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

Manager, Academic Advising, Professional and Undergraduate Programs
Ethna Bernat

Faculty Representatives
TBA (Faculty of Applied Health Sciences), TBA (Faculty of Education)

General Information

Welch Hall 126

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Faculty of Education co-operate in offering a concurrent six-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 Manager, Academic Advising, Professional and Undergraduate Programs and the Program Director, Teacher Education Program. Students must achieve a minimum 65 percent in both KINE 1P90 and 1P93 and 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 Health and Physical Education courses.

Selection of a second teachable subject must be declared through the Academic Advising, Professional and Undergraduate Programs Office prior to registration for Year 2. A maximum of 2.0 Year 1 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 programs. 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 prior to commencing Year 5.

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.

Terms of study at another institution during Fall/Winter sessions must receive program approval.

Successful graduates will receive a Bachelor of Physical Education (Honours) degree and a Bachelor of Education degree. The Department of 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 Teacher Education program reserves the right to assign Concurrent Teacher Education students, in Years 5 and 6, to either the Burlington* 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. *Site not confirmed as of October 2021.

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
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.


Students interested in the BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) program apply directly from secondary school. University or college transfer applicants with no more than the equivalent of 4.0 university transfer credits may be considered for admission. Brock students may apply and be admitted to Year 2 if there is space available. To apply students must have a minimum 70 percent overall average in Year 1; a minimum 65 percent average in both KINE 1P90 and 1P93; 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. Application forms are available on the Concurrent Teacher Education website from April 1. The completed documents must be filed in the Academic Advising, Professional and Undergraduate Programs 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 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 Years 5 and 6.
  3. Students failing to obtain a minimum 65 percent in both KINE 1P88 and 1P93 and maintain the 70 percent cumulative overall average may request an opportunity to upgrade their marks and to reapply to the concurrent program. A request to upgrade may be granted only once.
  4. Students must choose the second teachable subject area from: Dramatic Arts, English, 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 Year 1 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 - Courses must be designated as ENGL. 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.

    HISTORY - A minimum of 1.0 credit in Canadian history. All credits must be designated as or cross listed with HIST, with the exception of a maximum of 1.0 CLAS or VISA credit in Greek/Roman civilization or art history.

    MATHEMATICS - A maximum of 1.0 credit in STAT.

    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 Physical Geography.

    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. May be taken in the Spring session preceding Years 4 or 5, or during Fall/Winter session Year 4.
  6. Police record check with vulnerable sector screening is required for courses with field placements. Associated fees are the student's responsibility.
  7. A passing grade in all required previous teacher education courses is required to proceed to Year 6.
  8. 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

Year 1
·   KINE 1P88, 1P90 and 1P93
·   BIOL 1P91 and 1P92
·   CHYS 1F90
·   one Humanities context credit
·   one-half credit in second teachable subject (see program note 4)

Year 2
·   KINE 1P98, 2F00, 2P05, and 2P09
·   CHYS 2P10
·   CHYS 2P15 or 2P16 (see program note 1)
·   EDUC 1F95
·   one-half credit in second teachable subject (see program note 4)

Year 3
·   KINE 2P41, 2P84, 2P90, 2P92, and 3P32
·   one of KINE 3P00, 3P03, 3P06, 3P13, 3P16, RECL 3P26
·   KINE 2P85 or 2P95
·   KINE 2P91 or 3P70
·   EDBE 8P50
·   one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 4)

Year 4
·   KINE 3P10, 3P93, 4P31 and 4P32
·   KINE 3P91, 4P00 or 4P14
·   one-half KINE credit numbered 3(alpha)90 and above
·   one of EDUC 3P60, 3P70, 3P90, 3P91, 3P95, 3P96, 3P97, 4P01, 4P03, 4P29, 4P35, 4P36, 4P46, 4P47, 4P48, 4P62, 4P70, 4P75, 4P76, 4P80, 4P95 (see program note 5)
·   EDUC 4P19
·   one credit in second teachable subject (see program note 4)

Year 5
·   EDBE 8D01, 8F84, 8P70, 8P71, 8P72, 8P73 and 8P78 (see program note 2)
·   one credit from EDBE 8F73, 8F74, 8F75, 8F76, 8F77, 8F78, 8F79, 8F80, 8F81, 8F82, 8F83

Year 6
·   EDBE 8P66 or 8P76
·   EDBE 8P74, 8P75, 8P77, 8P93, 8Y03 and 8Y05
·   one of EDBE 8P82, 8P83, 8P84, 8P85, 8P86, 8P87, 8P88, 8P89, 8P90, 8P91, 8P92

Description of Courses

See relevant calendar entry for course descriptions.