Faculty of Education

BACHELOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO THE DEGREE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

To be admitted to the Bachelor of Vocational Education Degree and Diploma programmes, a student must meet, in addition to the general admission requirements of the University, special admission requirements as outlined by the following criteria:

1) Applications for admission are considered three times per year. The deadlines for submission of applications are June 15 for admission to the Fall Semester, October 1 for admission to the Winter Semester, and January 15 for admission to the Spring Semester.

2) Occupational training as verified by one of:

a) a certificate of qualification as a journeyman for a designated trade;

b) a certificate or diploma from a technical or business school or college;

c) an appropriate degree from a university;

d) satisfactory completion of a programme equivalent to (a), (b) or (c) above.

3) At least one year of work experience or equivalent in the occupational area in which training was obtained. This experience must be subsequent to the completion of or concurrent with the occupational training programme.

NOTE: Training and experience will be assessed and verified by the Admissions Sub-Committee for Vocational Education.

4) Students who wish to enter the programme in Vocational Education may obtain an application form from the Faculty of Education, Office of Student Services.

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

A. FOR STUDENTS WHO POSSESS AN OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE

1) A candidate for the Bachelor of Vocational Education Degree will be required to complete the equivalent of at least one hundred twenty credit hours approved by the Office of Student Services.

2) The one hundred and twenty credit hours must include:

a) Twenty-one approved credit hours in Education other than courses in the Vocational Education group. Courses in this group must be selected from those courses which are applicable to the High School Programme.

b) Eighteen credit hours from the Vocational Education group as follows: Education 2710, 2720, 2730, and three electives.

c) Education 4700.

d) Six credit hours in English.

e) Thirty credit hours patterned to strengthen the area of teaching specialization and/or provide the development of depth in a related field of study, as follows:

EITHER: (i) thirty credit hours in or related to a special area(s) other than Education,

OR: (i.) a minimum of fifteen credit hours in or related to a special area(s) other than Education and the balance of thirty credit hours as Vocational Education special topics courses.

f) Twelve elective credit hours in areas other than Education.

3) a) Advanced standing to a maximum of thirty credit hours may be awarded for students possessing at least a combined total of six years of training and work experience in the occupational area in which training was obtained.

b) Students who because of a deficiency of work experience are not eligible to receive the maximum of thirty credit hours advanced standing will be required to obtain further work experience and/or to complete additional university courses, either or both of which must be approved by the Admissions Sub-Committee for Vocational Education.

4) At least half the credit hours in Vocational Education required under Clause A.2(b) must be completed at this University.

B. FOR STUDENTS WHO POSSESS AN APPROPRIATE DEGREE FROM A RECOGNIZED UNIVERSITY

1) To be admitted to the Bachelor of Vocational Education Degree programme, a student must meet the special admission requirements outlined above.

2) A candidate shall complete at least thirty credit hours at this University beyond those required for the first degree. A candidate who has received a first degree at this University may be permitted, with the approval of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Education, to complete six of these thirty credit hours at another institution recognized by the Senate.

3) To obtain the Bachelor of Vocational Education degree a candidate must complete at least thirty-six credit hours in Education. These courses must be approved by the Office of Student Services.

4) The thirty-six credit hours must include:

a) Fifteen credit hours in Education other than from the Vocational Education group. Courses in this group must be selected from those courses which are applicable to the High School Programme.

b) Fifteen credit hours from the Vocational Education group.

c) Education 4700.

d) One elective in Education.

5) At least nine of the credit hours required under Clause B.4(b) must be completed at this University.

NOTES: 1) Regulations B.2 and B.5 will not apply to students who completed courses at the New Brunswick Institute of Technology before the appropriate courses in Vocational Education were available at this University. For those students a minimum of twelve credit hours, including six credit hours in Vocational Education, and three credit hours in Student Teaching, must be completed at this University.

2) The requirement of Education 4700 may be waived by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Office of Student Services. (Please refer to Student Teaching Guidelines).


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