2008-2009 Undergraduate Calendar

Education - Concurrent BA Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate)  
Administrative Director, Concurrent Education Programs Rosamund Battye Associate Administrative Director, Concurrent Education Programs Sandra Regier Faculty Representatives John Lye (Faculty of Humanities), Mary-Louise Vanderlee (Faculty of Education)  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Mona Lavoie 905-688-5550, extension 4226 Welch Hall 8A http://concurrent.ed.brocku.ca The Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Education co-operate in offering a concurrent five-year program combining a Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Honours) degree in Integrated Studies with a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree for students interested in teaching at the Junior/Intermediate level (grades 4-10) emphasizing elementary school (grades 4-8). Students must be registered full-time and follow the prescribed program. Any exceptions must have the approval of the Administrative Director of Concurrent Education Programs and the Chair, Department of Pre-service Education. Students must maintain a minimum 75 percent cumulative overall average each year in all undergraduate academic grade-marked courses. Each student must choose a teachable subject from one of Dramatic Arts, English (first language), French (second language), Geography, History, Mathematics, Music (vocal), Science - General and Visual Arts. A minimum of 3.0 credits is required in a teachable subject, a Minor is recommended, and students are encouraged to consult with the departments to select courses relevant to elementary school education. The selection of the teachable subject must be declared through the Office of Concurrent Education Programs prior to registration for year 2. A minimum of 10.5 academic undergraduate credits in Humanities and Social Sciences must be completed for a BA Honours degree to be awarded. Pre-service Education courses are credited toward the BEd while the remaining courses, including the Undergraduate Education courses, are credited to the BA. For this reason, a student who transfers out of the BA/BEd program will not have credit in Pre-service Education courses applied to an undergraduate degree. Students should note that credits for the concurrent BA Integrated (Honours)/BEd program are not evenly distributed between the years because of the structure of Education courses. Students are responsible to note Calendar and scheduling differences between the Undergraduate and Pre-service Departments. The Pre-service Education program is organized subject to the requirements of Brock University and outside regulatory organizations that govern teacher education in Ontario (e.g. the Ontario College of Teachers). In any year the program requirements for the Pre-service program may change in order to meet outside regulatory requirements. Students must complete program requirements for the first four years of the concurrent program by September prior to commencing the final year. Terms of study at another institution cannot be accommodated during Fall/Winter sessions. Successful graduates will receive a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Integrated Studies and a Bachelor of Education degree. Upon successful completion of a teacher education program, teacher candidates are normally recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers for membership and to receive their Ontario Certificate of Qualification. The Department of Pre-service Education reserves the right to assign Concurrent Education students, in their final year, to either the Hamilton or St Catharines campus in order to secure school placements aligned with teachable subjects. Students are responsible for their own transportation for practice teaching and other activities related to the program. This is a limited enrolment program. Although admissions will be primarily based on grades, other criteria, such as balance across teachable disciplines or teaching areas of high need may be used in the selection process in any particular year. A Profile Questionnaire is required. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements.  
Ontario College of Teachers Criminal Records Screening Policy Go to top of document
1.  The Ontario College of Teachers requires both a criminal record check and a criminal record declaration by the applicant as necessary components of registration for new applicants.
2.  The costs associated with the provision of the criminal record check and any appeals are to be borne by the applicant.
3.  All positive reports of criminal offences will be examined by the Ontario College of Teachers Registrar to determine whether the record of offence(s) is relevant to the applicant's honesty, integrity and/or suitability to practice the profession and whether the offence(s) constitute reasonable grounds for refusal to issue a certificate of qualification and registration, or to impose terms, conditions or limitations on registration, in accordance with Section 18(2) of the Ontario College of Teachers Act.
4.  Applicants for registration by the Ontario College of Teachers will be advised of the reasons for the decisions of the Ontario College of Teachers Registrar to refuse certification or to impose terms, conditions or limitations and that appeals to these decisions will be determined in accordance with Part III of the Ontario College of Teachers Act.
  Questions regarding the policy should be directed to the Ontario College of Teachers.
 
