Our North Bay Campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities like the Harris Learning Library and the R.J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre. Customize your learning experience in our Applied and Professional Studies, Arts and Science, and Education degree programs.
As of Friday, June 24, 2016, the Muskoka Campus was closed. All programs have been moved and are now offered at the North Bay Campus. Please direct any inquiries to:
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North Bay, ON P1B 8L7
Tel: 705.474.3450, ext.4200
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The Concurrent Education program at our Brantford Campus is offered in partnership with Laurier Brantford. Graduates receive an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Society, Culture & Environment from Laurier Brantford and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing.
The Consecutive Bachelor of Education program leads to teacher certification within the Province of Ontario. The program is two years, and is only available on a full-time basis at the main campus in North Bay.
Applicants to the Bachelor of Education program (Consecutive) must hold a recognized undergraduate degree, all required teachable subject courses, and be able to provide a transcript indicating that the degree has been conferred by June 2017 to be considered. Please note that 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.
It is the policy of Nipissing University to encourage applications from qualified candidates who are Aboriginal, members of visible minorities, and differently-abled persons. 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. Cut-off averages will vary from year to year depending on the quality and quantity of applications.
The admission average is 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. Please note that a minimum admission average of 70% is required for consideration.
A limited number of spaces will be reserved for Aboriginal applicants and 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. The majority of these spaces are in the Primary/Junior division. Aboriginal and ECE or CYW applicants must have completed a minimum of 10 full undergraduate courses. 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.
To be assured of consideration in the final selection process, the candidate's application, along with the application fee and the non-refundable institutional supplementary fee, must be received by the OUAC by the deadline specified.
Official transcripts from Ontario universities may be ordered by completing the OUAC Transcript Request Form. Transcripts ordered directly from postsecondary institutions must be sent to the Office of the Registrar at Nipissing. Transcripts from all universities, must be received immediately. Please ensure that these are ordered as soon as you apply.
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, and 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.
The first round of offers of admission will be made on March 1, 2017.
Foreign official transcripts not written in English must be accompanied by an officially certified translation. Photocopies of transcripts are not acceptable. 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) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
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.
Applicants must apply to one or more of the following divisions:
Primary/Junior - Kindergarten to grade 6Junior/Intermediate - grades 4 - 10Intermediate/Senior - grades 7 - 12
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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.
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:
Please note: Courses cross-listed with the discipline will not automatically be counted towards the teaching subject.
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:
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: email@example.com
For more information, please visit our Bachelor of Education degree overview site.
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