Concurrent Teacher Education Years 1 to 4 Student Resources

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Concurrent Teacher Education students need to meet the academic requirements of their programs. The requirements for these degrees are outlined in the Academic Calendar. Look under “Education-Concurrent” for your specific program. Normally, students follow the undergraduate program of the year they began at Brock.
To help plan and track your progress throughout your program, every student is encouraged print out a Program Plan. These plans are basically a table outlining the courses you will take each year of the program. A program plan can be a helpful tool to guide your course selection and make it easier for you to understand your program requirements.

IMPORTANT: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that program requirements are being met and to refer to the appropriate Undergraduate Calendar.

Please Note: The program plans do not include an exhaustive list of requirements therefore students are required to read their Undergraduate Calendar closely and consult with their Academic Adviser regularly.
***Currently only Program Plans for students who started the Concurrent Teacher Education program in September 2019 or later are available on this site. For upper year students, please book an appointment with an Academic Adviser to review your program plan. Please watch the following video to learn how to use your Program Plan.

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Program Plans have been sorted into four groups based on certification level or program. If you are unsure which specific program you are in please check your “Program Status” screen within the Brock Student Portal.

2021/22 Program Plans

Primary/Junior Program

2021 BA Honours Child & Youth BEd PJ Program Plan

Junior/Intermediate Programs

2021 BA Integrated Studies Honours BEd JI Program Plan

2021 BA Interactive Arts and Science Honours BEd JI Program Plan

2021 BSc Integrated Studies Honours BEd JI Program Plan

2021 BPhEd BEd JI Physical Education Program Plan

Intermediate/Senior Programs

2021 BA Hon BEd IS Dramatic Arts Program Plan

2021 BA Hon BEd IS Geography Program Plan

2021 BPhEd BEd IS Physical Education Program Plan

2021 BSc Hon BEd IS Chemistry with Physics Program Plan

2021 BSc Hon BEd IS Physics with Mathematics Program Plan

2021 BSc Hon BEd IS Physics with Chemistry Program Plan

2021 BSc Hon BEd IS Physics Program Plan

2021 BSc Hon BEd IS Mathematics Program Plan

2021 BSc Hon BEd IS Geography Program Plan

2021 BSc Hon BEd IS Chemistry Program Plan

2021 BSc Hon BEd IS Biological Sciences Program Plan

2021 BA Hon BEd IS Visual Arts Program Plan

2021 BA Hon BEd IS History Program Plan

2021 BA Hon BEd IS French Program Plan

2021 BA Hon BEd IS English Program Plan

 

 

 

2020/21 Program Plans

Primary/Junior Program

2020 BA CHYS (Honours) BEd Primary Junior Plan

Junior/Intermediate Programs

2020 BPhEd Physical Education (Honours) BEd Junior Intermediate Program Plan

2020 BA Interactive Arts and Science (Honors) BEd Junior Intermediate Program Plan

2020 BA Integrated Studies (Honors) BEd Junior Intermediate Program Plan

2020 BSc Integrated Studies (Honours) BEd Junior Intermediate Program Plan

Intermediate/Senior Programs

2020 BPhEd Physical Education (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2020 BSc Biology (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2020 BSc Chemistry (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2020 BSc Chemistry (Honours) with Physics as a 2nd teachable BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2020 BA Dramatic Arts (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2020 BA English (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2020 BA French (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2020 BA Geography (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2020 BSc Geography (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2020 BA History (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2020 BSc Mathematics (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2020 BSc Physics (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2020 BSc Physics (Honours) with Chemistry as a 2nd teachable BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2020 BSc Physics (Honours) with Mathematics as a 2nd teachable BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2020 BA Visual Arts (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

 

 

2019/20 Program Plans

Primary/Junior Program

2019 BA CHYS (Honours) BEd Primary Junior Plan

Junior/Intermediate Programs

2019 BPhEd Physical Education (Honours) BEd Junior Intermediate Program Plan

2019 BA Integrated Studies (Honours) BEd Junior Intermediate Program Plan

2019 BSc Integrated Studies (Honours) BEd Junior Intermediate Program Plan

Intermediate/Senior Programs

2019 BPhEd Physical Education (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2019 BSc Biology (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2019 BSc Chemistry (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2019 BSc Chemistry (Honours) with Physics as a 2nd teachable BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2019 BA Dramatic Arts (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2019 BA English (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2019 BA French (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2019 BSc Geography (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2019 BA Geography (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2019 BA History (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2019 BSc Mathematics (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2019 BSc Physics (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2019 BSc Physics (Honours) with Chemistry as a 2nd teachable BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2019 BSc Physics (Honours) with Mathematics as a 2nd teachable BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

2019 BA Visual Arts (Honours) BEd Intermediate Senior Program Plan

All year one Concurrent Teacher Education students are required to attend an important mandatory meeting which will be offered at various times in the Fall. The times of these sessions will be emailed later this fall. Before you attend your meeting, we recommend that you review this brief presentation delivered by Dr. David Hutchison, Chair, Educational Studies at the September 7, New Students Welcome titled “I know I’m a Concurrent Education student, but remind me what that means?

