Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Education (2010/2011)
2.20 Bachelor of Special Education

This degree program is for the preparation of Special Education teachers and is available through part-time or full-time study. A limited number of courses are available through distance education. Candidates must comply with the University's Regulations for a Second Degree as outlined in the General Regulations section of the Calendar. Refer to the Application Deadline Dates table for deadlines.

There are four Education courses applicable to the Special Education degree program that may be completed prior to admission (following completion of an Education degree). They are Education 3040, 3640, 3660, 3941 (please see the Course Descriptions section for prerequisites).

2.20.1 Admission
  1. Consideration will be given to the courses for which students are registered at the time of application. Provisional acceptance may be granted to students who will successfully complete all prerequisites prior to commencement of Program. A percentage of program spaces will be allocated to applicants having relevant teaching experience.

  2. To be considered for admission candidates shall have a minimum of a 65% average in the last 60 attempted credit hours (not including the internship) and also meet the following requirements:

    1. hold a degree in Primary and/or Elementary, Music Education, or Intermediate/Secondary Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland or another Education degree deemed appropriate by the Faculty of Education, AND have credit for one of Education 4240 or 4242 or the former Education 3220 or 3230 (or equivalent). Intermediate/Secondary graduates must also have credit for Education 4350; Music Education graduates must also have credit for both Education 3312 and 3543 or 4350.

    2. have successfully completed a professional internship in education or have equivalent teaching experience prior to admission.

2.20.2 Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Special Education

To be eligible for the Degree in Special Education, a student must have completed:

  1. The Memorial University of Newfoundland Bachelor of Education Degree Primary and/or Elementary, Music Education, or Intermediate/Secondary, or another Education degree deemed appropriate by the Faculty of Education, and

  2. 36 credit hours as follows:

    1. Required courses: Education 3600, 3610, 3620, 3630, 3650; and

    2. 21 credit hours selected from the following elective offerings in Special Education: Education 3040, 3640, 3660, 3680, 3690, 3941, 4505, 4510, 4515, 4520, 4530, 4540, 4541, 4543.

2.20.3 Waiver Guidelines - Education 3650

Following completion of Education 3600, students who have at least two years experience as a Special Education teacher, and who provide written reports from their principal or other appropriate authority, certifying the quality of their experience, to the Office of Undergraduate Student Services, may be granted waiver of Education 3650 upon approval by the Faculty of Education. Candidates approved for the waiver must substitute in its place one 3 credit hour course in Special Education. Students may contact the Office of Undergraduate Student Services for additional information and application forms.