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Faculty of Education




FAQ

  1. What is a concurrent education program?
  2. What are some of the advantages of completing a concurrent education program?
  3. I’m currently attending high school and thinking of applying to Brock. I want to be certain I have the correct prerequisites for my program. Where can I find this information? 
  4. If I apply to Brock, what are my options if I am not admitted to a concurrent program?
  5. Can I apply to more than one concurrent education program?
  6. If I apply for more than one program at Brock, will I be offered admission to each program for which I meet the requirements? 
  7. Must I complete the P/J and J/I subject area requirements to apply to those programs? 
  8. If I achieve the minimum overall average on 6 Grade 12U or M courses will I be admitted?
  9. Are there restrictions on which courses can be U or M level? 
  10. Which courses are used to calculate my average?
  11. What does limited enrolment mean? 
  12. Can I attend another university and then transfer to a concurrent education program at Brock?
  13. Can I apply to a concurrent education program with a completed undergraduate degree?
  14. Are students with transfer credits from a College program eligible to apply?
  15. Where can I get more general information about admissions to Brock?
 
 
Students work simultaneously on their first undergraduate degree and a Bachelor of Education degree leading to certification to teach in Ontario.
 
It eliminates the uncertainty of gaining admission to a Faculty of Education. There are opportunities to acquire skills and develop into a beginning teacher over several years rather than a one-year program. In undergraduate degree courses you may choose topics and assignments that relate to your interest in teaching. You complete more courses in Education that may not only prepare you to become a teacher but also lead you towards becoming a scholar in Education (MEd and PhD) and teach at the college or university level.
 
You can find our admissions criteria chart, outlining programs and prerequisites at www.brocku.ca/registrar/admissions.Be sure to look under each Faculty as well as the Faculty of Education.
 
The university will consider you for a regular degree program that is the closest equivalent to your request for a concurrent program. You may complete that degree and then follow the consecutive route to becoming a teacher. Alternatively, if you wish you may replicate the program during your first year at university. This means you may take the courses required for the first year of the concurrent program to which you applied.
 
Students may apply and be admitted to second year if there is space available. To apply students must have an overall average in Year 1 of 70 percent or above, their Year 1 program must replicate the 5.0 credit concurrent program requirements, and the secondary school English and Mathematics program admission requirements, and Biology requirement for the Physical Education programs must be met.  Application form is available on the Concurrent Education web site from April 1. The completed document must be filed in the Concurrent Education Office by June 1. Late applications will not be accepted. Students should note that this is a limited enrolment program and admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements.
 
You may apply for more than one program. There is a separate code for each program. However, applicants can expect to receive an offer of admission to only one program. When more than one program is indicated on the application, the highest choice listed for Brock will be considered first. If you are not eligible for the first choice, consideration will be given to subsequent choices in the order of preference you have indicated.
 
No. You will receive an offer to the highest program choice you list on the application form. If you do not meet the requirements for the concurrent program or programs, then you will automatically be considered for an undergraduate degree at Brock. For example, you list BAI-1, BAJ-2 but do not have the cut-off average for either Concurrent Program, Brock will consider you for a BA degree.
 
No. Graduates from Concurrent Education Programs at the primary/junior and junior/intermediate levels are required to have completed Grade 12U or M, or university courses in Canadian geography and Canadian history (or similar courses that emphasize Canadian content), mathematics, science and English. These courses are EXIT requirements from the concurrent program not entry requirements.
 
Not necessarily. The minimum overall average means you will be considered. The admitting average in some of the most popular concurrent programs will be higher depending on the number of applications for that program.
 
 
All required courses such as Mathematics and English must be grade 12U level courses. This also applies to courses required for Majors for applicants to Intermediate/Senior level programs and the BPhEd(Honours)/BEd Junior/Intermediate program.
 
All required prerequisite Grade 12U or M subjects will be included in the calculation of the admission average. Equivalent OAC courses will continue to be used.
 
There are a prescribed number of positions available in each program. Students must apply and be accepted to a specific Concurrent Education Program. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements.
 
Applicants with less than the equivalent of 4.0 credits transferred from another institution may be considered for the concurrent programs. Brock University programs have some courses that are unique to this university and students must complete those courses at Brock e.g. CHYS 1F90. The concurrent programs are designed for students attending Brock from the beginning of their university career.
 
The concurrent programs are only available to students completing their first undergraduate degree. Individuals with a degree who wish to become teachers must follow the consecutive route to education.
 
Applicants with less than the equivalent of 4.0 credits may apply for the concurrent programs and may be admitted if there is space available and the admission requirements are met. Students who have completed an appropriate College of Arts and Technology two-year diploma must have a minimum 80% cumulative average for consideration for the BA Child and Youth Studies (Honours)/BEd Program and may receive a maximum of three transfer credits if they are admitted to Brock; students who have completed a Child and Youth Worker diploma may receive four transfer credits.
Check out the FAQ page for the university through the Office of the Registrar at www.brocku.ca/registrar/admissions
 
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