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Queen's Concurrent Primary-Junior Final Year Entry Recommendations

Ontario Primary-Junior curriculum incorporates content and pedagogy in all of the following six discipline areas.  We HIGHLY recommend that Teacher Candidates take at least a half-year 100-level and above course  in your undergraduate degree in each of the six areas:

Discipline Area

Acceptable Queen's Courses




Any MATH or STAT are acceptable. MATH P10 has been designed for elementary teachers.
Note: Applied statistics courses from other disciplines, such as psychology, may be acceptable as a related STAT course.  For example, ECON 250, SOCY 211, and PSYC 202, PHYS 312, AND PHYS 313.  These courses are listed as exclusions of STAT courses so they are acceptable as related STAT courses.

Science Any of Anatomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geology, Microbiology, Physics, Physiology or a combination of these sciences. ENSC 305, 315, ENSC 390, GPHY 210, 207, 208, 209, 210, 303, 304, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 313, 314, 315, 318, 368, 442, HLTH 230, PHAR 100, PSYC 205, 215, 202, 251, 271, 272, 471, 472, 473, 475 are also acceptable. PHYS P10 has been designed for elementary teachers.

The Arts Any of visual arts, music, drama, film studies, Shakespeare, children's literature.

Canadian History


Any course from the Department of History's approved list of History courses with Canadian Content, as outlined on the following website:  http://www.queensu.ca/history/undergraduate/courseinfo/canadiancontent.html. Also acceptable are DEVS 100, 240, 311, CNDS 200 are acceptable.

Health and/or Physical Education Examples of courses may include health issues, sociology or psychology of sport, human biology (ANAT and PHGY), PSYC 332

Refer to the Ontario Ministry of Education elementary curriculum documents for more information on these disciplines:  http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/grades.html

If Teacher Candidates have questions on whether an undergraduate course  meets the Queen’s recommendations for Primary-Junior, contact their respective Concurrent Education Office PRIOR to taking the course.  Teacher Candidates who seek advice on course recommendations should obtain a confirmation of that discussion in writing.

Note:  Many upper year Arts, Science, Computing, and Music courses require the prior successful completion of first year or lower level courses . Check your specific Arts and Science university calendar for details.

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Education Programs of Study Queen's Concurrent Primary-Junior Final Year Entry Recommendations
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