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PERFORMA (Perfectionnement et Formation des Maîtres au Collégial) is a department of the Faculty of Education at the University of Sherbrooke. It offers graduate level certificates, diplomas and degrees in college-level teaching for CEGEP teachers. PERFORMA programs include both French and English streams.

In the English stream, college teachers in Quebec can choose to enroll in the Master Teacher Program to work towards either:

  1. A Graduate Certificate in College Teaching (G.C.C.T.) – 15 credits
  2. Graduate Diploma in College Teaching (G.E.) – 30 credits
  3. Master of Education in College Teaching (M.Ed.) – 45 credits

To access the English version of PERFORMA (University of Sherbrooke) public site where you can view the most recently published course schedule, please click here.

Visitez le site public version française de PERFORMA (Université de Sherbrooke)  pour toutes informations concernant les programmes PERFORMA offertes en français. Pour connaitre le plus récente programmation des activités de perfectionnement offerte, veuillez cliquez ici. Veuillez prendre note qu’il y a des dates limites pour s’inscrire.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will it cost me to be admitted to the University of Sherbrooke and to register for courses?

University of Sherbrooke fees: $85.00 one-time admission fee, $107.90 (to be verified) tuition fee per credit, and a $33.00 administrative fee per academic year.
The hosting college will charge you an administration fee of $30.00 on the first day of class.
You may be able to recoup the above costs through your college’s professional development fund.

How long will it take me to complete the final fifteen (15) credits of the Master of Education in College Teaching?

That depends almost entirely on you and the workload you assume.
The maximum period allowed by the University of Sherbrooke to complete the fifteen (15) credits of the research component is fourteen (14) semesters.

What computer equipment will I need to participate in the courses?

For classes on Adobe Connect and for participants from the outlying areas for ALL classes, you will need:

  • a computer with high-speed Internet access
  • a Webcam
  • headset and microphone (if not built-in to your computer).

Before classes begin, it is imperative that you test your equipment using Adobe Connect and Moodle.  See your local Performa representative for instructions.

How can I assure that I will be free on Friday afternoons to take a course?

We encourage you to meet with your Department Chair to request a schedule with Friday afternoon open to take a course.
Your request must be submitted to the college 60 days prior to the start of the following semester. Check with the DTU on any support you may need.

Can I register in the program if I am a part-time teacher or if I don't know whether my contract will be renewed?

Once you are admitted to the University of Sherbrooke in the PERFORMA program, you have the right to take courses continuously in the program even if you are no longer employed at a Cegep in Quebec.

If I have taught for years, what will these courses offer me?

The courses will give you the opportunity for continuing development in the art and science of Cegep teaching.  In addition, through your participation, you will make a contribution to the less experienced teachers.

If I am teaching in more than one cegep, which PERFORMA Representative should I contact?

Contact the cegep where you feel most at home or have the heaviest teaching load.

Will I receive an increase in scholarity or an increase in pay?

Contact the Human Resources Department in your college for a complete explanation as certain conditions may apply.

Do any of the courses have pre-requisites?

Core Courses: Assessment as Learning (PED-602) has a pre-requisite of (PED-601)
Elective Courses for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma: Teaching with Technology, level 2 (PED-621) has two pre-requisites; (PED-601) and (PED-609).
Graduate Diploma Program: pre-requisite is completion of the Graduate Certificate.  The course Constructing Knowledge Across the Disciplines (COL-869) has a pre-requisite of (COL-855).
Master of Education Research Component: pre-requisites are completion of the Graduate Certificate and at least twenty-four (24) credits in the Graduate Diploma program.  The five courses in the Research Component are sequential.

Can I register for a course if I don't live in the Montreal region?

Yes.  Participants from colleges in outlying areas can participate in the class through Adobe Connect.

Last Modified: November 5, 2018