BUSHF-DP Business/Technology Teacher Education

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Overview

  • Bachelor of Education five-year joint diploma/degree program with the University of Winnipeg
  • September entry date
  • Annual application deadline: March 1
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg 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's International Education Office at intled@rrc.ca or 204-632-2143 for information on this program and space availability

Description
This is an integrated diploma/degree program offered at Red River College and the University of Winnipeg. The program develops the teaching and technical skills you require for teaching business and information communication technology education programs in the public school systems.

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

  • Information communication technologies
  • Digital photography and film
  • Animation and multimedia
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Marketing/retailing
  • Management
  • Teaching methodology for business and technology education

When you successfully complete the five-year program you will have earned a diploma in Business/Technology Teacher Education from Red River College as well as a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Winnipeg.

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

The Business/Technology Teacher Education-After Degree program is designed for students who have previously completed an undergraduate degree.

Admission Requirements

Submit your application directly to the University of Winnipeg. 

Annual application deadline:  March 1

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. University of Winnipeg Entrance Requirements
    • Meet the admission requirements for and be admitted to the Joint Red River College Business/Technology Teacher Education - Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg. See the U of W website for more information.
      and
  2. Transfer Applicants (if applicable)
    • If you have completed course work in any university or college degree or diploma program, you are considered a transfer applicant
    • Transfer applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in university and/or college course work to apply to this program
Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you do not meet the regular admission requirements, but 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.

Application Instructions
  1. U of W Application
    • Submit an application and your supporting documentation directly to the University of Winnipeg (U of W).
  2. U of W Letter of Offer
    • U of W will send you a letter of offer requesting confirmation of your acceptance into the program and payment of the U of W deposit fee.
  3. RRC Application
    • Once the U of W notifies RRC you’ve been admitted, RRC will send you an e-mail requesting submission of an online RRC application form and payment of the application fee.  You will not need to resubmit your transcripts as the U of W will provide RRC with your grades and GPA information.
  4. RRC Letter of Offer
    • After processing your application, RRC will send you a letter of offer requesting confirmation of your acceptance into the program by payment of the RRC deposit fee.
Program Progression Requirements
Program progression requirements are not due within 30 days of applying. These requirements have expiration dates and should be completed close to your program start date. Further information will be provided by the College at a later date.

Prior to registration into your practicum placement, you will be required to submit the following:
  • An original official Adult Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector (ACRVS) Check
  • An original official Child Abuse Registry (CAR) Check
If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the program.

If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$5,239.001
Year 2
$5,239.00
Year 3
$5,239.00
Year 4
$5,239.00
Year 5
$2,791.002
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$500.00
Year 2
$500.00
Year 3
$500.00
Year 4
$500.00
Year 5
$500.00
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
$15,579.003
Year 2
$15,532.004
Year 3
$15,532.005
Year 4
$15,485.006
Year 5
$9,543.007
1To determine the total cost for program/student fees and books/supplies for Years 1 - 5, the costs at the U of W must be added to these figures.
2These fees are based on students taking one 90 hour course/term at RRC.
3Estimate for each year plus U of W intl fees.
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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 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 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 Red River College courses listed in Courses and Descriptions, you must complete the following:

Year 1   (credit hours) 
U of W   Arts or Science course work (12)
U of W   Academic Writing  (3)

Year 2
U of W   Arts or Science course work (12)
U of W   Learning Theory (3)

Year 3
U of W   Arts or Science course work (12)
U of W   Middle Years Education (3)
U of W   Educational Foundations (3)

Year 4
U of W   Arts or Science course work (12)
U of W   Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment– Reading Senior Years (3)

Year 5
U of W   Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment – Teachable Minor (6)
U of W   Diversity (3)
U of W   School System (3)
U of W   Issues in Urban/Inner City Education (3)
U of W   Professional/Support Elective (3)
U of W   School Experience Practicum – Teachable Minor (3)

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. Download the form at http://me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/files/File/admissions/ContinuanceFormTeacherEd.pdf 

Second Teachable and B.A. or B.Sc. Requirements
The technical course work in Business in Years 1 to 3 at the College (word processing, accounting, information systems, office systems, law, management and marketing) is counted towards a B.A. or B.Sc. degree at the University of Winnipeg.

