Faculty of Education


General Comment:

The Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) is a second degree programme designed to prepare Intermediate and Secondary School teachers. All students attend full-time and should graduate in one calendar year. The programme is designed to provide students with an early field experience, a sequenced set of courses prior to a fourteen week internship and a range of courses after the internship to allow students to build on strengths and remedy weaknesses which may have become apparent during the internship.


1) Applications for admission are considered once a year and for the Fall Semester only. The deadline for submission of Faculty applications to the Registrar's Office is February 1. Consideration will be given to the courses for which students are registered at the time of application.

2) To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) degree programme individuals must have:

a) been awarded a Bachelors Degree from a university recognized by Memorial University;

b) completed thirty-six credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines in Clause 3 below.

c) completed twenty-four credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines in Clause 3 below, but different from that in (b);

d) achieved an overall average of at least 65% in each of the sets of courses chosen to meet (b)and (c)above; and,

e) achieved an overall average of at least 65% in the last 60 successfully completed credit hours.

NOTE: When calculating averages in the first and second teachable areas, no more than two 1000-level courses in each of the first and second teachable areas will normally be used. Courses completed from each of the 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels would normally be required.

3) 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. Students wishing to complete an internship in French Immersion must complete Education 4156 and meet the stated prerequisites for that course.
Art Geography
Biochemistry History
Biology Linguistics
Canadian Studies Mathematics (Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics)
Chemistry Newfoundland Studies
Computer Science Physical Education*
Earth Sciences Physics
Economics Political Science
English Religious Studies
Folklore Theatre Arts

*In order to be considered for admission within this Academic Discipline, students must have completed courses in the following areas: Anatomy, Physiology, Motor Learning, Kinesiology, Evaluation and Testing in Physical Education, Primary/Elementary Physical Education Curriculum and Teaching, Issues and Trends in HPERS and a minimum of 6 activities.

4) Candidates who are registered in their final semester of their first Bachelor's Degree programme during the Winter Semester must have satisfied the academic requirements set out in Clause 2 above upon completion of their first degree programme.

NOTE: Students must supply transcripts indicating Winter Semester grades no later than May 15.

5) In assessing applications to the Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) Programme, consideration will be given to the following:

a) student's overall academic performance, in addition to the average on the courses required to be considered for admission;

b) demonstrated competency in written English as prescribed by the Faculty of Education; and,

c) two letters of reference, one of which must be from a student's instructor in the teachable area listed in Clause 2(b), or, in cases where the applicant has been employed during the past two years, from a direct supervisor of the applicant.

6) The Faculty reserves the right to deny admission to a candidate who, in the opinion of the Admissions Committee, is deemed unsuitable for admission to the programme.

7) In special circumstances, the Undergraduate Studies Committee on recommendation from the Admissions Committee may, at its discretion, consider an applicant or group of applicants as an exception to the requirements outlined above.

NOTES: 1) A limited number of programme spaces are allocated to each discipline. Students who are admitted with a particular Academic Discipline and who wish to change to a different Academic Discipline must obtain permission of the Office of Student Services. Such changes may not be possible in particular areas.

2) The Faculty of Education will make every effort to accommodate students. However, they are advised that admission to the programme on the basis of academic disciplines is dependent on sufficient numbers of students to warrant the offering of applicable methodology courses in those disciplines in any given year.

3) Because of the structured, sequential nature of this programme, students must attend full-time. Students who drop any course which is part of the programme will be dropped from the entire programme.

4) Students who have been admitted to the programme but choose not to attend in the Fall Semester of their year of admission will lose their admission status. Such a student may reapply for admission at a later date, and must submit a new application which will be considered in competition with those of all other applicants.


1) A candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) shall complete fifty-one credit hours; including a non-credit field experience, thirty-six credit hours, and a fifteen-credit hour internship in a sequence as prescribed by the Programme Plan (see below).

2) The non-credit early field experience shall include a minimum of thirty hours of school visitation during the first semester of the programme.

3) The thirty-six credit hours shall include:

a) twenty-one credit hours as follows:

(i) Education 4005, 4260, 4361, 4381, and 4950

(ii) Two of the following: Education 4120, 4121, 4142, 4143, 4150 or 4156, 4161, 4168, 4170, 4171, 4180, 4181, 4190, 4203, 4270, 4271. These methodology courses must be chosen to match the Academic Disciplines under which the student was admitted. Students whose academic discipline is Linguistics are required to do Education 4142. Those whose discipline is Geography are required to do either Education 4180 or 4271. Those whose discipline is Folklore are required to do either Education 4142 or 4180. Those whose area is Social Studies (academic disciplines of Canadian Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Newfoundland Studies, and Political Science) are required to do Education 4180. Students whose first and second academic disciplines are in Social Studies are required to do Education 4180 and 4181. Students whose academic disciplines are English and Linguistics are required to do Education 4142 and 4143. Those whose discipline is Biochemistry are required to do either Education 4171 or Education 4270.

b) fifteen credit hours in electives chosen from i through iv below so that students complete at least three credit hours from each of i, ii and iii but no more than six credit hours from each of i, ii, iii or iv.

(i) Education 4350, 4352, 4354, 4356, and 4945

(ii) Education 4382, 4420, and 4580

(iii) Education 4240, 4242, and 4261

(iv) Education 2222, 2420, 2900, 3210, 3211, 3255, 3290, 3565, 3570, 3571, 3585, 3943, 4144, 4151, 4156, 4163, 4172, 4182, 4204, 4275, 4340, 4425, 4480, 4600 and 4610.

NOTE: Students intending to apply to the Bachelor of Special Education Degree Programme should complete Education 4240, 4242, and one of 4350 or 4352.

Week 0 15

Classroom Observation (No Credit)

Education 4361 (Teaching in the Contemporary Classroom)
Education 4005 (Effective Teaching)
Education 4260 (Nature of Late Adolescence)
Two Methods Courses (from 3.a.ii)
Education 4950 (Evaluation of Teaching and Learning)

*Due to the Classroom Observation component this semester will extend one week longer than the regularly scheduled teaching semester.

SEMESTER 2 (Winter)

Education 405X (15-credit hour Internship)

**SEMESTER 3 (Spring)

Intersession (6 Weeks)

Summer Session (6 Weeks)
Two Electives From

Clause 3(b)

Two Electives From

Clause 3(b)

Spring Semester (14 Weeks)
Elective From Clause 3(b)
Education 4381 (Perspectives on Schooling)

**Courses may be offered in the Spring, Intersession and/or Summer Sessions.

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