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Last updated: September 18, 2017

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Program Codes

B10 Primary/Junior
B20 Junior/Intermediate
B30 Intermediate/Senior
B80 Technological Education
B82 Technological Education (Non-Degree Applicants)

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Fall 2018 Teacher Education Program

We appreciate and welcome your interest in Brock University’s Teacher Education program.

Our well-established and popular program typically receives more applications than available spaces, therefore spaces in the Teacher Education program are limited, and admission is not guaranteed by fulfilling the minimum requirements. If you are a mature student, you must meet the same requirements as all other applicants and will not be individually reviewed.

Acceptable Degrees

The minimum credential for admission is an undergraduate degree conferred by an acceptable university or other postsecondary institution, as outlined.

  1. In Canada, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates.
  2. In Canada, an acceptable college is one that is authorized to confer degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates; the college must be publicly funded.
  3. In the United States, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates. A university must be recognized by 1 of the following regional accreditation agencies:
    • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools;
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges;
    • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools;
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities;
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; or
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
      • The university must be considered equivalent to a university referred to in number 1.
  4. In a country other than Canada, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates. Typically, in the case of a country that is a member of the Commonwealth, the university is eligible for membership in the Association of Commonwealth Universities. For all other countries, eligibility for membership in the International Association of Universities is expected. A university must be considered equivalent to an institution referred to in number 1.

Accessibility Admissions

Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are Aboriginal/Indigenous, members of visible minorities, or persons with a disability are encouraged to apply.

If you meet the minimum admission requirements and feel you have been academically disadvantaged, outline your reasons in a personal statement and you will be individually reviewed. If you have less than 70% on your top 10 full university credits, you will not be considered under the Accessibility Policy.

If you are admitted under this policy and meet the initial admission requirements, you are required to meet the same progression and graduation standards as other students.

English-Language Proficiency Requirement

If English (learned and spoken in the home) is not your first language, you must submit evidence of English‑language proficiency. Please read our General English-Language Policy.

Teacher Education is a professional program that requires an outstanding command of spoken and written English. For this reason, Brock University reserves the right to request an English-language proficiency test result where it is believed one is warranted. You may be required to withdraw from the program if, after admission, you show an inadequate command of the English language.

Applicants with International Documents

To apply with international documents, read the important information and instructions.

December 1, 2017

  • Submit the TEAS application to the OUAC.
  • Request official transcripts from all Ontario postsecondary institutions you attend(ed) using the TEAS Transcript Request Form (TRF) and submit it with the TEAS application.
    • You must use the “Immediate” option when ordering this transcript.
    • Brock graduates who apply to Brock University do not need to order or send Brock transcripts.

December 8, 2017

  • Pay the TEAS application service fee and Brock supplementary non‑refundable $60 service fee.
  • The OUAC forwards the application once the application and supplementary fees are paid, therefore, if you make a payment close to the December 8 deadline please consider your payment method and the processing time.

December 15, 2017

  • Submit all other transcripts ordered directly from postsecondary institutions (that cannot be requested via the TEAS TRF).
  • Submit the English‑Language Proficiency Test (if required).
  • Submit course descriptions clarifying course titles that are not an effective indicator of teaching subject (part of the Teacher Education Experience Profile).
  • For Junior/Intermediate (B20) and Intermediate/Senior (B30) applicants only:
    • Teachable subject credits that are not completed by this deadline must show as “in progress” on the transcript submitted at the time of application.
    • Indicating on the TEAS application that you are registered in a course is not sufficient proof.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure that in‑progress courses show on the transcript your institution sends.

