FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS ACADF-NA Applied Commerce Education - After Degree

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Overview

  • Bachelor of Education three-year joint degree program with the University of Winnipeg
  • Fall term entry date
  • Annual application deadline: March 1 (late applications may be accepted up to June 1. Please contact the program area to inquire at teachered@rrc.ca)
  • RRC Polytech Notre Dame Campus, and University of Winnipeg
  • Applicants must apply directly to the University of Winnipeg
  • If you have a criminal record or are listed on a Child Abuse Registry you may not be able to complete this program. See Program Progression Requirements for more info.
  • International applicants contact RRC Polytech's International Education Office at intled@rrc.ca or 204-632-2143 for information on this program and space availability
Description

Applied Commerce Education is a joint program offered by Red River College Polytechnic and The University of Winnipeg. This is a hands-on program that develops the practical teaching and technical skills required to teach engaging applied commerce and technology education programs. The specialized skills practiced in the program will make you stand out, and ensure you are ahead of the curve as a teacher in the public school system. You will work closely with your instructors and peers to build collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills that will become the foundation of a successful and fulfilling career as an applied commerce educator. Your subject teachable major and education courses will prepare you to plan and deliver engaging courses using the applied commerce high school curriculum. To ensure you are prepared for your career as a teacher, you will complete student teaching practicum under the supervision of a cooperating teacher. Get ready for an exciting career helping the next generation of students pursue careers in business.

Emphasis is placed on developing your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Accounting, Finance and Economics
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Marketing/Retailing
  • Management
  • Digital Commerce, Media and Communications
  • Information Communication Technologies
  • Applied Commerce Education Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Technologies

This is a joint Bachelor of Education degree program with the University of Winnipeg for students who have previously completed an undergraduate degree. The time you will require to complete the program is dependent on the type of undergraduate degree you hold. The undergraduate degree must have 18 credit hours in a recognized teachable minor.

When you successfully complete the three-year after-degree program, you will have earned a Bachelor of Education degree from Red River College Polytechnic and the University of Winnipeg with a teachable major in Applied Commerce Education.

The Applied Commerce Education - Integrated program is designed for students who do not hold an undergraduate degree.

The Business/Technology Teacher Education - Accelerated program is designed for students who have previously completed a Bachelor of Education degree.

Admission Requirements

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College Polytechnic; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling; international secondary (high school) studies.

DOCUMENT SUBMISSION

Upload Through Your Future Student Account

  • Scan your document(s) and save the file. Ensure you keep your original documents as the College may request to see them at any time.
  • Go to apply.rrc.ca and log in.
  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.

If you do not have a Future Student Account or require assistance, please contact our Student Service Centre at 204-632-2327.

Internationally Educated Applicants - visit www.rrc.ca/credentials for credential assessment information.

Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 15 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

Submit your application directly to the University of Winnipeg.  

Annual application deadline:  March 1 (Late applications may be accepted up to June 1. Contact the program to inquire at teachered@rrc.ca)

Application Instructions

  1. University of Winnipeg Application
    • Submit an application and your supporting documentation directly to the University of Winnipeg (UWinnipeg).
  2. University of Winnipeg Letter of Acceptance
    • UWinnipeg will send you an official Letter of Acceptance requesting confirmation of your acceptance into the program and payment of the UWinnipeg deposit fee. This letter is often distributed in April.
  3. RRC Polytech Application
    • Along with the UWinnipeg Letter of Acceptance you will receive a link to submit your RRC Polytech application online. Payment of the application fee is not required.  You will not need to submit your transcripts as UWinnipeg will provide RRC Polytech with your grades and GPA information.
  4. Meet Admission Requirements listed below

  5. RRC Polytech Letter of Offer
    • After processing your application, RRC Polytech will send you a Letter of Offer requesting confirmation of your acceptance into the program by payment of the RRC Polytech deposit fee.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. University of Winnipeg Entrance Requirements
    • Meet the admission requirements for and be admitted to the Joint Red River College Polytechnic Applied Commerce Education program - Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg. See the UWinnipeg website for more information.
      and
  2. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you do not meet the regular admission requirements and are 21 years of age on or before December 31 in your year of admission, you may apply as a Mature Student. See the University of Winnipeg Calendar for alternatives to meeting the mature student admission requirements. Applications from Mature Students will be reviewed on an individual basis. You must also meet Regular Admission Requirement 2.

