Consecutive BEd Degree Program admissions

Consecutive BEd Degree Program Highlights

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

Application Website 

www.ouac.on.ca/teas

Deadline Dates

December 1, 2021    

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY

Deadline to apply for entry into the two year consecutive Bachelor of Education program beginning Fall 2022. 
Deadline to pay application fee, supplementary service fee and transcript fees.  

December 10, 2021 Transcripts due at Nipissing. See below for further information and instructions on how to order transcripts. 
December 10, 2021 English Language Proficiency test results due (if applicable). See below for further information on English language requirements. 
December 17, 2021 All supplemental material due. This pertains to applicants wishing to be considered under any of our accessibility categories 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 email.  
June 30, 2022 If we select you for admission, you must provide an official transcript showing that a recognized undergraduate degree was conferred (you have graduated), and all required teaching subject courses were completed, by the end of June 2022. It is your responsibility to ensure that all final grades and the conferral of your degree appear on your transcript that is sent by your institution. See below for further information and instructions on how to order transcripts.  
 

Admission Information

Enrolment in the Faculty of Education is limited. Selection is based primarily on your academic average. Your admission average is calculated on the best 10 full (full-year) university courses, or equivalent (not including college transfer courses), completed at the time you apply. A full course is the equivalent of 1 academic year of study. A full university course normally runs from September to April, or is the equivalent of 2 semester-long courses. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. 

  • We will only use credits completed at the degree level within an acceptable degree program to calculate admission averages and satisfy teaching subject requirements. We will not use college diploma credits used to obtain transfer credit in a degree program for these purposes. Ensure that you meet the 10 full-course equivalent degree credit (2-year equivalent) requirement for calculation of an admission average before you apply. 
  • We consider only the first 25 courses in the calculation of the average, even if you present more. 
  • If you have a graduate degree, you may have a maximum of 5 full graduate courses included in your average. 
  • If you have, or will have, a minimum of 10 full (20 semester) undergraduate courses by the time you complete your degree, not including transfer credit from college, you are eligible for consideration. Your admission average will be based on what appears on your submitted transcript by the transcript deadline. If we offer you admission, we will recalculate your average upon receipt of final grades, using all 10 full (20 semester) undergraduate courses. You will be required to have a minimum 70% average to meet the conditions of your offer. 
  • If you have an average of less than 70% on your best 10 full (20 semester) courses, we will be unable to consider you for admission. 
  • For a designated number of places in the BEd program, we give preference to members of Indigenous groups, racial minorities and persons with disabilities. See appropriate section below for further information. Additional information will also be sent in your acknowledgement email. Note: You must still meet the minimum requirements for admission consideration. 
  • A limited number of spaces are available for applicants who hold an undergraduate degree, plus an Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child and Youth Care/Worker (CYC/CYW) diploma or who hold an undergraduate degree specializing in child studies. These spaces are in the Primary/Junior division. See appropriate sections below for further information. Additional information will also be sent in your acknowledgement email. Note: You must still meet the minimum requirements for admission consideration. This includes completing an undergraduate degree by June 2022. 

Accessibility and Special Admissions Policies

  • Applications from qualified candidates who are Indigenous, members of visible minorities, or persons with disabilities are encouraged. If you wish to be consider for admission under one of our accessibility policies you will be require to submit all required documentation by December 17, 2021 via Secured Messaging System (SAM). SAM can be accessed through your OUAC account and your TEAS application. Further information will be sent to you in your acknowledgement email. 
  • 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 Care/Worker (CYC/CYW) diploma or hold an undergraduate degree specializing in Child Studies. If you wish to be considered for admission under one of our ECE/CYW/CYC/Child Studies pathways submit all required documentation by December 17, 2021 via Secured Messaging System (SAM).  SAM can be accessed through your OUAC account and your TEAS application. Further information will be sent to you in your acknowledgement email. 
  • Please note that applicants considered for any of the accessibility or special pathway opportunities must still meet the minimum admission requirements. 

Transcripts

  • Transcripts submitted at the time of application must show all courses required for admission consideration (including teaching subject courses, if applicable) as either completed or in progress. Indicating in-progress course(s) on your TEAS application is not sufficient. It is your responsibility to ensure that all courses (completed and in progress) appear on your transcript that is sent by your institution. 
  • Request official transcripts from all Ontario universities you attended, including transcripts from institutions attended on a Letter of Permission (even if courses are incomplete and grades do not appear on the transcript) using a TEAS online transcript request, and submit it with your TEAS application. 
    • Ensure that you select “Immediate” when asked when your transcript should be sent. 
    • Current Nipissing students or Nipissing graduates do not need to order or send Nipissing transcripts. However, if you attended Nipissing University prior to 1992, you are considered a Laurentian University student and must submit that transcript. 
  • Order all transcripts from non-Ontario universities directly from the institution and have them sent to the Office of the Registrar – Admissions, Nipissing University. 
    • If you are applying to the Primary/Junior division and have completed an Early Childhood Education or Child and Youth Care/Worker Diploma from a recognized college, you must order a transcript directly from the college you attended and have it sent directly to the Office of the Registrar – Admissions, Nipissing University. Note: If you are being considered under this admission criteria, you are still required to complete an undergraduate degree by June 2022. 
    • If you attended a postsecondary institution outside of Canada or the United States, you must have your foreign transcripts assessed by World Education Services (WES). 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. Note: If you attend an international institution on exchange from your Ontario-based home university, you do not need a WES evaluation. 

