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Consecutive BEd Degree Program

Highlights:

  • Leads to teacher certification in Ontario
  • Two year program
  • Full-time only​

Applicant Requirements (to be considered for admission):

  • A recognized undergraduate degree (conferred by June 2018 for the September 2018 program start)
  • Completion of all teaching subject requirements (if applicable 0 see Division requirements below)
  • Applicants must have a minimum of ten full courses (20 semester courses) to their undergraduate degree, not including advanced standing credit, to be eligible for consideration 
*Please note that the above Applicant Requirements are the minimum to be considered for the program. 

Admission Average Calculation:

  • Admission averages are calculated on the best 10 full (20 half or semester) university courses (not including college transfer courses)
  • If an applicant presents more than 25 full courses, only the first 25 courses will be considered
  • Applicants with a graduate degree will have a maximum of 5 full graduate courses included in their average.  
  • A minimum admission average of 70% is required for consideration
  • Admission cut-off averages can be higher depending on the quality and quantity of applicants in a given year.

​ Special Admissions Policies:

  • Applications from qualified candidates who are Aboriginal, members of visible minorities, and differently-abled persons are encouraged 
  • Applications to the Primary/Junior division (P10) are encouraged from candidates who hold an undergraduate degree plus an Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child and Youth Worker (CYW) diploma or hold an undergraduate degree specializing in Child Studies
  • Applicants will be sent information on self-identifying once their application has been received
  • Please note that applicants considered for any of the special admission criteria must still meet the minimum admission requirements.

Enrolment in the Bachelor of Education program is limited. Selection of candidates is based on academic achievement. Experiential qualifications will only be taken into consideration for those applying through the special admission criteria outlined above. 


Deadline Dates:

December 1, 2017 - Application deadline

December 15, 2017 - Transcripts due at Nipissing (see note below on ordering transcripts)

December 15, 2017 - English Language Proficiency test results (from applicants who's first language is not English)


Application Website:

www.ouac.on.ca/teas


Transcripts:

  • Transcripts from all universities, must be received immediately.  Please ensure that these are ordered as soon as you apply.   
  • Official transcripts from Ontario universities must be ordered by completing the OUAC Transcript Request Form
  • Official transcripts from Canadian universities outside Ontario must be ordered from the institutions and sent directly to Admissions Office, Nipissing University, Box 5002, 100 College Drive, North Bay, Ontario P1B 8L7
  • Applicants who have attended post-secondary institutions outside North America must have their foreign transcripts assessed by World Education Services (WES):www.wes.org/ca. We require a WES Credential Evaluation Report, including a Course-by-Course Analysis. WES evaluations must be sent directly to the Admissions Office, Nipissing University, Box 5002, 100 College Drive, North Bay, Ontario P1B 8L7
  • All transcripts must be received by the transcript deadline
  • Canadian university students studying abroad as part of an exchange program do not need to provide a WES evaluation.


International Applicants:

  • ​​All foreign transcripts must be assessed by World Education Services (WES):www.wes.org/ca. We require a WES Credential Evaluation Report, including a Course-by-Course Analysis. WES evaluations must be sent directly to the Admissions Office, Nipissing University, Box 5002, 100 College Drive, North Bay, Ontario P1B 8L7
  • Candidates whose first language is not English will be required to submit the results from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) including the Test of Written English (TWE), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English Academic (see required scores below)

TOEFL score: 600 on the paper-based test or 100 on iBT with a minimum score of 27 on writing and 27 on speaking. The test is administered by the Educational Testing Service: www.toefl.org.

IELTS score: Overall score of 7 with scores of at least 6.5 in reading and listening, and scores of at least 7 in writing and speaking. The test is administered by the IELTS Test Centre Canada at Conestoga College. The requirement for MELAB is a minimum score of 90, with at least 4 on the Oral Interview Component.

PEARSON score: overall score of 67 with scores of at least 60 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Divisions

Applicants must apply to one or more of the following divisions:

Primary/Junior (P10) - Kindergarten to grade 6
Junior/Intermediate (P20) - grades 4 - 10
Intermediate/Senior (P30) - grades 7 - 12

Division Requirements:

P10 Primary/Junior

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This division prepares the candidate to teach from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6.  Candidates do not choose teaching subjects.  An undergraduate degree with breadth is required.

