Bachelor of Education

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General Requirements

  • Elementary Education Stream (Grades P-6)
    • Social Studies: six credits in university social studies from among History (with a preference for local and Canadian History), Geography, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Law, Classics, African Canadian Studies, Mi鈥檏maq Studies, Acadian Studies and/or Philosophy
    • Science: Six credits in university science coursework from any one or combination of the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology/Earth Sciences, Oceanography, and Environmental Studies
    • Mathematics: Six credits in university Mathematics coursework with a preference for a course in fundamental concepts
    • English: Six credits in university English coursework
    • Three credits of Critical Study Coursework
    • Three credits of Developmental Psychology: PSYC 2601 or equivalent three credits in university Developmental Psychology coursework.
  • Secondary Education (Grades 7-12):

    First Teachable Area: A concentration of at least thirty credit hours of university coursework in a single discipline selected from below.

    Second Teachable Area: A concentration of at least eighteen credit hours of university coursework in a second single discipline university coursework in a single discipline selected from below.

    Intermediate/Secondary Teachables: Mi鈥檏maw Language, English, Math, French, Fine Arts, Technology, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology/Earth Sciences, Oceanography or Environmental Studies) and Social Studies (History, Geography, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Law, Economics, African Canadian Studies, or Mi鈥檏maq Studies). Anthropology can be used as a second teachable area only. Business (Business Administration, Commerce, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Organizational Behaviour, Secretarial Arts), and Family Studies (Combination of courses from two of the following three areas: Foods and Nutrition, Family Dynamics and Textiles/Housing).

  • Additional Information

    Please review the full admission requirements to the B.Ed. here. To learn more about CBU鈥檚 Bachelor of Education Program, please email

  • See CBU鈥檚 English Language Requirements here.
Spring 2024
February 15, 2024
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小猪视频 is pleased to offer two accelerated Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) programs to help meet the needs of growing communities in Nova Scotia, and in an effort get highly skilled, qualified teachers in the classroom quickly with proper education for the September 2024 school year.

An 8-month online B.Ed. pilot program has begun in January 2024 and will conclude in August 2024. In addition, CBU鈥檚 current 15-month B.Ed. program will transition to a 12-month on-campus program, beginning May 2024.

Students will complete the same requirements of the current 15-month B.Ed. program, which includes 48 credits of coursework and 12 credits of practicum work in both the 8-month and 12-month programs.

Application Dates to Consider

Bachelor of Education (On-Campus, 12 month)
Program Intake: May 2024
Application Deadline: February 15, 2024

For a full list of application deadlines, please visit Canadian Application Deadlines.

The B.Ed. program is not accepting international applicants at this time. Please contact with any questions or concerns.

Take On A Class Of Your Own

If your dream is having the opportunity to positively impact young lives and influence growing minds through education, the Bachelor of Education program at 小猪视频will help you fulfil your true calling. In only 12 months, beginning each May, the 60-credit Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) program equips aspiring teachers with the critical skills, knowledge and experiences they need to become professional educators.

Ready to Apply?

Applicants may apply to either the Elementary Education or Secondary Education stream, with each stream providing opportunities to apply relevant curriculum, instructional theory and methods for a career in education. In addition to its focus on Education for Sustainability and Indigenous education, the program includes other unique opportunities, such as a service-learning project and a professionalism workshop series.

During the program, students receive hands-on teaching experiences through 720 hours of practicum. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for a Nova Scotia teaching license, along with licensing and employment for any other province, territory or international opportunity they choose to pursue.

What is the tuition for this program?

8 Month Online Pilot, 12 Month On-Campus, 15 Month On-Campus (Tuition & Fees Per Program)

These numbers are an estimate for planning purposes only, and include tuition for the entire 8, 12 and 15 month programs. These numbers do not include lab or accommodation fees.

Sample Courses and Resources

B.Ed. Concentrations

CBU鈥檚 B.Ed. program not only offers you current teaching methodologies grounded in educational research to equip you for today鈥檚 classrooms, but also allows students wishing to take a deeper look into our embedded themes of L鈥檔u/Indigenous Education and Education for Sustainability the option to complete their degree with a concentration area.

L’nu Education Concentration

L鈥檔u or L鈥檔uk, is the term the Mi鈥檏maq use to describe themselves as Indigenous people. It means 鈥渢he people.鈥 Designed in collaboration with Unama鈥檏i College, the program鈥檚 L鈥檔u Education concentration makes CBU鈥檚 B.Ed. program one of a kind in Nova Scotia.

Students completing the B.Ed. with the L鈥檔u Education Concentration will complete all common core requirements for the elementary or secondary program and the following 6 credits within the ‘L鈥檔u Focus Electives’.

路 EDUC4133 Teaching English as an Additional Language (3 credits)

路 EDUC4136 Teaching and Learning the L鈥檔u Way (3 credits)

Education for Sustainability Concentration

The 小猪视频B.Ed. also has the distinction of being the only program in the province which offers an Education for Sustainability focus. This focus is woven in each of the courses offered throughout the program.

Students completing the B.Ed. with the Education for Sustainability Concentration will complete all common core requirements for the elementary or secondary program and the following 6 credits within the ‘Sustainability Focus Electives’.

路 EDUC4104 Sustainable Well-Being and Deep Learning (3 credits)

路 EDUC4114 Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future (3 credits)

Why study at CBU?

There鈥檚 no feeling like helping shape young minds and giving students a great foundation for life. Come to Cape Breton and get the experience that makes a difference in the classroom. With this unique opportunity to sharpen your skills, you鈥檒l fulfil your passion for inspiring a new generation through education. CBU鈥檚 12-month Bachelor of Education delivery model allows students to fast track to career opportunities so you can start teaching 鈥 and never stop learning. Students who begin the program in May will be eligible to apply for a teaching license for September of the following year. This means our students have the advantage of entering the workforce a full year earlier than students in a two-year B.Ed. program.

小猪视频B.Ed. students have the benefit of personal student and faculty/staff relationships. These relationships are facilitated by a collegial atmosphere and all classes taught by dedicated and experienced instructors. 小猪视频B.Ed. graduates also have experiences working one-on-one with faculty on a variety of research projects.

This B.Ed. is the only Nova Scotian program offering an Education for Sustainability (EFS) focus. Each course integrates sustainability education, and specific courses are offered on the subject, including Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future and Sustainable Happiness.

Designed in collaboration with Unama鈥檏i College, the program鈥檚 Indigenous concentration makes CBU鈥檚 B.Ed. program one of a kind in Nova Scotia.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Skills and knowledge needed to be a professional educator in either elementary or secondary education.
  • Research
  • Reflective practice
  • Indigenous education
  • Education for Sustainability (EFS)
  • Inclusive education
  • Culturally responsive pedagogy

Possible Career Paths

  • Classroom teacher
  • Adult educator
  • Consultant
  • Corporate trainer
  • Education managers or recruiters
  • Curriculum developer
  • Attendance support worker
  • Community outreach worker

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • The community action service-learning action project (CASL project)
  • 720 hours of practicum
  • Student research opportunities


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