Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Education (2014/2015)
9.3 Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern)

This program is currently under review. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Student Services, Faculty of Education, for information.

9.3.1 Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern) Primary/Elementary Education Route
  • The 150 credit hour Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern), Primary/Elementary route requires 66 credit hours in Education, a 15 credit hour internship, and 69 credit hours in non-education courses as chosen below in Table 3 Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern) Primary/Elementary Education Route and in consultation with the Office of Undergraduate Student Services.

  • A student who has completed the Diploma in Native and Northern Education in Labrador and has successfully completed at least five years as a teaching assistant or certified teacher may apply to the Office of Undergraduate Student Services for a waiver of the internship requirement. In cases where waivers are granted, a student 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.

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

    Table 3 Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern) Primary/Elementary Education Route

    Required Courses in Non-Education

    Required Courses in Education

    • 12 credit hours in English
    • 6 credit hours in Math
    • 6 credit hours in Science
    • 6 credit hours in Anthropology
    • 6 credit hours in Linguistics (Inuktitut or Innu-aimun)
    • 3 credit hours in Psychology
    • These courses must be completed before registering for ED 404X (see also under Required Education Courses)
    • 16 credit hours as follows: 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 (only one of Folklore. Linguistics, or Theatre Arts may be chosen as a subject area). These courses must be completed before registering for ED 404X (see also under Required Education Courses)
    • Proficient speakers of Inuktitut or Innu-aimun 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: Language literacy skills or Language teaching skills

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    • 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: 51 credit hours in Education from which at least 3 credit hours in Education must be chosen 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. These courses must be completed before registering for ED 404X (see also under Required Academic Courses)
    • 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.
    • 3 credit hours from one of the following areas: Teaching of Inuktitut or Innu-aimun for students who are proficient speakers of one of these languages or Language and culture for applicants who are not proficient speakers of Inuktitut or Innu-aimun
    • ED 404X (15 credit hour internship)
    • 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.
9.3.2 Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern) Secondary Education Route
  • The 150 credit hour Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern), Secondary route requires 60 credit hours in Education, a 15 credit hour internship, and 75 credit hours in non-education course as chosen below from Table 4 Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern) Secondary Education Route and in consultation with the Office of Undergraduate Student Services.

  • A student who has completed the Diploma in Native and Northern Education in Labrador and has successfully completed at least five years as a teaching assistant or certified teacher may apply to the Office of Undergraduate Student Services for a waiver of the internship requirement. In cases where waivers are granted, a student 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.

  • A student who does not register for courses during the academic year in which admission is granted will be dropped from the program and must, if he/she wishes to be subsequently considered for admission, submit a new application which will be considered in competition with those of all other applicants.

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

    Table 4 Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern) Secondary Education Route

    Required Courses in Non-Education

    Required Courses in Education

    • 6 credit hours in English
    • 6 credit hours in Anthropology
    • 6 credit hours in Linguistics (Inuktitut or Innu-aimun)
    • credit hours in Psychology
    • These courses must be completed before registering for ED 404X (see also under Required Education Courses)
    • A concentration of either:
    • 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 (may include Statistics), Newfoundland Studies, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Theatre Arts (only one of Folklore. Linguistics, Newfoundland Studies, Political Science or Theatre Arts may be chosen as a subject area)
    • or A concentration of eight courses from one subject area listed 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.

    • Proficient speakers of Inuktitut or Innu-aimun 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: Language literacy skills or Language teaching skills
    • 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: 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. These courses must be completed before registering for ED 404X (see also under Required Academic Courses)
    • Appropriate teaching methodology courses to correspond with concentrations to be determined from an approved list, in consultation with the Office of Undergraduate Student Services. These courses must be completed before registering for ED 404X (see also under Required Academic Courses)
    • 3 credit hours from one of the following areas: Teaching of Inuktitut or Innu-aimun for applicants who are proficient speakers of one of these languages or Language and culture for applicants who are not proficient speakers of Inuktitut or Innu-aimun. These courses must be completed before registering for ED 404X (see also under Required Academic Courses)
    • 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
    • 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: Language literacy skills or Language teaching skills. (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)
    • ED 404X (15 credit hour internship). Courses required for the concentrations must be completed before registering for ED 404X.
    • 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.