MELS 12 Teaching Competencies

Below is a list of the 12 Competencies required from Teachers in the Quebec Curriculum:

Competency 1: To act as a professional inheritor, critic and interpreter of knowledge whencteaching students.

Competency 2: To communicate clearly in the language of instruction, both orally and in writing, using correct grammar, in various contexts related to teaching.

Competency 3: To develop teaching/learning situations that are appropriate to the
students concerned and the subject content with a view to developing the
competencies targeted in the programs of study.

Competency 4: To pilot teaching/learning situations that are appropriate to the students concerned and to the subject content with a view to developing the competencies targeted in the programs of study.

Competency 5: To evaluate student progress in learning the subject content and mastering the related competencies.

Competency 6: To plan, organize and supervise a class in such a way as to promote students’ learning and social development.

Competency 7: To adapt his or her teaching to the needs and characteristics of students with learning disabilities, social maladjustments or handicaps.

Competency 8: To integrate information and communication technologies (ICT) in the preparation and delivery of teaching/learning activities and for instructional management and professional development purposes.

Competency 9: To cooperate with school staff, parents, partners in the community and students in pursuing the educational objectives of the school.

Competency 10: To cooperate with members of the teaching team in carrying out tasks involving the development and evaluation of competencies targeted in the programs of study, taking into account the students concerned.

Competency 11: To engage in professional development individually and with others

Competency 12: To demonstrate ethical and responsible professional behaviour in the performance of his or her duties.

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