B.Ed. Application Instructions

Application Form and Fee:

You may apply online (free) or apply using a paper form available here. Please complete the application form including all supplements and supporting documentation and submit your application package to the Admissions Office at Tyndale University College. Please submit an application fee of fifty dollars ($50 or free online) with your application. If you are applying from outside of North America, please submit a one hundred and fifty dollar ($150 CAD) fee. Application fees are nonrefundable. Please send your complete application package to the Admissions Office at Tyndale University College, 25 Ballyconnor CRT, Toronto, Ontario, M2M 4B3.

Required Statements:

1. Provide two copies of one type-written statement of approximately 500 words describing your worldview and the resulting implications for education, teaching and learning. A worldview is a person's fundamental perspective on life and living. It answers the deeper questions of life such as: Why is there a universe and what is the meaning of life? A person's worldview is a basic framework, which guides one's thoughts day by day and guides one's actions in all areas of life. It can be thought of as a life philosophy. As such, one's worldview will influence what one considers to be the purpose of education, the approach to teaching and learning and therefore, the reason why one may choose to attend a Christian university.

2. Write two unique statements regarding the Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession. Tyndale's B.Ed. program is based upon forming Teacher Candidates to embody the Ontario College of Teachers' five essential Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession (please see http://www.oct.ca/standards/standards_of_practice.aspx?lang=en-CA for a description of the standards). These practices are to be demonstrated by teachers who wish to be certified in Ontario. You are to write a reflective self-evaluation indicating your developing skills, abilities and attitudes towards at least two of the five Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession. Provide two 500- word statements, one for each of the two standards you choose to address. In these two statements you may wish to touch on the following areas: why you want to be a teacher; the strengths you have that will serve you well in the profession; the aspects of education to which you are most attracted; the biases you hold; a description of specific experiences you have had that have prepared you for the teaching profession.

Reference Letters:

One reference letter is to be provided by an individual who has been in a leadership position regarding the applicant. The referee is to comment on the personal and/or professional qualities he or she has observed in the applicant that would make the applicant a suitable candidate for the teaching profession. The letter may not be submitted by a relative of the applicant.

Official Post-Secondary Transcripts:

For transcripts to be regarded as official they are to be sent directly to Tyndale from the issuing institution. Tyndale requires an official transcript from each of the institutions you have attended even though a full term may not have been completed and no credits earned. If you are currently enrolled in courses that are not shown on your transcript, please enclose a sheet listing these courses. Include the course name, course code, and credit hour or credit value. If you earned your undergraduate degree outside of North America please contact the B.Ed Program Officer at 416-226-6620 x2190 for guidance.

If you are a current or former Tyndale (OBC/OTS) student, you will be required to submit your official transcript. Tyndale works hard to protect the privacy of your student record, and neither the Admissions Office nor the B.Ed. Department can access your student record without your written permission. In order to get your official transcript forwarded on to the Admissions Office for placement in your B.Ed. application file, you must contact the Registrar's Office directly. You may download the Transcript Request Form from the Registrar's webpage. There is no charge for this service.

English Language Requirement:

Applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied for three years in an English speaking secondary or postsecondary institution (where English is the language of instruction and examinations are in English) must submit proof of English language proficiency by supplying their scores/results of either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Go to www.toefl.org or www.ielts.org for further information about these tests. Applicants who are not residents of Canada at the time of application must arrange to take the TOEFL/TWE or IELTS in the country from which they are applying.

Tyndale’s TOEFL institution code is 0532.

To view to minimum required score please read the academic calendar www.tyndale.ca/education/requirements

Curriculum Vitae or Résumé:

Provide a curriculum vitae or résumé that highlights your educationally related experiences.

Candidate Interview:

Applicants of interest to the Admissions Committee will be contacted for an interview at a later date to assist Tyndale in assessing your suitability for our B.Ed. Program. You will be given the opportunity to present artifact evidence (i.e. projects, photos, certificates of achievement or community involvement) if you choose to do so. Interviews will be conducted on our Bayview campus.