EDUCATION / MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Concurrent Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) /Bachelor of Education (This program will commence Fall 2010)
The Concurrent Bachelor of Mathematics/Bachelor of Education Program is offered jointly over five years by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Faculty of Education. The aim is to provide the opportunity and education to individuals who wish to teach mathematics in schools at the intermediate and senior levels (Grade 7 through the end of secondary school). Graduates of this program will receive two degrees and will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge for two teachable subjects and fulfill the requirements for certification by the Ontario College of Teachers.
It offers students the opportunity to begin working towards teaching certification early in their academic career. Students can qualify for the Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) degree while concurrently practice teaching in schools. Preparation for practice teaching begins in year two of the program. All students should see an advisor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and in the Faculty of Education, on a regular basis, to discuss course selection and academic progress.
APPLICATION AND ADMISSION
Admission is to first-year only. Applicants must present six Grade 12 "U" or "M" courses including Grade 12 "U" English I, Grade 12 "U" Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus, and Grade 12 "U" Geometry and Discrete Mathematics, or their equivalents.
Total courses: fifty-five.
All students are required to complete the requirements of the Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) degree program, in addition to the Education courses listed below. Mathematics will be the first teachable subject for students in this program. All students must select a second teachable subject. Students may choose one of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Physics as the second teachable subject, and take six courses in the selected subject which satisfy the major requirements for an Honours degree in the selected subject. Alternatively, students may choose the second teachable subject from a discipline in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences approved by the Faculty of Education.Students are advised to seek counseling in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to ensure that their selection of courses fulfills the requirements for the Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) degree and the requirements for the second teachable Science subject, i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Physics. Students are advised to seek counseling in the Department associated with their second teachable, if the Department is in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to ensure that their selection of courses fulfills the requirements for a second teachable.
Major requirements: twenty-two courses, consisting of 62-120 or 62-125, 62-140 or 62-139, 62-141, 62-190, 62-215, 62-216, 62-220, 62-221, 62-314, 62-315, 62-318, 62-321, 65-250, 65-251; plus eight more courses (62- or 65-) at the 300 level or above.
(a) 60-140 and 60-141;
(b) four additional courses from Arts/Languages or Social Sciences chosen from the following list of courses: 01-209*, 02-100, 02-210, 26-100*, 26-128, 27-110, 27-111, 32-106, 32-107, 34-129, 34-160*, 34-227*, 34-228*, 40-101, 40-262**, 45-130, 45-160, 45-170, 45-212*, 46-115, 46-116, 46-223, 46-224**, 47-117, 47-118, 47-210, 53-100, 53-106, 53-120, 53-130, and 54-100. (* Recommended; ** Strongly recommended);
(c) six courses based on the second teachable as specified below (if the second teachable is a Science subject):
or six courses from any area of study if the second teachable is from a discipline in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
|Biology||Six Biology courses which satisfy the requirements for an Honours degree in Biological Sciences, including 55-140 and 55-141;|
|Chemistry||Six Chemistry courses which satisfy the requirements for an Honours degree in Chemistry, including 55-140 and 55-141;|
|Computer Science||Four Computer Science courses which satisfy the requirements for an Honours degree in Computer Science, including 60-100, and two courses from any area of study;|
|Physics||Six Physics courses which satisfy the requirements for an Honours degree in Physics, including 64-140 and 64-141;|
(d) six courses* from any area of study (if the second teachable is a Science subject) or six courses from a discipline in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, approved by the Department associated with the second teachable and the Faculty of Education.
* Note that the six courses will be in addition to the courses taken in the discipline under (b) above.
Year 2: 80-199 (1.0); Year 3: 80-299 (1.0); Year 4: 80-399 (1.0).
Year 5: 80-203 (4.0), 80-204 (4.0), 80-205 (4.0); 80-330 (1.0), 80-332 (2.0), 80-334 (1.5), 80-340 (1.5) plus two of 80-331 (1.5), 80-333 (1.5), 80-335 (1.5), 80-336 (1.5), 80-337 (1.5), 80-338 (1.5), or 80-339 (1.5); plus two of 80-353 (6.0), 80-366 (6.0), 80-373 (6.0), 80-374 (6.0), 80-376 (6.0), or 80-380 (6.0); and at least sixty days of Practice Teaching 80-499 (8.0). Requirements can also be met for teaching in the Roman Catholic school system by taking 80-200.
First Year: ten courses in the Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) program.
Second Year:ten courses in the Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) program and the education course: 80-199.
Third Year: ten courses in the Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) program and the education course 80-299.
Fourth Year:ten courses in the Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) program and the education course 80-399.
Fifth Year: twelve Education courses.
STANDING REQUIRED FOR CONTINUATION
Students must maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 5.0, and a G.P.A. of at least 8.0 over the courses taken in each of the two teachable areas in order to continue in the Concurrent Program.Students are expected to enroll in the Concurrent Program on a full-time basis thereby completing the Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) portion of the program in four years and must take according to schedule the required Science and non-Science courses. Students who do not take a selection of courses that lead to the normal completion of all requirements will be required to withdraw from the Concurrent Program. Students who did not follow the regular semester sequence will be required to reapply to the Concurrent Program after an absence of more than one semester.Students will prepare a learning portfolio to document their experiences in the sequence 80-199, 80-299 and 80-399. Admission to the Professional Year (Year 5) will be based on successful attainment of a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 5.0, a G.P.A. of at least 8.0 over the courses taken in each of the two teachable areas, and successful review of the Learning Portfolio.
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