Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Education (2012/2013)
2.12 Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary)

The Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) is a second degree program designed to prepare teachers of grades 7-12. The program is offered in a three semester (12 month), full-time format, and commences in the Fall semester of each year.

2.12.1 Admission
  1. Refer to the Application Deadline Dates table for application deadlines. Consideration will be given to the courses for which students are registered at the time of application. 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. Students attending institutions other than Memorial University of Newfoundland must supply transcripts indicating Winter semester grades no later than June 15.

  2. To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) Degree Program, individuals must have:

    1. been awarded a Bachelor's Degree from a university recognized by Memorial University of Newfoundland;

      1. completed 36 credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines in Clause 3. below (Religious Studies, Business Studies and Newfoundland and Labrador Studies cannot be used to satisfy the 36 credit hour requirement. Effective with admission for Fall 2014, in addition to the 36 credit hours, those with an academic discipline of French are required to have completed at least four weeks at an approved Francophone institution in a French speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment), and

      2. completed 24 credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines in Clause 3. below but different from that in b I. (Effective with admission for Fall 2014, in addition to the 24 credit hours, those with an academic discipline of French are required to have completed at least four weeks at an approved Francophone institution in a French speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment);

    2. achieved an overall average of at least 65% in each of the sets of courses in b. I. and b. ii.

  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.

    Academic Disciplines
    • Biochemistry**
    • Biology**
    • Business Studies***
    • Canadian Studies
    • Chemistry**
    • Earth Sciences**
    • Economics
    • English
    • Environmental Science**
    • French
    • General Science
    • Geography
    • History
    • Mathematics (may include Statistics)
    • Newfoundland and Labrador Studies
    • Physical Education*
    • Physics**
    • Political Science
    • Religious Studies
    • Theatre Arts
    • Visual Arts

    * In order to be considered for admission within this Academic Discipline, students must have completed courses in the following areas: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Motor Learning, Biomechanics, Primary/Elementary Physical Education Curriculum and Teaching, Issues and Trends in Physical Education and a minimum of 18 credit hours in Physical Education activities.

    **Students who use General Science as an Academic Discipline may use courses from these separate science disciplines in any combination, but must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in each separate science discipline used.

    ***Students who use Business Studies as an academic discipline must have at least a minor in Business Administration.

    Notes:

    1. 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.

    2. A limited number of program 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 Undergraduate Student Services. Such changes may not be possible in particular areas.

    3. Applicants are advised that admission to the program 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.

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

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

    1. average in each of the two academic disciplines;

    2. overall academic performance; and

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

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

  7. Students who have been admitted to the program 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.

2.12.2 Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary)
  1. A candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) shall complete 51 credit hours in the academic semesters, sequence and course load specified in the Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) Program Plan below. Candidates must also have complied with the Regulations for Readmission and Advancement for this program.

  2. The 51 credit hours shall include:

    a. Education 4005, 4240, 4242, 4260, 4381, 4390, 4427, 4950 and 5000.

    b. two of the following: Education 4120, 4121, 4142, 4154, 4161, 4174, 4175, 4180, 4181, 4190, 4203. These methodology courses must be chosen to match the academic disciplines under which the student was admitted. Those whose discipline is Geography are required to complete either Education 4180 or 4174. Those whose area is Social Studies (academic disciplines of Business Studies, Canadian Studies, Economics, History, Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, and Political Science) are required to complete Education 4180. Students whose first and second academic disciplines are in Social Studies are required to complete Education 4180 and 4181. Students whose first and second academic disciplines are in sciences (Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, General Science, Physics) are required to complete Education 4174 and 4175.

    c. Education 406T and 407T (for a total of 15 credit hours internship)

    d. Education 4350 or 3 credit hours in Institutes in Intermediate and Secondary Education or equivalent. A minimum of two institutes is required.

2.12.3 Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) Program Plan
Table 3 Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) Program Plan

Semester 1 - Fall (18 Credit Hours)

Semester 2 - Winter (15 Credit Hours)

Semester 3 - Spring* (18 Credit Hours)

  • Education 4005
  • Education 406T
  • Education 4240
  • Education 4260
  • Two methodology courses from Clause 2b.
  • Education 5000 (non-credit)
  • Education 407T
  • Education 4350 or 3 credit hours in Institutes in Intermediate and Secondary Education
  • Education 5000 (non-credit)

  • Education 4242
  • Education 4381
  • Education 4390
  • Education 4427
  • Education 4950
  • Education 5000 (3 credit hours)
  • *courses may be offered in Spring, Intersession and/or Summer Session

Note:

The Fall and Winter semesters of the Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) Program will follow a schedule that falls outside the normal teaching semester. Consult the University Diary for applicable dates.