A minor designation may be an option for students in the Concurrent Teacher Education program.

  • Please note: students are responsible for checking the list of available minors and requirements in the current Undergraduate Calendar.
  • Students in the Concurrent Teacher Education Program who wish to obtain a minor within an undergraduate degree should follow the instructions listed below:
    • Complete the Declare Change of Major Form online
    • Save a copy of this completed form to your computer
    • Submit the completed form as an attachment to Brock Central via email at records@brocku.ca
    • The courses already taken towards a minor will be noted and further minimum requirements according to the current Undergraduate Calendar will be listed. The form will be sent to the appropriate department for signature. Once approved, the form will be sent back to the Registrar’s Office for processing
    • Please allow 2-3 weeks for this request to be updated on your my.brocku.ca portal

Teachable subjects, if applicable, must be declared by the end of first year. Watch your Brock email for communication later in April. Students in junior-intermediate programs must declare one teachable subject. Students in intermediate-senior programs must declare their 2nd teachable. Students in Primary-Junior programs do not declare a teachable subject.

Some, but not all, programs require students to complete an application for 4th year. A link to the form is posted here in February.

  • Programs REQUIRING an application for 4th year: BA CHYS/BEd primary/junior, and all intermediate/senior programs except BPhEd/BEd
  • Programs NOT requiring an application for 4th year: All junior/intermediate programs and BPhEd/BEd intermediate/senior

Please follow any additional instructions you may receive from your undergraduate degree department/adviser. Not completing this requirement may affect your ability to register in courses next year.

Students may be able to apply to complete their degree at the Burlington campus. Watch your Brock email for communication later in the fall term.

Can I change from one Concurrent Teacher Education Program to another?

Each program has a limited number of spaces that will be filled, so it may not be possible to switch programs. If you would like to request a change to your program you should send an email to the Manager, Academic Advising between April 1st and June 1st.   Information should include:

  • Your full name;
  • Your student ID number;
  • the official name of the program you are currently in (with teachables listed if applicable);
  • the official name of the program you wish to enter (with teachables listed if applicable);
  • the year of the program you have just completed;
  • and finally, an explanation of why you are requesting the change.

In order for the request to be considered you must have maintained the required 70% cumulative overall average. Decisions will be made by the Concurrent Admissions Committee and students will be by July 1.  Please keep in mind that requesting to change your program may add time to your program.

Can I change my declared teachable subject?

If you would like to request a change to your teachable subject you should send an email to the Manager, Academic Advising between April 1st and June 1st.   Information should include:

  • Your full name
  • Your student ID number;
  • the official name of the program you are currently in (with teachables listed if applicable);
  • The name of the teachable you wish to pursue;
  • the year of the program you have just completed;
  • and finally, an explanation of why you are requesting the change.

In order for the request to be considered you must have maintained the required 70% cumulative overall average. Decisions will be made by the Concurrent Admissions Committee and students will be by July 1.  Please keep in mind that requesting to change your teachable may add time to your program.

I have heard you can add on additional teachable subjects or certification levels.  How do I do this?

Adding teachable subjects and certification levels may be possible with Additional Qualification (AQ) and Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) courses and can be a great way to diversify yourself from other students.  First, you want to contact aq@brocku.ca to enquire about the specific requirements and then meet with an Advisor so we can discuss how these requirements could fit into your program.  More information about AQ and ABQ courses can be found here: https://brocku.ca/education/programs/continuing-teacher-education/

 

What happens if I do not maintain my average?

Student averages are reviewed in May when all final grades are available for the academic year. Students who have failed to maintain a cumulative overall average of 70%, in undergraduate courses, are notified by email that they are unable to continue in the Concurrent Teacher Education Programs and that they will be removed from the program. However, they are advised that they can apply to upgrade. Students who decide to pursue this opportunity are granted one full academic year to upgrade their overall cumulative average to a minimum 70%. During that time, they are not permitted to take Teacher Education BEd (EBDE) courses. If students manage to successfully achieve the average requirements during this timeframe, then they may request reinstatement back into the program. Students may upgrade and request readmission only once.