December 31, 2017

Minimum Admission Requirements for Entry

Enrollment in the Faculty of Education is limited. Satisfying the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. The minimum admission requirements for consideration are as follows:

  1. A minimum “B” average, equivalent to 70% at Brock, based on the best 10 full undergraduate degree-level credits (not including college diploma transfer credits). These 10 credits must be complete at the time of application. The academic average accounts for 50% of the admission decision.
    • A full undergraduate university (degree-level) credit is the equivalent of 1 academic year of study. For example, a full university course normally runs from September to April, or it is the equivalent of 2 semester-long courses.
    • Only those credits completed at the undergraduate degree level within an acceptable undergraduate degree program are used to calculate admission averages and satisfy teaching subject requirements. College diploma credits assigned as advanced standing in a degree program are not used for these purposes.
  2. For Junior/Intermediate (B20) and Intermediate/Senior (B30) applicants, completion of appropriate teachable subject credits.
  3. Two 100-hour teaching related experiences, as submitted on the Experience Profile. The Experience Profile accounts for 50% of the admission decision.
  4. Completion of a recognized and acceptable degree by April 2018.

Some preference is given to applicants with graduate‑level qualifications.

General Guidelines for Teaching-Related Experiences

Primary/Junior (B10) and Junior/Intermediate (B20) applicants: You should have some experience working with children and youth of the age group in the program you apply to.

Intermediate/Senior (B30) applicants: You should have some experience in 1 of your teaching subjects.

Office of the Registrar – Admissions
Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines ON  L2S 3A1

Telephone: 905-688-5550, ext. 4068
Email: central@brocku.ca

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Admission Information

B10 Primary/Junior

You are encouraged to have an area of concentration related to school curriculum. Some preference is given to Primary/Junior (B10) applicants with a major in Child and Youth Studies.

Preference is given to Primary/Junior (B10) applicants who, at the time of application, present completed university degree-level courses (half or full credit) in 1 or more of Mathematics, Science and/or English.

B20 Junior/Intermediate

Teaching Subjects:

Dramatic Arts (135)
English (319)
French as a Second Language (325)
Geography (740)
Health and Physical Education (860)
History (750)
Mathematics (652)
Music – Vocal (159)
Science – General (430)
Visual Arts (190)

  • You must have the equivalent of at least 3 full undergraduate credits, averaging 75%, in 1 of the teaching subject areas.
  • At least 1 full undergraduate credit must be at the second year level or above.
  • At a minimum, 2 out of 3 teaching subject credits must be completed by December 15, 2017. Credits completed after April 2018 are not considered.
    • Teachable subject credits that are not completed by the application deadline must show as “in progress” on the transcript you submit when you apply.

Preference is given to Junior/Intermediate (B20) applicants who, at the time of application, present completed university degree-level courses (half or full credit) in 1 or more of Mathematics, Science and/or English.

Junior/Intermediate (B20) applicants normally practice teach at the Grade 4-8 levels. Placements at the high school level (Grades 9 and 10) will only be made under special circumstances.

B30 Intermediate/Senior

Teaching Subjects:

Dramatic Arts (135)
English (319)
French as a Second Language (325)
Geography (740)
Health and Physical Education (860)
History (750)
Mathematics (652)
Science – Biology (412)
Science – Chemistry (420)
Science – General (430)
Science – Physics (470)
Visual Arts (190)

  • You must have the equivalent of at least 5 full undergraduate credits, averaging 75%, in 1 teaching subject area and 3 full undergraduate credits, averaging 70%, in a second teaching subject area.
  • For the first teaching subject, at least 3 of the 5 undergraduate credits must be at the year 2 level or above.
  • For the second teaching subject, at least 1 of the 3 undergraduate credits must be at the year 2 level or above.
  • At minimum, 3 out of 5 first teaching subject credits must be completed by December 15, 2017.  At minimum, 2 out of 3 second teaching subject credits must be completed by December 15, 2017. Credits completed after April 2018 are not considered.
    • Teachable subject credits that are not completed by the application deadline must show as “in progress” on the transcript you submit when you apply.

Due to limited capacity, not all subjects may be offered in any year and, given the Faculty’s need to respond to teacher shortages, special priority may be given to areas of high need.

