Education

 

The Faculty of Education is responsible for the professional preparation of teachers. At least three positions per year are available for applicants of Aboriginal ancestry who have met the admission requirements and provide the necessary documentation.

 

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary)

The Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) degree program is designed to prepare teachers for kindergarten through grade six. The program is offered as both a first degree and a second degree. Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by Jan. 15 in any year.

Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a First Degree

The Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a First Degree is a full-time, 150 credit hour program which includes a 15 credit hour teaching internship. This program begins in the Fall semester. A French immersion option is available in this program at the St. John’s campus. An applicant who is interested in this option should contact edadmiss@mun.ca at the earliest opportunity.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a First Degree program, students must have successfully completed 60 credit hours with either a cumulative average of at least 65 per cent or an average of at least 65 per cent on the last attempted 30 credit hours.

The 60 credit hours must include:

  • 12 credit hours in English, including at least six credit hours at the 2000 level or above. (ESL courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.)
  • six credit hours in mathematics or three credit hours in calculus
  • six credit hours in psychology
  • Science 1150 and 1151; or nine credit hours from three separate science areas, to be chosen from biochemistry, biology, chemistry, Earth sciences, environmental science, ocean sciences or physics; or a focus area in science.
  • six credit hours chosen in any combination from anthropology, archaeology, economics, folklore, geography, history, linguistics, political science, religious studies, sociology
  • six credit hours in French (recommended) or six credit hours in a single language other than English or demonstration of equivalent competency in a second language
  • 15 credit hours, as listed in the University Calendar, as part of a focus area
  • additional credit hours from subject areas other than education.

Consideration will be given to the courses for which students are registered at the time of application. In assessing applications for the program, consideration will be given to the student’s overall academic performance, personal statement and references as outlined on the application to the faculty. Note: Applicants who will have completed all requirements for admission by the end of the Spring semester of the year that admission is being sought will only be considered as time and resources permit.

 

Sample program for first year

Students will normally take the following courses in their first year:

Sample program

Fall SemesterWinter Semester
Mathematics 1050Mathematics 1051
Science 1150Science 1151
focus area coursefocus area course
a course in either
French or psychology
a course in either
French or psychology
English 1090English 1191, 1192, 1193 or 1110

 

 


Focus areas

Students must select one focus area from the subjects listed below:

Englishmathematics
folkloremusic
French (core)physical education
French immersionreligious studies
geographyscience
historytheatre arts
linguisticsvisual arts

An applicant with French as a focus area must have written the DELF Tout Public (Level B2) and must have received at least a grade of 70 per cent with no less than 60 per cent in any one skill area of the exam.

Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree

The Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree is a full time 72 credit hour program which includes a 15 credit hour teaching internship. It is intended for candidates who have already completed an appropriate bachelor’s degree.

This program is available at the St. John’s campus as well as the Grenfell Campus. A French immersion option is available in this program at the St. John’s campus. This is a 16-month program beginning in the Spring semester.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree program, students must have been awarded a bachelor’s degree or been approved (prior to program start-up) for the award of a bachelor’s degree from a university recognized by Memorial University; achieved a cumulative average of at least 65 per cent or an average of at least 65 per cent on the last attempted 30 credit hours; and completed a minimum of:

  • six credit hours in English (ESL courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.)
  • six credit hours in mathematics or three credit hours in calculus
  • six credit hours in psychology
  • Science 1150 and 1151 or six credit hours in science in any combination to be chosen from: biochemistry, biology, chemistry, Earth sciences, environmental science, ocean sciences or physics (It is recommended that students have nine credit hours in science.).
  • six credit hours in any combination to be chosen from: anthropology, archaeology, economics, folklore, geography, history, linguistics, political science, religious studies and sociology
  • six credit hours in French (recommended) or six credit hours in a single language other than English or demonstration of equivalent competency in a second language
  • completed all courses required for a focus area as listed in the University Calendar or the completion of a major or minor within the initial bachelor’s degree program in a subject area classified as a focus area.

An applicant with French as a focus area must have written the DELF Tout Public (Level B2) and must have received at least a grade of 70 per cent with no less than 60 per cent in any one skill area of the exam. An applicant must also have completed at least eight weeks at an approved Francophone institution or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment.

In assessing applications for the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree program, consideration will be given to the student’s overall academic performance, personal statement and references as outlined on the application to the faculty.

Bachelor of Music Conjoint with Bachelor of Music Education

The Bachelor of Music conjoint with Bachelor of Music Education is a five-year conjoint degree program, consisting of a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Music Education, offered in conjunction with the School of Music. The program is designed for the preparation of school music teachers and other professional positions related to music education.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission, students must have successfully completed a minimum of 45 credit hours with either a cumulative average of at least 65 per cent or an average of at least 65 per cent on the last attempted 30 credit hours.

At the time of application, students must have been formally admitted to, and be in clear standing with, the School of Music.

The 45 credit hours must include:

  • six credit hours in English and/or critical reading and writing courses
  • at least three credit hours from the following: Music 3221, 3222, 3231, 3232, 3233, 3241, 3242, 3261, 3281, 3282
  • at least twelve credit hours in music in addition to the three credit hours chosen above

Applications for admission are considered once a year, normally for the Fall semester. Deadline for submission of applications is Jan. 15 in any year. Consideration will be given to the Winter semester courses for which students are registered at the time of application. Applications for admission apply to the education component of the conjoint degree program only.

For appropriate first-semester courses please refer to the First Semester Program for students entering the B. Mus. degree program.

