Bachelor of Education Kindergarten and Elementary Education

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Inspire the next generation of young learners by nurturing their curiosity and fostering a lifelong love for education! The Bachelor of Education Kindergarten/Elementary (B.Ed. K/Elem) program combines contemporary academic courses with practical hands-on experience in a supportive learning environment. As a B.Ed. student you can expect to hone your teaching skills through courses in educational foundations, curriculum, pedagogy, as well as an array of subject-area classes. Immersive school-based internships offer students the chance to network and be mentored by in-service teachers while putting theory into practice in classroom settings. B.Ed. K/Elem alumni have gone on to successful careers as passionate lifelong educators, school administrators, curriculum developers, recreation coordinators, and other leadership roles within education and youth sectors.

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Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Kindergarten and Elementary Education(120 Credits)

    Offered by:Integrated Studies in Ed
    Degree:Bachelor of Education

Program Requirement:

The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Kindergarten and Elementary Education 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-credit program) for a total of 150 credits.

The Kindergarten and Elementary Education program leads to certification to teach children between the ages of 5 and 11 years (kindergarten and elementary school). The program consists of academic and professional courses, as well as studies in pedagogy and educational foundations. Each year of the program provides a school-based practicum.

Please note that graduates of teacher education programs are recommended by the University to the Quebec Ministry of Education for Quebec teacher certification. 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

Students normally complete 30 credits in their Freshman (U0) year.

The Freshman year is the time to take introductory-level courses in the subjects taught in elementary school, as well as to explore areas that are not normally taken as "teachable" subject area courses within B.Ed. programs (e.g. Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, etc.). Students should also investigate the possibility of taking one of the First Year Seminar courses offered by the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science.

In addition, in consultation with the Program Adviser, students may select courses from the recommended course list below or other courses. Included in the list are several French Second Language (FRSL) courses for which placement tests are required to determine the appropriate level. Also recommended are any 100- or 200-level courses with the subject codes of ANTH (Anthropology), ENGL (English), GEOG (Geography), HIST (History), MUAR (Music-Arts Faculty), POLI (Political Science), PSYC (Psychology), RELG (Religious Studies), and SOCI (Sociology). For 200-level courses, information about any required prerequisites is found in the Minerva Class Schedule by "clicking on" the course CRN for registration. Check prerequisites before registering.


  • EDEE 325 Children's Literature 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEM 220 Contemporary Issues in Ed. 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDES 366 Literature for Young Adults 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 101 Beginners French 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 102 Beginners French 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 207D1 Elementary French 01 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 207D2 Elementary French 01 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 211D1 Oral and Written French 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • FRSL 211D2 Oral and Written French 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MATH 111 Math for Education Students 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 207 Intro to Study of Religions 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • WCOM 250 Research Essay and Rhetoric 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Required Courses (84 credits)


  • EDEC 201 1st Year Professional Seminar 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEC 203 Communication in Education 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEC 215 English Exam for Teacher Cert.
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEC 233 Indigenous Education 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEC 247 Policy Issues:QC&Indigenous Ed 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEC 253 Second Prof Seminar (K/Elem) 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEC 260 Philosophical Foundations 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEC 262 Media, Tech. and Education 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEC 405 4th Yr Prof. Sem. (K/Elem) 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEE 223 Language Arts 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEE 230 Elementary School Math. 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEE 253 Kindergarten Classroom Ped 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEE 260 Reading Methods - K/Elementary 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEE 270 Elementary School Science 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEE 273 Elementary School Science 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEE 280 Geog., Hist. & Citizenship Ed. 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEE 283 Social Studies Pedagogy 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEE 332 Teaching Elementary Math. 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEE 353 Third Yr. Prof. Sem. (K/Elem) 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDEE 355 Classroom-based Evaluation 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDER 360 Cult&Citzshp:QCContext(K/Elem) 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDFE 200 First Field Exp. (K/Elem&Sec) 2 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDFE 256 Second Field Exp. (Kind/Elem) 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDFE 306 Third Field Exp. (Kind/Elem) 8 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDFE 406 Fourth Field Exp. (K/Elem) 7 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDPE 300 Educational Psychology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDPI 309 Diverse Learners 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDPI 341 Instruction in Inclusive Schls 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer




