) in question only once in order to achieve the required grade. (For the status of this grade as part of the student record, see Section 16.2.6 Repetition of Courses).
  • Students who fail to achieve the minimum grade in two methodology/practice teaching courses (i.e. failing to achieve a grade of “C” in a methodology course or a “pass” in a practice teaching course) are withdrawn from the TESL Specialization program and are also so informed in writing by the TESL program director (see Section 16.2.6 Repetition of Courses).
  • Students who obtain a failing grade (F, R, or NR) in any of the courses listed above as methodology and practicum teaching are withdrawn from the program and are also informed in writing by the TESL program director (see Section 16.2.6 Repetition of Courses under Section 16.2 Curriculum Regulations).
  • Prior to the start of their third internship, students must demonstrate proficiency in the language of instruction on an exam recognized by the MEES (EDUC 200).
  • Upon successful completion of the BEd (TESL) program and after application to the Office of the Registrar, a graduate may be recommended to the Quebec Teachers Certification Service for a “Brevet d’enseignement : autorisation personnelle permanente” (a teaching diploma). Graduates who wish to teach ESL in francophone schools must satisfy the French proficiency requirements of the school board to which they apply.
  • Students are responsible for satisfying their particular degree requirements.

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