2015-2016 Undergraduate Calendar

Education - Concurrent BA (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior)  
Administrative Director, Concurrent Education Programs Sandra Regier Associate Administrative Director, Concurrent Education Programs Ethna Bernat Faculty Representatives Brian Power (Faculty of Humanities), Tony DiPetta (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 The Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Education co-operate in offering a concurrent six-year program combining a BA (Honours) degree and a 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 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 their Major (first teachable subject). Each student must choose a Major from: Dramatic Arts, English Language and Literature, French, Geography, History and Visual Arts, as these areas are the teachable subjects available from co-operating departments in the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences at Brock at the Intermediate/Senior level (grades 7-12.). The selection of the second teachable subject must be declared through the Office of Concurrent Education Programs prior to registration for Year 2. A maximum of 2.0 Year 1 credits can be included in a second teachable subject. Students must complete a second teachable subject (minimum 3.0 credits) prior to starting Year 5. A minimum of 10.5 academic undergraduate credits in Humanities and Social Sciences must be completed for a BA Honours degree to be awarded. Teacher Education courses are credited toward the BEd while the remaining courses are credited to the BA. For this reason, a student who transfers out of the BA/BEd program will not have credit in Teacher Education courses applied to an undergraduate degree. Students should note that credits for the concurrent BA(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 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 Year 5. 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 of the six-year program will receive a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree 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 Teacher Education reserves the right to assign Concurrent Education students, in Years 5 and 6, 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 BA (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; 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. 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 Years 5 and 6.  
3.  Students failing to 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.  
4. 

In developing teachable subjects, where selections are possible, students are encouraged to consult with the departments to choose courses relevant to secondary school curriculum. Students must develop a major teachable subject, as prescribed by the program in one of the following subject areas as 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 - Courses must be designated as ENGL. A minimum of 1.0 credit in English literature/poetry. At least 1.0 credit in Canadian content preferred.

FRENCH (second language) - A minimum of 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.

VISUAL ARTS - Studio-based course credits are required. A maximum of 1.0 credit from film, photography, architecture and fashion or history of art.

For general guidelines on selecting courses for teachable subjects refer to Admission under Teacher Education.

 
5. 

Students must choose the second teachable subject area from: Dramatic Arts, English, French (second language), Geography, History, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science-Biology, Chemistry, General, Physics, Visual Arts. Students must achieve a 70 percent average in the minimum 3.0 credits for a second teachable subject. A maximum of 2.0 Year 1 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.

ENGLISH - Courses must be designated as ENGL. A minimum of 1.0 credit in English literature/poetry. At least 1.0 credit in Canadian content preferred.

FRENCH (second language) - A minimum of 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.

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION - 2.0 credits must be activity-based courses in Physical Education. 1.0 credit in courses related to Health 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 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 and fashion or history of art.

 
6.  FREN and SCLC courses noted as given in English may be included in the French Studies program. No more than two and one-half credits in such courses may be included.  
7.  Students studying French as a first or second teachable subject complete Years 5 and 6 at the Hamilton campus.  
8.  Students normally take Geography courses from Group A (see Geography department) and they may select courses from Group B and C. A minimum of 10.5 academic undergraduate credits in Humanities and Social Sciences must be completed for a BA Honours degree to be awarded.  
9.  May be taken in the Spring session preceding Years 4 or 5 or during the Fall/Winter session Year 4.  
10.  Students may take a maximum of two credits from HIST 2P60, 3P03, 3P04, 3P05, 3P06, 3P61, 3P96, 3P97, 4P00 to satisfy History degree requirements.  
11.  Police record check with vulnerable sector screening is required for courses with field placements. Associate fees are the student's responsibility.  
12.  A passing grade in all required previous Teacher Education courses is required to proceed to Year 6.  
13. 

