Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Western Main Campus

Other - Non Modular Program BACHELOR OF EDUCATION PROGRAM
Faculty of Education - Pre-Service Undergraduate Program



The Faculty of Education offers the Bachelor of Education program (B.Ed.). The program comprises four semesters, each involving 14 weeks of course work, field work, and practicum. Orientation takes place just prior to the Labour Day weekend. Classes begin immediately after Labour Day and conclude at the end of April.

The basic program requirement for Teacher Candidates is 9 credits, 7.00 of which are course work and 2.00 of which are Field Experiences including Practicum. One credit of course work is normally equivalent to 72 hours of class time plus additional out-of-class-work.

Module/Program Information


Core Courses, 2.50 credits:
All students are required to complete the following Foundations courses:

0.50 credits: Social Foundations of Education 5007
0.25 credits: Learning, Teaching, and Development 5015Q
0.25 credits: Special Education and Inclusion 5016Q
0.50 credits: Creating Supportive Learning Environments 5012
0.25 credits: Research & Assessment to Improve Student Learning 5013Q
0.25 credits: Mental Health Literacy – Supporting Social-Emotional Development 5018Q
0.25 credits: Safe Schools 5019S
0.25 credits: Aboriginal Education – Toward a Decolonizing Pedagogy for Teachers 5423Q/S

Field Experiences, 2.00 credits:
All students are required to complete the following Field Experiences:

1.50 credits: Practicum (2 x 0.25 plus 2 x 0.5 FCE)
0.50 credits: Alternative Field Experience (2 x 0.25 FCE)
(non-credit) Transition to Professional Practice 5008Q

Curriculum Courses for the Primary/Junior Program, 3.50 credits:
In addition to the Core Courses and Field Experience, students will complete:

0.50 credits:  Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Language Arts 5173
0.25 credits: Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers 5437Q/S
0.25 credits: Supporting English Language Learners 5439Q/S
0.75 credits: Teaching and Learning Mathematics (PJI) 5180K
0.25 credits: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Art 5171Q/S
0.25 credits: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Health & Physical Education 5172Q/S
0.25 credits: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Music 5175Q/S
0.50 credits: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Science & Technology 5178
0.25 credits: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Social Studies 5177Q/S
0.25 credits: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Dance & Drama 5179Q/S

Curriculum Courses for the Junior/Intermediate Program, 4.0 credits (3.75 for Music students):
In addition to the Core Courses and Practicum, students will complete:

0.50 credits:  Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Language Arts 5173
0.25 credits: Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers 5437Q/S
0.25 credits: Supporting English Language Learners 5439Q/S
0.75 credits: Teaching and Learning Mathematics (PJI) 5180K
0.25 credits: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Art 5171Q/S
0.25 credits: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Health & Physical Education 5172Q/S
0.25 credits: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Music 5175Q/S
0.50 credits: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Science & Technology 5178
0.25 credits: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Social Studies 5177Q/S
0.25 credits: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary Dance & Drama 5179Q/S
0.50 credits: teaching option: 5137 Music (in place of Music 5175 above) OR: 5138 Religious Education OR: 5107 French as a Second Language in Elementary Schools

Curriculum Courses for the Intermediate/Senior Programs, 2.75 credits:
In addition to the Core Courses and Field Experience, students will complete:

1.0 credits: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Secondary Schools (teaching subject 1)
1.0 credits: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Secondary Schools (teaching subject 2)
0.25 credits: Supporting English Language Learners 5469Q/S
0.50 credits: A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies 5457

Specialty Courses:
In addition to Core Courses, Curriculum Courses, and Field Experiences, students will complete courses within ONE of the following specialties:

Mixed P/J, J/I, and I/S Advanced Studies in the Psychology of Achievement, Inclusion, and Mental Health (1.50):

0.5 credits: Introduction to Teaching Students with Exceptionalities 5480
0.5 credits: Social and Emotional Learning 5481
0.5 credits: Academic Learning for Students with Exceptionalities 5482

Mixed P/J, J/I, and I/S International (1.00):

0.25 credits: Framing International Education in a Globalizing World 5470Q
0.25 credits: Internationalizing Curricula: Teaching for a Global Perspective 5471S
0.25 credits: Teaching Abroad: Opportunities and Challenges 5472Q
0.25 credits: Research in Intercultural Contexts 5473S

Mixed P/J, J/I, and I/S Urban Education (1.00):

0.50 credits: Urban Schools Year 1 5477
0.50 credits: Investigating Urban Schools: A Case Study Approach 5476

I/S STEM (1.50 FCE):

0.5 credits: Introduction to STEM Education 5465
0.5 credits: Computational Thinking in Mathematics and Science Education 5467
0.5 credits: Curriculum and Pedagogy in STEM Education 5466

P/J ECE (1.00 FCE):

0.50 credits: Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Learning in Early childhood Part 1 5460
0.50 credits: Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Learning in Early childhood Part 2 5461

P/J & J/I French (1.00 FCE):

0.50 credits: EDUC 5107 Teaching French as a Second Language in Elementary Schools
0.25 credits: EDUC 5414Q/S Initiation to Teaching in a French Immersion Program
0.25 credits: The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Primary/Junior

I/S French (1.00 FCE):

0.50 credits: Second Language Acquisition: Curriculum & Pedagogy 5462
0.50 credits: Second Language Acquisition: The Common European Framework of Reference 5463

Elective Courses:

For those wishing to teach in Roman Catholic Schools: Teaching in Catholic Schools, .50 credits

Other elective choices vary from year to year.