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Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Secondary Science and Technology (120 credits)

The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Secondary Science and Technology program requires 120 credits and leads to teacher certification. Students who have not completed Quebec CEGEP, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, or at least one year of university studies prior to commencing the B.Ed. must also complete a minimum of 30 credits of freshman courses (in addition to the 120 credits for the program) for a total of 150 credits.

The aim of the B.Ed. Secondary Education Program is to prepare strong beginning teachers for the secondary school level. This integrated program consists of academic studies, professional studies, and school-based practicum components. All of this is supported by studies in pedagogy, curriculum and educational foundations.

The Secondary Science and Technology program provides students with the subject matter expertise in the Living World, Earth and Space, the Material World and the Technological World needed to teach the secondary science curriculum in Quebec schools.

Please note that graduates of teacher education programs are recommended by the University for Quebec certification to the Quebec Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS). For more information about teacher certification in Quebec, please refer to the Faculty of Education section under "Overview of Faculty Programs," "Undergraduate Education Programs," and "Quebec Teacher Certification."

Freshman Program - Basic Sciences

Students who start their Education program in U0 normally complete 30 credits in their freshman year.

Freshman in the Science and Technology program must complete the 29 to 30 credits of basic science courses listed below in their first year of studies.

Fall term: BIOL 111, CHEM 110, MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150, PHYS 101 or PHYS 131

Winter term: BIOL 112, CHEM 120, MATH 141 or MATH 151, PHYS 102 or PHYS 142

Students should consult a program adviser for guidance on which fall and winter term Math and Physics courses should be taken. Course choices depend on a student's background in Science and plans for upper-level Physics courses.

BIOL 111 (3) Principles: Organismal Biology
BIOL 112 (3) Cell and Molecular Biology
CHEM 110 (4) General Chemistry 1
CHEM 120 (4) General Chemistry 2
MATH 139 (4) Calculus 1 with Precalculus
MATH 140 (3) Calculus 1
MATH 141 (4) Calculus 2
MATH 150 (4) Calculus A
MATH 151 (4) Calculus B
PHYS 101 (4) Introductory Physics - Mechanics
PHYS 102 (4) Introductory Physics - Electromagnetism
PHYS 131 (4) Mechanics and Waves
PHYS 142 (4) Electromagnetism and Optics

Freshman Program - Complementary

For freshman students with advanced standing in one or more of the basic sciences, the Faculty also recommends some of the courses listed below. French Second Language (FRSL) courses require a placement test to determine the course level.

EAPR 250 (3) Research Essay & Rhetoric
EDEM 220 (3) Contemporary Issues in Education
FRSL 101D1 (3) Beginners' French
FRSL 101D2 (3) Beginners' French
FRSL 207D1 (3) Elementary French 01
FRSL 207D2 (3) Elementary French 01
FRSL 211D1 (3) Oral and Written French 1
FRSL 211D2 (3) Oral and Written French 1

Required Courses (45 credits)

EDEC 201 (1) First Year Professional Seminar
EDEC 215 (0) English Language Requirement
EDEC 247 (3) Policy Issues in Quebec Education
EDEC 254 (1) Second Professional Seminar (Secondary)
EDEC 351 (2) Third Professional Seminar (Secondary)
EDEC 404 (3) Fourth Year Professional Seminar (Sec)
EDES 350 (3) Classroom Practices (Secondary)
EDFE 200 (2) First Field Experience (K/Elem & Secondary)
EDFE 254 (3) Second Field Experience (Secondary)
EDFE 351 (8) Third Field Experience (Secondary)
EDFE 451 (7) Fourth Field Experience (Secondary)
EDPE 300 (3) Educational Psychology
EDPE 304 (3) Measurement and Evaluation
EDPI 309 (3) Exceptional Students
EDPI 341 (3) Instruction in Inclusive Schools

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

15 credits selected as described below.

