Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree
The bachelor of education (primary/elementary) as a second degree is a 72 credit hour program designed to prepare teachers of kindergarten through grade six. It is intended for candidates who have completed an appropriate bachelor's degree. This full-time, professional program, which extends over four consecutive semesters, includes school visit days and a one-semester internship placement.
This program is currently offered at both the St. John’s and Grenfell campus. However, the Faculty of Education has decided to suspend admission to the Corner Brook B.Ed. primary/elementary cohort for at least a year. This program is currently under review at Grenfell campus. For further information contact the Office of Undergraduate Programs.
A French immersion option is available only at the St. John’s campus.
This program is currently offered at both the St. John's and Grenfell campuses. The Grenfell campus offering of this program is currently under review. The Faculty of Education has suspended admission to the Corner Brook B.Ed. primary/elementary cohort for at least a year during this review process.
The program is currently under review and the program's timeline is subject to change including a possible fall commencement in the 2019-20 academic year. For further information contact the Faculty of Education's Office of Academic Programs.
To apply for admission into the Faculty of Education, indicate your desired degree option in the appropriate place on the undergraduate application for admission.
To be considered for admission to the bachelor of education (primary/elementary) as a second degree program, you must have been awarded an approved bachelor’s degree or been approved (prior to the program start) for the award of a bachelor’s degree from a university recognized by Memorial University and achieved a cumulative average of at least 65% or an average of at least 65% on the last attempted 30 credit hours (10 courses).
You must also have completed a minimum of:
- six credit hours in English (English as a Second Language courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement)
- six credit hours in mathematics or three credit hours in calculus
- six credit hours in psychology
- nine credit hours from three separate science areas, six credit hours must have a laboratory component. Chemistry 1900 may be used to satisfy three 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
- six credit hours in any combination to be chosen from: anthropology, archaeology, economics, folklore, geography, history, linguistics, political science, religious studies or sociology
- six credit hours in French (recommended) or six credit hours in a single language other than English or demonstration of equivalent competency in a second language
- the equivalent of a completed focus area as outlined in the Calendar or 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 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. You must have also completed at least four weeks at an approved Francophone institution in a French-speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment.
Note: the French immersion option has separate admission requirements.
Additional documents required for admission
Your application to the bachelor of education (primary/elementary) as a second degree will require you to submit the following:
- personal statement (included as part of the online application)
- academic and non-academic references
- official transcript(s)
The Faculty of Education provides full details on supporting documents required for admission.
Our graduates teach in schools worldwide, where they enjoy considerable success in their chosen profession. The skills developed during this program will open up many other career paths. Our graduates also occupy leadership positions in other educational (non-school), business and industry settings.