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Program Description

This degree is designed for students with a B.A., B.Sc., B.Mus. B.P.E.S. or equivalent degree who wish to teach. The program offers three different routes: Early Years(K-4), Middle Years(5-8), and Senior Years (9-12).

This program is designed for students who have completed a first degree prior to entering the Faculty of Education. The program is tightly structured, and students are advised that the sequencing in the three routes (Early Years, Middle Years, and Senior Years) must be strictly followed. Coursework is set to prepare students for their field experiences. Students taking this program must choose the Early Years, Middle or Senior Years route at time of application.

Early or Middle Years Routes (EY and/or MY)

Admission Requirements

The Professional Certification Unit of Manitoba Education requires that individuals seeking certification in the Province of Manitoba as Early Years or Middle Years teachers must have successfully completed, as part of their university studies, 6 credit hours of English literature or French literature, 6 credit hours of history and/or geography, 6 credit hours of math and 6 credit hours of science. Students planning to graduate from Brandon University and who will apply to the Faculty of Education should select these 24 credit hours from the following approved lists of courses:

Subject/Course Credit Hours
Literature: (Choose either English or French) 6
English: Choose any literature course
French: Choose courses 58:FREN: 275 and above
Mathematics:> 6
62:152 MATH Contemporary Math * 3
Any math course at the 100 level or higher 3
Science: 6
Any courses offered from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science or Physics (except for courses at the 090 level)
Geography and/or History: 6
Any courses listed in either department.

* BU students with a math major or minor may substitute another math course. After Degree applicants with a degree from another institution may substitute another math course.

In satisfying the requirements, applicants must have an 18 credit hour first teachable subject and a 12 credit hour second teachable subject. Teachable subjects are:

First Teachable Subject

  • Art
  • French
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • General Science
  • Music
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Native Studies
  • Computer Science
  • History
  • Physical Education
  • Drama
  • Human Ecology
  • Physics
  • English Literature
  • Indigenous Language

Second Teachable Subject

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • Earth Science
  • Economics*
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Human Ecology
  • Indigenous Language
  • Law*
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Native Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science*
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
* These subjects acceptable for Middle Years Stream Only

Note: Teachable Subject areas may have additional specific course requirements not listed here. Entrance requirements and teachable pre- requisites for the B. Ed. (A.D.) can be found on the Faculty of Education webpage in the Information Package.

Early Years Route

Degree Requirements

Students considering a Bachelor of Education (A.D.) Early Years route must complete 60 credit hours consisting of:

Required Courses Credit Hours
01:361 — Professional Teacher (EY-MY) 3
01:441 — Classroom Management 3
02:342 — Student Literacy Intervention (EY-MY) 3
02:381 — Teaching Aboriginal Studies 3
02:458 — Intro ELA Methods (EY) 3
02:476 — Social Studies Methods (EY) 3
03:353 — Science Methods (EY) 3
03:361 — Using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education 3
03:365 — Mathematics Methods (EY) 3
04:253 — Inclusive Educationand Childhood Exceptionalities (EY-MY) 3
04:255 — Child Development & Learning (EY-MY)
04:353 — Evaluation & Assessment (EY-MY) 3
Plus one Open Method (dependent on current course offerings) 3
02:333 — Teaching French as a Second Language
02:320 — Creative Activities for the Classroom
02:324 — Teaching of Drama
02:355 — Arts Methods (EY-MY)
02.352 — Teaching English as an Additional Language
03.455 — Environmental Science Methods
05:451 — Phys. Ed. Methods (EY)
05.452 — Phys. Ed Methods (MY)
Plus three education electives 9
Plus 12 credit hours of Field Experience required 12
01:271 — Field Experience I 3
01:371 — Field Experience II 3
01:474 — Field Experience III 3
01:475 — Field Experience IV 3
Must achieve 2.5 GPA to meet Graduation requirement Degree Total: 60

Middle Years Route

This route is designed for teacher candidates who want to specialize in teaching students from grades five to eight.

Degree Requirements

Students considering a Bachelor of Education (A.D.) Middle Years Route must complete 60 credit hours consisting of:

Required Courses Credit Hours
01:361 — Professional Teacher (EY-MY) 3
01:441 — Classroom Management 3
02:381 — Teaching Aboriginal Studies 3
02:459 — Intro ELA Methods (MY) 3
02:477 — Social Studies Methods (MY) 3
03:354 — Science Methods (MY) 3
03:361 — Using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education 3
03:366 — Mathematics Methods (MY) 3
04:353 — Evaluation & Assessment (EY-MY) 3
02:342 — Student Literacy Intervention (EY-MY) 3
04:256 — Adolescent Development & Learning Proc. (MY-SY)
04:254 — Adolescents with Exceptionalities (MY-SY) 3
Plus one Open Method Course (dependent on current course offerings) 3
02:320 — Creative Activities for the Classroom
02:324 — Teaching of Drama (EY-MY)
02:333 — Teaching French as a Second Language (MY)
02:355 — Arts Methods (EY-MY)
02.452 — Teaching English as an Additional Language
02.455 — Environmental Science Methods
05:451 — Physical Education Methods (EY)
05.452 — Physical Education Methods (MY)
Plus 12 credit hours of Field Experience required 12
01:271 — Field Experience I 3
01:371 — Field Experience II 3
01:474 — Field Experience III 3
01:475 — Field Experience IV 3
Plus three Education electives 3
Must achieve 2.5 GPA to meet Graduation requirement Degree total: 60

Note: Not all are necessarily offered each year

Seniors Years Route (SY)

Admission Requirements

A Senior Years applicant must have a 30 credit hour first teachable subject and an 18 credit hour second teachable subject. Teachable subjects are:

First Teachable Subject

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • English Literature
  • French
  • General Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Indigenous Language
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Native Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Physics

Second Teachable Subject

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Studies
  • French
  • General Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Human Ecology
  • Indigenous Language
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Native Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Required Courses Credit Hours
01:362 — Professional Teacher (MY-SY) 3
01:441 — Classroom Management 3
02:381 — Teaching Aboriginal Studies 3
02:455 — Teaching Reading, Thinking Study Skills (MY-SY) 3
03:352 — Instructional Methods 3
03:362 — Using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Education 3
04:254 — Adolescents with Exceptionalities 3
04:256 — Adolescent Development & Learning Process 3
04:354 — Evaluation & Assessment 3
Plus 6 credit hours of methods courses in the area of the first teachable (MY & SY)
Plus 6 credit hours of methods courses in the area of the second teachable (MY & SY)
02:324 — Teaching of Drama
02:320 — Creative Activities for the Classroom
02:355 — Arts Methods
02:433 — General Methods of Teaching French as a Second Language (SY)
02.432 — General Principles and Theory of Teaching French as a Second Language (MY)
02.459 — ELA Methods (MY)
05:477 — Social Studies Methods (MY)
03.354 — Science Methods (MY)
03.366 — Math Methods (MY)
05.452 — Physical Education Methods (MY)
02.460 — ELA Methods (SY)
02.479 — Social Studies Methods (SY)
03.454 — Science Methods (SY)
03.466 — Math Methods (SY)
05.453 — Phys. Ed. Methods (SY)
06.366 — Music Methods (SY)
Plus three Education Electives 12
12 credit hours of Field Experience required 12
01:271 — Field Experience I 3
01:371 — Field Experience II 3
01:474 — Field Experience III 3
01:475 — Field Experience IV 3
Plus three Education electives 3
Must achieve 2.5 GPA to meet Graduation requirement Degree total: 60