2011-2012 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 John Lye (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 five-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 first year 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 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. In extenuating circumstances, concurrent students in good standing may request an extension of their program and the deferral of the final year. Terms of study at another institution cannot be accommodated during the Fall/Winter sessions. Successful graduates of the five-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 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 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. 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.  
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 maintain the 70 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. 

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 - 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. A maximum of 1.0 credit in history of art. A maximum of 1.0 credit in 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 first year credits can be included. Clarification of the following teachable subjects:

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION - 2.0 credits must be activity-based courses in Physical Education. 1.0 credit in courses related to Health Studies.

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.

 
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 Year 5 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.  EDUC 4P26 may be taken in the Spring session preceding Year 4 or Year 5, or during the Fall/Winter session Year 4. It will not be offered at the Hamilton campus in Year 5.  
10. 

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 1F93, 1F95, 1P97 and 1P99
- CHYS 1F90
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 2
- DART 2F94, 2P01 and 2P02
- CHYS 2P10 and 2P15 (see program note 1)
- EDUC 1F95
- one Sciences context credit
Year 3
- DART 3F94
- one credit from DART 2F50, 2P70, 3P03, 3P04, 3P05, 3P08
- one DART credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- EDUC 8P50
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
- one elective credit
Year 4
- Two credits from DART 3F50, 3F76, 3F77, 3F78, 3P53, 3P54, 4P91
- DART 4F90
- EDUC 4P26 (see program note 9)
- EDUC 8P02 and 8P19
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 5
- EDUC 4P06
- EDUC 8F11, 8L09, 8P73, 8Y06 and 8Y07 (see program note 2)
- one of EDUC 8F76, 8P69, 8P72, 8P74, 8P77, 8P80, 8P81, 8P82, 8P83, 8P84, 8P86, 8P87, 8P88, 8P90
 
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
- EDUC 8P50
- three ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one ENGL credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one elective credit
Year 4
- One ENGL credit 2(alpha)90 or above
- two ENGL credits 4(alpha)00 or above
- EDUC 4P26 (see program note 9)
- EDUC 8P02 and 8P19
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 5
- EDUC 4P06
- EDUC 8F11, 8L09, 8P74, 8Y06 and 8Y07 (see program note 2)
- one of EDUC 8F76, 8P69, 8P72, 8P73, 8P77, 8P80, 8P81, 8P82, 8P83, 8P84, 8P86, 8P87, 8P88, 8P90
 
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)
- EDUC 8P50
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 4
- FREN 4P03
- EDUC 4P26 (see program note 9)
- EDUC 8P02 and 8P19
- 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
- EDUC 4P06
- EDUC 8F11, 8F76, 8L09, 8Y06 and 8Y07 (see program notes 2 and 7)
- one of EDUC 8P69, 8P72, 8P73, 8P74, 8P77, 8P80, 8P81, 8P82, 8P83, 8P84, 8P86, 8P87, 8P88, 8P90
 
Geography Go to top of document
Year 1
- GEOG 1F90 and 1F91
- 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 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 9)
- EDUC 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 9)
- two GEOG credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above (see program note 9)
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
- EDUC 4P26 (see program note 9)
- EDUC 8P02 and 8P19
Year 5
- EDUC 4P06
- EDUC 8F11, 8L09, 8P77, 8Y06 and 8Y07 (see program note 2)
- one of EDUC 8F76, 8P69, 8P72, 8P73, 8P74, 8P80, 8P81, 8P82, 8P83, 8P84, 8P86, 8P87, 8P88, 8P90
 
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
- 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
- EDUC 8P50
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 4
- One HIST credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one HIST credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- two HIST credits numbered 4(alpha)00 to 4(alpha)99
- EDUC 4P26 (see program note 9)
- EDUC 8P02 and 8P19
Year 5
- EDUC 4P06
- EDUC 8F11, 8L09, 8P88, 8Y06 and 8Y07 (see program note 2)
- one of EDUC 8F76, 8P69, 8P72, 8P73, 8P74, 8P77, 8P80, 8P81, 8P82, 8P83, 8P84, 8P86, 8P87, 8P90
 
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 2P02, 2P04, 2P26, 2P27
- CHYS 2P10 and 2P15 (see program note 1)
- EDUC 1F95
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 3
- One of VISA 2P50 and 2P51, VISA 2P90 and 2P92, VISA 3P05 and 3P06
- one VISA credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- two VISA credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- EDUC 8P50
- one elective credit
Year 4
- One of VISA 2P50 and 2P51, VISA 2P90 and 2P92, VISA 3P05 and 3P06, VISA 3P22 and 3P23, VISA 3P24 and 3P25
- two VISA credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- EDUC 4P26 (see program note 9)
- EDUC 8P02 and 8P19
- one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 5)
Year 5
- EDUC 4P06
- EDUC 8F11, 8L09, 8P84, 8Y06 and 8Y07 (see program note 2)
- one of EDUC 8F76, 8P69, 8P72, 8P73, 8P74, 8P77, 8P80, 8P81, 8P82, 8P83, 8P86, 8P87, 8P88, 8P90
 
Description of Courses Go to top of document
See relevant calendar entry for course descriptions.  
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