Primary/Elementary (1st Degree) Program

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Application Deadline

The Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a 1st Degree Program commences in the fall semester. The application submission deadline is January 15th.

Admission/Application Information and Requirements

Please visit the link provided in the table below to learn more about the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a 1st Degree Program and the admission application process.

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Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a 1st Degree Program Admission Requirements

Required Supporting Documents

The following documents are required as part of the application process (submission instructions are provided to the applicant during the I Want to Apply application process):

  • Personal Statement. Submission of responses to the following two questions is mandatory for ALL applications:
    • Discuss the role of educators in cultivating and supporting vibrant societies. (Maximum of 500 Words)
    • Describe a situation where you, or someone you know, was advantaged or disadvantaged because of race, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, age, ability, indigeneity, or other identity category. Discuss what you learned from this experience and how this will help you as a future educator. (Maximum of 500 words)

      NOTE: As part of the application process there will be opportunity to upload document(s) containing responses to the above questions. Upon completion of the first phase of the online application, applicants will receive an email detailing the requirement for the personal statement document(s) and instructions will be provided on how to proceed.
  • References:
    • Academic Reference: To be completed by an individual who has taught or supervised you and is familiar with your academic abilities.
    • Non-Academic Reference: To be completed by an individual who is familiar with your contribution to work/volunteer activities.

NOTE: Referees' names and email addresses will be requested and collected electronically by the Office of the Registrar during the online application process. Referees will be contacted by the Office of the Registrar shortly after submission of your online application for admission.

  • Official Transcripts. Official transcripts from institutions other than Memorial University are to be submitted at the time of application, indicating courses in progress and courses completed. Official transcripts are to be sent directly from the awarding Institution to The Office of the Registrar, Memorial University. Your official transcript(s) which includes your most recent grades, must be received by the Office of the Registrar no later than June 15.

Application Assessment

In assessing applications, consideration will be given to students’ overall academic performance, personal statement submissions and recommendations from references. 

NOTE: Consideration will be given to the courses for which students are registered at the time of application. Applicants who will have 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.