Certificates and Diplomas
Bridging Year Program
The Faculty of Education offers a Bridging Year Program for First Nations students who are preparing for admission to a UNB degree program. Applications for the program are welcome from:
- High school graduates.
- Students with Grade 11 who have been out of school for at least 3 years.
- Mature students as defined in the UNB undergraduate Calendar.
Admissions are competitive. Satisfaction of the minimum criteria will not guarantee acceptance. The deadline for applications is March 31. Late applications can be considered only if spaces remain unfilled.
In their Bridging Year students register for four courses each term, at least one of which must be a university credit course (See Bridging Year courses in Section H of the Calendar). Course schedules are individually planned in consultation with the Faculty in which a student wishes to enrol the following year.
The maximum time permitted between the first registration and the completion of the Bridging Year in accordance with the regulations in effect at the time of first registration shall be two consecutive academic terms. Students who complete the Bridging Year with a minimum of 24 ch or the equivalent of 8 term courses and with a grade of CR in all BY courses and a GPA of 2.0 or higher in other courses will be guaranteed admission to the degree program for which the Bridging Year was designed. Students who do not succeed in meeting these requirements will not be permitted to continue in the Bridging Year program and will not be transferred to a degree program.
Certificate in Adult Education
The Faculty of Education offers degree credit courses leading to a Certificate in Adult Education. The certificate program is open to individuals who have met normal admission requirements for the BEd. The certificate requires a total of 36 ch. Consult the UNB Certificate Program Coordinator for a listing of appropriate courses.
Certificate in Early Childhood Education
The certificate is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to foster dynamic learning environments for young children. The Certificate in Early Childhood Education requires successful completion of:
ED 5355 Literacy Learning the Early Years
- Three of:
ED 5102 Curriculum and Evaluation in the Early Years
ED 5105 Connecting Home and School Literacies
ED 5167 Interpreting Play for Curriculum Development
ED 5362 Symbolic Representation for Children's Play Pictures and Print
- A practicum in a K-2 setting (at least 50%)
Certificate in Teaching French as a Second Language (CTFSL)
This certificate is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective teachers of French as a Second Language (FSL). The CTFSL requires successful completion of:
- ED 5568, ED 5569, ED 5575 (secondary stream)
ED 5562, ED 5563, ED 5575 (elementary stream)
- A practicum in an FSL context (at least 50%)
- The New Brunswick Oral Proficiency Interview (Minimum of Advanced Plus for French immersion, and Advanced for all other FSL teaching contexts).
In order to be eligible to enroll in the CTFSL, candidates must be currently enrolled in a B.Ed. program and be completing a concentration in FSL.
Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language
This Certificate Program is designed to provide participants with knowledge and skills necessary to become effective teachers of English as a second language (ESL). The CTESL requires successful completion of:
- Three compulsory courses:
One approved course in the area of language education, cultural studies or literacy, and
Practicum in TESL (ED 5566 or equivalent)
In order to be eligible to enroll in the CTESL, candidates must either have completed an undergraduate degree or be currently enrolled in a BEd program.
Candidates whose first language is not English must also demonstrate a high level of English language proficiency as evidenced by:
- A score of 600 or better on the TOEFL
- And a score of 55 or better on the TSE (Test of Spoken English)
- And a score of 5.5 or better on the TWE (Test of Written English)
Equivalent tests may be considered.
Students pursuing the CTESL must successfully complete ED 5566 - Field Experience in TESL. This is a 3 credit hour practicum that involves approved short-term experience working in an ESL setting. Students enrolled in a BEd program may request that ED 5566 be waived if they have had equivalent practical experience in ESL education during their regular BEd teaching practicum. Recognition for any such equivalent experience must be approved in advance.
NOTE: Students wishing to obtain both the Certificate in Teaching French as a Second Language and the Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language must take 12 ch of different courses. In other words, the same courses may not be applied to both certificates.
The Faculty of Education places students in school settings at the discretion of the public school system. Although the Faculty cannot guarantee a placement in that system, it will make its best effort to find an initial placement for any student eligible for the practicum (subject to approval by the University).
Diploma in Advanced Undergraduate Study (DAUS)
The DAUS is a 36 credit hour program designed for students with a degree in Education who wish to gain additional teaching qualifications. Students may choose a general pattern (Professional Growth) or a specific area of specialization from the following:
- Professional Growth
- Early Childhood
- Elementary Education
- School Counselling and Special Education
- Literacy Education
- French Immersion Education
- French Second Language Education
- Mathematics and Literacy Education
- Science Education
- Social Studies Education
Consult the Faculty for course requirements.
Regulations for DAUS Not Covered by General University Regulations
Students who hold a BEd degree or the equivalent (e.g. certified teachers with a BA or BT) are eligible for admission to the DAUS.
2. Student Standing
a. A grade of D shall meet the prerequisite requirements for DAUS courses unless otherwise stated in the Calendar.
b. In course offerings of other Faculties/Departments, students must meet the prerequisite requirements of that Faculty/Department.
c. A grade of C shall be the minimum acceptable grade in courses for the DAUS.
d. No course can be credited without prior approval of a faculty advisor.
3. Residency Requirements
Students must normally complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of work for the DAUS on campus as full or part-time students.
4. Transfer Credits
Students may not transfer more than 12 credit hours of work from another university for credit toward the DAUS. No surplus credits from the BEd other than extra courses taken in the final year may be transferred in for credit. No courses taken prior to enrolment in the BEd may be transferred in for credit. When applying for the DAUS, students may transfer only 12 ch taken prior to admission to the program.
5. Time Limit
In accordance with the regulations in effect at the time of registration, the maximum time permitted between the first registration and completion of the DAUS will be six years.