Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Education (2007/2008)
1.19 Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern)

The Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern) is a teacher education program designed for Native students in Labrador who intend to pursue a teaching career in the communities of northern Labrador. It would be of particular interest to students who wish to continue their studies beyond the Diploma in Native and Northern Education.

1.19.1 Regulations for Admission/Readmission and Advancement to the Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern)
  1. Students who wish to enter the program must submit an application to the Office of Undergraduate Student Services, Faculty of Education.

  2. Applicants to the Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern) must complete the general application form for admission to the University and the application form for admission to the Faculty of Education, Native and Northern Program.

  3. Normally, to be considered for admission, a student must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours with an average of at least 55% in those courses and be in clear standing.

    Note:

    Students may be considered for conditional admission to the program upon admission to the University. Students admitted conditionally will be admitted in clear standing after successful completion of 15 credit hours with an average of not less than 55% percent.

  4. Students who have completed more than 15 credit hours prior to admission to the program will be permitted to apply those credit hours, where appropriate, towards the Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern) provided an average of at least 60% has been obtained in all courses beyond the first 15 credit hours.

  5. Students who have been admitted to the Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern) will normally be governed by Regulations 2. and 4. - 9. of the Regulations for Readmission and Advancement of the Faculty of Education. For this program only, advancement regulations will be applied upon the completion of each 15 credit hour segment throughout the duration of the program and will be assessed on the basis of the average obtained on those 15 credit hours.

  6. Students who have not met the requirements for direct entry from high school, but are eligible for entry on other criteria, will be assessed for literacy in English through procedures in accordance with University regulations. Where necessary, courses may be provided to give students an opportunity to upgrade their literacy skills.

  7. Within the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate) - Residence Requirements, candidates for the Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern)) Degree shall have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours as full time students through attendance at classes for the duration of at least one semester on a campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

1.19.2 Regulations for Students on the Primary/Elementary Education Route
  1. Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern), Primary/Elementary route, shall be required to complete a minimum of 150 credit hours in accordance with the clauses 2. - 6. below and in consultation with the Office of Undergraduate Student Services.

  2. The following academic credit hours are compulsory:

    1. twelve credit hours in English

    2. six credit hours in Math

    3. six credit hours in Science

    4. six credit hours in Anthropology

    5. six credit hours in Linguistics (Inuktitut or Innu-aimun)

    6. three credit hours in Psychology]

    7. a concentration of four courses from each of two of the following subject areas: Aboriginal Studies, Art, Folklore*, French, Geography, History, Linguistics*, Mathematics, Music/Music Education, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Science, Theatre Arts*

      Note:

      *Only one of these subject areas may be chosen.

  3. Candidates shall be required to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours in education, to be determined from an approved list, in consultation with the Office of Undergraduate Student Services. Included in those credit hours will be:

    1. At least 3 credit hours in Education from each of the following areas:

      Administration, Assessment of Primary/Elementary Children, Arts, Childhood Development, Children's Literature, Curriculum Development, Introductory Overview of Native Education, Language Arts, Mathematics, Native Education Issues and Trends, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Social Context of Education, Tests and Measurement, Teaching English as a Second Language, Teaching Strategies

    2. Three credit hours from one of the following areas:

      1. Teaching of Inuktitut or Innu-aimun for students who are proficient speakers of one of these languages

      2. Language and culture for students who are not proficient speakers of Inuktitut or Innu-aimun

    3. Further credit hours in Education to complete the required total of 60 must be chosen from appropriate course offerings of the Faculty of Education, in consultation with the Office of Undergraduate Student Services.

  4. Candidates who are proficient speakers of Inuktitut or Innu-aimun and who plan to teach one of these languages and/or plan to teach in one of these languages shall complete at least 3 credit hours from each of the following areas:

    1. Language literacy skills

    2. Language teaching skills

    1. In addition to satisfying clause 3 above, all candidates shall be required to complete a 15 credit hour internship (Education 404X).

