Admissions for Education Programs

Bachelor of Education

Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Education program include:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree (minimum of a 90-credit degree)聽from a recognized university聽and submission of transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Minimum 70% average within the last聽60 credits聽and minimum 65% overall*
  • Submission of聽an聽essay聽(maximum 500 words)聽indicating聽applicant鈥檚 philosophy of teaching, vision of education, and reasons for wishing to enter this profession
  • Submission of聽a聽resume聽detailing聽previous聽work and volunteer experience. Experience working with school aged children/youth is an asset (coaching, tutoring, etc.).
  • An聽academic聽and聽non-academic reference form completed as part of the online application.聽Select a non-academic reference that can speak strongly to leadership,聽communication聽and decision-making skills. References from friends or family are not acceptable.

Applications will be screened during the admissions process and selected applicants will move forward to an interview.

*Please note: The Bachelor of Education admission committee聽appreciates that聽because of聽extenuating circumstances, some applicants may not meet the academic average requirement. Additionally,聽we recognize that not all applicants will have access to the same聽opportunities to聽work/volunteer聽with school aged聽individuals.聽We invite applicants to include聽additional聽information on any such circumstances聽with their application聽for the admission committee鈥檚 consideration.

Candidates must also聽possess聽the following聽academic聽prerequisites, as聽determined聽by the :

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).

ADMISSION CRITERIA POINTS VALUE
Grade average in most recent 60 credits 40 pts
References 10 pts
Essay 20 pts
Resume 10 pts
Interview 20 pts

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Bachelor of Education Admission Requirements FAQ

The B.Ed. program at 小猪视频is 12 months in length, beginning in May of each year.

Students can choose to complete one of the following program options: elementary (grades primary 鈥 6), elementary L鈥檔u concentration, elementary sustainability concentration, intermediate/secondary (grades 7-12), intermediate/secondary L鈥檔u concentration, or intermediate/secondary sustainability concentration.

No, the only intake for the B.Ed. program is May.

Students enrolled in the 8-month pilot program are currently completing their studies online. This is a one time option to help聽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.

The 12-month B.Ed. program is offered in-person on the 小猪视频campus.

No, the B.Ed. program is offered full-time only.

No, the program is not accepting international applicants at this time.

No, students cannot transfer into this program.

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, Economics, African Canadian Studies, or Mi鈥檏maq Studies), Business聽 (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),聽 Anthropology can be used as a second teachable area only.

Please note that 小猪视频does not offer the physical education teachable.

A concentration of at least thirty credit hours of university coursework in a single discipline.

A concentration of at least eighteen credit hours of university coursework in a second single or third discipline.

Absolutely, but please note that anthropology is recognized as a second teachable only.

Yes, with careful planning, students can aim to complete three teachables in their undergraduate degree. Ex. French, mathematics and chemistry.

Please reach out to admissions@cbu.ca.

No, applicants must have completed a recognized undergraduate degree prior to beginning a B.Ed. program

Please review the聽 Canadian Deadlines page and the International Deadlines page for the most up to date application open and close information.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early as we operate on a rolling admissions model. Applications will be considered as they are received until all seats for the B.Ed. program have been taken.

Master of Education, Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation (SCI)

All applicants need to complete the .

Admission to the MEd SCI program requires:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree with a 70% average in the last 30 credits*
  • Submission of a statement of intent which also acts as a writing sample, outlining:
    • knowledge of sustainability, creativity, and innovation
    • purpose for applying
    • future career goals: how will completing this program help you achieve these goals? How will your past experiences (personal, work, volunteer, academic) be helpful in this program of study?
    • Potential area of research interest for a thesis or project
    • Length: 700-1,000 words
  • a resume
  • an academic letter of recommendation聽and a professional letter of recommendation

Admission for this process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic admissions requirements does not guarantee a seat will be offered. Please see the 小猪视频Academic Calendar for more details.

It is strongly recommended that anyone planning to take a program towards an increase in classification seek pre-approval from the 聽or other regional certification office prior to beginning any program of study.

Master of Education (Educational Technology)

Admissions for this program are completed by a partnering institution, MUN. Please for full details.

Education Diplomas

Students must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 70% average. When you’re ready, .