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Bachelor of Education - Program Requirements

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Bachelor of Education Admission Requirements

Elementary

To be considered for the Bachelor of Education (Elementary) program, students must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  1. To begin the Concurrent BEd (Elementary) program, students must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of a BA, BA&Sc, BBA, or BSc program (or the equivalent). To begin the two-year Consecutive BEd (Elementary) program, students must have completed a BA, BA&Sc, BBA, or BSc degree (or the equivalent). (Please note that equivalency will be based on Crandall University standards and guidelines.)
  2. Students’ post-secondary records, whether they apply for the Concurrent or the Consecutive BEd, must show evidence of above-average ability. For the Concurrent BEd program, the requirement is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or a “B” equivalent on a scale where 4.3 is the highest mark available. For the Consecutive BEd program, the requirement is a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or a “A-” equivalent on a scale where 4.3 is the highest mark available over students’ last 60 credit hours of study.
  3. In addition to a strong academic record, evidence of professional suitability, supported by references and previous work or volunteer experience with children, is required.
  4. Students must complete a letter explaining their reasons for applying to the BEd (Elementary) program.

Secondary

To be considered for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) program, students must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  1. To begin the Concurrent BEd (Secondary) program, students must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of a BA, BA&Sc, BBA, or BSc program (or the equivalent). The program must lead either to a 30 credit hour major in a teachable subject area or to a 24 credit hour major in a teachable subject area and an 18 credit hour minor in a teachable subject area. To begin the two-year Consecutive BEd (Secondary) program, students must have completed a BA, BA&Sc, BBA, or BSc degree (or the equivalent) and have a minimum of 60 credit hours in teachables within their degree. The 60 credit hours in teachables must include either a 30 credit hour major in a teachable subject area or a 24 credit hour major in a teachable subject area and an 18 credit hour minor in a teachable subject area. (Please note that equivalency will be based on Crandall University standards and guidelines.) Contact the New Brunswick Office of Teacher Certification for teachable subjects.
  2. Students’ post-secondary records, whether they apply for the Concurrent or the Consecutive BEd, must show evidence of above-average ability. For the Concurrent BEd program, the requirement is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or a “B” equivalent on a scale where 4.3 is the highest mark available. For the Consecutive BEd program, the requirement is a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or a “A-” equivalent on a scale where 4.3 is the highest mark  available over students’ last 60 credit hours of study.
  3. In addition to a strong academic record, evidence of professional suitability, supported by references and previous work or volunteer experience with children, is required.
  4. Students must complete a letter explaining their reasons for applying to the BEd (Secondary) program.

Bachelor of Education Program Requirements

Elementary Degree Requirements:

The BEd (Elementary) degree is granted upon completion of 60 credit hours of coursework, which include the specific requirements listed below. All requirements for a BA, BBA, or BSc degree, or equivalent, must be completed prior to the awarding of the BEd degree.

In both options, course work is required in five areas: Foundations of Education (18 credit hours), Area Requirements (21 credit hours), Electives (6 credit hours), and Field Practicum (15 credit hours). A minimum of 168 credit hours will be required to earn the two degrees, but this is possible only if some Education courses have been completed as part of one’s first baccalaureate degree. Most consecutive BEd graduates will have completed 180 credit hours. All courses in the areas of Foundation of Education and Areas of Study require a minimum grade of “B-”.

Students who have not completed their BA, BBA, or BSc, or equivalent, at Crandall University normally will be required to take an additional six credit hours in Biblical or Christian Studies electives to meet Crandall’s BA, BBA, or BSc equivalency requirements. The specific BEd (Elementary) requirements are given below:

Foundations of Education (18 credit hours)

  • ED3213/3223 – Theory and Practice: Secondary/Elementary (6 cr. hrs.)
  • ED3313/3323 – Instructional and Learning Processes: Elementary/Secondary (6 cr. hrs.)
  • ED4023 – Educational Foundations (3 cr. hrs.)
  • ED4103 – Educational Psychology: Inclusionary Practices (3 cr. hrs.)