      Note:

      Candidates who have completed the Diploma in Native and Northern Education in Labrador and have successfully completed at least five years as a teaching assistant or certified teacher may apply to the Office of Native Education for a waiver of the internship requirement. In cases where waivers are granted, candidates will be required to complete 15 credit hours in Primary or Elementary Education to be determined from an approved list, in consultation with the Office of Undergraduate Student Services.

    2. Students may enrol in the Internship Program only after successful completion of the credit hours required in clauses 2. and 3. a. and b. above.

  5. Further credit hours to complete the required total of 150 may be selected from any subject area outside of Education or from other credit hours in Education which are approved for the primary/elementary area.

1.19.3 Regulations for Students on the Secondary Education Route
  1. Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern), Secondary route, shall be required to complete a minimum of 150 credit hours in accordance with clauses 2. - 6. below and in consultation with the Office of Undergraduate Student Services.

  2. The following academic credit hours are compulsory:

    1. six credit hours in English

    2. six credit hours in Anthropology

    3. six credit hours in Linguistics (Inuktitut or Innu-aimun)

    4. three credit hours in Psychology

    5. Either

      1. A concentration of eight courses in each of two of the following areas: Aboriginal Studies, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Canadian Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, English, Folklore*, French, Geography, History, Linguistics*, Mathematics (Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics), Newfoundland Studies*, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science*, Religious Studies, and Theatre Arts*

        * Note: Only one of these subject areas may be chosen.

        Or

      2. A concentration of eight courses from one subject area in clause 2. e. I. above, and four courses from each of two of the other subject areas, other than the subject area chosen for the eight-course subject area concentration.

      Courses from other disciplines deemed to be equivalent to courses in any of the above listed academic disciplines will be accepted.

  3. Candidates shall be required to complete a minimum of 54 credit hours in Education, to be determined from an approved list, in consultation with the Office of Undergraduate Student Services. Included in those credit hours will be:

    1. At least 3 credit hours in Education from each of the following areas:

      Administration, Curriculum Development, Educational Psychology, Introductory Overview of Native Education, Native Education Issues and Trends, Reading, Social Context of Education, Student Evaluation, Teaching English as a Second Language, Teaching Strategies

    2. Appropriate teaching methodology courses to correspond with concentrations in clause 2. e. to be determined from an approved list, in consultation with the Office of Undergraduate Student Services

    3. Three credit hours from one of the following areas:

      1. Teaching of Inuktitut or Innu-aimun for students who are proficient speakers of one of these languages

      2. Language and culture for students who are not proficient speakers of Inuktitut or Innu-aimun

    4. Further credit hours in Education to complete the required total of 54 must be chosen from appropriate course offerings of the Faculty of Education, in consultation with the Office of Undergraduate Student Services.

  4. Candidates who are fluent speakers of Inuktitut or Innu-aimun, and who plan to teach one of these languages and/or plan to teach in one of these languages, shall complete at least 3 credit hours from each of the following areas:

    1. Language literacy skills

    2. Language teaching skills

    Note:

    These courses are cross listed as Education/Linguistics. Where candidates complete four courses under clause 4., in addition to the two linguistics courses required in clause 2. c., only one additional four course concentration shall be required under clause 2. e. ii.

    1. In addition to satisfying clause 3. above, all candidates shall be required to complete a 15 credit hour internship (Education 404X)

      Note:

      Candidates who have completed the Diploma in Native and Northern Education in Labrador and have successfully completed at least five years as a teaching assistant or certified teacher may apply to the Office of Native Education for a waiver of the internship requirement. In cases where waivers are granted, candidates will be required to complete 15 credit hours in Secondary Education to be determined from an approved list in consultation with the Office of Undergraduate Student Services.

    2. Students may enrol in the Internship Program only after successful completion of the credit hours required in clauses 2. and 3. a., b., and c. above.

      Note:

      Students who do not register for courses during the academic year in which admission is granted will be dropped from the program and must, if they wish to be subsequently considered for admission, submit a new application which will be considered in competition with those of all other applicants.

  5. Further credit hours to complete the required total of 150 may be selected from any subject area outside of Education or from other credit hours in Education which are approved for the secondary area.