Program Progression Requirements
Program progression requirements are not due within 30 days of applying and should be submitted after you start classes.

  • Criminal Record and Adult and Child Abuse Checks
    • This program requires students to submit current original/official versions of one or more of the following checks:
      • Criminal Record Check (CRC)
      • Provincial Child Abuse Registry Check (CAR)
      • Adult Abuse Registry Check (AAR)
    • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the program
    • If you are listed on an Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program
    • For details on this program's requirements, when to obtain and submit the documents, review the Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
    • These documents have expiration dates and should not be obtained prior to timeline indicated on the Applicant Declaration for Check Documents form
    • For general information on why RRC requires these checks and for links to check providers such as the Winnipeg Police, visit our Criminal Record Checks webpage
    • Submit your check documents to the RRC program contact listed on the Contact Information section of your program

Who Should Enrol?

A teacher requires a multitude of abilities. Do you like to learn new things, help others and guide them to success? Are you planner and organizer? Are you confident to talk and work with groups? Can you manage multiple priorities and deadlines? Can you work with diverse groups of people? Are you empathic and supportive? Teaching would be a good career choice If you demonstrate many of these characteristics and have a passion for teaching business, commerce and technology.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Aug 26, 2024 Application Information

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$7,972.001
Year 2
$8,069.002
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$1,510.003
Year 2
$286.00
Other Fees
Year 1
$250.004
1Includes Health and Dental Fees
2Includes Health and Dental Fees
3Includes estimated price for purchase of a laptop
4Includes estimated price for safety shoes and glasses of $200, and Criminal Record Check of $50

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Polytech Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Red River College Polytechnic is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

Program Outline

In addition to the RRC Polytech courses listed in Courses and Descriptions, you must complete the following:

Year 3
U of W  SY CIA: MY for SY Teachers (based on teachable minor) (3) 
U of W  SY CIA I: Various (based on teachable minor) (3)
U of W  SY CIA: Literacy Across the Curriculum (3)
U of W  Inc Approaches (3) 
U of W  Just and Effective Schools (3)
U of W  Contemporary Issues in Inner City Education (3)
U of W  Intro Aboriginal Ed (3)
U of W  Classroom Management (3)
U of W  Practicum Block Arts/Science teachable minor (3)

One of:

U of W   School System (3) OR
U of W  Ed Foundations (3): CLAS-2050, EDUC-3400, EDUC-4401, HIST-2514, HIST-251 PHIL-2291, UIC-2515

Application for Continuance Form

This form must be completed by students who are enrolled in this program, currently attending classes at the University of Winnipeg only and will be returning to take classes at Red River College Polytechnic. Download the form at /Catalogue/files/File/admissions/ContinuanceFormTeacherEd.pdf

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ACCT-1092Financial Accounting 1
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ACCT-2092Financial Accounting 2
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Topics from Financial Accounting 1 are further developed in this course. Students will learn advanced procedures using manual and computerized accounting systems. Advanced topics include but are not limited to cash control, inventory, depreciation, disposal of assets, receivables and payables, partnerships, corporations, reporting of earnings, and income distribution. Topics in this course align with teaching the Applied Commerce Manitoba Education curriculum.

Prerequisites:
ADMN-2002Entrepreneurial Ventures
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In the course, students will explore entrepreneurial characteristics that support the ability to develop, organize and manage a business venture. A variety of topics related to business ownership including financing, marketing, operations, and management will be examined. Students will develop and analyze business plans in order to assess associated risks, challenges, and opportunities involved in a establishing an entrepreneurial venture. Topics in this course align with teaching the Applied Commerce Manitoba Education curriculum.