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Clarification of Teaching Subjects

In most cases, only courses eligible to meet requirements for major programs can be counted in support of teaching subject areas.

Dramatic Arts, Intermediate/Senior and Junior/Intermediate

  • Undergraduate course credits in creativity-based practical work with a reflective component are required (e.g., acting, performance, production).
  • For a first or a second teaching subject, a maximum of 1 undergraduate credit in theory-based courses, the History of Theatre, Drama, or Dramatic Literature, is allowed.

English, Intermediate/Senior

  • As a first teaching subject, a minimum of 1 undergraduate credit in English literature or poetry is required. The remaining 4 credits can be a combination of literature, poetry, and writing.
  • At least 1 undergraduate credit in Canadian content is preferred.
  • As a second teaching subject, a minimum of 1 undergraduate credit in English literature or poetry is required. The remaining 2 credits can be a combination of literature, poetry, and writing.
  • At least 1 undergraduate credit in Canadian content is preferred.
    Note:
    Credits completed in English as a Second Language courses are not acceptable. In cases where this is not clear, Brock University has the right to request course descriptions.

English, Junior/Intermediate

  • A minimum of 1 undergraduate credit in English literature or poetry is required. The remaining 2 credits can be a combination of literature, poetry, and writing.
  • At least 1 undergraduate credit in Canadian content is preferred.
    Note: Credits completed in English as a Second Language courses are not acceptable. In cases where this is not clear, Brock University has the right to request course descriptions.

French as a Second Language, Intermediate/Senior and Junior/Intermediate

  • As a first or second teaching subject, a minimum of 2 undergraduate credits must be in grammar/composition, and must be taught in the French language.
  • A maximum of 1 undergraduate credit may be in Translation.
  • Introductory level language courses are not considered toward teaching subject requirements.

Geography, Intermediate/Senior and Junior/Intermediate

  • As a first or second teaching subject, you must have 0.5 of an undergraduate credit in Canadian Geography.
    (This Canadian Geography credit must fall under the Geography department listing in the appropriate course calendar, or be cross-listed as a Geography credit.)
  • A maximum of 1 undergraduate credit in Earth Sciences/Environmental Studies is allowed.

Health and Physical Education, Intermediate/Senior

As a first teaching subject, you must present the equivalent of 2 undergraduate Physical Education credits that are action-based; 2 Health Studies undergraduate credits; and 1 undergraduate credit from Kinesiology, Health Studies or Physical Education.

Examples of Brock action-based courses include the following:

  • KINE 2P92
  • KINE 3P00
  • KINE 3P03
  • KINE 3P06
  • KINE 3P13
  • KINE 3P16
  • KINE 3P91
  • KINE 4P00

As a second teaching subject, you must present 2 undergraduate Physical Education credits that are action based and 1 undergraduate credit in Health Studies.

Health and Physical Education, Junior/Intermediate

You must present 2 undergraduate Physical Education credits that are action-based and 1 undergraduate credit in Health Studies.

Examples of Brock action-based courses include the following:

  • KINE 2P92
  • KINE 3P00
  • KINE 3P03
  • KINE 3P06
  • KINE 3P13
  • KINE 3P16
  • KINE 3P91
  • KINE 4P00

History, Intermediate/Senior and Junior/Intermediate

As a first or second teaching subject, your credits must meet the following requirements:

  • 1 undergraduate credit in Canadian History; and
  • a maximum of 1 undergraduate credit in the History of Art or Greek/Roman Civilization is allowed.
    • All remaining History credits, including the Canadian History credit, must fall under the History department listing in the appropriate course calendar, or be cross-listed as a History credit.
    • Canadian Politics and Canadian Studies courses are not acceptable.

Mathematics, Intermediate/Senior

  • As a first teaching subject, a maximum of 2 undergraduate credits in Statistics are allowed.
  • As a second teaching subject, a maximum of 1 undergraduate credit in Statistics is allowed.

Mathematics, Junior/Intermediate

  • A maximum of 1 undergraduate credit in Statistics is allowed.

Music – Vocal, Junior/Intermediate

  • A maximum of 1 undergraduate credit from the History of Music is allowed.

Science – Biology, Intermediate/Senior

  • As a first or second teaching subject, a maximum of 1 undergraduate credit in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry or Biomechanics is allowed.

Science – General, Intermediate/Senior

For a first teaching subject, your credits must include the following:

  • 3 undergraduate credits from Biology, Chemistry or Physics (including Astronomy) with a minimum of 2 credits in 1 subject and 1 credit in 1 of the remaining subjects
  • The remaining 2 credits may be from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences or Environmental Science.

If you declare Science – General as your first teaching subject, and wish to declare Physics, Chemistry or Biology as a second teaching subject, you may only do so using a Science credit that you did not use for the Science – General teaching subject. For example: Science – General using 2 biology credits and 1 chemistry credit; neither Biology nor Chemistry may be declared

For a second teaching subject, your credits must include the following:

  • 2 undergraduate credits in 1 subject must be from Biology, Chemistry or Physics (including Astronomy).
  • The remaining credit may be from 1 of these subjects not used or from Earth Sciences or Environmental Science.

If you wish to declare Physics, Chemistry or Biology as a first teaching subject, you may only do so if the science subject is not used for the Science – General teaching subject.

Science – General, Junior/Intermediate

  • 2 undergraduate credits in 1 subject must be from Biology, Chemistry or Physics (including Astronomy).
  • The remaining credit may be from 1 of these subjects not used or from Earth Sciences or Environmental Science.

Science – Physics, Intermediate/Senior

The following requirements apply for a first teaching subject:

  • All 5 undergraduate credits must be in Physics related to the following:
    • forces and motion;
    • energy, work, power, matter and energy;
    • waves – light and sound;
    • electricity, magnetism, gravitation; and
    • hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • A maximum of 1 credit in Astronomy is allowed.

The following requirements apply for a second teaching subject:

  • All 3 undergraduate credits must be from the subject areas listed under “first teaching subject” (1 undergraduate credit in Astronomy is allowed).

Visual Arts, Intermediate/Senior and Junior/Intermediate

  • Studio-based course credits are required (e.g., painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing).
  • A maximum of 1 undergraduate credit from Film, Photography, Architecture, Fashion or History of Art is allowed.

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Winter 2019 Technological Teacher Education Program

Program Description

Brock University’s Consecutive Technological Teacher Education program (Bachelor of Education) provides candidates with the professional education necessary to become certified teachers in Ontario. The program begins in January and is 16 months in duration. It is comprised of 4 terms with completion in May of the following year. Portions of the program are taught in a classroom while other courses are taught through distance/e-learning. This arrangement may allow you to continue working while completing the program. You must be available to begin in January. There will be no admission to the program in January 2018.

This program is offered at the Hamilton campus only.

Successful completion of this program will award a single-subject qualification allowing you to teach Grades 9 to 12 at the secondary level in your area of expertise.

Clarification of Broad-Based Technology (BBT) Teaching Subjects Offered

(Grades 9 and 10; Grades 11 and 12)

  • Communications Technology
  • Computer Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Green Industries
  • Hairstyling and Aesthetics
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Technological Design
  • Transportation Technology

Here are some of the related trades and professions recognized within each BBT. Only those trades or professions listed can be accommodated in Brock University’s program, although not all subject areas may be offered each year since demand within the technological education field fluctuates. Offers of admission are made to reflect demand.

Communications Technology includes the study of electronic, live and graphic communications.

  • Graphic artist/designer technician/technologist – diploma/degree
  • Photography technician/technologist – diploma/degree
  • Radio and television arts technician/technologist – diploma/degree

Computer Technology includes the study of Computer Technology Fundamentals, including the systems required to initiate hardware solutions; maintain, troubleshoot and service computers; and participate in software implementation as well as computer programming.

  • Computer engineering technician/technologist – diploma/degree
  • Electronics engineering technician/technologist – diploma/degree

Construction Technology includes the study of residential, commercial, industrial and other built environments, including the systems required to maintain and service them.

  • Cabinet maker – certification/diploma
  • Electrician construction and maintenance – certification
  • General carpenter – certification
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning – certification/diploma

Green Industries includes areas of study covering the following sectors: agriculture, forestry, horticulture and landscaping.

  • Agriculture – diploma/degree
  • Horticulturalist – certification/diploma
  • Landscape technician designer – diploma/diploma

Hairstyling and Aesthetics includes the study of hairstyling and aesthetics.

  • Hairstylist – certification

Health Care includes the study of child development, gerontology and health care.

  • Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse – diploma/degree

Hospitality and Tourism includes the study of food preparation and other hospitality issues.

  • Baker Patisserie – certification
  • Chef – certification
  • Cook BR.2 – certification

Manufacturing Technology includes the study of product design, process and production planning, manufacturing processes, and quality control.

  • CNC/Robotics
  • General machinist – certification
  • Industrial mechanic millwright – certification
  • Tool and die maker – certification
  • Welding/fabrication – certification

Technological Design includes the in-depth study of a variety of design processes that may be used in solving technological challenges in the fields of architecture, communications, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, electronics, and transportation. It also includes the development of industrial and commercial products and services, as well as health, safety and environmental systems.

  • Architectural design technologist – diploma/degree
  • Electro-mechanical engineering design technologist– diploma/degree
  • Interior designer – diploma/degree
  • Mechanical engineering design technologist – diploma/degree

Transportation Technology includes the study of transportation from the point of view of personal transportation, mass transit systems, and the transportation of people and materials.

  • Autobody and collision damage repairer BR.1 – certification
  • Automotive service technician – certification
  • Aviation – certification
  • Marine – certification
  • Truck and coach technician – certification

Program Codes and Admission Guidelines

B80 Degree Applicants: Applicants must present a general degree from a recognized* university or postsecondary degree-granting institution. The degree must be conferred no later than June 2018.

B82 Non-Degree Applicants: Applicants must present, at a minimum, a 2-year diploma from a college of applied arts and technology or equivalent (a minimum of 16 months postsecondary education). Any credential must be conferred no later than June 2018.

In addition, both B80 and B82 applicants must meet the following minimum admission requirements:

  1. Proof of competence, advanced knowledge and skill in the broad-based technology subject you select. Competence will be determined by members of the Faculty of Education Technological Education department using documentation provided and, if applicable, an interview.
  2. One of the following:
    1. 5 years of wage-earning experience, including business or industrial experience, where you used your skills and knowledge in your selected broad-based technological education subject. Note: If you hold a 2-year (4-semester) college diploma or equivalent you must meet this wage-earning experience requirement, or
    2. a combination of at least 2 years of continuous wage-earning experience and successful completion of a postsecondary education program that includes at least 6 semesters of academic study (equivalent to a 3-year diploma or degree), where the experience and education used your skills and knowledge in your selected broad-based technological education subject, or
    3. a combination of at least 2 years of wage-earning experience, including business or industrial experience. You may include co-op placements and/or apprentice placements as part of the 2 years, as long as they are/were not less than 4 months in duration. You must also present proof of successful completion of a postsecondary education that includes at least 6 semesters of academic study (equivalent to a 3-year diploma or degree), where the experience and education used your skills and knowledge in your selected broad-based technological education subject.
  1. For recognized and/or regulated trades associated with construction, hairstyling and aesthetics services, hospitality and tourism, manufacturing, and transportation: formal education, proof of competence (Certificate of Qualification) and evidence of skilled wage-earning work experience in 1 of the areas listed under your broad-based technology.
  1. For communications technology, computer technology, green industries, health care, and technological design: certification and/or equivalent technical education proving competence, as well as skilled wage-earning work experience in 1 of the areas listed under your broad-based technology.
  1. If your first language is not English (learned and spoken in the home) you will be required to submit proof of English-language proficiency necessary for entry to the teaching profession. Studying in an English-language school system does not exempt applicants from this requirement. Find English-language proficiency details.
  1. Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are Aboriginal/Indigenous, members of visible minorities, or persons with a disability are encouraged to apply. If you meet minimum admission requirements but feel you have been academically disadvantaged, you will have the opportunity to outline reasons in a personal statement as part of the Experience Profile. If admitted under this policy, you will be required to meet the same standards for progression and graduation as other students.

Special note: Our program is competitive and admission is not guaranteed with attainment of minimum admission requirements. You should be aware that the process of applying and collecting appropriate supporting documents will take upwards of 10-20 hours. We do not recommend waiting until the last minute to apply since late applications cannot be accepted.

*Definition of a Recognized University or Postsecondary Degree-Granting Institution:

  1. In Canada, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates.
  2. In Canada, an acceptable college is one that is authorized to confer degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates; the college must be publicly funded.
  3. In the United States, a university must be recognized by 1 of the following regional accreditation agencies: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; New England Association of Schools and Colleges; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; or Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The university must be considered equivalent to a university referred to in section “a” above.
  4. In a country other than Canada or the United States, a university must be considered equivalent to an institution referred to in section “a”. Typically, in the case of a country that is a member of the Commonwealth, this would also mean the university is eligible for membership in the Association of Commonwealth Universities. For all other countries, eligibility for membership in the International Association of Universities would be expected.

Submission of Documents

As a Technological Teacher Education applicant you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • Academic postsecondary transcripts* (including English translations where necessary) from all postsecondary institutions attended
  • Resume
  • Secondary school transcript (if a non-degree applicant)
  • Certificate(s) of Qualification (if applicable)
  • Proof of skilled wage-earning work experience(s) in a skilled trade or profession in the area being applied to
  • Copy of Record of Landing if not a Canadian Citizen
  • Evidence of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) for all applicants whose first language is not English

Find details regarding required documents and how to submit documents.

Application Deadlines: May 15, May 22, June 15

  1. May 15, 2018: Submit the OUAC Technological Teacher Education (TEAS) application.
  2. May 22, 2018: Submit the TEAS application service fee and the Brock supplementary $60 non-refundable service fee.
  3. June 15, 2018: Submit the Technological Teacher Education Experience Profile. You can access the profile after Brock has received the TEAS application from the OUAC. The OUAC will forward the application once the application and supplementary fees are paid. Access the Technological Education Experience Profile.
  4. June 15, 2018: Submit official/final educational transcripts, proof of English proficiency (if applicable), and all other supporting documents as requested by Brock.

If you completed a degree or diploma at an Ontario university or College of Applied Arts and Technology, order your official/final transcript by completing the TEAS Transcript Request Form (TRF) and submitting it with the TEAS application. Use the “immediate” option when ordering this transcript. If you are currently completing studies, choose the “final” option (after your degree/diploma is conferred).

All other degree and/or diploma transcripts completed at an institution other than an Ontario university or College of Applied Arts and Technology, should be ordered and sent directly from the postsecondary institution to Brock University – Attention Office of the Registrar, Teacher Education Admissions. If you have already completed your studies have the transcript(s) sent immediately. If you are currently completing studies, arrange to have your transcript sent upon completion of studies. Your transcript should indicate “degree/diploma conferred”.

For any issues with submitting the final transcript showing “degree/diploma conferred”, email an Admissions representative by June 15, 2018.

Contact Information

Office of the Registrar – Admissions
Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines ON  L2S 3A1

Telephone: 905‑688‑5550, ext. 3052
Email: central@brocku.ca

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