Contact information

For additional information please contact:
Dr. Ellen Waterman
ellenw@mun.ca
www.mun.ca/music

Bachelor of Music Education as a Second Degree


The Bachelor of Music Education as a Second Degree is a 45 credit hour degree program for students who have already been awarded a Bachelor of Music. This program is the same as the music education component of the conjoint program. The program is designed to prepare music teachers in all facets of school music education: foundations of music education; primary/elementary, intermediate/secondary classroom music; and choral and instrumental music education. The program consists of 30 credit hours of course work in music education and general foundational education and a 15 credit hour teaching internship.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission, students must have been awarded a Bachelor of Music (or equivalent) from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Applications for admission are considered once a year, normally for the Fall semester. Deadline for submission of applications is Jan. 15 in any year. Consideration will be given to the Winter semester courses for which students are registered at the time of application.

Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary)

This is a second degree program designed to prepare teachers of Grades 7 - 12. Following completion of an appropriate first degree, students attend full-time for three consecutive semesters.

Applications for admission are considered once a year and for the Fall semester only. The deadline for submission of faculty applications to the Office of the Registrar is Jan. 15 in any year.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission, individuals must have:

  • been awarded a bachelor’s degree from Memorial University or a university recognized by Memorial University
  • completed 36 credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines, (business studies, Newfoundland and Labrador studies and religious studies cannot be used to satisfy the 36 credit hour requirement)
  • completed 24 credit hours in a second subject listed under Academic Disciplines,
  • achieved an overall average of at least 65 per cent in each of the sets of courses chosen above.

Consideration will be given to the courses for which students are registered at the time of application. In assessing applications to the Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) program, consideration will be given to the student’s average in each of the two academic disciplines, overall academic performance, personal statement and references as outlined on the application to the faculty.

Candidates who are registered in the final semester of their first bachelor’s degree program during the Winter semester must have satisfied the academic requirements set out above, upon completion of their first degree program. Applicants completing degrees from a university other than Memorial University must submit an official transcript denoting the award of their first degree. These applicants must supply transcripts indicating Winter semester grades no later than June 15.

Note: Applicants who will have completed all requirements for admission by the end of the Spring semester of the year that admission is being sought will be considered as time and resources permit.

Academic disciplines

Academic disciplines are listed below. Courses from other disciplines deemed by the Admissions Committee to be equivalent to courses in any of the listed academic disciplines will be acceptable.

biochemistryhistory
biologygeography
business studies*mathematics (may include statistics)
chemistryNewfoundland and Labrador studies*
Earth sciencesphysical education
economicsphysics
Englishpolitical science
environmental sciencereligious studies*
French**theatre arts
general sciencevisual arts

* These subjects are only available as a second discipline. Business studies requires at least a minor in business administration.

** An applicant who uses French as an academic discipline must have written the DELF Tout Public (Level B2) and must have received at least a grade of 70 per cent with no less than 60 per cent in any one skill area of the exam. An applicant must also have completed at least eight weeks (first academic discipline) or at least four weeks (second academic discipline) at an approved Francophone institution in a French speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment.

For further information on the complement of courses suitable for these disciplines, please see the University Calendar or the Faculty of Education website: www.mun.ca/educ.

Sample program

For sample programs of first-year courses, please see the appropriate section for the bachelor’s degree being completed in the first instance.

Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) Conjoint with the Diploma in Technology Education

This is a second degree program designed to prepare both intermediate/secondary and technology education teachers. Students complete a number of courses that address the development of basic skills and competencies in a variety of technological areas and how to apply them through design and problem solving processes in a school classroom/laboratory setting. All students attend full time for four consecutive semesters.

Admission requirements:

To be considered for admission, individuals must have:

  • been awarded a bachelor’s degree from Memorial University or a university recognized by Memorial University
  • completed 36 credit hours in a subject listed under academic disciplines
  • achieved an overall average of at least 65 per cent in the set of courses chosen to meet the requirement above.

Applications for admission are considered once a year and for the Spring semester only. The deadline for submission of faculty applications to the Office of the Registrar is Jan. 15 in any year. Consideration will be given to the courses for which students are registered at the time of application. In assessing applications, consideration will be given to the student’s average in the academic discipline, overall academic performance, personal statement and references as outlined on the application to the faculty.

Academic disciplines

Academic disciplines are deemed to be the disciplines on the following list. Courses from other disciplines deemed by the Admissions Committee to be equivalent to courses in any of the listed academic disciplines will be acceptable.

biochemistryhistory
biologygeography
business studies*mathematics (may include statistics)
chemistryNewfoundland and Labrador studies*
Earth sciencesphysical education
economicsphysics
Englishpolitical science
environmental sciencereligious studies*
French**theatre arts
general sciencevisual arts

* These subjects are only available as a second discipline. Business studies requires at least a minor in business administration.
** An applicant who uses French as an academic discipline must have written the DELF Tout Public (Level B2) and must have received at least a grade of 70 per cent with no less than 60 per cent in any one skill area of the exam. An applicant must also have completed at least eight weeks at an approved Francophone institution in a French speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment.

For further information on the complement of courses suitable for these disciplines, please see the University Calendar or the Faculty of Education website: www.mun.ca/educ.

Sample program

For sample programs of first-year courses, please see the appropriate section for the bachelor’s degree being completed in the first instance.

 

Contact information

For additional information please contact:
edadmiss@mun.ca
www.mun.ca/educ

 

Contact

Guide to First Year

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca