Elementary

This program is designed to give elementary school teachers a strong background in special education. The special education focus is designed to provide initial teacher preparation consistent with the needs of today's professional educator.

This program must be completed within three years of initial registration. Students must successfully complete all courses with a CGPA of 2.67 or higher with no grade less than C-. Students must also successfully complete a supervised practicum throughout the year. Students are required to teach in an elementary school that is assigned to them. The first year practicum consists of a five week session in November/December and a five week session in March/April. The second year practicum consists of a five week session in November/December and a five week session in March/April. Students must successfully complete these practicum sessions in order to graduate.

Secondary

The secondary program is designed to prepare subject specialists for secondary schools. The programme has a special education focus to better equip candidates to meet the needs of individual learners. This programme cannot be taken through part-time study.

The program must be completed within three years of initial registration. Students must successfully complete all courses with a CGPA of 2.67 or higher with no grade less than C-. Students must also successfully complete a supervised practicum throughout the year. Students are required to teach in an secondary school that is assigned to them. The first year practicum consists of a five week session in November/December and a five week session in March/April. The second year practicum consists of a five week session in November/December and a five week session in March/April. Students must successfully complete these practicum sessions in order to graduate.

Technology

When most people hear the word technology they think computers.  This narrow perspective is a widely held misconception.  Technology in the broadest sense can be defined as "a way of adapting".  In other words the technologist solves real problems using all the materials, tools and processes at their disposal.  The computer can certainly be one of those tools but it represents only a single example of what the technologist can access in a barrage of possible tools used to solve problems.  In Technology Education classrooms we see design cycles, planning, materials shaping, prototype building, testing and a consideration of the impacts of technology artifacts on our society.  Students build on their understanding of pure science principles to think about applications to real world problems.

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Music

The Acadia Music Education program is intended to provide the Bachelor of Education students with methodologies necessary for the teaching of Music as currently offered at the elementary and secondary levels in the public school system.  There are two ways in which you can enter the Music Program.  If you see yourself primarily as an elementary music specialist, you should apply through the elementary route.  If you wish to teach instrumental and choral music at the middle or high school level, you should make application to the secondary education program.

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