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Instructions on how to apply to the Tyndale Bachelor of Education program are detailed below. You may also wish to prepare all of the required documents for your application prior to the application being open.
The Bachelor of Education application for entrance in 2021, opens on Monday, September 14, 2020. Applications received by the deadline of Friday, November 27, 2020 will be given equal consideration.
Dates are subject to change.
If selected, eligible applicants will be invited to the Tyndale campus for an interview. During the interview, applicants are welcome to present artifacts such as projects or photos depicting their experience working with groups of children. Students living a significant distance from Tyndale may participate in the application interview through video conference call.
In order for your application to be considered, all required documents and fees must be submitted with the application to the Admissions Office by the application deadline.
Please submit the appropriate application fee with your application. This fee is based on where you live. Application fees are non-refundable, will not be applied to tuition costs, and should be submitted in Canadian currency.
|Applicants||Online Application Fee||Paper Application Fee|
|Applicants from Canada or the United States||Free||$50|
|Applicants from outside Canada and the United States||$150||$150|
The fee may be paid by mailing a cheque, bank draft or money order made payable to "Tyndale". Should the applicant desire to pay the fee by wire transfer or by using a MasterCard or Visa credit card, he or she should contact the Student Financial Services office by calling 416.226.6620, ext. 6735, or 1.877.TYNDALE, ext. 6735, or by email at sfs [at] tyndale [dot] ca. Please do not send cash.
Provide one typewritten statement of up to 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.
The purpose of Tyndale's BEd program is to develop Teacher Candidates who embody the Ontario College of Teachers' five essential Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession. These practices are to be demonstrated by teachers who wish to be certified in Ontario.
Choose two of the five Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession. For each standard, write a 500-word reflective self-evaluation statement indicating your related skills, abilities, and attitudes, and how you are developing towards achieving the qualities represented by that standard. 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
Provide a curriculum vitae or résumé that highlights your educationally-related experiences.
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 BEd 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. Neither the Admissions Office nor the BEd Department can access your student record without your written permission. In order to get your official transcript forwarded to the Admissions Office, complete the Transcript Request Form from the Office of the Registrar's website and submit it to the Office of the Registrar. There is no charge for this service.
Applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not studied for a minimum of three years in an English-speaking secondary or post-secondary institution (where English is the language of instruction and examinations are in English), must submit proof of English language proficiency by supplying evidence of their scores on either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Tyndale’s TOEFL institution code is 0532.
We require contact information for a referee whom we may contact as part of the application process. The referee must be an individual who has been in a leadership position regarding the applicant and be able to comment on the personal and professional qualities they have observed in the applicant that would make them a suitable candidate for the teaching profession. They must not be a relative of the applicant.
Referees are not required to send any information to Tyndale.
Submitting Your Application
If you are applying using the Online Application, please submit all the required documentation through the online application portal. You may wish to write your statements before starting your application, and then copy and paste them into the application.
The Online application does not need to be completed in one sitting, you may save your application and complete it at a later time.
If you are applying using the Paper Application, please send the paper application and all required documents to the following address:
3377 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M2M 3S4