Faculty of Education


This Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) Degree Program is designed to be completed conjoint with the Diploma in Technology Education. Students who have been awarded a first Bachelor's degree in Education wishing to complete the Diploma in Technology Education are directed to the Regulations for the Diploma in Technology Education listed directly following the Regulations for the Diploma in Post-Secondary Education.

General Comment:

The Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) Conjoint with the Diploma in Technology Education is a program designed to prepare Intermediate/Secondary School and Technology Education teachers. Technology Education is a specialized subject area within the high school curriculum. Students in the program will complete a number of laboratory courses that address the development of basic skills and competencies in a variety of technological areas and how to apply them through design and problem solving processes in a school classroom/laboratory setting. All students attend full-time and should graduate in four semesters. This conjoint 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 Spring 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) Conjoint with the Diploma in Technology Education program individuals must have:

a) been awarded a Bachelors Degree from a university recognized by Memorial University of Newfoundland;
b) completed 36 credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines in Clause 3 below;
c) achieved an overall average of at least 65% in the courses chosen to meet b) above; and,
d) achieved an overall average of at least 65% in the last 60 successfully completed credit hours.

NOTE: When calculating the average in the 36 credit hours required under clause 2)b) above, no more than two 1000-level courses 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 Theatre Arts
Environmental Science
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.

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 1.

5) In assessing applications to the Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) Conjoint with the Diploma in Technology Education 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 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 Spring 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) conjoint with the Diploma in Technology Education shall complete, in addition to the courses required for the prerequisite degree, 66 credit hours; including a non-credit field experience, 27 credit hours in Intermediate/Secondary Education, 24 credit hours in Technology Education, 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 thirty hours of school visitation during the second semester of the program.

3) The 27 credit hours in Intermediate/Secondary Education shall include:

a) Eighteen credit hours as follows:

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

(ii) One of the following: Education 4120, 4121, 4142, 4154, 4161, 4168, 4174, 4180, 4181, 4190. The methodology course must be chosen to match the Academic Discipline 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.

b) Nine credit hours in electives chosen from:

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

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

4) The 24 credit hours in Technology Education shall include Education 2711, 2750, 2751, 3750, 3751, 4750, 4751, 4752.

* Inactive Course


*SEMESTER 1 (Spring)

Week 0                                                                  15

Education 2711 (Course Organization and
Development in Technology Education)

Education 2750 (Introductory Design and
Materials Processes)
Education 2751 (Introductory Communications
and Power Technology
Education 3750 (Intermediate Design and
Materials Processing Technology
Education 3751 (Integrated Communications and
Power Technology)

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

**SEMESTER 2 (Fall)

Classroom Observation (No Credit)

Education 4361 (Teaching and the Contemporary
Education 4005 (Effective Teaching)
Education 4260 (Nature of Adolescence)
One Method Course (from 3.a.ii) and Education
4751 (Advanced Communications Systems)
Education 4950 (Evaluation of Teaching and

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

SEMESTER 3 (Winter)
Education 405X (15-credit hour Internship)

*SEMESTER 4 (Spring)
Education 4381 (Perspectives on Schooling)
Education 4750 (Integrated Materials and Production Processes)
Education 4752 (Technology Education, Specialized)
3 electives from clause 3(b)

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

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