First degree

Program commences fall semester, deadline to apply is January 15.

Admission Requirements

Direct entry to the Faculty of Education from high school is not available. 

To be considered for admission, individuals must have:

  • successfully completed 60 credit hours as outlined in the Admission Regulations in the University Calendar;
  • a cumulative average of at least 65 per cent or an average of at least 65 per cent on the last attempted 30 credit hours. 

NOTE: Consideration will be given to the courses for which students are registered at the time of assessment of applications. Applicants for the first degree program who will complete all requirements for admission by the end of the spring semester of the year that admission is being sought, will be considered only as time and resources permit.

Application Assessment

In assessing applications consideration will be given to students’ overall academic performance, personal statement and references as outlined on the application to the faculty.

Supporting documents

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.

Personal Statement: Prepare a detailed statement in essay format (1 page) indicating why you feel you would be a good teacher. Focus on your experience working with or teaching children, including volunteer work; any training relevant to the field of education, including awards or certificates earned; and your personal qualities, skills and interests which you feel make you a good candidate for admission to the program. (This information is collected electronically during the online application process.)

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 final transcript indicating the award of your first Bachelor’s Degree and/or Winter Semester grades must be received by the Office of the Registrar no later than June 15.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from our programs teach in schools worldwide where they enjoy considerable success in their chosen profession. The skills developed during this program will open up many other career paths. Our graduates occupy leadership positions in other educational (non-school), business and industry settings.

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