Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Education (2006/2007)
1.11 Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary)

The Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) is a 150 credit hour program designed to prepare teachers for kindergarten through grade six. All students will attend full time during the Professional Year which involves both a specific set of courses and a field experience. The Professional Year is followed by a one 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.

The Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) is offered in two delivery formats:

Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Integrated Delivery Program

Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Consecutive Delivery Program

Refer to the Application Deadline Dates table for application deadlines.

1.11.1 Admission
  1. Applications for admission for both Integrated and Consecutive Delivery are considered together. Consideration will be given to the courses for which students are registered at the time of assessment of applications. Applicants for Integrated Delivery who 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. 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 attempted 30 credit hours. Students applying to the Consecutive delivery option must have completed a total of 78 credit hours including a completed Focus Area. The 60 credit hours are:

    1. twelve credit hours in English including at least 6 credit hours at the 2000 level or above

    2. Mathematics 1050 and 1051; or Mathematics 1000; or a Focus Area in Mathematics

    3. six credit hours in Psychology

    4. 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

    5. six credit hours chosen in any combination from Anthropology, Economics, Folklore, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology

    6. three credit hours in French, or equivalent

    7. fifteen credit hours as part of a Focus Area

    8. 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:

    1. average in the courses required for admission in Clauses 2. a. to e. above;

    2. overall academic performance; and

    3. personal statement, references and resume as outlined on the application to the Faculty.

1.11.2 Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary)
  1. Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) will be required to complete a minimum of 150 credit hours in accordance with Table 1 or Table 2 below. Including the courses required for admission and completion of the focus area, a minimum of 75 of these credit hours will be in non-Education courses. Students:

    1. will normally follow the appropriate Program Plan as outlined below;

    2. must enrol full-time during the Professional Year; and

    3. may enrol in the Internship only after successful completion of the Professional Year.

    Students will normally complete the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) in the academic terms, sequence and course load as set out in either Table 1, Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Integrated Delivery Program or in Table 2, Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Consecutive Delivery Program.

1.11.3 Regulations for the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Integrated Delivery Program

To complete the 150 credit hour Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Integrated Delivery Program students must have 75 credit hours from areas other than Education, including a completed focus area, plus the 75 credit hours in Education specified in Table 1 Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Integrated Delivery Program Plan.

Table 1 Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Integrated Delivery Program Plan
  • Education Semester One - Fall
  • Education 3618
  • Education 3951
  • HKR 2001
  • 6 credit hours in Non-education Electives
  • Education Semester Two - Winter
  • Education 3484
  • Education 3619
  • Education 3952
  • 6 credit hours in Non-education Electives
  • 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 of Education 2050, 2194, 2530*, 3050, 3755, 4205, 4240 or 4242
  • *Required for students completing a music focus area.
  • 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 of Education 2050, 2194, 2530*, 3050, 3755, 4205, 4240 or 4242
  • *Required for students completing a music focus area.
  • Non-credit Field Experience (five days)
  • Education Semester Five - Fall
  • Education 401X: Undergraduate Teaching Internship (15 credit hours)
  • Education Semester Six* - Winter
  • Education 4362
  • Education 4383
  • Education 4425
  • 6 credit hours in Education Electives
  • *Students have the option of completing semester six courses in the Spring semester following the Professional Year.
1.11.4 French Immersion Option

The French Immersion Option is only available in the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Integrated Delivery Program.

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.

These students must meet all requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Integrated Delivery Program except as modified in Clauses 1.-3. below:

Students must successfully complete:

  1. prior to the beginning of the Professional Year

    1. at least 27 credit hours in French, including French 3100 and 3101,

    2. either high school French Immersion including Francais 3202 or at least one semester of study in a French milieu,

  2. the Professional Year in a French milieu, including the equivalent of Education 4155 and Education 3050, and

  3. 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.

1.11.5 Regulations for the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Consecutive Delivery Program

To complete the 150 credit hour Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Consecutive Delivery Program students must have at least 75 credit hours from areas other than Education and the 69 credit hours in Education specified in Table 2 Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Consecutive Delivery Program Plan. The additional 6 credit hours required for the degree may be either Education or non Education credits.

Table 2 Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Consecutive Delivery Program Plan
  • Spring - Professional Year Semester I: 6 Education courses (18 credit hours)
  • Education 3120
  • Education 3273
  • Education 3312
  • Education 3618
  • Education 3951
  • Education 3962
  • Fall - Professional Year Semester II: 6 Education courses (18 credit hours)
  • Education 3322
  • Education 3484
  • Education 3543
  • Education 3619
  • Education 3940
  • 3 credit hours in an Education Elective
  • Winter - Semester III: Teaching Internship and 1 Education course (18 credit hours)
  • Education 401X
  • Education 4425
  • Spring - Semester IV: 6 courses (18 credit hours)
  • Education 3131
  • Education 3952
  • Education 4362
  • Education 4383
  • 3 credit hours in an Education Elective
  • HKR 2001

Due to the nature of the French Immersion option of the primary/elementary program, the Consecutive Delivery Program is not available to applicants preparing to be French Immersion teachers.

1.11.6 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):

  1. Six credit hours at the 1000 level

  2. 2390

  3. Three credit hours chosen from 2000, 2001, 2005-2007, 3200, 3201, 3395

  4. Three credit hours chosen from 2002-2004, 2010 or 2020, 2350, 2351

  5. Six credit hours chosen from 2150, 2151, 2152, 2155, 2156, 3145-3148, 3155-3158

  6. Three additional credit hours at the 2000 level or above

Folklore (24 credit hours):

  1. 1000 or 2000

  2. 2100, 2300, 2401, 2500

  3. Three credit hours chosen from 3450 or 3930

  4. Six credit hours chosen from the 3000 or 4000 level

French (18 credit hours):

A maximum of 6 credit hours at the 1000 level

  1. 2100 or equivalent

  2. 2101 or equivalent

  3. 2300 or equivalent

  4. 3100 or 3101 or equivalent

  5. At least 5 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):

  1. 1050, 2001, 2102, 2195, 2302, and 2425; or 1000 and 1001, or 1010 and 1011,

  2. 12 credit hours in courses chosen from 2001, 2102, 2195, 2302, and 2425

History (18 credit hours):

  1. Six credit hours chosen from 1010-1015, 1100, 1101, 1200

  2. Six credit hours at the 2000 level

  3. 3110, 3120

Linguistics (18 credit hours):

  1. 1100 or 2100

  2. 1103 or 2103, 1104 or 2104, 2210

  3. Six credit hours chosen from 3000, 3100, 3104, 3105, 3150, 3155, 3201, 3212, 3500, 3850

  • 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 (18 credit hours):

  1. 1120

  2. Six credit hours chosen from 2011, 2012, 3014 or 3015, 3016

  3. Six credit hours chosen from 3017, 3018, 4440

  4. Three credit hours chosen from 2021, 2022, 2023, 2611 or 2614

Physical Education (HKR) (18 credit hours):

  1. 1000, 2210, 2300

  2. Nine credit hours chosen from 1001, 2002, 2310, 2320, 3300, 3360

Religious Studies (18 credit hours including):

  1. 1000

  2. Three credit hours from 2013, 2130, 2140, 2330, 2340

  3. Three credit hours from 2400, 2410, 2420, 2425, 2430

  4. Three credit hours from 2350, 2610, 2810, 2811, 2812, 2820, 2830

  5. Six 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.