Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Education (2010/2011)
2.12 Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary)

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 full semester internship and a range of courses after the internship designed so that students can reflect on their school experiences and make further connections between theory and practice.

2.12.1 Admission
  1. Refer to the Application Deadline Dates table for application deadlines. Consideration will be given to the courses for which students are registered at the time of application. 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. Students attending institutions other than Memorial University of Newfoundland must supply transcripts indicating Winter semester grades no later than June 15.

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

    1. been awarded a Bachelor's Degree from a university recognized by Memorial University of Newfoundland;

      1. completed 36 credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines in Clause 3. below (Religious Studies, Business Studies and Newfoundland and Labrador Studies cannot be used to satisfy the 36 credit hour requirement), and

      2. completed 24 credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines in Clause 3. below but different from that in b. I, and

    2. achieved an overall average of at least 65% in each of the sets of courses in b. I. and b. ii.

  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.

    • Biochemistry**
    • Biology**
    • Business Studies***
    • Canadian Studies
    • Chemistry**
    • Earth Sciences**
    • Economics
    • English
    • Environmental Science**
    • French
    • General Science
    • Geography
    • History
    • Mathematics (Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics)
    • Newfoundland and Labrador Studies
    • Physical Education*
    • Physics**
    • Political Science
    • Religious Studies
    • 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.

    **Students who use General Science as an Academic Discipline may use courses from these separate science disciplines in any combination, but must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in each separate science discipline used.

    ***Students who use Business Studies as an academic discipline must have at least a minor in Business Administration.


    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. Applicants 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.

  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.

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

    1. average in each of the two academic disciplines;

    2. overall academic performance; and

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

2.12.2 Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary)
  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 thirty hours of school visitation during the first semester of the program.

  3. The 36 credit hours shall include:

    1. twenty-four credit hours as follows:

      1. Education 4005, 4240, 4260, 4361, 4381, and 4950

      2. Two of the following: Education 4120, 4121, 4142, 4154, 4161, 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 Business Studies, Canadian Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Newfoundland and Labrador 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. Students whose first and second academic disciplines are in the sciences (Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, General Science, Physics) are required to do Education 4174 and 4175.

    2. twelve credit hours in electives chosen from the list below:

      Education 2222, 2900, 3210, 3211, 3255, 3565, 3570, 3571, 4144, 4151, 4163, 4172, 4182, 4204, 4242, 4275, 4340, 4350, 4354, 4356, 4382, 4420, 4425, 4580, 4610, 4901, 4945.


In addition to the above courses, students intending to apply to the Bachelor of Special Education degree program must complete Education 4350.

2.12.3 Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) Program Plan
  • Semester 1 (Fall)
  • Classroom Observation
  • Education 4005
  • Education 4260
  • Education 4361
  • Two Methods Courses from Clause 3.a.ii.
  • Education 4950
  • Semester 2 (Winter)
  • Education 405X
  • *Semester 3 (Spring)
  • Education 4240
  • Education 4381
  • 4 Electives from Clause 3. b.

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