 

 

Can I take courses at another university?

Yes, you can. Brock students must apply for, and be granted, a Letter of Permission (LOP) from the Office of the Registrar before registering at another university. Consult with our office to check that courses you select will fulfill your program requirements as well as meet university standards. Please note that LOP courses cannot be used to increase your average as they are assessed as pass/fail.  Please also note that since LOP courses are assessed as pass/fail, they cannot be used in the calculation of a teachable subject. Consult the Registrar’s website for details on the process: https://brocku.ca/registrar/toolkit/forms/#permission

How do we request our Campus for the final two years?

Students will be given the opportunity to state their campus preference in their fourth year.  Students may request to attend the Burlington or St. Catharines campus for years five and six. The Department of Teacher Education reserves the right to assign Concurrent Teacher Education students, to either the Burlington or St. Catharines campus.

I have questions about Tuition, OSAP and scholarships, where do I go?

Please contact central@brocku.ca or refer to the following website for information on OSAP, Tuition and Scholarships: https://brocku.ca/safa/

How do I book an appointment with an Academic Advisor?

Appointments are booked online through the student portal.  Please keep in mind that appointments get booked up very quickly.  We open appointments regularly for two weeks in advance, so if you don’t see one right away please keep trying.  Alternately, if you have a quick question please contact us through Live Chat which is a much faster way to connect with us than email.  For details on booking appointments and Live Chat, please see the following website: https://brocku.ca/education/student-resources/foe-academic-advising-resources/

I am currently a student at Brock and interested in changing my major to one of the Concurrent Teacher Education Programs. Am I eligible?

Students who have completed their first year may apply and be admitted to second year if there is space available. To apply students must have:

  • an overall average in Year 1 of 70% or above;
  • replicated the 5.0 credit Concurrent Teacher Education program requirements in their first year;
  • the secondary school English and Mathematics, and possibly other admission requirements, completed.

Application forms are available on the following website from April 1. The completed documents must be submitted 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.  https://brocku.ca/education/concurrent-teacher-education-second-year-entry/

 


What does limited enrolment mean?

There are a prescribed number of positions available in each program. Students must apply and be accepted to a specific Concurrent Teacher Education Program. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements.  The Concurrent Teacher Education Programs must abide by strict enrollment caps as regulated by the Ontario Government.

 

 

What does one credit at 2(alpha)90 or above mean? Do I need to worry about it?

One credit at 2(alpha)90 or above indicates that the course(s) a student selects must be at the level indicated.  The “alpha” indicates that is does matter which letter of the alphabet is in the course code, but the number must be higher than 290.  For example, EDUC 3P00 – once the “P” is removed from the code, it is 300 (which is higher than 290), which means that this course will satisfy the requirement.  However, when we remove the “P” from EDUC 2P65, it is 265 (which is lower than 290), which means that this course does not satisfy that requirement.  All programs require a minimum of 3.0 credits at 2(alpha)90 or above.  For some programs, these requirements are built right into the program plan, while others are not, which means that students must be sure to include them when selecting courses.

What does one credit at 3(alpha)90 or above mean? Do I need to worry about it?

One credit at 2(alpha)90 or above indicates that the course(s) a student selects must be at the level indicated.  The “alpha” indicates that is does matter which letter of the alphabet is in the course code, but the number must be higher than 390.  For example, EDUC 4P17 – once the “P” is removed from the code, it is 417 (which is higher than 390), which means that this course will satisfy the requirement.  However, when we remove the “P” from EDUC 3P70, it is 370 (which is lower than 390), which means that this course does not satisfy that requirement.  All programs require a minimum of 3.0 credits at 3(alpha)90 or above.  For some programs, these requirements are built right into the program plan, while others are not, which means that students must be sure to include them when selecting courses.

Do I have to arrange my own transportation for placements?

The Teacher Education program reserves the right to assign Concurrent and Consecutive students to either the Hamilton or St. Catharines campus. Students are responsible for their own transportation for practice teaching, courses and other activities related to the program, which may be scheduled at locations other than the assigned campus.

 

When do I graduate?  Do I graduate twice?

All Concurrent Teacher Education students will receive two degrees/diplomas during one Convocation ceremony with all other Teacher Candidates at the end of Year 6.

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