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
Dramatic Arts Go to top of document
Year 1
- DART 1F91, 1F95, 1P97 and 1P99
- CHYS 1F90
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 2
- DART 2P21, 2P22, 2Q91 and 2Q92
- CHYS 2P10 and 2P15 (see program note 1)
- EDUC 1F95
- one Sciences context credit
Year 3
- DART 3Q91 and 3Q92
- one credit from DART 2F50, 2P70, 3P03, 3P04, 3P05, 3P08
- one DART credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- EDBE 8P50
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
- one elective credit
Year 4
- Two credits from DART 3F50, 3F92, 3F93, 3F98, 3P53, 3P54, 4P91
- DART 4F90
- one of EDUC 3P60, 3P62, 3P70, 3P90, 3P95, 3P96, 4P01, 4P03, 4P29, 4P35, 4P36, 4P46, 4P70, 4P80, 4P95 (see program notes 9 and 13)
- EDUC 4P19
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 5
- EDBE 8D01, 8P70, 8P71, 8P72 and 8P73
- two credits from EDBE 8F73, 8F74, 8F75, 8F76, 8F77, 8F78, 8F79, 8F80, 8F81, 8F82, 8F83, 8F84
Year 6
- EDBE 8P74, 8P75, 8P76, 8P77, 8P78, 8Y03 and 8Y05
- one credit from EDBE 8P82, 8P83, 8P84, 8P85, 8P86, 8P87, 8P88, 8P89, 8P90, 8P91, 8P92, 8P93
 
English Language and Literature Go to top of document
One credit must be taken from each of A, B and C list of ENGL courses (consult the English entry for a listing of List Courses) Year 1
- One of ENGL 1F91, 1F95, 1F97
- CHYS 1F90
- one Sciences context credit
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
- one elective credit
Year 2
- Two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- CHYS 2P10 and 2P15 (see program note 1)
- EDUC 1F95
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 3
- Three ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one ENGL credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- EDBE 8P50
- one elective credit
Year 4
- One ENGL credit 2(alpha)90 or above
- two ENGL credits 4(alpha)00 or above
- one of EDUC 3P60, 3P62, 3P70, 3P90, 3P95, 3P96, 4P01, 4P03, 4P29, 4P35, 4P36, 4P46, 4P70, 4P80, 4P95 (see program notes 9 and 13)
- EDUC 4P19
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 5
- EDBE 8D01, 8P70, 8P71, 8P72 and 8P73
- two credits from EDBE 8F73, 8F74, 8F75, 8F76, 8F77, 8F78, 8F79, 8F80, 8F81, 8F82, 8F83, 8F84
Year 6
- EDBE 8P74, 8P75, 8P76, 8P77, 8P78, 8Y03 and 8Y05
- one credit from EDBE 8P82, 8P83, 8P84, 8P85, 8P86, 8P87, 8P88, 8P89, 8P90, 8P91, 8P92, 8P93
 
French Studies Go to top of document
Year 1
- FREN 1F90
- CHYS 1F90
- one Sciences context credit
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
- one elective credit
Year 2
- FREN 2F00 and 2F03
- CHYS 2P10 and 2P15 (see program note 1)
- EDUC 1F95
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 3
- FREN 3P03
- one FREN or SCLC credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- two and one-half FREN or SCLC credits numbered 3(alpha)00 or above (see program note 6)
- EDBE 8P50
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 4
- FREN 4P03
- one of EDUC 3P60, 3P62, 3P70, 3P90, 3P95, 3P96, 4P01, 4P03, 4P29, 4P35, 4P36, 4P46, 4P70, 4P80, 4P95 (see program note 9)
- EDUC 4P19
- one FREN or SCLC credit numbered 3(alpha)00 or above
- two and one-half FREN or SCLC credits numbered 4(alpha)00 or above (see program note 6)
Year 5
- EDBE 8D01, 8P70, 8P71, 8P72 and 8P73 (see program notes 2 and 7)
- two credits from EDBE 8F73, 8F74, 8F75, 8F76, 8F77, 8F78, 8F79, 8F80, 8F81, 8F82, 8F83
Year 6
- EDBE 8P74, 8P75, 8P76, 8P77, 8P78, 8Y03 and 8Y05
- one credit from EDBE 8P82, 8P83, 8P84, 8P85, 8P86, 8P87, 8P88, 8P89, 8P90, 8P91, 8P92, 8P93
 
