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What classes should I register in next?
The sequence in which you enrol in classes is dependent on whether or not you are a full time student. In the fall semester, full-time students should enroll in EDUC 3P40; 4P04; 4P14; 4P80. In the winter semester, full-time students should enroll in EDUC 4P24; 4P25; 4P35; 4P85. As well full-time students should enroll in the year long course EDUC 4F50. Part-time students should consult the BECE registration and program guides located under the ‘current student’ tab. See Registration.
Is an internship the same as a field placement (EDUC 3P85/4P85)? What types of internships are available?
Internships and field placements can be very beneficial for students both academically and as career preparation. The internship courses EDUC 3P85 and 4P85 are designed to benefit students’ development of theory-practice connections and to deepen understandings of the spectrum of career related possibilities. Building on the hundreds of hours of field placements BECE student have acquired through their college diploma programs, the internships at Brock offer an opportunity to engage in diversified classroom contexts, research, regional development projects, professional development, and advocacy. Students may also benefit and choose an international internship opportunity (currently in development for winter, 2013).
When do I need to get a police check?
All BECE students must obtain a police records check with vulnerable sector screening for the required participation in the internships of EDUC 3P85 and EDUC 4P85. You will need to apply for a new police check every year and the police check can be no more than 6 months old at the beginning of your field experience. The costs associated with the provision of the criminal record check and any appeals are to be borne by the applicant. Please keep in mind that police checks can take at least 6 – 8 weeks to be processed. If you require fingerprinting, the processing time will be significantly longer. Apply early. More details are specified under the ‘police check’ tab.
First-class Honours degrees are granted to students who have completed a 20 credit honours program with first-class honours standing, which requires a minimum 80 percent average in all major credits and 70 per cent in the remaining credits. A transfer student must have completed a minimum of five credits at Brock, including all departmental honours requirements for year 4 and have maintained a minimum 75 per cent overall average and a minimum 80 percent major average (based on Brock courses only).
Second-class Honours degrees are granted to students who have completed a 20 credit honours program with second-class honours standing, which requires a minimum 70 percent average in all major credits and 60 per cent in the remaining credits. A transfer student must have completed a minimum of five credits at Brock, including all departmental honours requirements for year 4 and have maintained a minimum 65 per cent overall average and a minimum 70 per cent major average (based on Brock courses only).
The honors thesis course offers students an opportunity to conduct research related to the field of Early Childhood Education. In the fall term, students will thoroughly plan the honors thesis under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. The fall term will have students focused on the development of the thesis proposal, while in the second term the student will carry out the planned project and complete the thesis (exit requirement). The student must complete the thesis to be awarded credit for the course work.
As a continuing BECE student do I attend the orientation event each year?
An orientation event occurs each fall for new incoming BECE students. Although not a requirement for returning students to attend, the event provides an opportunity for new students to gain insights from those willing to volunteer and share their experiences. Volunteers are most welcome and should contact either of the program consultants (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com ).
I am a mature student what supports are available at Brock?
Brock University offers a variety of student services including services specifically designed to support new students and mature students. A variety of learning skills workshops are available as well as the opportunity to order-a-workshop. Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD) is also available through the Student Development Centre providing specific supports and services for students to enhance their academic, personal, social and spiritual life at Brock.
What if I am interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Education and and Ontario Teacher Cerification?
You need to ensure that you adhere to the admission requirements of any BEd/Teacher Certification program in any University of your choosing. For information on the admission requirements for Brock University’s BEd/Teacher Certification program visit the Registrar. For the Faculties of Education in Ontario a great resource is the TEAS booklet available to download from the web site.
What if I am interested in pursuing a Master of Education degree?
Graduates of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education program are eligible and encouraged to apply for admission into the MEd degree program.
How can I get involved and be an advocate for the BECE program?
As a returning BECE student your developing expertise would be beneficial to the wider ECE community. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in research cafés at Brock and within the community, attend and contribute to professional development conferences, conduct presentations to graduating classes of College diploma programs, and partake in the many professional develop opportunities that are available.