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. An applicant who has 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.

  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;

      • 6 credit hours from 2 separate Science areas, 3 credit hours of which must have a laboratory component. Chemistry 1900 may be used to satisfy 3 credit hours of the laboratory requirement. Eligible science areas include: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Ocean Sciences, Physics;

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

      • 24 credit hours in any one focus area chosen from the list in Focus Areas for Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary).  No more than 6 credit hours at the 1000 level can be used to fulfill this requirement.

      • Applicants seeking certification as a French as a second language teacher muust 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; 

    2. personal statement; and

    3. 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.

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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