    Complementary Courses (12 credits)

    12 credits of courses selected as described below:



      Equity Education

      3 credits from:


      • EDEC 248 Equity and Education 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEC 249 Global Ed. and Social Justice 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Ethics, Values, or Religion

      3 credits from:


      • EDER 309 The Search for World Views 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • RELG 204 Judaism, Christianity&Islam 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • RELG 207 Intro to Study of Religions 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • RELG 309 World Rel&Cultures They Create 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • RELG 341 Intro:Philosophy of Religion 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Kindergarten and Elementary Teaching Methods - Art, Drama, or Music

      3-6 credits from:


      • EDEA 332 Art C&I--Elementary 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEA 342 C&I in Drama Education 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDEA 345 Music C&I for Generalists 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Kindergarten & Elementary Teaching Methods - Physical Education or English Second Language

      0-3 credits from:

      Students may select both their Methods courses from the list above for Art, Drama, or Music.

      * Note: EDSL 447 has EDSL 350 as a prerequisite.


      • EDKP 332 Physical Education C&I 3 Credits
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer

      • EDSL 447 Methods in TESL 1 3 Credits*
          Offered in the:
        • Fall
        • Winter
        • Summer


      Kindergarten & Elementary Education - Subject Areas (18 credits)

      18 credits selected in consultation with the Program Adviser as follows:

      9 credits in "teachable" subject area courses of the elementary school curriculum from the lists below for Art, English, Ethics and Religious Culture, French, Mathematics, Music, Natural Sciences, Physical Education, and Social Studies.

      And

      9 credits, 3 credits from each of any three subject areas not chosen above.

      No more than 9 credits may be selected from any single course list.



        Art

        Students may select up to 9 credits from this list and from Art History (ARTH) courses.


        • EDEA 204 Drawing 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDEA 205 Painting 2 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDEA 241 Basic Art Media for Classroom 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDEA 296 Basic Design 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDEA 304 Painting 3 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDEA 307 Drawing 2 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDEA 410 Aesthetics & Art for the Class 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDEA 496 Sculpture 1 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        English

        Students may select up to 9 credits from this list.


        • CLAS 203 Greek Mythology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • COMS 200 History of Communication 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • COMS 210 Intro to Communication Studies 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • COMS 300 Media and Modernity in 20th C 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • COMS 310 Media and Feminist Studies 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • COMS 320 Media and Empire 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • COMS 330 Media in Cultural Life 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDEE 325 Children's Literature 3 Credits*
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDES 366 Literature for Young Adults 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDSL 350 Essentials of English Grammar 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENGL 200 Survey of English Literature 1 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENGL 201 Survey of English Lit 2 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENGL 215 Intro to Shakespeare 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENGL 225 American Literature 1 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENGL 226 American Literature 2 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENGL 227 American Literature 3 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENGL 228 Canadian Literature 1 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENGL 229 Canadian Literature 2 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENGL 230 Intro to Theatre Studies 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENGL 237 Intro to Study of a Lit Form 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENGL 279 Introduction to Film as Art 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENGL 280 Intro to Film as Mass Medium 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENGL 314 20th Century Drama 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENGL 345 Literature and Society 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENGL 347 Great Writings of Europe 1 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENGL 349 English Literature&Folklore 1 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ENGL 388 Studies in Popular Culture 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • LING 200 Intro to the Study of Language 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • LING 201 Introduction to Linguistics 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Ethics and Religious Culture

        Students may select up to 9 credits from this list. Students may also choose other Religious Studies (RELG) courses with the permission of the Program Adviser.

        * Note: Courses marked with an asterisk ("*") may be used as Ethics and Religious Culture courses or as Social Studies.


