2014-2015 Undergraduate Calendar

Education - Concurrent BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior)  
Administrative Director, Concurrent Education Programs Sandra Regier Associate Administrative Director, Concurrent Education Programs Ethna Bernat Faculty Representatives Nancy Francis (Faculty of Applied Health Sciences), Chunlei Lu (Faculty of Education)  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Mona Lavoie 905-688-5550, extension 4226 Welch Hall 8A brocku.ca/education brocku.ca/applied-health-sciences The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Faculty of Education co-operate in offering a concurrent five-year program combining a Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd) (Honours) degree and a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree for students interested in teaching at the Intermediate/Senior level (grades 7-12). 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 Teacher Education. Students must achieve a minimum 65 percent in both PEKN 1P90 and 1P93 and maintain a minimum 70 percent cumulative overall average each year in all undergraduate academic grade-marked courses. Students must achieve a 75 percent average in a minimum of 5.0 credits in Health and Physical Education courses. Selection of a second teachable subject must be declared through the Office of Concurrent Education Programs prior to registration for year 2. A maximum of 2.0 first year credits can be included in a second teachable subject. Students must complete the second teachable subject (minimum 3.0 credits) prior to starting Year 5. Teacher Education courses are credited toward the BEd while the remaining courses are credited to the BPhEd. For this reason, a student who transfers out of the BPhEd (Honours)/BEd program will not have credit in Teacher Education courses applied to an undergraduate degree. Students should note that credits for the concurrent BPhEd (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 Teacher Education Departments. The Teacher 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 Teacher Education 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. Students must maintain continuous registration within a twelve-month period to retain concurrent education status. Possible resumption of concurrent status will be evaluated on an individual basis. Terms of study at another institution during Fall/Winter sessions must receive program approval. Successful graduates will receive a Bachelor of Physical Education (Honours) degree and a Bachelor of Education degree. The Department of Kinesiology is accredited through the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators. Students are strongly recommended to take an emergency First Aid/CPR course. 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 Teacher 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.  
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 BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) 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 70 percent overall average in Year 1; a minimum 65 percent average in both PEKN 1P90 and 1P93; their Year 1 program must replicate the 5.0 credit concurrent program requirements; the secondary school Biology, English and Mathematics program admission requirements must be met. Application forms 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.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  CHYS 2P15 has field experience 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 obtain a minimum 65 percent in both PEKN 1P90 and PEKN 1P93 and maintain the 70 percent cumulative overall average may request an opportunity to upgrade their marks and to reapply to the concurrent program. A request to upgrade may be granted only once.  

Students must choose the second teachable subject area from: Dramatic Arts, English, French (second language), Geography, History, Mathematics, Science-Biology, Chemistry, General, Physics, Visual Arts. The choice of second teachable subject may be limited given the prescriptive requirements of a BPhEd degree. Students must achieve a 70 percent average in the minimum 3.0 credits for a second teachable subject. A maximum of 2.0 first year credits can be included. Clarification of the following teachable subjects:

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 dance.

ENGLISH - 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. All credits must be designated as History with the exception of a maximum of 1.0 credit in History of Art or Greek/Roman civilization.

MATHEMATICS - A maximum of 1.0 credit in statistics.

SCIENCE - BIOLOGY - A maximum of 1.0 credit in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry or Biomechanics.

SCIENCE - CHEMISTRY - Biochemistry courses may be accepted.

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.

SCIENCE - PHYSICS - All 3.0 credits must be in Physics related to: Forces and Motion; Energy, Work, Power, Matter and Energy; Waves-Light and Sound; Electricity, Magnetism, Gravitation; Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems. A maximum of 1.0 credit in Astronomy.

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 Teacher Education.

5.  May be taken in the Spring session preceding Year 4 or Year 5, or during Fall/Winter session Year 4.  
6.  Students studying French as a second teachable subject complete Year 5 at the Hamilton campus.  

In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 20 credits may be taken.

Honours Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- PEKN 1P90 and 1P93
- BIOL 1F90
- CHYS 1F90
- one credit from DART 1F93, 1F95, ENGL 1F91, 1F95, 1F97, FREN 1F90, HIST 1F90, 1F95, 1F96, 1P98, 1P99, MUSI 1F10, 1F50, VISA 1Q98, 1Q99
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 4)
Year 2
- PEKN 2P00, 2P05 and 2P09
- PEKN 2P03 or 2P06
- CHYS 2P10 and 2P15 (see program note 1)
- EDUC 1F95
- HLSC 2F95
Year 3
- PEKN 2P41, 2P84, 2P90, 2P92 and 3P32
- one of PEKN 3P03, 3P06, 3P13, 3P91, RECL 3P26 (see program note 7)
- PEKN 2P85 or 2P95
- PEKN 2P91 or 3P70
- EDUC 8P50
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 4)
Year 4
- PEKN 3P05, 3P10, 3P93 , 4P31 and 4P32
- PEKN 3P00 or 4P00 (see program note 7)
- one of EDUC 3P60, 3P62, 3P70, 3P90, 4P01, 4P03, 4P29, 4P35, 4P36, 4P70, 4P80 (see program notes 5 and 7)
- EDUC 4P19
- EDUC 8P19
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 4)
Year 5
- EDUC 8F11, 8L09, 8P02, 8P82, 8Y06 and 8Y07 (see program note 2)
- one of EDUC 8F76, 8P69, 8P73, 8P74, 8P77, 8P81, 8P83, 8P84, 8P86, 8P87, 8P88
Description of Courses Go to top of document
See relevant calendar entry for course descriptions.  
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