Primary/Elementary

A bachelor of education (primary/elementary) as a first degree is a 150 credit hour program designed to prepare teachers of kindergarten through grade six. This full-time program, which extends over six semesters (three years), includes school visit days and a one-semester internship placement.

The bachelor of education (primary/elementary) as a second degree is a 72-75 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 two years and includes a summer break was recently revised. It includes early field experiences and a one-semester internship placement.

A French immersion option is available as a bachelor of education (primary/elementary) as a second degree.

  • Note: This program is currently under review and the program’s timeline is subject to change including a possible Fall commencement in the 2019-20 academic year. For further information contact the Office of Academic Programs.

The new  bachelor of education (primary/elementary) as a second degree conjoint with a certificate in STEM Education is a 85 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 phases (two years) includes on-going extensive school and community field experiences.


Attention: Changes to Science Admission Requirements for Primary/Elementary Bachelor of Education !
Please note the following changes to the Science entrance requirements for the Primary/Elementary Bachelor of Education Degree Program!

In June 2018, Science requirements changed to “The former Science 1150 and 1151; or 9 credit hours from 3 separate Science areas, 6 credit hours of which must have a laboratory component. Chemistry 1900 or Ocean Science 1000 may be used to satisfy 3 credit hours of the laboratory requirement. The science areas are: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Ocean Sciences, Physics; or a Focus Area in Science”.

Ocean Sciences is now one of the Sciences areas and Ocean Science 1000 may be used to satisfy 3 credit hours of the laboratory requirement.

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