Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Education (2022/2023)
8.5 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. the former Science 1150 and 1151; or 9 credit hours from 3 separate Science areas, 6 credit hours of which must have a laboratory component. Chemistry 1900 may be used to satisfy 3 credit hours of the laboratory requirement. The science areas are: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Ocean Sciences, 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 as set out in Table 6 Focus Areas for Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary); and

    8. additional credit hours from areas other than Education.

  4. An applicant with French as a Focus Area must have written the DELF Tout Public (Level B2) and achieved an overall grade of at least 70%, with no less than 60% in any one skill area of the exam.

  5. 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.