Faculty of Education


General Comment:

The Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) is a second degree program designed to prepare Intermediate and Secondary School teachers. All students attend full-time and should graduate in one calendar year. The program is designed to provide students with an early field experience, a sequenced set of courses prior to a fourteen week internship and a range of courses after the internship to allow students to build on strengths and remedy weaknesses which may have become apparent during the internship.


1) Applications for admission are considered once a year and for the Fall semester only. The deadline for submission of Faculty applications to the Office of the Registrar is February 15. Consideration will be given to the courses for which students are registered at the time of application.

2)To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) Degree Program individuals must have:

a) been awarded a Bachelor’s Degree from a university recognized by Memorial University of Newfoundland;
b) either
    i. completed 36 credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines (Religious Studies cannot be used to satisfy the 36 credit hour requirement), and
    ii. completed 24 credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines in Clause 3 below but different from that in b)i, or
    iii. completed a total of 66 credit hours in at least three science disciplines with a minimum of 12 credit hours in each discipline used.
c) achieved an overall average of at least 65% in either
    i. each of the sets of courses in b)i and b)ii, or
    ii. in the courses in b) iii, and
d) achieved an overall average of at least 65% in the last 60 successfully completed credit hours.

NOTE 1): 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.
2) When calculating averages in the first and second teachable areas, no more than two 1000-level courses in each of the first and second teachable areas will normally be used. Courses completed from each of the 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels would normally be required.

3) 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. Students wishing to complete an internship in French Immersion must complete Education 4154 and obtain permission of the Office of Undergraduate Student Services.
Biochemistry** Geography
Biology** History
Canadian Studies Mathematics (Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics)
Chemistry** Newfoundland Studies
Computer Science Physical Education*
Earth Sciences** Physics**
Economics Political Science
English Religious Studies
Environmental Science** Theatre Arts
Visual Arts

*In order to be considered for admission within this Academic Discipline, students must have completed courses in the following areas: Anatomy, Physiology, Motor Learning, Kinesiology, Evaluation and Testing in Physical Education, Primary/Elementary Physical Education Curriculum and Teaching, Issues and Trends in HPERS and a minimum of 6 activities.
** These are science disciplines for clause b)iii. above.

4) 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 set out in Clause 2 above upon completion of their first degree program.

NOTE: Students must supply transcripts indicating Winter Semester grades no later than May 15.

5) In assessing applications to the Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) Program, consideration will be given to the following:

a) student's overall academic performance, in addition to the average on the courses required to be considered for admission;
b) demonstrated competency in written English as prescribed by the Faculty of Education; and,
c) two letters of reference, one of which must be from a student's instructor in the teachable area listed in Clause 2(b), or, in cases where the applicant has been employed during the past two years, from a direct supervisor of the applicant.

6) The Faculty reserves the right to deny admission to a candidate who, in the opinion of the Admissions Committee, is deemed unsuitable for admission to the program.

7) In special circumstances, the Committee on Undergraduate Studies on recommendation from the Admissions Committee may, at its discretion, consider an applicant or group of applicants as an exception to the requirements outlined above.

NOTES: 1) 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.
2) The Faculty of Education will make every effort to accommodate students. However, they 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.
3) Because of the structured, sequential nature of this program, students must attend full-time. Students who drop any course which is part of the program will be dropped from the entire program.
4) Students who have been admitted to the program but choose not to attend in the Fall semester of their year of admission will lose their admission status. Such a student may reapply for admission at a later date, and must submit a new application which will be considered in competition with those of all other applicants.


1) A candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) shall complete 51 credit hours; including a non-credit field experience, 36 credit hours, and a 15 credit hour internship in a sequence as prescribed by the Program Plan (see below). Candidates must also have complied with the Regulations for Readmission and Advancement for this program.

2) The non-credit early field experience shall include a minimum of 30 hours of school visitation during the first semester of the program.

3) The 36 credit hours shall include:

a) twenty-one credit hours as follows:

(i) Education 4005, 4260, 4361, 4381, and 4950

(ii) Two of the following: Education 4120, 4121, 4142, 4154, 4161, 4168, 4174, 4175, 4180, 4181, 4190, 4203. These methodology courses must be chosen to match the Academic Disciplines under which the student was admitted. Those whose discipline is Geography are required to do either Education 4180 or 4174. Those whose area is Social Studies (academic disciplines of Canadian Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Newfoundland Studies, and Political Science) are required to do Education 4180. Students whose first and second academic disciplines are in Social Studies are required to do Education 4180 and 4181.

b) fifteen credit hours in electives chosen from the list below:

Education 2222, 2900, 3210, 3211, 3255, 3565, 3570, 3571, 3943, 4144, 4151, 4163, 4172, 4182, 4204, 4240, 4242, 4275, 4340, 4350, 4354, 4356, 4382, 4420, 4425, 4480*, 4580, 4610, 4945.

NOTE: Students intending to apply to the Bachelor of Special Education degree program should complete Education 4240 and 4350.

* Inactive Course

*SEMESTER 1 (Fall)

Week 0

Classroom Observation (No Credit)

Education 4361 (Teaching and the Contemporary Classroom)
Education 4005 (Effective Teaching)
Education 4260 (Nature of Adolescence)
Two Methods Courses (from 3.a.ii)
Education 4950 (Evaluation of Teaching and Learning)

*Due to the Classroom Observation component this semester will extend one week longer than the regularly scheduled teaching semester.

SEMESTER 2 (Winter)

Education 405X (15-credit hour Internship)

**SEMESTER 3 (Spring)

Intersession (6 Weeks)

Summer Session (6 Weeks)
Two Electives From

Clause 3(b)

Two Electives From

Clause 3(b)

Spring Semester (14 Weeks)
Elective From Clause 3(b)
Education 4381 (Perspectives on Schooling)

**Courses may be offered in the Spring, Intersession and/or Summer Sessions.

Last modified on June 4, 2003 by R. Bruce

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