2023-2024 Undergraduate Calendar

Education - Concurrent BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate)  
Manager, Academic Advising, Professional and Undergraduate Programs Ethna Bernat  
General Information Go to top of document
Welch Hall 126 brocku.ca/education brocku.ca/applied-health-sciences 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 with a Bachelor of Education (BEd) for students interested in teaching at the Junior/intermediate level (grades 4-10) emphasizing elementary school (grades 4-8). 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 of 65 percent in both KINE 1P88 and KINE 1P93, and maintain a 70 percent cumulative overall average each year in all academic grade-marked courses. Students are strongly recommended to take an emergency First Aid/CPR course. Because the BPhEd (Honours)/BEd program integrates teacher education courses with academic courses, the student should note that the 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 may 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 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 obtain a minimum 75 percent average in a minimum 3.0 credits in the teachable subject, Health and Physical Education. 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. 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. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements. 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. Successful graduates of the program 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. 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.  
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 BPhEd (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) 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 average of 65 percent in both KINE 1P90 and 1P93; their Year 1 program must replicate the 5.0 credit concurrent program requirements; the secondary school English, Mathematics and Biology 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. Students must have completed the academic admission requirements for the Junior/Intermediate Teacher Education BEd degree before completing the BPhEd (Honours)/BEd program as follows: 4U/M courses or university or university/college preparation courses in Canadian geography and Canadian history (or similar courses emphasizing Canadian content), mathematics, science and english. For those students who have not completed these courses before attending Brock, the following courses or equivalents will be accepted: one-half university credit in Canadian geography, GEOG 2P50 is recommended; CANA 1F91 or one-half university credit in Canadian history. These requirements must be completed by the end of the Year 4 Fall/Winter session.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  EDUC 2P95 has field experience.  
2.  Practice teaching blocks are completed in elementary school, grades 4-8, and may have to be scheduled in May and June of Years 5 and 6.  
3.  Students failing to maintain the 70 percent cumulative overall average and 65 per cent average in both KINE 1P88 and 1P93 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.  May be taken in the Spring session preceding Year 4 or Year 5, or during Fall/Winter session Year 4.  
5.  Police record check with vulnerable sector screening is required for courses with field placements. Associated fees are the student's responsibility.  
6.  A passing grade in all required previous teacher education courses is required to advance to Year 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.

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
Year 1
- KINE 1P88, 1P90 and 1P93
- BIOL 1P91 and 1P92
- CHYS 1F90
- EDUC 1F95
- one-half elective
Year 2
- KINE 1P98, 2F00, 2P05, and 2P09
- CHYS 2P10
- EDUC 2P95 (see program note 1)
- EDUC 2P65
- one Humanities context credit
Year 3
- KINE 2P41, 2P84, 2P90, 2P92, 3P10 and 3P32
- one of KINE 3P00, 3P03, 3P06, 3P13, 3P16
- EDUC 3F02 and 3P00
- EDBE 8P15
Year 4
- KINE 2P85 or 2P95
- KINE 2P91, 4P31 and 4P32
- KINE 3P91, 4P00 or 4P14
- one-half KINE credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one of EDUC 3P60, 3P70, 3P90, 3P91, 3P95, 3P96, 3P97, 4P01, 4P03, 4P35, 4P36, 4P46, 4P47, 4P48, 4P62, 4P70, 4P75, 4P76, 4P80, 4P95, LCBE 6P14, 6P15 or 6P16 (see program note 4)
- EDUC 4P18 and 4P28
- one-half elective credit
Year 5
- EDBE 8F01, 8P03, 8P10, 8P24, 8P27, 8P29, 8P35, 8Y01, 8Y02, 8Y08, 8Y26, 8Y28, 8Y30 (see program note 2)
Year 6
- EDBE 8P41, 8P43, 8P54, 8P56, 8Y22, 8Y24, 8Y40, 8Y41, 8Y42 and 8Y43
- EDBE 8P47 or 8P57
Description of Courses Go to top of document
See relevant calendar entry for course descriptions.  
Last updated: November 16, 2023 @ 01:22PM