Admissions Go to top of document
Students interested in the BA Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) Program apply directly from secondary school. University or college transfer applicants with less than the equivalent of 4.0 university transfer credits may be considered for admission. Brock students may apply and be admitted to second year if there is space available. To apply students must have a minimum 75 percent overall average in Year 1; their Year 1 program must replicate the 5.0 credit concurrent program requirements; the secondary school English and Mathematics program admission requirements must be met. A Profile Questionnaire is required. Application forms and the Profile are available on the Concurrent Education web site from April 1. The completed documents 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. Students must complete the academic admission requirements for the Junior/Intermediate Pre-service BEd degree before completing the BA Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd program as follows: Grade 12U/M courses or university or university/college preparation courses in Canadian geography and Canadian history (or similar courses emphasizing Canadian content), mathematics, science and English. For those students who have not completed these courses before attending Brock, the following courses or equivalents will be accepted: one-half university credit in Canadian geography, GEOG 2P50 is recommended; CANA 1F91, HIST 1F96 or one-half university credit in Canadian history. Students are also encouraged to take arts and physical education courses.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  CHYS 2F10 has a placement and must be taken during the Fall/Winter Session.  
2.  Practice teaching may have to be scheduled in May and June of year 5.  
3.  Students failing to maintain the 75 percent cumulative overall average are granted an opportunity to upgrade their marks and to be reinstated. A request to upgrade may be granted only once.  
4.  To develop a teachable subject, students are encouraged to consult with the departments to choose courses relevant to elementary school curriculum.  
5.  Students must develop a teachable subject (a minimum of 3.0 credits) in any one of the following subject areas listed: DRAMATIC ARTS - Course credits in creativity-based practical work with a reflective component are required. A maximum of 1.0 credit in theory-based courses, history of theatre/drama/dramatic literature. ENGLISH (first language) - A minimum of 1.0 credit in English literature/poetry. FRENCH (second language) - 2.0 credits must be in grammar/composition, both of which must be given in French. A maximum of 1.0 credit in translation. GEOGRAPHY - A minimum of 0.5 credit in Canadian geography. A maximum of 1.0 credit in Earth Sciences/Environmental Studies. HISTORY - A minimum of 1.0 credit in Canadian history. A maximum of 1.0 credit in history of art. A maximum of 1.0 credit in Greek/Roman civilization. MATHEMATICS - A maximum of 1.0 credit in statistics. MUSIC (vocal) - A maximum of 1.0 credit from history of music. SCIENCE-GENERAL - 2.0 credits in one subject must be from Biology, Chemistry or Physics (including Astronomy). The remaining 1.0 credit may be from one of these subjects not used or from Earth Sciences or Environmental Science. VISUAL ARTS - Studio based course credits are required. A maximum of 1.0 credit from film, photography, architecture, fashion, or history of art. For general guidelines on selecting courses for teachable subjects refer to Admissions under Pre-service Education.  
6.  Students must complete one credit in a language other than English. Where half credit courses are used to satisfy the requirement, both half credits must be in the same language.  
7.  In all 20 credit degree programs, at least 12 credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, six of which must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above and of these, three must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above.  
Honours Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- CHYS 1F90
- EDUC 1F95
- one credit from CANA 1F91, DART 1F93, ENGL 1F91, 1F95, 1F97, FREN 1F90, HIST 1F95, 1F96, 1P98, 1P99, MUSI 1F10, 1F50, VISA 1Q98, 1Q99
- one Science context credit
- one credit in Junior/Intermediate teachable subject or elective (see program notes 4 and 5)
Year 2
- CHYS 2F10 (see program note 1)
- one APCO, COSC or MATH credit
- EDUC 2P65
- one credit in Junior/Intermediate teachable subject (see program notes 4 and 5)
- one and one-half elective credits
Year 3
- CHYS 3P74
- EDUC 3F00 and 3P45
- EDUC 8P15
- one language credit (see program note 6)
- one credit in Junior/Intermediate teachable subject (see program notes 4 and 5)
- one elective credit
Year 4
- EDUC 4P05 and 4P25
- EDUC 8P18
- three and one-half elective credits
Year 5
- EDUC 4P02
- EDUC 8D09, 8P23, 8P21, 8P20, 8P16, 8Y04, 8Y05, 8Y24, 8Y26, 8Y27 and 8Y29 (see program note 2)
 
Description of Courses Go to top of document
See relevant calendar entry for course descriptions.  
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