In order to complete the degree and second teachable (other major teachable area) requirements, the major for the B.A. or B.Sc. degree must be from one of the following teachable subject areas: 

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • French
  • Geograph
  • German
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Kinesiology and Applied Health
  • Physics
  • Theatre and Drama

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
Term 2Credit Hours
Term 3Credit Hours
Year 2
Term 4Credit Hours
MRKT-1751Marketing
3
Term 5Credit Hours
COMP-1996Multimedia
3
Term 6Credit Hours
Year 3
Term 7Credit Hours
Term 8Credit Hours
MGMT-2090Management
3
Term 9Credit Hours
Year 4
Term 10Credit Hours
Term 11Credit Hours
Term 12Credit Hours
Year 5
Term 13Credit Hours
Term 14Credit Hours
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-1056Fundamentals of Accounting 1
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Students will be introduced to financial accounting principles through to the completion of the accounting cycle in both a manual and computerized format. Based on rules of GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles), students will learn how to analyze and record transactions and produce a variety of financial statements throughout the course.

ACCT-2008Fundamentals of Accounting 2
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As an extension of concepts learned in the Fundamentals of Accounting 1 course, students will be presented with additional accounting procedures and will be required to complete them in both a manual and computerized format. Students will understand various cash control procedures, prepare bank reconciliation statements, payroll records while completing various related journal entries. Preparation and analysis will be given towards topics such as depreciation, disposal of assets, reporting of earnings, income distribution and various other entries including but not limited to receivables and payables. Finally, students will demonstrate how to perform additional computerized accounting system tasks including how to complete a full system set-up and usage of selected software.

Prerequisites:
ADMN-1002Entrepreneurial Ventures
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Entrepreneurial Ventures will explore the capacity and willingness to develop, organize, and manage a business venture. Topics associated with successful business ownership will be explored. The course provides the opportunity for students to experience the process of establishing an entrepreneurial venture. Elements to consider in an entrepreneurial venture include financing, marketing, operations, management, and personal considerations. Business plans will be developed and analyzed to assess associated risks, problems, and opportunities involved in a venture start-up.

BUSA-1085Business and Personal Finance
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(No description available at this time)

BUSA-1305Introduction to Business
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This course introduces students to fundamental theories, concepts and current trends in Canadian and global business environments. Topics will expose students to business frameworks, accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, human resources and operations. Course discussion will focus on the  examination of ethics, sustainability, political, legal and cultural issues as they relate to business and consumers. Emphasis is placed on relating course material relevant to events in the business world. Upon completion of this course, students should have a good understanding of what business is, where it comes from, the role of management within business, and the relationships between businesses, the economy, society and other stakeholders.

COMM-1067Information Technology
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Information Technology explores the design and creation of web content. Analysis and development of blogs, wikis, ePortfolios, and other websites are a focus of this course.  Students will receive instruction in web design theory, the creation of web content, coding, and scripting using industry software. Sites will be developed for desktop and mobile technologies.

COMP-1234Technology Essentials
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Technology Essentials introduces basic technologies that may be employed in business and educational environments. Business productivity software, basic website development, cloud-based computing, social media, mobile devices and apps, and other collaboration tools will be explored. Students will explore topics and outcomes as found in the ICT frameworks in the public school system.

COMP-1993Print Communications
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Print Communications is designed to help students develop print communication skills using word processing and desktop publishing applications. A focus of this course is to incorporate elements of good design, language and tone appropriate for business communication adhering to recognized standards. Students will be assessed on their ability to adhere to touch typing standards.

COMP-1996Multimedia
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Multimedia explores the visual aspects of digital content creation. Students will receive instruction in multimedia design theory and the creation of digital content. Multimedia elements such as still images, sound, video and interactivity will be created and edited using industry software and mobile applications.  

