Faculty of Education

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY/ELEMENTARY)

General Comment:

The Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) is a 150 credit hour, 5 year program designed to prepare teachers for kindergarten through grade six. All students will attend full time during the Professional Year, that involves both a specific set of courses and a field experience. The Professional Year is followed by a full semester teaching internship and a subsequent semester of study intended to allow students to build on strengths and remedy weaknesses that may have become apparent during the internship.
Basic computer keyboarding skills will be expected during the first semester of this program.

ADMISSION:

1) Applications for admission are considered once a year to the Fall semester only. The deadline for submission of applications is February 15. Consideration will be given to the courses for which students are registered at the time of application.

2) To be considered for admission students must have successfully completed 60 credit hours as outlined in Clauses a) - h) below with a cumulative average of at least 65% or an average of at least 65% on the last 30 credit hours which they have successfully completed. The 60 credit hours are:

a) twelve credit hours in English including two first year courses and English 2390 and English 3650
b) Mathematics 1050 AND 1051 OR Mathematics 1000 (or a Focus Area in Mathematics)
c) Psychology 1000, 1001
d) Science 1150 and 1151; or 9 credit hours in Science; 3 credit hours each to be chosen from Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, or Physics (or a Focus Area in Science)
e) six credit hours chosen in any combination from Anthropology, Economics, Folklore, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology
f) a standard of French acceptable to the Faculty. Students who have successfully completed any of the following will be deemed to have met the standard: the former French 1011 or higher, French 1500 or higher, a grade of 4 or better on the Advanced Placement French Language examination, permission of the Department of French and Spanish to enter French 1502 or higher.
g) fifteen credit hours as part of a Focus Area
h) additional credit hours from areas other than Education.

3) In assessing applications to the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) degree program, consideration will be given to student's:

a) average in the courses required for admission in Clauses 2a)-e) above;
b) overall academic performance; and
c) personal statement, references and resume as outlined on the application to the Faculty.

4) The Faculty reserves the right to deny admission to a candidate who, in the opinion of the Selections Committee, is deemed unsuitable for admission to a program.

5) In special circumstances the Committee on Undergraduate Studies, on recommendation from the Admissions Committee may, at its discretion, consider an applicant or group of applicants as an exception to the requirements outlined in Clauses 2) and 3).

NOTE: Students who decline an offer of admission to the Faculty of Education or who do not attend during the academic year in which admission is granted must, if they wish to be subsequently considered for admission, submit a new application in competition with other applicants.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY/ELEMENTARY)

1) 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.

2) Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) will be required to complete a minimum of 150 credit hours in accordance with Clauses 2) and 3) below. Appropriate courses completed prior to admission to the Faculty of Education will be included in the total number of courses required for the degree. Students:

a) will normally follow the Program Plan as outlined below;
b) must enrol full-time during the Professional Year; and
c) may enrol in the Internship only after successful completion of the Professional Year.

3) A candidate shall be required to complete a minimum of 75 credit hours in non-Education courses. These courses will normally be completed prior to the Professional Year. The courses are:

a) twelve credit hours in English, including English 2390 and English 3650
b) Science 1150 and 1151; or 9 credit hours in Science; 3 credit hours each to be chosen from Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, or Physics (or a Focus Area in Science)
c) Mathematics 1050 AND 1051 OR Mathematics 1000 (or a Focus Area in Mathematics)
d) Psychology 1000, 1001
e) six credit hours in any combination from Anthropology, Economics, Folklore, Geography, History, Political Science, or Sociology
f) Human Kinetics and Recreation (HKR) 2001
g) a standard of French acceptable to the Faculty. Students who have successfully completed any of the following will be deemed to have met the standard: the former French 1011 or higher, French 1500 or higher, a grade of 4 or better on the Advanced Placement French Language examination, permission of the Department of French and Spanish to enter French 1502 or higher.
h) eighteen to 24 credit hours as listed in one of the Focus Areas below, and
i) additional credit hours from areas outside of Education for a total of 75 credit hours

Focus Areas:

Art (18 credit hours):
-Visual Arts courses in Art History at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College may be used to satisfy this requirement in whole or in part.

English (24 credit hours):
-Six credit hours at the 1000 level
-2390 and 3650
-Three credit hours chosen from 2000 or 2110, 2001, 2005-2007, 2400*, 3200, 3201, 3395
-Three credit hours chosen from 2002-2004, 2010 or 2020, 2350, 2351
-Six credit hours chosen from 2150, 2151, 2152, 2155, 2156, 3145-3148, 3153*, 3155-3158

Folklore (24 credit hours):
-1000 or 2000
-2100, 2300, 2401, 2500
-Three credit hours chosen from 3450 or 3930
-Six credit hours chosen from the 3000 or 4000 level

French (18 credit hours):
-A maximum of 6 credit hours at the 1000 level
-2100 or equivalent
-2101 or equivalent
-2300 or equivalent
-3700 or 3101 equivalent
-At least five weeks at an approved francophone institution in a French speaking area.
-It is recommended that students complete at least one of 2900, 3650, 3651 3652, or 3653.
NOTE: Students may wish to select the French Immersion option listed at the end of Program Plan: Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary).