        • EDER 252 Understanding&Teach Jewish Lfe 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDER 309 The Search for World Views 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDER 395 Moral Values and Human Action 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDER 461 Society and Change 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDER 473 Living with Insight 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GSFS 200 Feminist and Social Justice St 3 Credits*
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • JWST 211 Jewish St 1: Biblical Period 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • JWST 240 The Holocaust 3 Credits*
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHIL 200 Intro to Philosophy 1 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHIL 230 Intro to Moral Philosophy 1 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHIL 237 Contemporary Moral Issues 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • RELG 203 Bible and Western Culture 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • RELG 204 Judaism, Christianity&Islam 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • RELG 207 Intro to Study of Religions 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • RELG 252 Hinduism & Buddhism 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • RELG 253 Religions of East Asia 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • RELG 270 Religious Ethics & the Environ 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • RELG 271 Religion and Sexuality 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        French

        Students may choose up to 9 credits of French as a Second Language (FRSL) courses and/or French (FREN) courses and/or:


        • EDSL 341 Littératie&litt. jeune. en FLS 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Mathematics

        Students may choose up to 9 credits of Mathematics (MATH) courses at the 200 level or higher.

        Note: Students admitted with CEGEP mathematics (or equivalent) may not take MATH 111 for credit. MATH 111 is a recommended course for Freshman students.


        • MATH 111 Math for Education Students 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Music

        Students may choose up to 9 credits from this list. Students may also select any Music course with the MUGT, MUHL, MUIT, or MUCT subject codes.

        With the permission of the Program Adviser, students without a formal music background may choose courses with the MUAR subject code.

        * Note: Courses marked with a single asterisk ("*") require permission from the Schulich School of Music to register.


        • EDEA 341 Listening for Learning 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUJZ 160 Jazz Materials 1 3 Credits*
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • MUJZ 161 Jazz Materials 2 3 Credits*
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Natural Sciences

        Students may choose up to 9 credits from this list.


        • ATOC 181 Intro to Atmospheric Science 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ATOC 182 Intro to Oceanic Sciences 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ATOC 184 Science of Storms 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • ATOC 185 Natural Disasters 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • BIOL 115 Essential Biology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • CHEM 180 World of Chem: Environment 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • CHEM 181 World of Chem: Food 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • CHEM 182 World of Chem: Technology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • CHEM 183 World of Chem: Drugs 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDEC 374 Education and Environment 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDEE 473 Ecological Studies 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EPSC 180 The Terrestrial Planets 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EPSC 181 Environmental Geology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EPSC 185 Natural Disasters 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EPSC 201 Understanding Planet Earth 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 180 Space, Time & Matter 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 181 Everyday Physics 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 182 Our Evolving Universe 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • PHYS 183 The Milky Way Inside and Out 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Physical Education

        Students may take up to 9 credits of Physical Education (EDKP) courses from the list with the permission of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

        * Note: EDKP 292 is available as an academic Physical Education course. All other EDKP courses are restricted.


        • EDKP 204 Health Education 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDKP 208 Biomechanics & Motor Learning 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDKP 261 Motor Development 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDKP 292 Nutrition and Wellness 3 Credits*
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • EDKP 498 Sport Psychology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Social Studies

        Students may take up to 9 credits from this list below which represents a balance of History (HIST), Geography (GEOG), and Citizenship courses offered by several departments. Anthropology (ANTH) and Sociology (SOCI) courses not on the list below may not be counted as Social Studies courses in the program requirements. Students may take them as electives only.

        Students may select additional History courses as follows:
        Any 3 credits in European History
        Any 3 credits in Asian, African, or Latin American History
        Any 3 credits in any topic or field of history

        * Note: Courses marked with an asterisk ("*") may be used as Ethics and Religious Culture or Social Studies courses.


        • ANTH 202 Socio-Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • CANS 200 Understanding Canada 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • CANS 310 Cdn Cultures: Context&Issues 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 200 Geo Persp:World Env Problems 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 205 Global Chg:Past, Pres & Future 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 210 Global Places and Peoples 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GEOG 217 Cities in the Modern World 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • GSFS 200 Feminist and Social Justice St 3 Credits*
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • HIST 202 Survey: Canada to 1867 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • HIST 203 Survey:Canada since 1867 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • JWST 240 The Holocaust 3 Credits*
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • POLI 221 Government of Canada 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer

        • POLI 222 Political Proc&Behav in Canada 3 Credits
            Offered in the:
          • Fall
          • Winter
          • Summer


        Electives (6 credits)



           

           

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