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- 14.1 General Information
- 14.2 Program Admission

14.3 Secondary Program Requirements and Format

- 14.3.2 Professional Year

14.3 Secondary Program Requirements and Format

Students normally attend this program over five winter sessions. The first year may be taken at UVic in another faculty or at another post-secondary institution. Students planning to take courses elsewhere should consult an education adviser to ensure that they will carry credit to this program.

Years One to Five

During the first four years, students will take course work related to their teaching areas. Students will also take a two-week school-based practicum.

Physical education students should follow the recommended physical education course sequence to avoid timetable conflicts in years three and four.

The program format has been modified for students entering in 2014. Students admitted prior to 2013 will refer to their CAPP reports.

ENGL 135, 146, 1471 3.0
ED-D 401, 406 3.0
EDCI 336, 352 3.0
EDCI 431 or 432 1.5
IED 373 1.5
ED-P 498 1.5
Teaching area(s)2 and electives 48 .0
Professional year (year five)3 13.5
Total units for degree 75.0

1. Other English courses may be acceptable. Consult an academic adviser. At least 1.5 units of English literature must be taken.

2. Students must achieve a grade-point average of at least 4.00 (UVic B-) on all upper-level course work required for their teaching areas. In some cases, 200-level course work will be accepted. Refer to regulation 14.3.2 professional year admission requirements.

3. Professional year admission requirements are specified in 14.3.2.

14.3.1 Art and Physical Education Area Requirements

A recommended sequence of teaching area, education and elective courses is available from the faculty website or an academic adviser.

Art
AE 103A, 103B 3.0
AE 200, 201 3.0
AE 303A or 309 1.5
AE 315 1.5
AE 316 or 317 1.5
Courses chosen from: AE 208, 303B, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 316, 317, 319, 322, 330, 401, any 402, 422; EDCI 494A, 495A 7.5
ART 150 or 151 1.5
HA 120 or 121 1.5
Total 21.0

Not all art education courses can be offered each year. Students should take 100- and 200-level courses before 300- and 400-level courses.

A second teaching area is required.

The number of units required for each teaching area varies from 15 to 24 units. If the combined units of the chosen teaching areas are less than 48, the student will take additional electives to make up the difference. Students wishing to combine art with physical education should consult an adviser.

ART 150, 151 and HA 120, 121 are also recommended electives.

Expanded Art
AE 103A, 103B 3.0
AE 200, 201 3.0
AE 303A or 309 1.5
AE 315 1.5
AE 316 or 317 1.5
Courses chosen from: AE 208, 303B, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 316, 317, 319, 322, 330, 401, any 402, 422; EDCI 494A, 495A 7.5
Art education (any level)* 7.5
Upper-level art education* and/or history in art 9.0
ART 150 or 151 1.5
HA 120 or 121 1.5
Total 37.5

* EDCI 494A and 495A are also acceptable.

A second teaching area is not required. Students with an expanded art teaching area will take 10.5 units of electives. ART 150, 151 and HA 120, 121 are recommended.

Upper-level visual arts courses may be substituted in the area with the approval of the art adviser.

Up to 3 units of additional work may be required if a student’s background is considered to be inadequate for teaching art in the public school system.

Not all art education courses can be offered each year. Students may complete courses in a sequence of their own choice since there are no prerequisites. To avoid timetable conflicts, students are advised to take 100- and 200-level courses before 300- and 400-level courses. Students should consult with the art adviser.

Music (Choral)
Students admitted to the BEd (Secondary Curriculum) program with a music (choral) teaching area prior to September 2014 should refer to their CAPP report for a listing of required courses. This teaching area is no longer available in this program. Students wishing to become a secondary school music teacher will complete a Bachelor of Music with a major in music education and then apply to the Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education.
Music (Instrumental)
Students admitted to the BEd (Secondary Curriculum) program with a music (instrumental) teaching area prior to September 2014 should refer to their CAPP report for a listing of required courses. This teaching area is no longer available in this program. Students wishing to become a secondary school music teacher will complete a Bachelor of Music with a major in music education and then apply to the Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education.
Music (Expanded)

Students admitted to the BEd (Secondary Curriculum) program with a music (expanded) teaching area prior to September 2014 should refer to their CAPP report for a listing of required courses. This teaching area is no longer available in this program. Students wishing to become a secondary school music teacher will complete a Bachelor of Music with a major in music education and then apply to the Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education.

Physical Education

To avoid timetable conflicts in years three and four, students should follow the recommended sequence of courses shown below.

Year 1
Four of EPHE 104-1371 2.0
EPHE 141, 143 3.0
Year 2
Three of EPHE 104-1371 1.5
EPHE 201, 241, 245, 246, 250 7.5
Year 3
Two of EPHE 104-1371 1.0
EPHE 344, 346, 352, 360 6.0
Year 4
EPHE 361, 443, 452 4.5
One of EPHE 342, 347, 348, 351, 355, 357, 441, 445, 449, 455 1.5
Total 27.0

1. Students should note that each skill performance and analysis course (EPHE 104-137) is scheduled for 24 hours of instruction. Students should also refer to Credit for Skill Performance and Analysis Courses. Students should make every effort to take EPHE 106, 107, 120 and 122 before third year.

Students must take:

2. Students who possess a Bronze Medallion will take one course from EPHE 104-137 in lieu of EPHE 105. Bronze Medallion Certificates must be provided to the teacher education advising office

The recommended sequence of EPHE courses can also be found under section 17.1.

A second teaching area is required. PE may not be combined with theatre.

