Intermediate/Secondary Conjoint with the Diploma in Technology Education

The bachelor of education (intermediate/secondary) conjoint with the diploma in technology education is a 69 credit hour, second degree program, designed to prepare teachers of grades 7–12.

Upon successful completion, individuals will be qualified to teach technology education and skilled trades in addition to their designated teachable area. This full-time program, which extends over four consecutive semesters, includes an early field experience and a one-semester internship placement.

The intermediate/secondary conjoint with the diploma in technology education program commences in spring semester. The deadline for submission of application is January 15.

Admission Requirements

Consideration will be given to the courses for which students are registered at the time of application. Students attending institutions other than Memorial University of Newfoundland must supply transcripts indicating, fall semester grades no later than Feb. 1.

To be considered for admission, individuals must have:

  1. been awarded a bachelor’s degree from a university recognized by Memorial University of Newfoundland;
  2. completed 36 credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines; and
  3. achieved an overall average of at least 65 per cent in the courses chosen to meet 2) above.

Academic Disciplines

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 will be acceptable.

Biochemistry** General Science
Biology** Geography
Canadian Studies History
Chemistry** Mathematics (may include Statistics)
Earth Sciences** Physical Education*
Economics Physics**
English Political Science
Environmental Science** Religious Studies****
French*** Theatre Arts****
  Visual Arts****


 * In order to be considered for admission within this academic discipline, students 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.

**Students who use general science as an academic discipline may use courses from these separate science disciplines in any combination, but must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in each separate science discipline used.

***An applicant who uses French as an Academic Discipline 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 also have completed at least eight weeks (first academic discipline) or at least four weeks (second academic discipline) at an approved Francophone institution in a French speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment.

****The Academic disciplines of Religious Studies, Theatre Arts, and Visual Arts will only be offered every two years. For a tentative schedule, please visit the Undergraduate Dates and Deadlines page.

    • Notes: When calculating the average in the 36 credit hours required, no more than two 1000-level courses will normally be used.
    • A limited number of program spaces are allocated to each discipline. Students who are admitted with a particular academic discipline and who wish 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.
    • Applicants are advised that admission to the program on the basis of academic disciplines is dependent on sufficient numbers of students to warrant the offering of applicable methodology courses in those disciplines in any given year.

Candidates who are registered in their final semester of their first bachelor’s degree program during the winter semester must have satisfied the academic requirements as outlined in 1) to 3) above upon completion of their first degree program.

Supporting documents

Academic Reference: To be completed by an individual who has taught or supervised you and is familiar with your academic abilities.

Non-Academic Reference: To be completed by an individual who is familiar with your contribution to work/volunteer activities.

Referees' names and email addresses will be requested and collected electronically by the Office of the Registrar during the online application process. Referees will be contacted by the Office of the Registrar shortly after submission of your online application for admission.

Personal Statement: Prepare a detailed statement in essay format (1 page) indicating why you feel you would be a good teacher. Focus on your experience working with or teaching children, including volunteer work; any training relevant to the field of education, including awards or certificates earned; and your personal qualities, skills and interests which you feel make you a good candidate for admission to the program. (This information is collected electronically during the online application process.)

Official transcripts from institutions other than Memorial University are to be submitted at the time of application indicating courses in progress and courses completed. Official transcripts are to be sent directly from the awarding Institution to The Office of the Registrar, Memorial University. Your final transcript indicating the award of your first Bachelor’s Degree and/or Winter Semester grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar no later than June 15.

Career Opportunities

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.

Sample courses

ED 2711 - Course Organization and Development in Technology Education
ED 2752 - Teaching Current and Emerging Power Technology Systems
ED 4005 - Effective Teaching and Learning Environments

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