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Faculty of Education launches K-6 STEM teacher education program

Dr. Mary Stordy, Faculty of Education

An innovative program launched by Memorial’s Faculty of Education will help to position the institution at the leading edge of STEM teacher education in Canada.

“The program responds to increasing local, national and international focus on the sciences, digital technologies, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in schools,” said Dr. Kirk Anderson, dean, Faculty of Education. “It’s an exciting time to be in the Faculty of Education — elements of this program are unique and it’s the first of its kind in the country."

Aimed at university students who are completing a degree, this two-year, post-degree program will qualify graduates to teach school children at the kindergarten to Grade 6 levels.

Read about it in the Gazette.

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Grad student to receive national award for masters thesis

Heather Gower-Faculty of Education graduate

Faculty of Education graduate, Heather Gower, will receive the 2018 Master’s Thesis Award from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

Ms. Gower’s thesis was entitled “The Consideration of Counsellor Personal Qualities in Admissions to Canadian Counselling and Counselling Psychology Master’s Programs.”

“I talked to a subset of Canadian faculty from these kinds of masters programs, both about the counsellor qualities they deem important to practice, as well as how they assess these qualities during the admissions stages of their programs,” she said. “I also looked at how they might ideally do so.”

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Education grad earns sports award

Michael Scott - All Canadian Award 2016-17

Michael Scott, a full-time student athlete and Faculty of Education graduate, is one of 39 Memorial students who received a U Sports Academic All-Canadian Award for the 2016-17 academic year.

Mr. Scott, who was a member of the university’s varsity cross-country running team, graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education in the spring of 2016 and is currently teaching.

The Academic All-Canadian Award goes to full-time student athletes who have maintained an 80-per-cent average or higher while playing on one of the university’s varsity teams.

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