The Bachelor of Education (BEd) is a two-year post-degree program consisting of 20 three-hour credit courses in education. This program is designed to provide the variety of courses and extended field experiences through which students can develop the knowledge and skills needed to teach in the modern classroom. It provides the opportunity for students to focus their studies in Early Years (grades 1–5), Middle Years (grades 5–9), or Senior Years (grades 9–12), and in International Education or Indigenous Education.
The general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Education are:
Completion of academic courses in subjects taught in the school system which satisfy the requirements for the program level (early years, middle years, or senior years) into which they seek admission, are also required, as follows:
Early Years Program Level [grades 1–5]
In addition to the general requirements to enter the Faculty of Education, completion of three semester-hours in each of the optional subject areas noted below is strongly recommended:
Middle Years Program Level [grades 5–9]*
To enter this program, applicants must have an approved degree with a major and a minor, or at least the equivalent of two minors in different subjects. These subjects must be taught in the public school system and be ones in which the Faculty provides methods courses. In addition, completion of three semester-hours in each of the optional subject areas noted below is strongly recommended:
Senior Years Program Level [grades 9–12]*
To enter this program applicants must have an approved degree with a major in one subject and a minor (or equivalent) in another subject. These subjects must be taught in the public school system and be ones in which the Faculty provides methods courses. In addition, completion of three semester-hours in each of the optional subject areas noted below is strongly recommended:
*Majors and minors must clearly relate to the subject areas listed below, for which the Faculty presently offers methodology courses:
The application deadline is 15 January (must be postmarked by this date). If seats are still available after the applicants meeting the deadline have been considered, the BEd Committee may review late applications.
The completed application package must include the following:
Please read this supplemental information to help you complete the Supplementary Information Form and Personal Statement.
Assessment of applications
Every completed file is examined and students are ranked according to:
Candidates will be admitted on the basis of this ranking. Acceptance letters, conditional offers, letters indicating that the applicant is on the waiting list, or letters indicating that the application will not be considered at this time, will be issued by the Registrar’s Office.
The successful applicant who receives either an unconditional or conditional offer must confirm his/her acceptance in writing and include a non-refundable deposit of $500. This confirmation must be received by the Registrars Office (for transmittal to the Accounting Office) by the date specified in the letter.
Final official transcripts for students who have either received conditional offers or have been placed on the waiting list must be received by the Registrar’s Office by June 15. The Faculty may request an interview with any potential candidate.