Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Education (2014/2015)
8.6 Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a First Degree
  1. For application deadlines refer to the Application Deadline Dates table.

  2. Consideration will be given to the courses for which an applicant is registered at the time of assessment of applications. An applicant who has completed all requirements for admission by the end of the Spring semester of the year that admission is being sought will be considered as time and resources permit.

  3. To be considered for admission, an applicant must have successfully completed 60 credit hours as outlined in Clauses a. - h. below with a cumulative average of at least 65% or an average of at least 65% on the last attempted 30 credit hours. The 60 credit hours are:

    1. 12 credit hours in English including at least 6 credit hours at the 2000 level or above - ESL courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement;

    2. 6 credit hours in Mathematics or 3 credit hours in Calculus;

    3. 6 credit hours in Psychology;

    4. Science 1150 and 1151; or 9 credit hours from 3 separate Science areas. The science areas are: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Physics; or a Focus Area in Science;

    5. 6 credit hours chosen in any combination from Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Folklore, Geography, History, Linguistics, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology;

    6. 6 credit hours in French (recommended) or 6 credit hours in a single language other than English, or demonstration of equivalent competency in a second language;

    7. 15 credit hours as part of a Focus Area; and

    8. additional credit hours from areas other than Education.

  4. In assessing applications to the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a First Degree program, consideration will be given to applicant's:

    1. overall academic performance; and

    2. personal statement and references as outlined on the application to the Faculty.

8.6.1 French Immersion Option

In addition to meeting the Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Degree Program, an applicant for this option must have French as a Focus Area. An applicant admitted to this option will spend the two semesters of the Professional year in a French milieu. An applicant who is interested in the French Immersion Option should contact the Office of Undergraduate Student Services, Faculty of Education, at his/her earliest opportunity.