Mission Statement

Student Responsibility Clause

Teacher Certification


Waiver of Regulations of the Faculty of Education


The Faculty of Education of Memorial University of Newfoundland, under the terms of THE MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY ACT, accepts as its primary responsibility the professional preparation of those who will give leadership in education. The responsibility includes the professional preparation of teachers, administrators and specialists who will work in elementary, and intermediate, and secondary schools and post-secondary institutions. The work of the Faculty incorporates undergraduate and graduate studies and continuing education. The mandate includes specialized research for the improvement of pedagogical practice, and broadly based research for the advancement of knowledge. The Faculty initiates and responds to change through a wide range of programs and a variety of field services. It seeks to prepare educators who will have a reasoned philosophy of education, an appreciation of what knowledge is of most worth, a genuine love of learning, and the ability to think critically. It strives to prepare educators who have an understanding of the past, a plan for the present, and a vision for the future.

The following Degree and Diploma Programs are offered through the Faculty of Education:


- Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary)
- Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary)
- Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) Conjoint with the Diploma in Technology Education
- Bachelor of Music Conjoint with Bachelor of Music Education
- Bachelor of Music Education as a Second Degree
- Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern)
- Bachelor of Special Education
- Bachelor of Education (Post-Secondary) as a First Degree
- Bachelor of Education (Post-Secondary) as a Second Degree


- Diploma in Post-Secondary Education
- Diploma in Technology Education
- Diploma in Adult Teacher Education
- Diploma in Native and Northern Education (T.E.P.L.)
- Diploma in TeleLearning and Rural School Teaching


The Office of Undergraduate Student Services, Faculty of Education, will assist students with questions or problems which may arise concerning their programs. It is, however, the responsibility of students to see that their academic programs meet the Faculty of Education and the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - GENERAL ACADEMIC REGULATIONS (UNDERGRADUATE).


NOTE: Teacher Certification is a Provincial responsibility. Students are advised to contact Teacher Certification and Records, Department of Education, P.O. Box 4750, St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 5R9, for advice regarding Teacher Certification Regulations.


NOTE: It is possible that individuals who have been convicted of a crime against a person may not be accepted into a school as required under the Faculty of Education degree and diploma regulations.

1) Admission to programs within the Faculty of Education is limited, selective and highly competitive. The Faculty reserves the right to limit the number of spaces available in each program. When the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of spaces available in a particular program, preference may be given to students who are permanent residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.

2) Applicants for admission to a program within the Faculty of Education must submit the appropriate completed application form and all supporting documentation to the Office of the Registrar in accordance with the deadlines specified for each program below. Letters of reference and personal statement as required by the application form must be forwarded directly to the Faculty of Education. Students who must apply for admission/readmission to the University must also submit the General Application for Admission/Readmission to the Office of the Registrar within the deadlines specified in the University Diary.

3) Students who have been admitted to a particular degree program offered by the Faculty of Education and who wish to change to another degree program within the Faculty must submit a new Faculty application form to the Office of the Registrar that will be considered in competition with all other students.

4) Students who have been admitted to a program in the Faculty of Education requiring a teaching internship are advised that they may be assigned to any Provincial school district and are responsible for all travel and accommodation costs associated therewith.

5) Admission to programs within the Faculty of Education is determined by a Selections Committee and is based on the criteria listed for each degree/diploma program.

6) In special cases, the Committee on Undergraduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Admissions Committee, may waive certain admission requirements.


Regulations involving course prerequisites or corequisites, departmental regulations, and faculty regulations may be waived where circumstances so warrant. The routing of requests for such waivers and the procedure for appealing unfavourable decisions are outlined in the  UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - GENERAL ACADEMIC REGULATIONS (UNDERGRADUATE).

Last modified on June 4, 2003 by R. Bruce

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