Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree
The bachelor of education (primary/elementary) as a second degree is a 72 credit hour program designed to prepare teachers of kindergarten through grade six. It is intended for candidates who have completed an appropriate bachelor's degree. This full-time program, which extends over four consecutive semesters, includes school visit days and a one-semester internship placement.
This program is available at both the St. John’s and Grenfell campus. A French immersion option is available only at the St. John’s Campus.
To be considered for admission to the bachelor of education (primary/elementary) as a second degree program, students must have been awarded a bachelor’s degree or been approved (prior to the program start) for the award of a bachelor’s degree from a university recognized by Memorial University; achieved a cumulative average of at least 65 per cent or an average of at least 65 per cent on the last attempted 30 credit hours; and completed a minimum of:
- Six credit hours in English. (English as a Second Language courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.)
- Six credit hours in mathematics or three credit hours in calculus.
- Six credit hours in psychology.
- Science 1150 and 1151 or six credit hours in science in any combination to be chosen from: biochemistry, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental science or physics. (It is recommended that students have nine credit hours in science.)
- Six credit hours in any combination to be chosen from: anthropology, archaeology, economics, folklore, geography, history, linguistics, political science, religious studies or sociology.
- Six credit hours in French (recommended) or six credit hours in a single language other than English or demonstration of equivalent competency in a second language.
- The equivalent of a completed focus area as outlined in the University Calendar or a major or minor within the initial bachelor’s degree program in a subject area classified as a focus area.
An applicant with French as a focus area must have written the DELF Tout Public (Level B2) and achieved an overall grade of at least 70%, with no less than 60% in any one skill area of the exam. An applicant must have also completed at least 4 weeks at an approved Francophone institution in a French-speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment.
Note: French immersion option has separate admission requirements.
Our graduates teach in schools worldwide, where they enjoy considerable success in their chosen profession. The skills developed during this program will open up many other career paths. Our graduates also occupy leadership positions in other educational (non-school), business and industry settings.