Consecutive BEd Degree Program admissions

Highlights:

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

Application Website: www.ouac.on.ca/teas

Deadline Dates:

December 1, 2020 - DEADLINE TO APPLY
Deadline to apply for entry into the two year consecutive Bachelor of Education program beginning Fall 2021.

December 11, 2020 - Transcripts due at Nipissing (see note below on ordering transcripts)

December 11, 2020 - English Language Proficiency test results due (if applicable)

December 18, 2020 – All supplemental material due. This pertains to applicants wishing to be considered under any of our accessibility admission policies and/or applicants to Music, Visual Arts,  and/or Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate or Intermediate/Senior – French as a Second Language. See appropriate sections below for further information.  Additional information will also be sent in your acknowledgement package.

Applicant Requirements (to be considered for admission):

  • A recognized undergraduate degree (conferred by June 2021 for the September 2021 program start)
  • Completion of all teaching subject requirements (if applicable see division requirements below). Transcripts submitted by the transcript deadline must include ALL in progress courses.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of ten full courses (20 semester courses) to their undergraduate degree, not including college transfer credit, to be eligible for consideration 

*Please note that the above Applicant Requirements are the minimum to be considered for the program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

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. If you have, or will have, a minimum of 10 full (20 semester) undergraduate courses by the time you complete your degree, not including college transfer credit, your admission average will be based on what appears on your transcript submitted by the transcript deadline. If offered admission, you will be required to maintain a 70% average.
  • If you have an average of less than 70% on your best 10 full (20 semester) courses, you will not be considered for admission.
  • 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 Indigenous, members of visible minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged 
  • Applications to the Primary/Junior division (P10 or P11) 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. 

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 through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) by clicking on the “Transcript Requests” section of your application after you have completely filled out the “Institutions Attended” section. 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 of 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), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or Pearson Test of English Academic (see required scores below)

TOEFL: minimum score of 93 (iBT) with a minimum score of 20 in reading and listening and a minimum score of 22 in writing and speaking.

IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5 with scores of at least 6.5 in reading, listening and speaking, and at least 6 in writing. 

PEARSON: overall score of 63 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)
  • Primary/Junior (P11) – French as a Second Language
  • Junior/Intermediate (P20)
  • Intermediate/Senior (P30)

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.

P11 Primary/Junior – French as a Second Language

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Students who graduate with the P/J FSL BEd degree will be qualified to teach French as a second language (ie. core, extended, and immersion) Grades K-12.

Primary/Junior – French as a Second Language (FSL) applicants must possess oral and written fluency in French and submit proof of at least one of the following credentials:

  • a Certificate of Bilingualism from Nipissing University, Laurentian University or Level C from the Federal government completed within two years of application to the BEd program or
  • a transcript showing proof of graduation from a francophone university having studied in the French language or
  • a Level B2 Diploma (provided upon successful completion of the DELF French proficiency test) completed within two years of application to the BEd program or
  • Three full undergraduate courses (6-one semester courses) in French with no more than one full course (2-one semester course) at the first-year level. It is recommended that students present a combination of French language, grammar, composition, literature and culture courses. No more than one full course (2-one semester courses) in translation may be counted.

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

Mathematics

French (as a second language)

Music - Instrumental

Geography

Science - General

Health and Physical Education

Visual Arts

History

 

English - Courses presented for the teachable must be English literature courses. English remedial courses will not be considered. (e.g. Nipissing’s ENGL 1501/1502, ENGL 1551/1552 will not be considered). Cross-listed courses will not be counted for a teachable in English.

French - Teacher candidates for French as a second language at the Junior Intermediate level must possess oral and written fluency and submit proof of at least one of the following credentials to the Office of the Registrar:

  • a Certificate of Bilingualism from Nipissing University, Laurentian University or Level C from the Federal government completed within two years of application to the BEd program or
  • a transcript showing proof of graduation from a francophone university having studied in the French language or
  • a Level B2 Diploma (provided upon successful completion of the DELF French proficiency test) completed within two years of application to the BEd program or
  • three full undergraduate courses (6-one semester courses) in French with no more than one full course (2-one semester courses) at the first-year level. It is recommended that students present a combination of French language, grammar, composition, literature and culture courses. No more than one full course (2-one semester courses) in translation may be counted towards the teaching subject.

Instrumental Music - The prerequisite is three full (6-one semester) undergraduate performance courses, or equivalent. Candidates will be considered based on academic background and experience in the discipline. Applicants should have experience with brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.

Mathematics - Mathematics courses equivalent to a secondary school Mathematics course cannot be counted towards the teaching subject. At least one full course (2-one semester courses), of the three full courses (6-one semester courses) required, must be beyond the first year level.

Science (General) - The prerequisite is three full undergraduate courses (6-one semester courses) in a combination of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Candidates must have two of these three disciplines.

Visual Arts - The prerequisite is three full undergraduate studio courses (6-one semester courses). Examples of studio courses are courses such as painting, drawing, sculpture, etc. Candidates will also be considered based on academic background and experience in the discipline.

Please note: Cross-listed courses from a different discipline are not always counted towards the teachable subject. Please email the Office of the Registrar at admissions@nipissingu.ca for further details.

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

Social Sciences -General (first teaching subject only)

Chemistry

History

Visual Arts

English

Mathematics

 

French (as a second language)

Music - Instrumental

 

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.

English - Courses presented for the teachable must be English literature courses. English remedial courses will not be considered. (e.g. Nipissing’s ENGL 1501/1502, ENGL 1551/1552 will not be considered). Cross-listed courses will not be counted for a teachable in English.

French - Teacher candidates for French as a second language at the Intermediate/Senior level must possess oral and written fluency and submit proof of at least one of the following credentials to the Office of the Registrar:

  • a Certificate of Bilingualism from Nipissing University, Laurentian University or Level C from the Federal government completed within two years of application to the BEd program or
  • a transcript showing proof of graduation from a francophone university having studied in the French language or
  • a Level B2 Diploma (provided upon successful completion of the DELF French proficiency test) completed within two years of application to the BEd program or
  • five full undergraduate courses (10-one semester courses) towards French as a second language as a first teaching subject with no more than two full courses (4-one semester courses) at the first year level or at least three full undergraduate courses (6-one semester courses) towards French as a second language as a second teaching subject, with no more than one full course (2-one semester courses) at the first year level. It is recommended that students present a combination of French language, grammar, composition, literature and culture courses. No more than one full course (2-one semester courses) in translation may be counted towards the teaching subject.

Instrumental Music - Candidates must present the required number of courses including a minimum of three full undergraduate performance courses (6-one semester courses). Candidates will be considered based on academic background and experience in the discipline. Applicants should have experience with brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.

Mathematics - Mathematics courses equivalent to a secondary school Mathematics course will not be counted towards the teaching subject. 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.

Social Sciences-General – Candidates must present the required number of courses which may include Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Law, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Women’s Studies, Gender Studies and Child Studies.

Visual Arts - Candidates must present the required number of courses including a minimum of three full undergraduate studio courses (6-one semester courses). Examples of studio courses are courses such as painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.Candidates will be considered based on academic background and experience in the discipline.

Please note: Courses cross-listed with the discipline will not automatically be counted towards the teachable subject. Please email the Office of the Registrar at admissions@nipissingu.ca for further details.

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

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