100th Anniversary Celebrations
This year Memorial University’s Faculty of Education is celebrating 100 years of excellence, as teacher education reaches a significant milestone in the province.
One hundred years ago, a small teachers’ training school or what was then known as a normal school, was established. The school opened in 1921 with a full-time teaching staff of six professors supporting an initial cohort of 55 students. The old monitorial system in use for half a century was gone, replaced by a new professional program of study.
The normal school existed as a separate unit for three years. In 1924 it was moved into a new facility that would later become Memorial University College.
Since then, more than 30,000 graduates have walked through our doors. That's something worth celebrating!
View our Welcome Message where Dr. Gerald Galway, Interim Dean, Faculty of Education, and Dr. Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-chancellor of Memorial University, discuss the celebrations planned to commemorate the 100th anniversary.