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Education | Faculty of Education Simon Fraser University Calendar | Fall 2019

Education, Two Minors or Extended Minors

Bachelor of Education

The bachelor of education (BEd) program prepares students academically and professionally for a teaching career at either the elementary or secondary school level.

Admission Requirements

Students apply for admission to this program once they have accrued a total of 60 units. Once admission has been granted, the student's program must be approved by the Faculty of Education. Major or minor requirements also must be approved by the department(s) in which these requirements are administered.

Students may be admitted with advance standing for appropriate transfer credit course work that was gained at other institutions, to a 60 unit maximum excluding professional education, or 90 units including an acceptable year of professional education (EDUC 401W, 402W and 405).

Program Requirements 

Students complete a minimum total of 150 units, which includes two minors/extended minors, completed from the Faculties of Applied Sciences; or Arts and Social Sciences; or Communication, Art and Technology; or Environment; or Science, and all of the following.

  • One of the following minors from the Faculty of Education (may be fully or partially completed during EDUC 404)

Counselling and Human Development Minor Program
Curriculum and Instruction Minor Program
Early Learning Minor Program
Educational Psychology Minor Program
Elementary Generalist Minor Program
Environmental Education Minor Program
French Education Minor Program
International and Global Education Minor Program
Learning and Developmental Disabilities Minor Program
Physical Education Minor Program
Secondary Mathematics Education Minor Program
Secondary Teaching Minor Program
Social Justice in Education

  • two of

EDUC 220 - Introduction to Educational Psychology (3)

A survey of educational research and theories concerning motivation, learning, development, and individual differences in classroom settings. May be applied towards the certificate in liberal arts. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 John Nesbit
We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 John Nesbit
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D102 John Nesbit
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D103 John Nesbit
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D104 John Nesbit
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D105 John Nesbit
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D106 John Nesbit
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D107 John Nesbit
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D108 John Nesbit
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D109 John Nesbit
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D110 John Nesbit
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D111 John Nesbit
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
EDUC 230 - Introduction to Philosophy of Education (3)

Provides prospective teachers and others interested in education an opportunity to examine a variety of educational problems from a philosophical perspective. The central concern of the course is to elucidate the nature of education as a phenomenon distinct from such activities as training, schooling, and socialization. May be applied towards the certificate in liberal arts. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Robert Manery
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
D101 Robert Manery
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D102 Robert Manery
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D103 Robert Manery
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D104 Robert Manery
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D105 Robert Manery
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D106 Robert Manery
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
EDUC 240 - Social Issues in Education (3)

Social functions of the school; education and socialization; social, political, economic and cultural influences on the institutions and practices of education. May be applied towards the certificate in liberal arts.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Charles Bingham
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D101 Charles Bingham
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D102 Charles Bingham
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D103 Charles Bingham
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D104 Charles Bingham
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D105 Charles Bingham
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D106 Charles Bingham
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D107 Charles Bingham
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D108 Charles Bingham
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
EDUC 250 - Studies in the History of Education in the Western World (3)

A study of major trends in educational practice from antiquity to the present. May be applied towards the certificate in liberal arts. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robert Manery
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SECB 1014, Burnaby

Students who have been accepted into the Professional Development Program (PDP) must complete the following:

EDUC 400 - Foundations of Education and Schooling (15)

Through a combination of on-campus seminars and guided field experiences, students will investigate the historical, philosophical, social, and cultural foundations of education and schooling, and begin to develop professional orientations and identities that recognize the expectations and responsibilities of practicing teachers. Grading is on a pass/withdraw basis. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Programs and successful completion of a Criminal Record Check.

EDUC 401W - Introduction to Classroom Teaching (8)

A half term of observation and experience in a BC school during which two students work as a team with a teacher selected by school authorities and appointed by Simon Fraser University as a school associate. Students observe, teach and participate in school routines and programs. Grading is on a pass/withdraw basis. Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Development Program. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check. Students with credit for EDUC 403 may not take EDUC 401 for further credit. Writing.

EDUC 402W - Studies of Educational Theory and Practice (7)

A half term of study which provides students with workshops, seminars, and lectures designed to introduce them to basic curriculum and methods appropriate for the age/grade level in which they expect to teach. Students will also be given an introduction to generic teaching skills, as well as to current issues in educational theory and practice. Grading is on a pass/withdraw basis. Prerequisite: Admission to PDP or PLP program. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check. Writing.

EDUC 404 - Coursework Semester (0)

Students undertake 15 upper division units in Education to complete the professional development program requirements. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

EDUC 405 - Teaching Semester (15)

A full term of classroom experience supervised by University appointed school associates. The school placement is appropriate to the grade level and subject specialties which the student expects to teach after graduation. Grading is on a pass/withdraw basis. (Not offered in summer term.). Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or EDUC 402/403. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

Students who have been accepted into the Professional Linking Program (PLP) must complete the following:

EDUC 402W - Studies of Educational Theory and Practice (7)

A half term of study which provides students with workshops, seminars, and lectures designed to introduce them to basic curriculum and methods appropriate for the age/grade level in which they expect to teach. Students will also be given an introduction to generic teaching skills, as well as to current issues in educational theory and practice. Grading is on a pass/withdraw basis. Prerequisite: Admission to PDP or PLP program. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check. Writing.

EDUC 403 - Studies in Teaching and Learning (11)

Aims to develop students' dispositional capacities and engage them in comparative studies of teaching/learning between their current roles and their future roles as teachers. Students participate in observation and practice teaching. Grading is on a pass/withdrawal basis. Prerequisite: EDUC 402. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check. Students with credit for EDUC 401/401W may not take this course for further credit.

EDUC 404 - Coursework Semester (0)

Students undertake 15 upper division units in Education to complete the professional development program requirements. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

EDUC 405 - Teaching Semester (15)

A full term of classroom experience supervised by University appointed school associates. The school placement is appropriate to the grade level and subject specialties which the student expects to teach after graduation. Grading is on a pass/withdraw basis. (Not offered in summer term.). Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or EDUC 402/403. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

  • a minimum of 90 units in upper division courses (numbered 300 and 400)

  • two education designs for learning courses

  • both a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 calculated on all upper division courses completed at Simon Fraser University

To complete the program, a student must make application, and be accepted to the professional development program. See Professional Development Programs for further details.

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.