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Faculty of Education Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Education as a Second Bachelor Degree

Bachelor of Education

Admission Requirements

To be admitted, students must possess a bachelor's degree and have been admitted to the Professional Development Peogram (option A) or admitted to the Professional Linking Program (option B).

Program Requirements

Option A

Students in this option, who will have been admitted to the Professional Development Program, will complete a total of 45 upper division units in education. Any additional course work needed to address academic requirements for a professional certificate and additional requirements to complete a minor must be completed over and above the required 45 upper division units.

Students complete all of

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.

a minor from the Faculty of Education (see below)

Option B

Students in this option, who will have been admitted to the Professional Linking Program, will complete a total of 48 upper division units in education. Any additional course work needed to address academic requirements for a professional certificate and additional requirements to complete a minor must be completed over and above the required 48 upper division units.

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.

One of the following minors from the Faculty of Education:

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

Teacher Regulation Branch Requirements

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that they meet the Teacher Regulation Branch requirements for a Professional Teaching Certificate.

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to second degrees are deemed to have met all of the breadth requirements, the lower-division W of the two required W courses, and one of the two required Q courses.  The remaining W and Q courses must be a minimum of 3 units each; the W course must be upper division and within the major, while the Q course may be upper division or lower division.

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

Students who are pursuing a second bachelor's degree are advised that the normal upper division residency requirement applies, which is that at least two thirds of the upper division course work for the degree must be completed at Simon Fraser University.

Elective Courses

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