Multicultural Education

3 credits from:

EDEC 233 (3) First Nations and Inuit Education
EDEC 248 (3) Multicultural Education
EDEC 249 (3) Global Education and Social Justice

Philosophy of Education

3 credits from:

EDEC 260 (3) Philosophical Foundations
EDEC 261 (3) Philosophy of Catholic Education

Media, Technology, Computers and Education

3 credits from:

EDEC 262 (3) Media, Technology and Education
EDPT 200 (3) Integrating Educational Technology in Classrooms
EDPT 204 (3) Educational Media 1

For students with a background in computers or other media applications in education, the following courses may be substituted for the above:

EDPT 341 (3) Instructional Programming 1
EDPT 420 (3) Media Literacy for Education

Secondary Teaching Methods - Science and Technology

6 credits

EDES 335 (3) Teaching Secondary Science 1
EDES 435 (3) Teaching Secondary Science 2

Secondary Science and Technology (54 credits)

Please note: Courses in the list below are pending the approval of the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and Arts, and there may be additions or deletions to this list. Students are advised to consult with their Faculty of Education program adviser prior to registering in any course.

54 credits in designated science courses selected to provide subject matter expertise in the four areas of:

- the Material World

- Earth and Space

- the Living World

- the Technological World

Note: Students entering this program from CEGEP should have completed the basic science equivalents in CEGEP. The 100-level basic sciences are considered CEGEP level and only students entering a 5-year program (out-of-province and directly from high school) are eligible to take them. Students entering with advanced standing without having completed these prerequisites (or their equivalents) will be required to make up any deficiencies in these courses over and above the degree requirements.

Overview of the 54 credits for the program:

A minimum of 12 credits at the 300-level or above;

39 credits of courses across the 4 subject areas:

- 3 credits of Statistics

- 3 credits of History of Science

- 9 credits minimum from courses on the Living World

- 9 credits minimum from courses on Earth and Space

- 9 credits minimum from courses on the Material Word

- 6 credits minimum from courses on the Technological World

15 credits of complementary courses either spread across the 4 subjects areas or concentrated in 1 subject area. Students who plan to teach Grade 11 Chemistry or Physics should concentrate their 15 complementary credits in the Material World.

All students need to plan their course selections with attention to the prerequisites.

Statistics

3 credits:

MATH 203 (3) Principles of Statistics 1

History of Science

3 credits from:

BIOL 210 (3) Perspectives of Science
HIST 238 (3) Histories of Science
HIST 319 (3) The Scientific Revolution
HIST 350 (3) Science and the Enlightenment

The Living World - Required

6 credits:

*Note: Students select either BIOL 200 or LSCI 202 but not both.

BIOL 200* (3) Molecular Biology
BIOL 206 (3) Methods in Biology of Organisms
LSCI 202* (3) Molecular Cell Biology

The Living World - Complementary

Students select a minimum of 3 credits to a maximum of 15 credits from courses on the Living World in the areas of:

Cell and Molecular Biology

Human and Organismal Biology

Populations, Ecosystems, and Evolution

The Living World - Cell and Molecular Biology

BIOL 201 (3) Cell Biology and Metabolism
BIOL 202 (3) Basic Genetics
BIOL 300 (3) Molecular Biology of the Gene
BIOL 301 (4) Cell and Molecular Laboratory
BIOL 313 (3) Eukaryotic Cell Biology

The Living World - Human and Organismal Biology

ANAT 315 (4) Anatomy/Limbs and Back
BIOL 205 (3) Biology of Organisms
EDKP 292 (3) Nutrition and Wellness
EDKP 395 (3) Exercise Physiology
NUTR 207 (3) Nutrition and Health
NUTR 307 (3) Human Nutrition
PHGY 209 (3) Mammalian Physiology 1
PHGY 210 (3) Mammalian Physiology 2

The Living World - Populations, Ecosystems, and Evolution

BIOL 215 (3) Introduction to Ecology and Evolution
BIOL 240 (3) Monteregian Flora
BIOL 304 (3) Evolution
BIOL 305 (3) Animal Diversity
BIOL 308 (3) Ecological Dynamics
BIOL 310 (3) Biodiversity and Ecosystems
BIOL 331 (3) Ecology/Behaviour Field Course
BIOL 352 (3) Vertebrate Evolution
ENVB 305 (3) Population & Community Ecology
EPSC 334 (3) Invertebrate Paleontology

Earth and Space - Complementary

Students select a minimum of 9 credits to a maximum of 24 credits from courses on Earth and Space with the following specifications:

a minimum of 6 to a maximum of 21 credits from Earth and Space

a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 18 credits from Environment

