Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Education (2014/2015)
8 Admission/Readmission Regulations for the Faculty of Education

The program regulations for each degree and diploma program listed below can be found at Program Regulations.

In addition to meeting UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS, an applicant must meet the Admission/Readmission Regulations for the Faculty of Education below and the Admission/Readmission Regulations for his/her program of admission/readmission.

  1. Admission to degree and diploma programs within the Faculty of Education is limited, selective and highly competitive. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance to a program. The Faculty reserves the right to limit the number of spaces available in each program. When the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of spaces available in a particular program, preference may be given to applicants who are permanent residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.

  2. At least three positions per year are available in Education programs for applicants of Aboriginal ancestry who have met the admission requirements. Applicants must submit a letter of request with the Faculty application and provide documentation of Aboriginal ancestry.

  3. An applicant for admission to degree and diploma programs within the Faculty of Education must submit the appropriate completed Faculty application form, and if applicable a form for admission/readmission to the University which is available from the Office of the Registrar at www.mun.ca/regoff/admission/. Application forms and transcripts from institutions other than Memorial University of Newfoundland must be sent to the Office of the Registrar in accordance with the deadlines specified for each program in the Application Deadline Dates table below. Letters of reference and personal statement as required by the application form must be forwarded directly to the Faculty of Education Undergraduate Admissions Office. An applicant who must apply for admission/readmission to the University must also submit the General Application for Admission/Readmission to the Office of the Registrar within the deadlines specified in the University Diary.

    Application Deadline Dates

    Program

    Commencement Date

    Application Deadline

    Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary)

    Fall

    January 15

    Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) Conjoint with the Diploma in Technology Education

    Spring

    December 1

    Bachelor of Music Education - first and second degree

    Fall

    January 15

    Bachelor of Education (Native & Northern)

    ongoing intake

    Bachelor of Education (Post-Secondary) - first and second degree

    • Fall
    • Winter
    • May 15
    • September 15

    Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a First Degree

    Fall

    December 1

    Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree

    Spring

    December 1

    Bachelor of Special Education

    Fall

    January 15

    Diploma in Adult Learning and Post-Secondary Education

    • Fall
    • Winter
    • May 15
    • September 15

    Diploma in Native and Northern Education

    ongoing intake

  4. Admission to programs within the Faculty of Education is determined by a Selections Committee and is based on the criteria listed for each degree/diploma program. An applicant who is completing courses at this or another institution and for whom final and complete transcripts are not yet available may be granted provisional acceptance to the program to which he/she is applying pending the receipt of final transcripts. This provisional acceptance will remain valid until final transcripts are received. Deadline for receipt of final transcripts is June 15th. A provisionally accepted applicant may be granted a final acceptance upon review of the final transcript by the Selections Committee. The Faculty reserves the right to deny admission to an applicant who, in the opinion of the Selections Committee, is deemed unsuitable for admission to a program.

  5. A student who has been admitted to a program in the Faculty of Education requiring a teaching internship is advised that he/she may be assigned to any Provincial school district and is responsible for all travel and accommodation costs associated therewith.

  6. A student who has been admitted to a particular degree program offered by the Faculty of Education and who wishes to change to another degree program within the Faculty must submit a new Faculty application form to the Office of the Registrar that will be considered in competition with all other students.

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

  8. A student who declines an offer of admission to the Faculty of Education, withdraws from the program, or who does not register for courses during the academic year in which admission is granted must, if he/she wishes to be subsequently considered for admission, submit a new application in competition with other applicants.

  9. An unsuccessful applicant has the right to appeal against the decision of the Admissions Committee not to offer him/her a place, if it is felt by the applicant that the decision was reached on grounds other than those specified under the Admission/Readmission Regulations for the Faculty of Education The appeal should be made in writing within twenty-one days of the notification of the decision and should be directed to the Dean of Education. The letter should state clearly and fully the grounds for the appeal. If the Dean of Education, in consultation with the Registrar, judges the grounds to be sufficient, the formal appeals mechanism will be initiated. Normally, appeals will only be considered in the case of procedural error and/or receipt of new information that is relevant to the application. An applicant is advised to refer to UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate) - Appeal of Decisions section of the University Calendar.

  10. The Faculty of Education does not require criminal record checks or other screening procedures as a condition of admission to programs. A student should, however, be aware that such record checks or other screening procedures are required by school districts/schools that host education students. Such agencies will not accept a student without a clear criminal record check or other screening procedure, which would prevent the student from completing a required component of the program. As a result, such a student may not be eligible for promotion or graduation.

    It is the responsibility of the student to have such procedures completed as required and at his/her own expense. The Faculty of Education expects a student to provide evidence of a clear criminal record check before he/she is assigned to a school.

    The screening procedures of any given agency may change from time to time and are beyond the control of the University.

  11. The letter of acceptance to the Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary), Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) Conjoint with the Diploma in Technology Education, Bachelor of Music Education as a Second Degree, Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree, and Bachelor of Education (Post-Secondary) as a Second Degree will give the successful applicant 14 days from the date of the letter of notification in which to confirm acceptance of the placement offer. The signed intention to accept the offer must be accompanied by a deposit of $150 which will be credited towards tuition fees. The deposit will be forfeited if the applicant subsequently declines the offer or fails to register. If no reply is received within 14 days, the offer by the Faculty will be withdrawn and the applicant will be informed of this by letter.

8.1 Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary)
  1. For application deadlines refer to the Application Deadline Dates table. Consideration will be given to the courses for which an applicant is registered at the time of application. An applicant 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. An applicant 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, an applicant must have:

    1. been awarded a Bachelors Degree from a university recognized by Memorial University of Newfoundland;

    2. completed 36 credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines for Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) below (Business Studies, Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, and Religious Studies cannot be used to satisfy the 36 credit hour requirement);

    3. completed 24 credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines for Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) below but different from that in b. above; and

    4. achieved an overall average of at least 65% in the courses chosen to meet b. and c. above.

  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 for Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) will be acceptable.

    Academic Disciplines for Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary)

    Biochemistry

    Biology

    Business Studies - An applicant who uses Business Studies as an Academic Discipline must have at least a minor in Business Administration.

    Canadian Studies

    Chemistry

    Earth Sciences

    Economics

    English

    Environmental Science

    French - An applicant who uses French as an Academic Discipline must 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.

    General Science - An applicant who uses General Science as an Academic Discipline may use courses chosen from the separate science disciplines in any combination from Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Physics but must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in each separate science discipline used.

    Geography

    History

    Mathematics - may include Statistics

    Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

    Physical Education - In order to be considered for admission within this Academic Discipline, an applicant 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.

    Physics

    Political Science

    Religious Studies

    Theatre Arts

    Visual Arts

  4. 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.

  5. A limited number of program spaces are allocated to each discipline. An applicant who is admitted with a particular Academic Discipline and who wishes 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.

  6. An applicant is advised that admission to the program on the basis of academic disciplines is dependent on sufficient numbers of applicants to warrant the offering of applicable methodology courses in those disciplines in any given year.

  7. An applicant who is registered in the final semester of the first Bachelor's Degree program during the Winter semester must have satisfied the academic requirements set out in Clause 2. above upon completion of the first degree program.

  8. 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.

  9. Because of the structured, sequential nature of this program, a student must attend full-time. A student who drops any course which is part of the program will be dropped from the entire program.

  10. A student who has been admitted to the program but chooses not to attend in the Fall semester of the year of admission will lose his/her 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.