Geography Go to top of document
Year 1
- GEOG 1F90 and 1F91
- CHYS 1F90
- one credit from DART 1F91, 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 5)
Year 2
- GEOG 2P03, 2P06, 2P07, 2P10 and 2P12
- one of GEOG 2P01, 2P02, 2P13
- CHYS 2P10 and 2P15 (see program note 1)
- EDUC 1F95
Year 3
- GEOG 3P57
- two and one-half GEOG credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above (see program note 8)
- EDBE 8P50
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
- one elective credit
Year 4
- One GEOG credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above (see program note 8)
- two GEOG credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above (see program note 8)
- one of EDUC 3P60, 3P62, 3P70, 3P90, 3P95, 3P96, 4P01, 4P03, 4P29, 4P35, 4P36, 4P46, 4P70, 4P80, 4P95 (see program notes 9 and 14)
- EDUC 4P19
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 5
- EDBE 8D01, 8P70, 8P71, 8P72 and 8P73 (see program note 2)
- two credits from EDBE 8F73, 8F74, 8F75, 8F76, 8F77, 8F78, 8F79, 8F80, 8F81, 8F82, 8F83, 8F84
Year 6
- EDBE 8P74, 8P75, 8P76, 8P77, 8P78, 8Y03 and 8Y05
- one credit from EDBE 8P82, 8P83, 8P84, 8P85, 8P86, 8P87, 8P88, 8P89, 8P90, 8P91, 8P92, 8P93
 
History Go to top of document
Year 1
- One of HIST 1F90, 1F95, 1F96, HIST 1P98 and 1P99
- CHYS 1F90
- one Sciences context credit
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
- one elective credit
Year 2
- Two HIST credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above (see program note 10)
- CHYS 2P10 and 2P15 (see program note 1)
- EDUC 1F95
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 3
- Two HIST credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- two HIST credits 2(alpha)90 or above (see program note 10)
- EDBE 8P50
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 4
- One HIST credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above (see program note 10)
- one HIST credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- two HIST credits numbered 4(alpha)00 to 4(alpha)99
- one of EDUC 3P60, 3P62, 3P70, 3P90, 3P95, 3P96, 4P01, 4P03, 4P29, 4P35, 4P36, 4P46, 4P70, 4P80, 4P95 (see program note 9)
- EDUC 4P19
Year 5
- EDBE 8D01, 8P70, 8P71, 8P72 and 8P73 (see program note 2)
- two credits from EDBE 8F73, 8F74, 8F75, 8F76, 8F77, 8F78, 8F79, 8F80, 8F81, 8F82, 8F83, 8F84
Year 6
- EDBE 8P74, 8P75, 8P76, 8P77, 8P78, 8Y03 and 8Y05
- one credit from EDBE 8P82, 8P83, 8P84, 8P85, 8P86, 8P87, 8P88, 8P89, 8P90, 8P91, 8P92, 8P93
 
Visual Arts Go to top of document
Year 1
- VISA 1P93 and 1P94 or VISA 1P96 and 1P97
- VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99
- CHYS 1F90
- one Sciences context credit
- one credit in second teachable (see program note 5)
Year 2
- VISA 1P93 and 1P94 or VISA 1P96 and 1P97 (not taken in Year 1)
- one credit from VISA 2F05, VISA 2P03 and 2P04, VISA 2P26, 2P27, 2P93, 2P94
- CHYS 2P10 and 2P15 (see program note 1)
- EDUC 1F95
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 3
- One credit from VISA 2P41, 2P50, 2P51, 2P53, 2P88, 2P89, 2P90, 2P92, 2Q98, 3M00-3M29, 3P01, 3P05, 3P06, 3P22, 3P23, 3P24, 3P25, 3P50, 3P52, 3P92, 3P97
- one VISA credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- two VISA credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- EDBE 8P50
- one elective credit
Year 4
- One credit from VISA 2P41, 2P50, 2P51, 2P53, 2P88, 2P89, 2P90, 2P92, 2Q98, 3M00-3M29, 3P01, 3P05, 3P06, 3P22, 3P23, 3P24, 3P25, 3P50, 3P52, 3P92, 3P97
- two VISA credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one of EDUC 3P60, 3P62, 3P70, 3P90, 3P95, 3P96, 4P01, 4P03, 4P29, 4P35, 4P36, 4P46, 4P70, 4P80, 4P95 (see program notes 9 and 13)
- EDUC 4P19
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 5
- EDBE 8D01, 8P70, 8P71, 8P72 and 8P73 (see program note 2)
- two credits from EDBE 8F73, 8F74, 8F75, 8F76, 8F77, 8F78, 8F79, 8F80, 8F81, 8F82, 8F83, 8F84
Year 6
- EDBE 8P74, 8P75, 8P76, 8P77, 8P78, 8Y03 and 8Y05
- one credit from EDBE 8P82, 8P83, 8P84, 8P85, 8P86, 8P87, 8P88, 8P89, 8P90, 8P91, 8P92, 8P93
 
Description of Courses Go to top of document
See relevant calendar entry for course descriptions.  
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