ATOC 214 (3) Introduction: Physics of the Atmosphere
ATOC 215 (3) Oceans, Weather and Climate
ATOC 219 (3) Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry
ATOC 315 (3) Water in the Atmosphere
ENVR 202 (3) The Evolving Earth
EPSC 201 (3) Understanding Planet Earth
EPSC 203 (3) Structural Geology
EPSC 210 (3) Introductory Mineralogy
EPSC 212 (3) Introductory Petrology
EPSC 220 (3) Principles of Geochemistry
EPSC 221 (3) General Geology
EPSC 225 (1) Properties of Minerals
EPSC 233 (3) Earth and Life History
EPSC 320 (3) Elementary Earth Physics
EPSC 330 (3) Earthquakes and Earth Structure
EPSC 350 (3) Tectonics
EPSC 405 (3) Planetary Geology
ESYS 200 (3) Earth System Processes
ESYS 300 (3) Investigating the Earth System
ESYS 301 (3) Earth System Modelling
GEOG 272 (3) Earth's Changing Surface
GEOG 321 (3) Climatic Environments
PHYS 214 (3) Introductory Astrophysics

Earth and Space - Environment

ENVR 200 (3) The Global Environment
ENVR 201 (3) Society and Environment
ENVR 203 (3) Knowledge, Ethics and Environment
ENVR 301 (3) Environmental Research Design
GEOG 200 (3) Geographical Perspectives: World Environmental Problems
GEOG 203 (3) Environmental Systems
GEOG 205 (3) Global Change: Past, Present and Future
GEOG 221 (3) Environment and Health

The Material World - Required

Students complete 9 credits of required courses on the Material World as specified below.

CHEM 281 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 1

One of:

CHEM 203 (3) Survey of Physical Chemistry
CHEM 223 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1

One of :

CHEM 211 (3) Organic Chemistry 1 Lectures
CHEM 212 (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 232 (4) Organic Chemistry Principles

The Material World - Complementary

Students select a 0 to 15 credits of complementary courses on the Material World.

*Note: If CHEM 287 is selected, CHEM 297 must also be taken.

CHEM 222 (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 233 (3) Topics in Physical Chemistry
CHEM 243 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2
CHEM 253 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory
CHEM 263 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory
CHEM 287* (2) Introductory Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 297* (1) Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 301 (3) Modern Inorganic Chemistry 2
CHEM 302 (3) Introductory Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 307 (3) Analytical Chemistry of Pollutants
CHEM 319 (3) Chemistry of Energy, Storage and Utilization
CHEM 381 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 2
CHEM 392 (3) Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory
MATH 222 (3) Calculus 3
PHYS 224 (3) Physics and Psychophysics of Music
PHYS 230 (3) Dynamics of Simple Systems
PHYS 232 (3) Heat and Waves
PHYS 241 (3) Signal Processing
PHYS 242 (2) Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 251 (3) Honours Classical Mechanics 1
PHYS 257 (3) Experimental Methods 1
PHYS 258 (3) Experimental Methods 2
PHYS 328 (3) Electronics
PHYS 331 (3) Topics in Classical Mechanics
PHYS 332 (3) Physics of Fluids
PHYS 333 (3) Thermal and Statistical Physics
PHYS 339 (3) Measurements Laboratory in General Physics
PHYS 340 (3) Majors Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 342 (3) Majors Electromagnetic Waves
PHYS 434 (3) Optics
PHYS 436 (3) Modern Physics
PHYS 439 (3) Majors Laboratory in Modern Physics
PHYS 446 (3) Majors Quantum Physics

The Technological World

Students select a minimum of 6 credits to a maximum of 15 credits from courses on the Technological World.

*Note: Students may take either COMP 102 or COMP 280 but not both.

**Note: Credit will not be given for COMP 102 if it is taken concurrently with or after COMP 202.

BREE 205 (3) Engineering Design 1
BREE 210 (3) Mechanical Analysis & Design
BREE 327 (3) Bio-Environmental Engineering
COMP 102* (3) Computers and Computing
COMP 202** (3) Introduction to Computing 1
COMP 206 (3) Introduction to Software Systems
COMP 280* (3) History and Philosophy of Computing
COMP 364 (3) Computer Tools for Life Sciences
MATH 204 (3) Principles of Statistics 2
MECH 289 (3) Design Graphics
PHYS 334 (3) Advanced Materials
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