John Abbott College in Montreal is pleased to announce that 18 of its teachers and staff received recognition of their Master Teacher Program Certificate, Diploma, or Master Degree at the recent 2018 Graduate Recognition Ceremony which was held at Champlain College, St. Lambert Campus, on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:15 p.m.
This Graduate Recognition Ceremony is an event that is held every two years and celebrates the accomplishments of the Cegep teachers and staff who complete one of the three programs offered within the Master Teacher Program (MTP). The Master Teacher Program is a graduate-level, education program for Cegep teachers, offered by the Université de Sherbrooke.
Graduate Certificate in College Teaching (GCCT): Participants who take the Certificate program are taught the pedagogical basics of excellent teaching skills, knowledge, and attitudes in the four core courses: College Teaching and Course Design, Assessment as Learning, How Students Learn, and Instructional Strategies for Active Learning. From there, there are several elective courses to choose from: Inclusion, Developmental Psychology, Teaching with Technology, Dynamics and Diversity, Blended Learning, Group Work, Motivation, and Program Evaluation.
Graduate Diploma in College Teaching (D.E.): Participants who continue in the Master Teacher Program, take the next 15 credits to complete the Diploma program. Core courses include Constructing Knowledge in Your Discipline, Constructing Knowledge Across Disciplines, Philosophy of Education, Integration Seminar, as well as a few elective courses from the GCCT list above.
Master of Education in College Teaching (M.Ed.): Participants who continue to the end of the Master Teacher Program, complete the research portion of the program, both the theoretical and the practical components, and develop and conduct a research activity, often in their own college or classroom.
John Abbott College is proud to announce that we have 18 MTP graduates in total, with six employees who completed the 15-credit Graduate Certificate in College Teaching: David Campeau (Registrar’s Office), Gerald McGrath (Police Technologies), Cathy Pye Dutton (Computer Science), Josée Tessier (Dental Hygiene), Diane Williams (Nursing) and Meighan Wilson (Nursing)
Seven John Abbott employees completed the 30-credit Graduate Diploma in College Teaching: Debbie DesRivieres (Dental Hygiene), Tasha Keri (Nursing), Patricia Lawrence (Nursing), Cynthia McIntosh (Academic Advising), Adriana Petrulian (Biopharmaceuticial Technologies), Claudiu Scotnotis (Computer Science) and Josée Tessier (Dental Hygiene).
Five John Abbott College teachers completed the full 45-credit Master of Education in College Teaching degree: Paul Bazelais (Chemistry), Debbie DesRivieres (Dental Hygiene), Anila Hasko (Dental Hygiene), Patricia Lawrence (Nursing), Adriana Petrulian (Biopharmaceuticial Technologies), Patricia Lawrence (Nursing) and Rick Rock (Graphic and Web Design).
The Master Teacher Program is offered in English and is available to all individuals who work in a Quebec Cegep, teachers and staff alike. Courses are held in the Montreal-area Cegeps, however, thanks to the online, blended-learning structure of the program, Cegep teachers from anywhere in the province can attend online and participate fully in the activities being done in the physical classroom in Montreal. Some individual classes are designed where everyone, all the participants, the teacher, and the technical support person, are all online for the entire class, while other classes require that everyone attend physically, in-class, in Montreal. For more information about the Master Teacher Program, please visit the Université de Sherbrooke, Performa website.