Faculty of Education



To be admitted to the Post-Secondary Education Degree and Diploma programs, a student must meet, in addition to the general admission requirements of the University, special admission requirements as outlined by the following criteria:

1) Applications for admission are considered three times per year. The deadlines for submission of applications are June 15 for admission to the Fall semester, October 1 for admission to the Winter semester, and January 15 for admission to the Spring semester.

2) Occupational training as verified by one of:

a) a certificate of qualification as a journeyman for a designated trade;

b) a certificate or diploma from a technical or business school or college;

c) an appropriate degree from a university;

d) satisfactory completion of a program equivalent to (a), (b) or (c) above.

3) At least one year of work experience or equivalent in the occupational area in which training was obtained. This experience must be subsequent to the completion of or concurrent with the occupational training program.

NOTE: Training and experience will be assessed and verified by the Admissions Sub-Committee for Post-Secondary Education.

4) Students who wish to enter the program in Post-Secondary Education may obtain an application form from the Faculty of Education, Office of Student Services.


1) A candidate for the Diploma in Post-Secondary Education will be required to complete 60 credit hours.

2) The 60 credit hours must include:

a) Twenty-one credit hours as follows: Education 2710, 2720, 2730, 2801, 3280, 3801, 4700.

b) Nine credit hours to be chosen from: Education 2803, 3710, 3720, 3730, 4710, 4730, 4760-80.

3) a) Advanced standing to a maximum of 30 credit hours may be awarded for students possessing at least a combined total of six years of training and work experience in the occupational area in which training was obtained.

b) Students who because of a deficiency of work experience are not eligible to receive the maximum of 30 credit hours advanced standing will be required to obtain further work experience and/or to complete additional University courses, either or both of which must be approved by the Admissions Sub-Committee for Post-Secondary Education.

4) At least 24 of the credit hours required under clause 2 (a) and (b) must be completed at this University.

NOTE: The requirement of Education 4700 may be waived by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Office of Student Services. (Please refer to Student Teaching Guidelines).

Last modified on June 4, 2003 by R. Bruce

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