With registrations in education programs declining, ULaval announces master’s program to train teachers

September 21, 2021
Registrations in certain education programs at Université Laval have been trending downward while schools are experiencing a shortage of teachers, reports Journal de Montréal. While there is a need for primary English and music teachers and secondary math and French teachers, registrations in these programs are at the lowest they have been in six years. ULaval educational sciences faculty dean Fernand Gervais explained that attracting students to these paths is a longstanding issue. To address the problem, ULaval will be creating new master’s degree programs that will qualify those with a bachelor’s degree in select programs to teach secondary or primary school. Gervais said that the earliest the program could be implemented would be the beginning of the 2023 school year. Journal de Montréal (QC)