Prerequisites:
BUSA-1109Introduction to Applied Commerce
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This course introduces students to fundamental theories, concepts, and current trends in Canadian and global business environments. Students will explore topics related to business frameworks, accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, human resources, and operations. Students will discuss ethics, sustainability, political, legal, and cultural issues as they relate to business and consumers. Ultimately, students will learn what business is, where it originates, the role of management and the relationships between businesses, the economy and society. Topics in this course align with teaching the Applied Commerce Manitoba Education curriculum.

BUSA-1110Business and Personal Finance
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This course examines a range of personal, public, and business financial topics including budgeting, buying, leasing, renting of assets and subsequent expenses and liabilities. Students will investigate types of investments and consumer and business debt and credit. Students will analyze risk, examine contingency plans, and review other associated business and personal costs. An exploration of how government and business sectors influence financial matters at both a personal and business level will complement the course. Topics in this course align with teaching the Applied Commerce Manitoba Education curriculum.

COMM-2179Communication for Educators
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Communicating effectively takes self-awareness and practice. In Communication for Educators, education-sector students will improve their intra and interpersonal communication, intercultural competence, and digital skills to improve professional interactions in education systems and workplaces. Students will learn through discovery and project-based activities to practice approaching situations critically, collaboratively, and empathetically. Students will be able to apply the skills gained in this course to their interactions in their other courses, practicums, and workplaces.

Prerequisites:
Take: COMM-1173 or equivalent from U of W
COMP-1268Visual Communications and Design
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In this course, students will develop visual communication skills using word processing, desktop publishing and presentation applications. An assessment of the student’s ability to adhere to touch typing standards will be part of the course. Students will incorporate elements of good design, language, and tone appropriate for business communications adhering to recognized standards, including the use of online applications. Topics in this course align with teaching the Applied Commerce Manitoba Education curriculum.

COMP-1269Applied Technology for Teaching and Learning
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This course introduces students to basic technologies found in business and educational environments. Students will explore a variety of technology including, business productivity software, basic website development, cloud-based computing, social media, mobile devices, apps, and collaboration tools. Topics in this course align with teaching Information Communication Technology (ICT) and the Applied Commerce Manitoba Education curriculum.

COMP-1270Computational Thinking: Coding and Web Design
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Coding and Web Design explores the design of web content appropriate for desktop and mobile technologies using a computational thinking process. The analysis and development of websites, blogs, wikis, e-Portfolios, and a social media presence will be the focus of the course. Students will receive instruction in web design theory and creation using industry software. Coding principles will be taught to support digital applications. Topics in this course align with teaching Information Communication Technology (ICT) and the Applied Commerce Manitoba Education curriculum.

COMP-2268Digital Media Technology
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Digital media explores various aspects of digital design theory and content creation. This course includes multimedia elements such as digital images, audio, and video. The course will culminate in the design and creation of a digital media project using industry software. Topics in this course align with teaching Information Communication Technology (ICT) and the Applied Commerce Manitoba Education curriculum.

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ECON-2003Economics
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This course introduces the fundamental concepts of micro-economics and macro-economics and how they influence business and consumer decision-making. Students will explore local and global economic factors that cause change to both business and government. The relationships between supply and demand, buyers and sellers, and revenues and costs will be analyzed. Additional topics include, banking and fiscal policies, government policies, inflation, unemployment, and the impact of market economies. Topics in this course align with teaching the Applied Commerce Manitoba Education curriculum.

Prerequisites:
EDUC-1101Exploration of Teaching and Learning
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This course examines the Manitoba K-Grade 12 education system. The major objective of this course is to further teacher candidates’ understanding of the relevant social, legal, and political factors that provide the context for life in the classroom and for the teacher-student relationship. Students will also relate these factors to the role and expectations of a classroom teacher. Teacher candidates will apply this learning in Applied Commerce Education Student Teaching Practicum 1 or IA Student Teaching Practicum 1 in the teachable major in a current or subsequent term.

