Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Education (2019/2020)
8.6 Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree

The Grenfell Campus offering of this program is currently under review and may not be available for intake at this time. For further information contact the Office of Academic Programs.

  1. For application deadlines refer to the Application Deadline Dates table.

  2. Consideration will be given to the courses for which an applicant is registered at the time of assessment of applications. An applicant who has attended institutions other than Memorial University of Newfoundland must supply transcripts indicating Fall semester grades by February 1.

  3. To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree program, an applicant must have:

    1. been awarded a Bachelor’s Degree, or approved (prior to program startup) for the award of a Bachelor’s Degree from a university recognized by Memorial University of Newfoundland;

    2. achieved a cumulative average of at least 65% or an average of at least 65% on the last attempted 30 credit hours;

    3. completed a minimum of:

      • 6 credit hours in English - ESL courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement;

      • 6 credit hours in Mathematics or 3 credit hours in Calculus;

      • 6 credit hours in Psychology;

      • 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 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;

      • 6 credit hours in any combination to be chosen from: Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Folklore, Geography, History, Linguistics, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology;

      • 6 credit hours in French (recommended) or 6 credit hours in a single language other than English, or demonstration of equivalent competency in a second language; and

      • the equivalent of a completed focus area as per Table 6 Focus Areas for Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) or the completion of a major or minor within the initial Bachelor's degree program in a subject area classified as a focus area.

        An applicant with French as a Focus Area must apply under the French as a Second Language Option.

  4. In assessing applications to the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree program, consideration will be given to the following:

    1. overall academic performance; and

    2. personal statement and references as outlined on the application to the Faculty.

  5. A student must attend full-time due to the structured, sequential nature of this program. A student who drops any course which is part of the program will be withdrawn from the entire program.

  6. A student who has been admitted to the program but chooses not to attend in the Fall semester of the year of admission will lose 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 other applicants.

8.6.1 Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree, French as a Second Language Option

In addition to meeting the Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree an applicant for this option must have completed a major in French of at least 36 credit hours or equivalent and achieved at least an average of 65% in the 36 credit hours. Applicants with a French major 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. Applicants must have completed at least eight weeks at an approved Francophone institution in a French speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment. Admission to this option will be competitive and based on overall academic performance and demonstrated commitment, in the personal statement, to studies in French and French Education. Applicants who are unable to fulfill the eight week immersion requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.