The number of units required for each teaching area varies from 15 to 30.5 units. If the combined units of the chosen teaching areas total less than 48, the student will take additional electives to make up the difference. Students wishing to combine art with physical education should consult an adviser.

Approved Second Teaching Areas Requirements

The teaching areas must be taken in conjunction with art, music or physical education.

Art

Restricted admission; see section 14.2. The course work required for this teaching area is listed at the beginning of this section (14.3.1).

Biological Sciences
BIOL 190A, 190B 3.0
CHEM 101, 102, 231 4.5
MATH 100, 102 or 151 1.5
BIOC 299 or 300A 1.5
BIOL 215, 225, 230 4.5
BIOL 365, 366 3.0
BIOL 400 or 489 1.5
Approved upper-level biology* 1.5
Total 21.0

*BIOL 334 is not approved.

It is assumed that all applicants for this area will have completed BIOL 11 and 12; if not, BIOL 150A and 150B must be taken in addition to the above.

Chemistry
MATH 100, 101 3.0
CHEM 101, 102 3.0
CHEM 222, 231, 232, 245 6.0
Approved upper-level chemistry courses1,2 6.0
Total 18.0

1. MATH 200 is prerequisite to some upper-level chemistry courses.

2. CHEM 300A cannot be accepted.

English
200-, 300-, or 400-level writing: May choose from ENGL 215, 225, 301, 302, 400 or other approved courses 3.0
Upper-level Shakespeare: May choose from ENGL 360, 366B. 366C, 366D, 366E 1.5
Upper-level literature in English before 1900* 3.0
Upper-level literature in English after 1900* 3.0
Lower or upper-level Canadian literature 3.0
Adolescent literature: May choose from EDCI 355 or 356 or another course approved by the language and literacy adviser 1.5
Total 15.0

*May not be Canadian literature.

French
FRAN 180 3.0
FRAN 200, 220, 275, 280 6.0
FRAN 265 or 290 1.5
FRAN 350, 375 3.0
Approved Senior French* 3.0
Total 16.5

*FRAN 380, 385 and higher are approved. Recommended are FRAN 385, 395, 400, 402, 404, 405, 406, 410, 411, 412, 415, 417, 470.

Depending on student’s background in French, additional courses may be required to meet the French departmental prerequisites.

It will take at least four years to complete the courses listed here. 100- and 200-level courses must be completed before 300- and 400-level courses.

Students should note that an oral competency examination in French (or completion of FRAN 350 with a minimum grade of A-) is required before admission to the professional year. This exam must be completed to the satisfaction of the Faculty of Education, or admission to professional year will be denied.

Geography

see Social Studies (Geography Emphasis)

History

see Social Studies (History Emphasis)

Mathematics
Two of CSC 106, 110, 115 3.0
MATH 100, 101, 122 4.5
MATH 211, 212 3.0
MATH 362, 366 3.0
One of STAT 252, 255, 260 1.5
One of STAT 256, 261 1.5
Total 16.5

In addition to the 16.5 units listed above, MATH 311 and 312 are recommended.

Physical Education**

Restricted admission; see section 14.2. The course work required for this teaching area is listed at the beginning of this section.

Physics
HSTR 130 or PHIL 220 1.5
MATH 100, 101 3.0
MATH 110 or 211 1.5
MATH 200, 201 3.0
MATH 300, 342 3.0
PHYS 110 and 111 or (120 and 130) 3.0
PHYS 214, 215, 216 and 217 6.0
PHYS 325 and 326 3.0
Total 24.0

Changes to this teaching area are expected over the next three years. Consult an academic adviser each year to confirm teaching area requirements.

Social Studies
Social Studies (with Geography Emphasis)
Canadian History (any level)1 1.5
GEOG 101A, 101B 3.0
200-level approved GEOG 3.0
Upper-level approved GEOG 6.0
Upper-level approved humanities and/or social science courses (not geography)2 4.5
Total 18.0

1. Acceptable Canadian History courses include HSTR 230A, 230B, 328. If an upper-level course is taken, the upper-level humanities and/or social science requirement will be reduced by 1.5 units.

2. Choose social studies related courses from economics, environmental studies, history, Indigenous studies, political science, regional studies (e.g., Pacific and Asian studies), sociology, urban studies and/or women’s studies. Other course work may be approved by the social studies adviser.

Courses must be related to the BC social studies curriculum to be approved. Consult an academic adviser.

Social Studies (with History Emphasis)
Geography (any level)1 1.5
Any-level approved history 4.5
Upper-level approved history 6.0
Upper-level approved humanities and/or social science courses (not history)2 6.0
Total 18.0

Note: At least 1.5 units of Canadian history must be included.

1. If an upper-level geography course is taken, the upper-level humanities and/or social science requirement will be reduced by 1.5 units.

2. Choose social studies related courses from economics, environmental studies, geography, Indigenous studies, political science, regional studies (e.g., Pacific and Asian studies), sociology, urban studies and/or women’s studies. Other course work may be approved by the social studies adviser.

Courses must be related to the BC social studies curriculum to be approved. Consult an academic adviser.

Theatre/Drama in Education
EDCI 487 (drama institute)* 3.0
THEA 101 3.0
THEA 102, 122 3.0
THEA 132 3.0
THEA 331, 332 3.0
THEA 335 3.0
Total 18.0

* The drama institute EDCI 487 is offered in summer session and may be taken more than once for credit in different topics. With the consent of the faculty drama adviser, students may take 1.5 units of EDCI 487 and 1.5 units of approved theatre.

This teaching area may not be combined with physical education.

Students must obtain permission to take any of THEA 331, 332 and 335 from the theatre department.

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