P20 Junior/Intermediate

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This division prepares the candidate to teach Grade 4 to Grade 10 with specific preparation in one teaching subject, at the Intermediate level.  Candidates must select one teaching subject and have at least three full undergraduate courses in that teaching subject. Teaching subjects offered at Nipissing are:

English Music - Instrumental
French (as a second language) Religious Education (Catholic)
Geography Science - General
Health and Physical Education Visual Arts
History
Mathematics
  1. English - courses presented for the teaching subject must be English literature courses. English remedial courses will not be considered.  Cross-listed courses will not be counted towards the teaching subject.
  2. French - No more than one full course (2-one semester courses) can be at the first year level. Applicants must possess oral and written fluency in the French language and a thorough knowledge of grammar.
  3. History - Candidates are required to have three full courses in History, with at least one-half course being Canadian History.
  4. Instrumental Music - the prerequisite is three full undergraduate courses (6-one semester courses) all of which must be performance courses. Candidates will be considered based on academic background and experience in the discipline. Applicants should have experience with brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
  5. Mathematics - Mathematics courses equivalent to a secondary school Math credit cannot be counted. At least one full course (2-one semester courses) must be upper year credits.
  6. Religious Education - this teaching subject prepares teachers of Religious Education in Roman Catholic schools. Roman Catholic Boards of Education require that student teachers be of the Catholic faith. Applicants may be asked to provide a pastoral reference.
  7. Science - The prerequisite is three full undergraduate courses (6-one semester courses) in a combination of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.  Candidates must have coursees in two of these three disciplines.
  8. Visual Arts - the prerequisite is three full undergraduate courses (6-one semester courses) all of which must be studio courses such as drawing, painting, sculpting, etc. Candidates will also be considered based on academic background and experience in the discipline. For detailed information, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Please note: Courses cross-listed with the discipline will not automatically be counted towards the teaching subject.

P30 Intermediate/Senior

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This division prepares the candidate to teach Grade 7 to Grade 12, with specific preparation in two teaching subjects.  Candidates must have at least five full undergraduate courses (or 10-one semester courses) in the first teaching subject selected and at least three full undergraduate courses (6-one semester courses) in the second teaching subject. Candidates must choose two teaching subjects from the following:

Biology Geography Physics
Business Studies-General Health and Physical Education
Religious Education (Catholic)
Chemistry History Visual Arts
English Mathematics
French (as a second language)
Music - Instrumental
  1. Business Studies - General - As a first teaching subject, five full courses (10-one semester courses) are required from at least two of the following areas: Organizations/Organizational Behaviour (Human Resources), Management, Marketing, Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, and Technology Management. Only one full (two semester) course in Economics can count towards the requirement.
    As a second teaching subject, three full courses (6 one-semester courses) are required from at least two of the following areas: Organizations (Human Resources), Management, Marketing, Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, and Technology Management. Only 1–one semester course in Economics can count towards the requirement.
  2. English - courses presented for the teaching subject must be English literature courses. Remedial English courses will not be considered.  Cross-listed courses will not be counted towards a teaching subject in English.
  3. French - No more than two full courses (4-one semester courses) towards a first teaching subject in French can be at the first year level. No more than one full course (2-one semester courses) towards a second teaching subject in French can be at the first year level. Applicants must possess oral and written fluency in the French language and a thorough knowledge of grammar.
  4. History - As a first teaching subject, candidates are required to have five full courses (10-one semester courses) in History, with at least one full course (2-one semester courses) being Canadian History. As a second teaching subject, candidates are required to have three full courses (6-one semester courses) in History with at least 1-one semester course being Canadian History.
  5. Instrumental Music - applicants must present the required number of courses including a minimum of three full undergraduate courses (6-one semester coursses) in performance. Candidates will be considered based on academic background and experience in the discipline. Applicants should have experience with brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
  6. Mathematics - only undergraduate Mathematics courses with OAC/4U Mathematics (or equivalent) prerequisites will be considered. Business Mathematics courses will not be considered.  At least two full courses (4-one semester courses) towards a first teaching subject in Mathematics must be beyond the first year level.  At least one full course (2-one semester courses) towards a second teaching subject in Mathematics must be beyond the first year level.
  7. Religious Education - the teaching subject prepares teachers of Religious Education in Roman Catholic schools. Roman Catholic Boards of Education require that student teachers be of the Catholic faith. Applicants will be asked to provide a pastoral reference.
  8. Visual Arts - candidates must present the required number of undergraduate courses including a minimum of three full courses (6-one cerdit courses in studio. Examples of studio courses are courses such as painting, drawing, sculpting, etc. Candidates will be considered based on academic background and experience in the discipline. For detailed information, please contact the Office of the Registrar. 

Please note: Courses cross-listed with the discipline will not automatically be counted towards the teachable subject.

For further information, please contact the Admissions Office: admissions@nipissingu.ca

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