EDUC-2102Applied Commerce C&I 1
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EDUC-3034Technology Inclusive Pedagogy
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This course examines educational technologies that engage learners when teaching the Manitoba Education Applied Commerce Curriculum and the Senior Years Information and Communication Technology Framework. Students will apply educational technology models to validate the use of technology in learning. Micro-teaching will be used to demonstrate a series of lessons or a unit of study that have been developed using the principles of an established model.

Prerequisites:
EDUC-3102Applied Commerce C&I 2
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In this intermediate level curriculum and instruction course students will continue to focus on planning, preparation, and methodology for teaching the Manitoba Education Applied Commerce Education curriculum and Senior Years Information and Communication Technology framework. Teacher candidates will build on teacher and student-centered methodology and pedagogy addressed in Applied Commerce C&I 1. The focus will be on detailed outcome writing, lesson, and long-range unit planning, as well as basic assessment strategies. Students will present technology infused lessons in a micro teaching environment as well as continue to reflect on their learning and development as a professional educator. Teacher candidates will apply this learning in Applied Commerce Education Student Teaching Practicum 3 in the teachable major in a current or subsequent term.

Prerequisites:
Take: EDUC-2102 and PRAC-2207, or take EDUC-1075.
Take: ADMN-2002 (or ADMN-1002), ACCT-2092 (or ACCT-2008), and MGMT-3018 (or MGMT-2090).
EDUC-4008Assessment and Evaluation for Teaching And Learning
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This course prepares teacher candidates to use a variety of formative and summative evaluation and assessment techniques to guide teaching and learning. Specific topics will address the importance of inclusive assessment practices to meet the needs of all learners as well as reflecting upon and refining the effectiveness of the instructional process. Students will examine the reporting structure applied within a K-12 education system.

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EDUC-4009Course Design and Planning
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In this course, students will apply design frameworks to curriculum design and unit planning. Students will apply their knowledge of the relationship between learning outcomes, assessment, instructional methods and learning models to design a course of study directly related to their subject specialty. Through the application of knowledge structures that are accurately and meaningfully organized, students will use a sequential process of formulating, selecting, and organizing course materials to engage learners and support learning transfer. Frameworks such as Backward Design serve as a conceptual map for planning or revising a course, syllabus, or lesson.

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EDUC-4102Applied Commerce C&I3
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In this advanced level curriculum and instruction course students will continue to focus on planning, preparation, and methodology for teaching the Manitoba Education Applied Commerce Education curriculum and Senior Years Information and Communication Technology framework. Teacher candidates will build on teacher and student-centered methodology and pedagogy addressed in Applied Commerce C&I 2. The primary focus will be on include advanced outcome writing, lesson, and long-range unit planning, as well as advanced assessment strategies. Students will present technology infused lessons in a micro-teaching environment as well as continue to reflect on their learning and development as a professional educator. Teacher candidates will apply this learning in ACE Student Teaching Practicum 4 in the teachable major, in a current or subsequent term.

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MGMT-3018Management
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This course provides insight into the responsibilities required to manage a small business, particularly in a retail environment. Students will examine internal and external forces that impact management decisions. The exploration and analysis of several management topics including but not limited to regulations, human resources and retailing strategies will be facilitated. Students acquire management exposure through observation of a school-based retail store or credit union. Topics in this course align with teaching the Applied Commerce Manitoba Education curriculum.

Prerequisites:
MRKT-1101Principles of Marketing
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In this introductory marketing course, students will explore fundamental marketing topics including product life cycle, marketing channels, branding, and social media as well as examine marketing strategies such as product development, pricing, and launch. Advertising as a component of marketing is explored through both a local and a global lens. Students will review and discuss ethical and unethical business practices and associated laws. Additional topics may include social responsibility, consumer decision making and customer relationship management (CRM). Topics in this course align with teaching the Applied Commerce Manitoba Education curriculum.

