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Consecutive BEd Degree Program

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 2016 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 primarily on academic achievement. Experiential qualifications will only be taken into consideration for those close to, and above, the established cut-off average. Cut-off averages will vary from year to year depending on the quality and quantity of applications. Candidates are required to complete the online Nipissing Experience Profile Form once they have applied. The deadline date for completing and submitting the Experience Profile is January 15, ​2016.   The application will remain open, however, applicants applying after January 15, 2016 will be considered as their files become complete, if room remains in the program.

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 $60 non-refundable institutional supplementary fee, must be received by the OUAC no later than January 15, 2016.   The application will remain open, however, applicants applying after January 15, 2016 will be considered as their files become complete, if room remains in the program.

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 no later than January 15, 2016.   The application will remain open, however, applicants applying after January 15, 2016 will be considered as their files become complete, if room remains in the program.

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, 2016.  ​Applicants applying after January 15, 2016 are not guaranteed an admission decision on March 1, 2016.  Decisions will be made on a rolling basis as files become complete.

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.

Divisions

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

Primary/Junior - Kindergarten to grade 6
Junior/Intermediate - grades 4 - 10
Intermediate/Senior - grades 7 - 12

Division Prerequisites

P10 Primary/Junior

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Preference will be given to candidates with breadth in their undergraduate degree. No teachable subjects are required.

P20 Junior/Intermediate

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Candidates must select one teaching subject and have at least three full undergraduate courses in that teaching subject. Teaching subjects offered 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.
  2. French - No more than one full course 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 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 six credits (one full course) 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 in a combination of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
  8. Visual Arts - the prerequisite is three full undergraduate courses all of which must be studio courses. 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 teaching subject.

P30 Intermediate/Senior

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Candidates must have at least five full undergraduate courses in the first teaching subject selected and at least three full undergraduate courses in the second teaching subject. Candidates must choose two teaching subjects from the following:

Business Studies - General Geography Physics
Biology 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 (10 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 one full (two semester) course in Economics can count towards the requirement.
    As a second teaching subject, three full (6 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 one – one semester course in Economics can count towards the requirement.
  2. English - courses presented for the teaching subject must be English literature courses. English remedial courses will not be considered.
  3. French - No more than two full courses towards a first teaching subject in French can be at the first year level. No more than one full course 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 in History, with at least one full course being Canadian History. As a second teaching subject, candidates are required to have three full courses in History with at least one-half course being Candian History.
  5. Instrumental Music - applicants must present the required number of courses including a minimum of three full undergraduate 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.
  6. Mathematics - only undergraduate Mathematics courses with OAC/4U Mathematics (or equivalent) prerequisites will be considered. Business Mathematics courses will not be considered.
  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 courses including a minimum of three full undergraduate studio courses. 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 Registrar: registrar@nipissingu.ca

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