After 63 years at Macdonald College, the Faculty of Education moved into a newly constructed building at 3700 McTavish St.
In 1960, Quebec’s Royal Commission of Inquiry on Education (The Parent Report) recommended that Saint Joseph’s Teacher’s College quickly ally itself to a university. However, it would take ten years for the merger to take place. In 1970, the College became part of the Faculty of Education at McGill, in its new building on the downtown campus.
A new three-year post-CEGEP Bachelor of Education degree was launched, offering diverse programs.
The Division of Educational Leadership (DEL) was established for the in-service professional development of school principals. Also established the same year, the Division of Educational Computer Applications (DECA) offered instruction for already practicing teachers on how to implement the use of computers in education. Enrolments reached 987 undergraduate and 419 graduate students.
The Certificate in Native and Northern Education, a program to prepare teachers for teaching in Inuit communities, was approved.