Area Requirements (24 credit hours)

  • ED3113 – Literacy Education (3 cr. hrs.)
  • ED3203 – Mathematics Education (3 cr. hrs.)
  • ED3303 – Science Education (3 cr. hrs.)
  • ED3413 – Social Studies Education (3 cr. hrs.)
  • ED3823 – Physical/Wellness Education (3 cr. hrs.)
  • ED3913 – Fine Arts Education I: Music (3 cr. hrs.)
  • ED3923 – Fine Arts Education II: Art (3 cr. hrs.)
  • ED4203 – Developmental Literacy (3 cr. hrs.)

Electives (3 credit hours)

  • Three credit hours of Education electives are required.

Field Practicum (15 credit hours)

  • ED5115 – Internship or ED5215 – Global Internship (15 cr. hrs.)

Biblical or Christian Studies Electives (6 credit hours)

Biblical or Christian Studies electives are required of students in order to meet Crandall’s BA, BBA, or BSc equivalency requirements. Crandall graduates are exempt from this requirement as it has been met in their first degree.

Secondary Degree Requirements

The BEd (Secondary) degree is granted upon completion of 60 credit hours of coursework, which includes the specific requirements listed below. All requirements for a BA, BBA, or BSc degree, or equivalent, must be complete prior to the awarding of the BEd degree. As part of one’s first baccalaureate degree, students must have 60 credit hours in teachables including either a 30 credit hour major in a teachable subject area or a 24 credit hour major in a teachable subject area and an 18 credit hour minor in a teachable subject area. (Please note that equivalency will be based on Crandall University standards and guidelines.) For a complete and up-to-date list of teachable subjects as approved by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, contact the New Brunswick Office of Teacher Certification.

Course work is required in five areas: Foundations of Education (18 credit hours), Area Requirements (15 credit hours), Electives (12 credit hours), and Field Practicum (15 credit hours). A minimum of 168 credit hours will be required to earn the two degrees, but this is possible if some Education courses have been completed as part of one’s first baccalaureate degree. Most Consecutive BEd graduates will have completed 180 credit hours. All courses in the Foundation of Education and Areas of Study sections require a minimum grade of “B-,” and a minimum grade of “B-” is required for courses to transfer in as equivalent to courses in the Foundation of Education and Areas of Study sections.

Students who have not completed their BA, BBA, or BSc, or equivalent, at Crandall University normally will be required to take an additional six credit hours in Biblical or Christian Studies electives to meet Crandall’s BA, BBA, or BSc equivalency requirements. The specific BEd (Secondary) requirements are given below:

Foundations of Education (18 credit hours)

  • ED3213/3223 – Theory and Practice: Secondary/Elementary (6 cr. hrs.)
  • ED3313/3323 – Instructional and Learning Processes: Elementary/Secondary (6 cr. hrs.)
  • ED4023 – Educational Foundations (3 cr. hrs.)
  • ED4103 – Educational Psychology: Inclusionary Practices (3 cr. hrs.)

Area Requirements (15 credit hours)

  • ED3113 – Literacy Education (3 cr. hrs.)
  • ED3203 – Mathematics Education (3 cr. hrs.)
  • ED3303 – Science Education (3 cr. hrs.)
  • ED4043 – Literacy Education for Adolescent Learners (3 cr. hrs.)

Complete one of the following area electives:

  • ED3413 – Social Studies Education (3 cr. hrs.)
  • ED3423 – Technology in Education (3 cr. hrs.)
  • ED3823 – Physical/Wellness Education (3 cr. hrs.)
  • ED3913 – Fine Arts Education I: Music (3 cr. hrs.)
  • ED3923 – Fine Arts Education II: Art (3 cr. hrs.)

Electives (12 credit hours)

  • Twelve credit hours of Education electives are required.

Field Practicum (15 credit hours)

  • ED5115 – Internship or ED5215 – Global Internship (15 cr. hrs.)

Biblical or Christian Studies Electives (6 credit hours)

Biblical or Christian Studies electives are required of students in order to meet Crandall’s BA, BBA, or BSc equivalency requirements. Crandall graduates are exempt from this requirement as it has been met in their first degree.

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