Admissions Requirements

General Admissions Requirements

An Offer of Admission to a qualified applicant to the Bachelor of Education (BEd) program will be determined by the BEd Admissions Committee after completing an admission interview. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Eligibility for an Admission Interview

Eligibility for an admission interview will be based on the following:

  • An officially recognized 3-year (90 credit hours, 15 full credit) baccalaureate degree from an officially recognized degree-granting institution with university status.
    • Preference will be given to applicants who have completed or who are completing a 4-year baccalaureate degree (120 credit hours, 20 full credits), or who have completed both a 3-year baccalaureate degree plus the equivalent of 30 credit hours at another officially recognized post-secondary institution (i.e. an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology).
  • A GPA in the “B” range (minimum 70% or 2.7 on a 4.0 scale) or better, calculated on the applicant’s best 60 credit hours of undergraduate university courses. College diploma and/or certificate courses, whether transferred into the university degree program or not, will not be included in the GPA calculation. For those completing an undergraduate degree during the application process, only courses completed by the application deadline will be assessed. A conditional acceptance, pending receipt of your final, official transcript, may be offered.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Submission of the BEd application, application fees, and all requested documentation, including, but not limited to, all official post-secondary transcripts, written statements, and resumé (curriculum vitae).

Academic Equivalence

Applicants who do not meet the above Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement may be selected for an admission interview if the Admissions Committee grants academic equivalence.

Academic equivalence can be demonstrated by either of the following:

  • Substantial relevant experience in an educationally-related field (e.g: experience and/ or employment as an Educational Assistant or Early Childhood Educator, employment as an uncertified/supply teacher, private school/Montessori teaching experience); or,
  • Demonstrated proficiency in an identified area of need in the publicly-funded school systems in Ontario (e.g: French language proficiency)

Additional Track Requirements

Primary/Junior Track Applicants

Primary/Junior applicants who wish to focus on teaching French as a Second Language must first pass the French Language Competency Test.

Junior/Intermediate Track Applicants

  • Applicants to the Junior/Intermediate program must have completed or be currently completing a minimum of 12 credit hours (2 full credits), at the university level, in one of the following disciplines (teachable areas): English, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music (Instrumental), Science-General.
  • Junior/Intermediate applicants who wish to register for the French as a Second Language teachable course must have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours (2 full credits) in French at the university level, and have passed the French Language Competency Test.

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