8.1 Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary)

  1. For application deadlines refer to the Application Deadline Dates table. Consideration will be given to the courses for which an applicant is registered at the time of application. An applicant 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. An applicant 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, an applicant must have:

    1. been awarded a Bachelors Degree from a university recognized by Memorial University of Newfoundland;

    2. completed 36 credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines for Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) below (Business Studies, Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, and Religious Studies cannot be used to satisfy the 36 credit hour requirement);

    3. completed 24 credit hours in a subject listed under Academic Disciplines for Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) below but different from that in b. above; and

    4. achieved an overall average of at least 65% in the courses chosen to meet b. and c. above.

  3. Academic Disciplines are deemed to be the disciplines in Academic Disciplines for Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary). Courses from other disciplines deemed by the Admissions Committee to be equivalent to courses in any of the listed Academic Disciplines for Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) will be acceptable.

  4. 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.

  5. A limited number of program spaces are allocated to each discipline. An applicant who is admitted with a particular Academic Discipline and who wishes to change to a different Academic Discipline must obtain permission of the Office of Academic Programs. Such changes may not be possible in particular areas.

  6. An applicant is advised that admission to the program on the basis of academic disciplines is dependent on sufficient numbers of applicants to warrant the offering of applicable methodology courses in those disciplines in any given year.

  7. An applicant who is registered in the final semester of the first Bachelor's Degree program during the Winter semester must have satisfied the academic requirements set out in Clause 2. above upon completion of the first degree program.

  8. 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.

  9. Because of the structured, sequential nature of this program, a student must attend full-time. A student who drops any course which is part of the program will be dropped from the entire program.

  10. 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.

Academic Disciplines for Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary)



Business Studies - An applicant who uses Business Studies as an Academic Discipline must have at least a minor in Business Administration.

Canadian Studies


Earth Sciences



Environmental Science

French - An applicant who uses French as an Academic Discipline 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. An applicant must also have completed at least eight weeks (first academic discipline) or at least four weeks (second academic discipline) at an approved Francophone institution in a French speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment.

General Science - An applicant who uses General Science as an Academic Discipline may use courses chosen from the separate science disciplines in any combination from Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Ocean Sciences or Physics but must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in each separate science discipline used.



Mathematics - may include Statistics

Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

Physical Education - In order to be considered for admission within this Academic Discipline, an applicant must have successfully completed courses in the following areas: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Motor Learning, Biomechanics, Primary/Elementary Physical Education Curriculum and Teaching, Issues and Trends in Physical Education and a minimum of 15 credit hours in Physical Education activities.


Political Science

Religious Studies

Theatre Arts

 Visual Arts

The Academic disciplines of Religious Studies, Theatre Arts, and Visual Arts will only be offered every two years. For further information contact the Office of Academic Programs.   

The information on this site has been extracted from the Official 2023-2024 University Calendar. While every reasonable effort has been made to duplicate the information contained in the official University Calendar, if there are differences, the official Memorial University of Newfoundland Calendar will be considered the final and accurate authority.

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