Geography (18 credit hours):
-1050, 2001, 2102, 2195, 2302, and an additional 3 credit hours
OR
-1000 and 1001 OR 1010 and 1011, and 2001, 2101, 2195, and 2302

History (18 credit hours):
-Six credit hours chosen from 1010-1015, 1100, 1101, 1200
-Six credit hours at the 2000 level
-3110, 3120

Linguistics (18 credit hours):
-1100 or 2100, or 1101
-2103, 2104, 2210
-Six credit hours chosen from 2500, 3000, 3100, 3104, 3150, 3155, 3201, 3212, 3850*
*At least 3 credit hours must be at the 3000-level

Mathematics (18 credit hours including):
No more than 6 credit hours at the 1000 level and at least 3 credit hours at the 3000 level.

Music (21 credit hours):
-1107, 1117, 1127 or 1137
-1108, 1118, 1128 or 1138
-2011, 2012
-2311, 2312

Physical Education (HKR) (18 credit hours):
-1000, 2210, 2300
-Nine credit hours chosen from 1001, 2002, 2310, 2320, 3300, 3360

Religious Studies (18 credit hours including):
-2051
-At least 3 credit hours from 1020, 2013, 2130, or 2140
-At least 6 credit hours at the 3000-level or above

Science (18 credit hours including):
At least 6 credit hours in each of two subject areas selected from Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, or Physics.

3) A candidate shall be required to complete a minimum of 75 credit hours in Education including the following:

a) Education 3120, 3131, 3273, 3312, 3322, 3484, 3543, 3618, 3619, 3940, 3951, 3952, 3962, 4362, 4383, and 4425
b) Six credit hours chosen from Education 2050, 2194, 3050, 3220 or 3230, 3755, 4205. For students whose Focus Areas are French, Physical Education, or Religious Studies, one of these courses will be determined by the particular focus area.
c) A 15 credit hour internship (Education 401X)
d) Further courses to complete the required total for the degree must be chosen from appropriate course offerings in the Faculty of Education.

* Inactive Course

PROGRAM PLAN: BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY/ELEMENTARY):
60 Credit Hours Required for Admission

EDUCATION SEMESTER ONE - FALL
Education 3618: Nature of the Primary/Elementary School Child - Development
Education 3951: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in the Primary/Elementary School I
HKR 2001: Introduction to Physical Education for Primary/Elementary Education Students
Two Non-education Electives

EDUCATION SEMESTER TWO - WINTER
Education 3484: Computers and Learning Resources for Primary/Elementary Teachers
Education 3619: Nature of the Primary/Elementary School Child - Learning and Cognition
Education 3952: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in the Primary/Elementary School II
Non-education Elective

EDUCATION SEMESTER THREE - FALL
(PROFESSIONAL YEAR SEMESTER ONE)
Four Education courses from 3120, 3131, 3273, 3312, 3322, 3940, 3962 (to be determined by the Office of Undergraduate Student Services)
One Education course from clause 3.b)
Non-credit Field Experience (five days)

EDUCATION SEMESTER FOUR - WINTER
(PROFESSIONAL YEAR SEMESTER TWO)
Four additional Education courses from 3120, 3131, 3273, 3322, 3543, 3940, 3962 (to be determined by the Office of Undergraduate Student Services)
One additional Education course from clause 3.b)
Non-credit Field Experience (five days)


EDUCATION SEMESTER FIVE - FALL
Education 401X: Undergraduate Teaching Internship (15 credit hours)

EDUCATION SEMESTER SIX* - WINTER
Education 4362: Sociological Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
Education 4383: Philosophy of Teaching and Learning
Education 4425: Introduction to Educational Administration
Two Education Electives
*Students have the option of completing semester six courses in the Spring semester following the Professional Year.

FRENCH IMMERSION OPTION

In addition to meeting the Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Degree Program, students applying for this option must have French as a Focus Area. Admitted students will spend the two semesters of the Professional year in a French milieu. Except as modified in Clauses (a)-(c) below, these students must meet all requirements stated for the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary).

These students will successfully complete:

(a) prior to the beginning of the Professional Year

i) at least 27 credit hours in French, including French 3100 ans 3101,
ii) either high school French Immersion including Francais 3212 or at least one semester of study in a French milieu,

(b) the Professional Year in a French milieu, including the equivalent of Education 4155 and Education 3050 to satisfy Clause 3) b) above.

(c) the Internship in a French Immersion setting.

Students who are interested in the French Immersion Option should contact the Office of Undergraduate Student Services, Faculty of Education, at their earliest opportunity.


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