Initial Teacher Education

Initial Teacher Education

Intermediate/Senior Division Admission Criteria

 

General Admission Requirements:
Applicants, regardless of division, must meet all general admissions criteria in addition to those outlined below.
 

Teaching Subject Requirements:

Business Studies – Accounting (001)
Business Studies – General (044)
Business Studies – Information and Communication Technology (085)
Dramatic Arts (135)
English (319)
French as a Second Language (325)
Geography (740)
Health and Physical Education (860)
History (750)
Mathematics (652)
Science – Biology (412)
Science – Chemistry (420)
Science – General (430)
Science – Physics (470)
Visual Arts (190)

Applicants must have the equivalent of at least five full undergraduate credits, averaging 75%, in a first teaching subject area. At least three of the five undergraduate credits must be at the year-two level or above. At a minimum, three out of five first teaching subject credits must be completed by January 1, 2014.

Applicants must also have the equivalent of three full undergraduate credits, averaging 70%, in a second teaching subject area as listed above. At least one of the three undergraduate credits must be at the year-two level or above. At a minimum, two out of three second teaching subject credits must be completed by January 1, 2014.

No courses completed after April 2014 will be considered.

Due to limited capacity, not all subjects may be offered in any one year and, given the Faculty’s need to respond to teacher shortages, special priority may be given to areas of high need. Applicants should be aware that having two Business teaching subjects is not permitted, as appropriate teaching blocks cannot be guaranteed and employment prospects are limited.
 

Experience in Teaching Subject:
Intermediate-Senior applicants are expected to have instructional experience in one of the teachable subjects.
 

Clarification of Teaching Subjects:

Business Studies – Accounting
As a first teaching subject, a maximum of one undergraduate credit in Business Law is allowed. The other four undergraduate credits must be in Accounting. As a second teaching subject, a maximum of one undergraduate credit in Business Law is allowed, with the remaining two undergraduate credits in Accounting.

Applicants must choose a non-Business subject as a second teaching subject when the first teaching subject is Business.

Business Studies – General
As a first teaching subject, a maximum of one undergraduate credit in Economics is permitted. At least three undergraduate credits must be from any of the following areas: Organizations; Management; Marketing; Business Ethics; Entrepreneurship. One undergraduate credit from any other Business subject is allowed.

As a second teaching subject, a maximum of one undergraduate credit in Economics is permitted. At least two undergraduate credits must be from any of the following areas: Organizations; Management; Marketing; Business Ethics; Entrepreneurship. Applicants must choose a non-Business subject as a second teaching subject when the first teaching subject is Business.

Applicants must provide evidence of having knowledge of computer applications in business. This evidence can be provided on the university transcript, the Experience Profile form, or other supplementary material.

Business Studies – Information Management and Communication Technology
As a first teaching subject, a minimum of two undergraduate Business credits in information technology applications for business (e.g., Computer Applications, Database Management, Information Systems, Spreadsheet Applications, Networking). The remaining three undergraduate credits may be from Organizations; Management; Marketing; Business Ethics; Entrepreneurship.

As a second teaching subject, a minimum of two undergraduate Business credits in information technology applications for business (e.g., Computer Applications, Database Management, Information Systems, Spreadsheet Applications, Networking). The remaining undergraduate credit may be from Organizations; Management; Marketing; Business Ethics; Entrepreneurship. Applicants must choose a non-Business subject as a second teaching subject when the first teaching subject is Business.

Dramatic Arts
Undergraduate course credits in creativity-based practical work with a reflective component are required (e.g., acting, performance, production). A maximum of one undergraduate credit in theory-based courses, the History of Theatre, Drama, or Dramatic Literature is allowed.

English
As a first teaching subject, a minimum of one undergraduate credit in English literature or poetry is required. The remaining four credits can be a combination of literature, poetry and writing. At least one undergraduate credit in Canadian content is preferred.

As a second teaching subject, a minimum of one undergraduate credit in English literature or poetry is required. The remaining two credits can be a combination of literature, poetry and writing. At least one undergraduate credit in Canadian content is preferred.

Note: Credits completed in English as a Second Language courses are not acceptable.

French (Second Language)
As a first teaching subject, a minimum of two undergraduate credits must be in grammar/composition, both of which must be taught in the French language. A maximum of one undergraduate credit may be in Translation.

As a second teaching subject, requirements are the same. Introductory-level language courses will not be considered toward teaching subject requirements.

Geography
Applicants must have one half of an undergraduate credit in Canadian Geography. (This Canadian Geography credit must fall under the Geography department listing in the appropriate course calendar, or be cross-listed as a Geography credit.) A maximum of one undergraduate credit in Earth Sciences/Environmental Studies is allowed.

Health and Physical Education
As a first teaching subject, applicants must present the equivalent of two undergraduate Physical Education credits that are action-based, (examples can be found on Brock’s website at brocku.ca/webcal/2012/undergrad/phed.html and include PEKN 1P93, PEKN 2P00, PEKN 2P03, PEKN 2P06, PEKN 2P92, PEKN 3P00, PEKN 3P16, PEKN 4F93 PEKN 4P00), two Health Studies undergraduate credits, as well as one undergraduate credit from Kinesiology, Health Studies or Physical Education.

As a second teaching subject, applicants must present two undergraduate Physical Education credits that are action-based, as well as one undergraduate credit in Health Studies.

History
As a first teaching subject, applicants must have one undergraduate credit in Canadian History. (All history credits, including the Canadian History credit, must fall under the History department listing in the appropriate course calendar, or be cross-listed as a History credit). Exception: a maximum of one undergraduate credit in the History of Art or Greek/Roman Civilization that is not cross-listed with History is allowed. A maximum of one undergraduate credit in the History of Art. Canadian Politics and Canadian Studies courses are not acceptable.

As a second teaching subject, requirements are the same.

Mathematics
As a first teaching subject, a maximum of two undergraduate credits in Statistics is allowed.

As a second teaching subject, a maximum of one undergraduate credit in Statistics is allowed.

Science – Biology
As a first teaching subject, a maximum of one undergraduate credit in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry or Biomechanics is allowed.

As a second teaching subject requirements are the same.

Science – General
As a first teaching subject, three undergraduate credits must be from Biology, Chemistry or Physics (including Astronomy) with a minimum of two credits in one subject and one credit in one of the remaining subjects. The remaining two credits may be from any of these subjects or from Earth Sciences or Environmental Science. Please note that if applicants wish to declare Physics, Chemistry or Biology as a second teaching subject, they may do so only with the science subject not used for the Science – General teaching subject.

As a second teaching subject, two undergraduate 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. Please note that if applicants wish to declare Physics, Chemistry or Biology as a first teaching subject, they may only do so if the science subject is not used for the Science – General teaching subject.

Science – Physics
As a first teaching subject, all five undergraduate 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 one credit in Astronomy is allowed.

As a second teaching subject, all three undergraduate credits must be from the subject areas listed above (one undergraduate credit in Astronomy is allowed).

Visual Arts
Studio-based course credits are required (e.g., painting, sculpture, print-making, drawing). A maximum of one undergraduate credit from Film, Photography, Architecture, Fashion or History of Art is allowed.