EDUCATION / SCIENCE
Concurrent Bachelor of Science (General Science)/Bachelor of Education
The Concurrent Bachelor of Science (General Science)/Bachelor of Education Program is offered jointly over four years by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Education. The program prepares individuals to teach science in schools at the intermediate and senior level (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 careers. Students can emphasize Biology, Chemistry or Physics as "first teachable" subjects in the General Science program while concurrently studying education and doing practice teaching in Schools. Students wishing to select Mathematics as their first teachable should enrol in the Concurrent BMath (General)/BEd or the Concurrent BMath (Honours)/BEd. Practice teaching begins in year one of the program. All students should see an advisor in the Office of the Dean of Science and in the Faculty of Education, each year, 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 English 1, Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus and two of Geometry and Discrete Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, or their equivalents. Admission requires completion and submission of a student profile, by the prescribed deadline, and may require an interview. Enrollment in this program is limited to 20 students.
Total course equivalents: forty-five
Education requirements: [15 course equivalents]
All Students are required to complete the requirements of the B.Sc. (General Science) degree program (30 credit minimum), in addition to: the following Education courses; 80-203 (4.0), 80-204 (4.0), 80-205 (4.0), 80-331 (1.5), 80-332 (2.0), 80-333 (1.5), 80-334 (2.0), 80-335 (2.0), 80-336 (1.5), 80-337 (1.5) and 80-338 (1.5); plus two of 80-366 (6.0), 80-373 (6.0), 80-374 (6.0), 80-376 (6.0), or 80-380 (6.0); and seventy days of Practice Teaching (80-491 (1.5), 80-492 (2.0), 80-493 (2.0), 80-494 (2.0)). Requirements can also be met for teaching in the Roman Catholic school system by taking 80-200.
All students must select a group of Science courses that provide two teachable subjects (10 approved courses in one area, and six in another) and are advised to seek the recommendations of the program co-ordinators to ensure that their selection of courses fulfills B.Sc. (General Science) degree requirements, as well as the requirements for a teachable subject from the perspective of the Faculty of Education. Students must take the major "core" courses in any area that is intended as a "first" or "second" teachable subject.
Many students elect to go on to complete an honours degree in one of their teachable subjects, thus increasing the range of their career opportunities.
The General Science degree totals thirty credits and requires:
Total courses: thirty.
Major requirements: 18 courses
(a) two sets of six courses from two different Departments or School as listed:
- Biological Sciences: 55-140 and 55-141; and *four 55-xxx courses at the 200 level or above
- Chemistry and Biochemistry: 59-140 and 59-141; and *four 59-xxx courses at the 200 level or above
- Computer Science: 60-140 and 60-141; and *four 60-xxx courses at the 200 level or above
- Earth and Environmental Sciences - Geology: 61-140 and 61-141; and *four 61-xxx courses at the 200 level or above
- Earth and Environmental Sciences - Geography: 67-100 and 67-102; and *four 67-xxx courses at the 200 level or above
- Economics: 41-110 and 41-111; and *four 41-xxx courses at the 200 level or above
- Mathematics and Statistics: 62-140 (or 62-139) and 62-141; and *four 62-xxx or 65-xxx courses at the 200 level or above
- Physics: 64-140 and 64-141; and *four 64-xxx courses at the 200 level or above
*NOTE: These courses must satisfy the Major Requirements for a degree program in the Department or School.
(b) one set of two courses from a third Department or School as listed:
- Biological Sciences: 55-140 and 55-141
- Chemistry and Biochemistry: 59-140 and 59-141
- Computer Science: 60-140 and 60-141, or 60-104 and 60-205, or 60-106 and 60-205
- Earth and Environmental Sciences - Geology: 61-140 and 61-141
- Earth and Environmental Sciences - Geography: 67-100 and 67-102
- Economics: 41-110 and 41-111
- Mathematics and Statistics: one of 62-130, 62-139, or 62-140 and one of 62-141 or 65-205
- Physics: 64-140 and 64-141 or 64-130 and 64-131
(c) four Science courses at the 300 level or above which satisfy the Major requirements for a degree program of the Department or School in the Faculty of Science that offers the courses.
Other requirements: 12 courses
(a) two of English 26-100; Philosophy 34-160, 34-227, 34-228; plus two additional courses from the Arts and Social Sciences;
(b) eight courses from any area of study excluding 55-100, 55-101, 59-110, 62-101, 62-102 and 62-194.
Calculation of Major Average
Consistent with the University of Windsor regulations, the major average is calculated from the grades of all Science courses, excluding the grades obtained in the following courses that cannot be used to fulfill the major requirements in the Department or School offering the course: 55-100, 55-101, 55-212, 59-110, 59-191, 59-201, 59-232, 59-263, 59-291, 60-207, 60-270, 60-305, 60-336, 61-110, 61-111, 61-210, 61-213, 61-214, 62-101, 62-102, 62-194, 64-114, 64-115, 64-190, 64-191, 64-202 and 64-203.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Year: three pairs of 100-level science courses; an arts and a social science course; and the education courses, 80-203, 80-205 and 80-491 (2 term, Fall and Winter, registration). Note: 80-491 commences following the end of the Winter exam period.
Second Year: nine courses in the B.Sc. program; and the education courses, 80-331, 80-332, 80-333, 80-334, 80-335, 80-336, 80-337 and 80-338 and 80-492 (2 term, Fall and Winter, registration). Note: 80-492 commences following the end of the Winter exam period.
Third Year: five (or six) courses in the B.Sc. program; plus 80-204, 80-493 (2 term, Fall and Winter, registration) and one of 80-373, 80-374, 80-376, or 80-380. Note: 80-493 commences following the end of the Winter exam period.
Fourth Year: eight (or seven) courses in the B.Sc. program; 80-494 (2 term, Fall and Winter, registration) and one further course of 80-366, 80-373, 80-374, 80-376, or 80-380; plus 80-200 if applicable. Note: 80-494 commences following the end of the Winter exam period.
Directed observation and practice teaching will be arranged by the Faculty of Education to include practical experience in schools and programs applicable to the concentration for which the student is a candidate. Candidates in this program will practice teach from grade seven to the end of Secondary School, inclusive.
STANDING REQUIRED FOR CONTINUATION
Students must comply with the general university regulations . In addition candidates who obtain a final grade of less than a C in (a) practice teaching, or (b) three or more Education courses in the program will not be recommended for certification. Candidates must complete all requirements of the Concurrent Program in four years. Flexible learning available at Windsor allows students to take some of their required B.Sc. courses in Summer Term (intersession or summer courses) or by distance education.
Graduates of the program will receive both the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Education (General) degrees.
The Faculty of Education does not issue a teaching certificate. The Ontario Certificate of Qualification is issued by the Ontario College of Teachers upon recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Education. Only Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada qualify for this certificate.
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