PRAC-1207Applied Commerce Education Student Teaching Practicum 1
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In this first practicum coordinated through Red River College Polytechnic, teacher candidates will participate in a student teaching opportunity within the K-12 school system for a minimum of 20 days. With the full guidance of a cooperating teacher, teacher candidates will demonstrate a progression of teaching competence in their major teachable subject. Throughout this first practicum experience, teacher candidates will observe and assume a limited number of teaching responsibilities in the learning environment.

Prerequisites:
PRAC-2207Applied Commerce Education Student Teaching Practicum 2
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In this second practicum coordinated through Red River College Polytechnic, teacher candidates will participate in a student teaching opportunity within the K-12 school system for a minimum of 20 days. With the full support of a cooperating teacher, teacher candidates will demonstrate a progression of teaching competence in their major teachable subject. Throughout this practicum, teacher candidates will assume up to 25% of the primary responsibilities for the learning environment.

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PRAC-3207Applied Commerce Education Student Teaching Practicum 3
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In this third practicum coordinated through Red River College Polytechnic, teacher candidates will participate in a student teaching opportunity within the K-12 school system for a minimum of 20 days. With the moderate guidance of a cooperating teacher, teacher candidates will demonstrate a progression of teaching competence in their major teachable subject. Throughout this third practicum experience, teacher candidates will assume a minimum of 50% of the primary responsibilities for the learning environment.

Prerequisites:
PRAC-4207Applied Commerce Education Student Teaching Practicum 4
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In this fourth practicum coordinated through Red River College Polytechnic, teacher candidates will participate in a student teaching opportunity within the K-12 school system for a minimum of 30 days. With minimal guidance from a cooperating teacher, teacher candidates will demonstrate a progression of teaching competence in their major teachable subject. Throughout this fourth practicum experience, teacher candidates will assume a minimum of 75% of the primary responsibilities for the learning environment.

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CO-OP/Practicum Information

The practicum requirements for the three-year Applied Commerce Teacher Education - After Degree program are as follows:

Year one: 40-day applied commerce practicum block
Year two: 50-day applied commerce practicum block
Year three: University of Winnipeg certification year practicum block (student teaching minor)

Computer/Laptop Requirements

All students in the Applied Commerce Education program are required to supply their own laptop as outlined in the college Laptop Standard Specifications under Type B Device: Power

Students will be responsible for the purchase of specialized software. Information about specialized software will be provided in the course outline. 

Do not purchase a laptop until you have been accepted for the program. 

The College will also provide information about software, network access, and help desk support if you require assistance. You will have on-campus access to e-mail, College networks, and the Internet.

Off-campus access to the Internet is the responsibility of the student.

Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/ for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Recent Changes

This program has undergone the course-based registration renewal process and replaces the former Business/Technology Teacher Education After Degree program.

Transfer Credit Opportunities

Contact the Teacher Education Academic Coordinator to enquire about credit transfer opportunities from previous post-secondary courses.

On the basis of applied commerce course work in an undergraduate degree, credit could be granted for up to 30 credit hours of applied commerce course work in the program

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduation Requirements

Students must receive a grade of C or higher in each course to progress through the program. A minimum grade of B in any methodology course is required to progress to the associated practicum component at RRC Polytech. A minimum program GPA of 2.0 is required at RRC Polytech in order to graduate. All courses and practicums must successfully meet these requirements and be transferred to the University of Winnipeg. They must meet the University of Winnipeg degree requirements in the Bachelor of Education program to graduate.

Employment Potential

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Education Degree program, you become eligible to apply for a Professional Teaching Certificate from Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning. This qualification allows you to teach grades K-12 in Manitoba, and in other Provinces across Canada.
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