Bachelor of Education (BEd)

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 Options and Requirements

Education Major Option

Requirements

Students in the Education Major Program of the Bachelor of Education (BEd) must complete a minimum total of 150 units, which includes a major 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):

one of:

both of:

and a minimum of 54 units in upper division courses (numbered 300 and 400), excluding EDUC 401W, 402W, 403, 405 and 406;

two of:

a minimum of 24 units of upper division education (excludes EDUC 401W, 402W, 403, 405 and 406) which must include two education designs for learning courses (may include courses completed for EDUC 404 and the education minor);

and 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.

Note: To complete the program students must make application and be accepted to the Professional Development Program. See Professional Development Program (PDP) for further details.

 

 

 

Two Minors or Extended Minor Option

Requirements

For the Two Minors or Extended Minor Option of the Bachelor of Education (BEd) 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):

one of:

both of:

a minimum of 54 units in upper division courses (numbered 300 and 400), excluding EDUC 401, 402, 403, 405 and 406

two of:

a minimum of 24 units of upper division education (excludes EDUC 401, 402, 403, 405 and 406) which must include two education designs for learning courses (may include courses completed for EDUC 404 and the education minor);

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.

Note: To complete the program, the student must make application and be accepted to the Professional Development Program (PDP). See Professional Development Programs for further details.

Education Honours Option

Requirements

Students in the Honours option of the Bachelor of Education complete a minimum total of 162 units, which includes all of the following:

Either an honours from the Faculties of:

  • Applied Sciences, or
  • Arts and Social Sciences, or
  • Communication, Art and Technology, or
  • Environment, or
  • Science

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

 

one of:

both of:

a minimum of 54 units in upper division courses (numbered 300 and 400), excluding EDUC 401W, 402W, 403, 405 and 406

two of:

a minimum of 24 units of upper division education (excludes EDUC 401W, 402W, 403, 405 and 406) which must include two education designs for learning courses (may include courses completed for EDUC 404 and the education minor)

both a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 calculated on all upper division courses completed at Simon Fraser University

Note: To complete the program, a student must make applicatio, and be accepted to the Professional Development Program (PDP). 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.

Note: a grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit.


W-Writing

  • 6 units
  • must include at least one upper division course taken at Simon Fraser University within the student's major subject

Q-Qualitative

  • 6 units
  • courses may be lower or upper division

B-Breadth

  • 18 units (Designated Breadth)
  • must be outside the student's major subject and may be lower or upper division, but must include:
    • 6 units Social Sciences (B-Soc)
    • 6 units Humanities (B-Hum)
    • 6 units Sciences (B-Sci)
  • 6 units (Additional Breadth)
  • must be outside the student's major subject and may or may not be B-designated courses and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

The University’s residency requirement stipulates that, in most cases, total transfer and course challenge credit may not exceed 60 units, and may not include more than 15 as upper division work.

Elective Courses

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

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