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. 6 credit hours from 2 separate Science areas, 3 credit hours of which must have a laboratory component. Chemistry 1900 may be used to satisfy 3 credit hours of the laboratory requirement. Eligible science areas include: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Ocean Sciences, Physics;

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

    6. A minimum of 18 credit hours in any one focus area chosen from the list in Focus Areas for Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary). No more than 6 credit hours at the 1000 level can be used to fulfill this requirement; and

    7. 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;

    2. personal statement; and

    3. references as outlined on the application to the Faculty.

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