Intermediate/Secondary

Consideration will be given to the courses for which students are registered at the time of application. Applicants who will have completed all requirements for admission by the end of the spring semester of the year that admission is being sought will be considered as time and resources permit.

Students attending institutions other than Memorial University of
Newfoundland must supply transcripts indicating winter semester grades no later than June 15.

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.  a. completed 36 credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines (religious studies, business studies and Newfoundland and Labrador studies cannot be used to satisfy the 36 credit hour requirement. );

b. completed 24 credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines but different from that in 2) a.; and

c. achieved an overall average of at least 65 per cent in each of the sets of courses in 2) a. and 2) b. above.

Admission Requirements

Consideration will be given to the courses for which students are registered at the time of application. Applicants who will have completed all requirements for admission by the end of the spring semester of the year that admission is being sought will be considered as time and resources permit.

Students attending institutions other than Memorial University of
Newfoundland must supply transcripts indicating winter semester grades no later than June 15.

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. a. completed 36 credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines (religious studies, business studies and Newfoundland and Labrador studies cannot be used to satisfy the 36 credit hour requirement. Effective with admission for fall 2014, in addition to the 36 credit hours, those with an academic discipline of French are required to have completed at least four weeks at an approved francophone institution in a French speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a francophone environment);

b. completed 24 credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines but different from that in 2) a. (Effective with admission for Fall 2014, in addition to the 24 credit hours, those with an academic discipline of French are required to have completed at least four weeks at an approved francophone institution in a French speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a francophone environment); and

c. achieved an overall average of at least 65 per cent in each of the sets of courses in 2) a. and 2) b. above.

The intermediate/secondary program commences in the fall semester. The deadline for submission of application is January 15.

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. Referrees will be contacted automatically 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.

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


* 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.

*** Students who use business studies as an academic discipline must have at least a minor in business administration.

****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.


Notes:

    • When calculating averages in the first and second teachable areas, 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.
    • 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.

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Contact

Faculty of Education

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000