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Education - Concurrent BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior)

Administrative Director, Concurrent Education Programs
Rosamund Battye

Associate Administrative Director, Concurrent Education Programs
Sandra Regier

Faculty Representatives
Ken Lodewyk (Faculty of Applied Health Sciences), Anne Elliott (Faculty of Education)

General Information

Administrative Assistant
Mona Lavoie

905-688-5550, extension 4226
Welch Hall 8A

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Faculty of Education co-operate in offering a concurrent five-year program combining a Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd) (Honours) degree and a Bachelor of Education (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 75 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 Health and Physical Education courses.

Selection of a 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 the second teachable subject (minimum 3.0 credits) prior to starting Year 5.

Teacher Education courses are credited toward the BEd while the remaining courses are credited to the BPhEd. For this reason, a student who transfers out of the BPhEd (Honours)/BEd program will not have credit in Teacher Education courses applied to an undergraduate degree. Students should note that credits for the concurrent BPhEd (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 Education 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 may take undergraduate courses in the Spring and/or Summer sessions to reduce their course load for the Fall/Winter session. Students should consult with Concurrent Education and Program advisers.

Terms of study at another institution cannot be accommodated during the Fall/Winter sessions.

Successful graduates will receive a Bachelor of Physical Education (Honours) degree and a Bachelor of Education degree. The Department of Physical Education and Kinesiology is accredited through the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators. Students are strongly recommended to take an emergency First Aid/CPR course. 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. A Profile Questionnaire is required. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements.

Ontario College of Teachers Criminal Records Screening Policy
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.
5.  Questions regarding the policy should be directed to the Ontario College of Teachers.


Students interested in the BPhEd (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 75 percent overall average in Year 1; their Year 1 program must replicate the 5.0 credit concurrent program requirements; the secondary school Biology, 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
  1. CHYS 2F10 has a placement 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 75 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. Students must choose the second teachable subject area from: Dramatic Arts, English (first language), French (second language), Geography, History, Mathematics, Science-Biology, Chemistry, General, Physics, Visual Arts. The choice of second teachable subject may be limited given the prescriptive requirements of a BPhEd degree. 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: 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 dance. ENGLISH (first language) - A minimum of 1.0 credit in English literature/poetry. FRENCH (second language) - 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. 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 1.0 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. VISUAL ARTS - Studio-based course credits are required. A maximum of 1.0 credit from film, photography, architecture, fashion or history of art. For general guidelines on selecting courses for teachable subjects refer to Admissions under Teacher Education.
  5. EDUC 4P26 may be taken in the Spring session preceding Year 4 or Year 5, or during Fall/Winter session Year 4. It will not be offered at the Hamilton campus in Year 5.
  6. 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.

Honours Program

Year 1
·   PEKN 1P90 and 1P93
·   CHYS 1F90
·   one credit from DART 1F93, 1F95, ENGL 1F91, 1F95, 1F97, FREN 1F90, HIST 1F95, 1F96, 1P98, 1P99, MUSI 1F10, 1F50, VISA 1Q98, 1Q99
·   one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 4)
·   one Sciences context credit
Year 2
·   PEKN 2P00, 2P04, 2P05, 2P09, 2P41 and 2P84
·   CHYS 2F10 (see program note 1)
·   EDUC 1F95
Year 3
·   PEKN 2P08, 2P90, 2P91, 2P92, 2P95 and 3P32
·   one of PEKN 2P03, 2P06, RECL 3P26
·   PEKN 3P00 or 4P00
·   EDUC 8P08
·   one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 4)
Year 4
·   PEKN 3P10, 3P93 and 4P32
·   one of PEKN 3P13, 3P91, 4P04
·   one PEKN credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
·   EDUC 4P26 (see program note 5)
·   EDUC 8P02 and 8P19
·   one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 4)
Year 5
·   EDUC 4P06
·   EDUC 8F11, 8L09, 8P82, 8Y04 and 8Y05 (see program note 2)
·   one of EDUC 8F76, 8P69, 8P72, 8P73, 8P74, 8P77, 8P80, 8P81, 8P83, 8P84, 8P86, 8P87, 8P88, 8P90

Description of Courses

See relevant calendar entry for course descriptions.