Office of Teacher Certification

Undergraduate Course Requirements for Elementary and Secondary Endorsations

Elementary Endorsation - Content Course Pre-requisites

 

  • six (6) credit hours in university social studies coursework from any one or combination of the following disciplines   - History (with a preference for local and Canadian History), Geography,   Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Law, Classics, African Canadian Studies, Mi’kmaw Studies, Acadian Studies and/or Philosophy
  • six (6) credit hours in university science coursework from any one or combination of the following disciplines - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology/Earth Sciences, Oceanography, interdisciplinary study in science and Environmental Studies
  • six (6) credit hours in university Mathematics coursework with a preference for at least one course in fundamental concepts.
  • six (6) credit hours in university English coursework if undergraduate degree is delivered in English or six (6) credit hours in university French coursework if undergraduate degree is delivered in French
  • a maximum of 6 credit hours of cognate coursework may be recognized in fulfilment of the individual subject field requirements identified above

Secondary Endorsation - Content Course Pre-requisites

 

  • a concentration of at least thirty (30) credit hours of university coursework in a discipline, taught in Nova Scotia secondary schools as outlined in the Public School Program; a maximum of 6 credit hours of approved cognate university coursework may be included in fulfilment of this requirement
  • a concentration of at least eighteen (18) credit hours of university coursework in a second discipline, taught in Nova Scotia secondary schools as outlined in the Public School Program; a maximum of 6 credit hours of approved cognate university coursework may be included in fulfilment of this requirement

* Cognate Coursework refers to work in a credited course that is significantly similar, or analogous, in its content to the discipline for which credit is allocated, for example Classics as History, Communications as English, etc. Cognate courses must meet the approval of the Registrar-Teacher Certification.

 

Please note that university requirements for admission to teacher education programs, such as a Bachelor of Education degree may exceed the above referenced requirements.