COMP-2029Emerging Technology
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Emerging Technology explores and evaluates current and emerging trends in technology within business and educational environments.  Software, hardware and online resources will be researched. This course focuses on new technologies that have been deployed, and those that are on the horizon for implementation in the next one to two years.

Prerequisites:
ECON-1002Principles of Economics
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Principles of Economics introduces the fundamental concepts of micro and macro economics. Local and global economies and the factors that cause change to both business and government are discussed. Relationships between supply and demand, buyers and sellers, revenues and costs, as well as how people respond to changes in price are explored. The impact of market economies, banking and fiscal policies, government policies, inflation, and unemployment will be examined. Students will analyze changes in the economy and identify factors that impact their everyday life.

Prerequisites:
EDUC-1075Business Education C and I 1
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This introductory methods course is for students to examine the practice of effective teaching methodology and pedagogy to encourage and direct student learning when teaching with the Business Education Curriculum and the Senior Years ICT Framework in Manitoba. The course will focus on preparing students with foundation skills in teaching practices with regards to planning and preparing the learning environment, as well as to infuse technologies in teaching Business and ICT courses. Students will plan and present lessons using a micro teaching environment, reflect on their learning and begin to develop a professional ePortfolio. This course includes an additional four-week practicum in a secondary school classroom.

EDUC-1075Business Education C and I 1
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This introductory methods course is for students to examine the practice of effective teaching methodology and pedagogy to encourage and direct student learning when teaching with the Business Education Curriculum and the Senior Years ICT Framework in Manitoba. The course will focus on preparing students with foundation skills in teaching practices with regards to planning and preparing the learning environment, as well as to infuse technologies in teaching Business and ICT courses. Students will plan and present lessons using a micro teaching environment, reflect on their learning and begin to develop a professional ePortfolio. This course includes an additional four-week practicum in a secondary school classroom.

EDUC-1076Seminar and School Experience
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This course offers an examination of the Manitoba Grades K-12 education system. Its major objective is to further students’ understanding of the relevant, social, legal, and political factors that provide the context for life in the classroom and for the teacher-student relationship. This course is intended for all students interested in entering the B.Ed. program, and for students with a general interest in the Manitoba Grades K-12 education system. A practicum equivalent to four weeks in Business/Industrial Arts Technology classrooms provides the experiential link from theory to practice.

EDUC-1076Seminar and School Experience
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This course offers an examination of the Manitoba Grades K-12 education system. Its major objective is to further students’ understanding of the relevant, social, legal, and political factors that provide the context for life in the classroom and for the teacher-student relationship. This course is intended for all students interested in entering the B.Ed. program, and for students with a general interest in the Manitoba Grades K-12 education system. A practicum equivalent to four weeks in Business/Industrial Arts Technology classrooms provides the experiential link from theory to practice.

EDUC-1076Seminar and School Experience
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This course offers an examination of the Manitoba Grades K-12 education system. Its major objective is to further students’ understanding of the relevant, social, legal, and political factors that provide the context for life in the classroom and for the teacher-student relationship. This course is intended for all students interested in entering the B.Ed. program, and for students with a general interest in the Manitoba Grades K-12 education system. A practicum equivalent to four weeks in Business/Industrial Arts Technology classrooms provides the experiential link from theory to practice.

EDUC-1077Testing and EvaluationRPL
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This course examines a wide variety of assessment targets and analyzes their purpose, techniques, and quality indicators. The focus is on teacher-prepared tests and techniques through methods such as observation; written, oral, and performance tests; peer-and self-reports; portfolio documentation; and direct personal communication used to assess the different learning targets. The course culminates with an analysis of methods of interpreting assessment results and providing feedback and direction that promotes on-going improved instructional decision-making and learning.

Prerequisites:
Consult the program handbook or program coordinator for information on course prerequisites
EDUC-1078Course Development
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The focus of this course is on curriculum design in the area of Industrial Arts and Business Teacher Education. Students will develop a course of study directly related to their subject specialty using a sequential process of formulating, selecting, and organizing course material. This course presents an organized format that potential teachers can apply to future courses to be planned and delivered. Students will study topics that include curriculum and learning models, curriculum contexts, learning outcomes, assessment and evaluation, instructional analysis, and structural frameworks.

