Teaching graduates from McGill waiting months to receive license


Some graduates of McGill University’s Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (MATL) program are frustrated after waiting months to receive their Ministry of Education-approved teaching licence. McGill must send the MATL graduates’ documents to the Ministry of Education before the graduates can receive a license that will allow them to teach anywhere in Canada. However, 45 MATL graduates have said that their documents have not been sent to the ministry, preventing them from finding teaching positions. According to McGill spokesperson Claire Loewen, the issue is reportedly due to a software system change for graduate students and “an unforeseen complication [that] occurred affecting the MATL student records.” Lowen told CBC that the students’ credits have undergone a review process, were verified, and have been sent to the ministry for licensing.

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