Clarification of Teachable Subjects

In most cases, only courses eligible to meet requirements for major programs can be counted in support of teachable subjects.

Undergraduate course credits in creativity based practical work with a reflective component are required (i.e., acting, performance, production). For a first or a second teaching subject, a maximum of one undergraduate credit in theory based courses (i.e., History of Theatre, Drama, or Dramatic Literature) is allowed.

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. In cases where this is not clear, Brock University has the right to request course descriptions.

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. In cases where this is not clear, Brock University has the right to request course descriptions.

As a first or second teaching subject, a minimum of two undergraduate credits must be in grammar/composition. All credits must be taught in the French language. A maximum of one undergraduate credit may be in Translation. Introductory level language courses are not considered toward teaching subject requirements.

As a first or second teaching subject, you 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.

As a first teaching subject, you must present the equivalent of two undergraduate Physical Education credits that are action-based (see the Undergraduate Calendar for examples: KINE 2P03; KINE 2P06; KINE 2P92; KINE 3P00; KINE 3P03; KINE 3P06; KINE 3P13; KINE 3P16; KINE 3P91; KINE 4F93; KINE 4P00). You should also have two Health Studies undergraduate credits and one undergraduate credit from Kinesiology, Health Sciences or Physical Education.

You must present the equivalent of two undergraduate Physical Education credits that are action-based (see the Undergraduate Calendar KINE 2P00 for examples: KINE 2P03; KINE 2P06; KINE 2P92; KINE 3P00; KINE 3P03; KINE 3P06; KINE 3P13; KINE 3P16; KINE 3P91; KINE 4F93: KINE 4P00). You must also present one undergraduate credit in Health Sciences.

As a first or second teaching subject, you must have one undergraduate credit in Canadian History. A maximum of one undergraduate credit in the History of Art or Greek/Roman Civilization is allowed. All remaining 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. Canadian Politics and Canadian Studies courses are not acceptable.

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

A maximum of one undergraduate credit in Statistics is allowed.

A maximum of one undergraduate credit from the History of Music is allowed.

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

For a first teaching subject, you must include three undergraduate credits 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 Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences or Environmental Science. If you declare Science – General as your first teaching subject, and wish to declare Physics, Chemistry or Biology as a second teaching subject, you may only do so using a Science credit that you did not use for the Science – General teaching subject. For example: Science – General using two biology credits and one chemistry credit; neither Biology or Chemistry may be declared as a second teaching subject.

For a second teaching subject, you must include two undergraduate credits in one subject 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. If you wish to declare Physics, Chemistry or Biology as a first teaching subject, you may only do so if the science subject is not used for the Science – General 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.

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).

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

Acceptable degree

The minimum credential for admission is an undergraduate degree conferred by an acceptable university or other postsecondary institution as outlined below:

  1. In Canada, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates.
  2. In Canada, an acceptable college is one that is authorized to confer degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates; the college must be publicly funded.
  3. In the United States, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates. A university must be recognized by one of the following regional accreditation agencies: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; New England Association of Schools and Colleges; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; or Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The university must be considered equivalent to a university referred to in number 1.
  4. In a country other than Canada an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates. Typically, in the case of a country that is a member of the Commonwealth, the university is eligible for membership in the Association of Commonwealth Universities. For all other countries, eligibility for membership in the International Association of Universities is expected. A university must be considered equivalent to an institution referred to in number 1.

Important Note: Brock University reserves the right to determine if degrees granted by institutions in the above categories are suitable for the purpose of admission to Brock’s teacher education program.