EDUC-1079Issues in Business Education
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This is a seminar/lab course focusing on selected issues in business education.

Prerequisites:
EDUC-1080Topics in Business Education
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This is a seminar/lab course focusing on selected current topics in Industrial/Business Education.

Prerequisites:
EDUC-2001Business Education C and I 2
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This intermediate methods course empowers students to continue to examine the practice of effective teaching methodology and pedagogy to encouraging and direct student learning when teaching with the Business Education Curriculum and the Senior Years ICT Framework in Manitoba. The course will focus on differentiating instructional strategies and techniques that respond to the emerging issues in the schools. Students will be encouraged to infuse technologies in teaching Business and ICT courses. Students will generate lesson and unit plans, present lessons using a microteaching environment, reflect on their learning and continue to develop a professional ePortfolio. This course includes an additional four-week practicum in a secondary school classroom.

Prerequisites:
EDUC-2001Business Education C and I 2
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This intermediate methods course empowers students to continue to examine the practice of effective teaching methodology and pedagogy to encouraging and direct student learning when teaching with the Business Education Curriculum and the Senior Years ICT Framework in Manitoba. The course will focus on differentiating instructional strategies and techniques that respond to the emerging issues in the schools. Students will be encouraged to infuse technologies in teaching Business and ICT courses. Students will generate lesson and unit plans, present lessons using a microteaching environment, reflect on their learning and continue to develop a professional ePortfolio. This course includes an additional four-week practicum in a secondary school classroom.

Prerequisites:
EDUC-2002Technology Inclusive Pedagogy
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This course examines educational practices with regard to pedagogy, content, and technology when teaching with the Business Education Curriculum and the Senior Years ICT Framework in Manitoba. The focus of instruction is to become technologically fluent in teaching Business and ICT courses. Collaboration, both locally and globally, developing teaching and learning resources, and developing a professional learning network are important components of this course. An examination of appropriate procedures for teaching and learning with technology will aid in the development of classroom planning designed to meet the needs of 21st century learners.

Prerequisites:
EDUC-2003Business Education C and I 3
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This advanced methods course empowers students to continue to examine the practice of effective teaching methodology and pedagogy to encouraging and direct student learning when teaching with the Business Education Curriculum and the Senior Years ICT Framework in Manitoba. The course will focus on the formulation of assessment strategies for the evaluation of student learning including the infusion of technologies in the Business Education and ICT courses. Students will develop assessment plans, generate lesson and course plans, present lessons using a microteaching environment, reflect on their learning and finalize a professional ePortfolio.

Prerequisites:
MGMT-2090Management
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MRKT-1751Marketing
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There is a common misconception that marketing and advertising are synonymous.  Topics will focus on the many facets of marketing such as how pricing, promotion, product, and place are used in the development of the marketing mix. This course expands on elements of the marketing mix and examines the role of social media, various advertising mediums and how effective marketing impacts consumer behaviour. Other topics include marketing ethics, laws, government regulation, social responsibility and sustainability. Market research, segmentation, targeting and positioning will be analyzed.  Students will explore marketing from a global perspective and the its impact on businesses and consumers. A theoretical and practical approach with in-class and out-of-class commitments to enhance learning will be used.

PRAC-3327Business Education Practicum
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This is a continuation of practicum experiences in business/technology education with more emphasis on actual teaching and the overall teaching responsibilities including planning, classroom management, evaluation, and extracurricular activities.

Transfer Credit Opportunities

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Education degree program, you become eligible to apply for a Professional Teaching Certificate from Manitoba Education, Training and Youth, which allows you to teach in Manitoba's secondary schools.

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.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Employment Potential

Job opportunities are available in both urban and rural areas of Manitoba and other provinces.

Contact Information

For general information about this program or how to apply, contact Enrolment Services at 204-632-2327.

For detailed program information, contact:

The Teacher Education Office
Room C312, Building C
2055 Notre Dame Avenue
204-632-2300
or
The University of Winnipeg
General Inquiries and Information Line
204-786-9159

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/howtoapply

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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