 

English Language Proficiency

  • If English is not your first language (learned and spoken in the home), you are required to achieve the required proficiency level on 1 of the following tests of English language proficiency: 
  • Cambridge English Qualifications – minimum C1 overall score of 176 with a minimum score of 169. 
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL/CAEL Online) – minimum overall score of 70 with no band less than 60. 
  • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) – minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.5. 
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) – minimum overall score of 63 with a minimum score of 60 in each section. 
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – minimum overall score of 93 with a minimum score of 20 in Reading and Listening and a minimum score of 22 in Writing and Speaking. 
  • We reserve the right to request an English-language proficiency test result from any applicant. You may be required to withdraw from the program if, after admission, you show an inadequate command of spoken or written English. 
  • Studying in an English-language school system does not exempt you from this requirement.  

Divisions

Applicants must apply to one of the following divisions: 

  • Primary/Junior (P10) 
  • Primary/Junior (P11) – French as a Second Language 
  • Junior/Intermediate (P20) 
  • Intermediate/Senior (P30) 

P10 Primary/Junior

  • This division prepares the candidate to teach from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6.  
  • Primary/Junior applicants do not choose teaching subjects; however, you should have breadth (courses that cover the main Ontario curriculum areas) in your undergraduate degree, since you are required to teach a variety of subjects at this level. 

P11 Primary/Junior – French as a Second Language

  • This division prepares the candidate to teach from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. Students who graduate with the Primary/Junior FSL BEd degree will be qualified to teach FSL (i.e., core, extended and immersion), Kindergarten to Grade 12. 
  • Primary/Junior – French as a Second Language (FSL) applicants must possess oral and written fluency in French and submit proof of at least 1 of the following credentials: 
  • A Certificate of Bilingualism from Nipissing University or Laurentian University, or Level C from the Federal government completed within the 2 years prior to your application to the BEd program; 
  • A transcript showing proof of graduation from a francophone university, with studies having been in the French language; 
  • A Level B2 Diploma (provided upon successful completion of the Diplôme d’études en langue française [DELF] French proficiency test) completed within the 2 years prior to your application to the BEd program; or 
  • 3 full undergraduate courses (6 one-semester courses) in French, with no more than 1 full course (2 one-semester courses) at the first-year level. We recommend that you present a combination of French language, grammar, composition, literature and culture courses. We will count no more than 1 full course (2 one-semester courses) in translation. Courses must be completed in time to appear on your transcript. We must receive your transcript by June 30, 2021. 
  • If you are submitting a Certificate of Bilingualism or DELF results, we must receive the results by December 17, 2021. If you are meeting the French fluency requirement in any other way, it must be evident based on the transcript received by December 10, 2021. 
  • In addition, you should have breadth (courses that cover the main Ontario curriculum areas) in your undergraduate degree, since you are required to teach a variety of subjects at this level. 

P20 Junior/Intermediate

  • 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 or 6 one-semester courses in the teaching subject selected.  
  • 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

 

 

*A teaching subject may be cancelled if there is an insufficient number of qualified applicants. We reserve the right to cancel a teaching subject at any point. 

English - Courses presented for this teaching subject 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 teaching subject 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. 
  • If you are submitting a Certificate of Bilingualism or DELF results, we must receive the results by December 17, 2021. If you are meeting the French fluency requirement in any other way, it must be evident based on the transcript received by December 10, 2021. 

Geography – Examples of acceptable Geography courses include, but are not limited to, courses in GIS, Geomatics, Geoinformatics, Physical Geography, Human Geography, Cultural Geography, Remote Sensing, Geotechnologies, Economic Geography, Canadian Geography. Courses in Earth Science, Environmental Science and Geology may be considered. 

Health and Physical Education – Acceptable courses include movement or action based courses.  Biology based courses coded PHED or KINE (e.g. Anatomy and Physiology) cannot be used towards a Health and Physical Education teaching subject. The majority of the courses used towards the teaching subject should be physical education and/or kinesiology courses. Health Science/Studies courses may be considered in order to supplement any physical education and/or kinesiology courses presented.  

History – Courses should be coded as History or cross-listed with History. Examples of acceptable courses include, but not limited to, courses in Canadian/European/American/Indigenous history or political/economic/social/cultural/military history. Classical Studies (e.g. Greek/Roman civilization) and Art History courses may be considered. 

Instrumental Music - Applicants 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) – Courses presented must be a combination of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Applicants must present courses in two of the three disciplines. 

Visual Arts – Applicants must present 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 teaching subject. Please email the Office of the Registrar at admissions@nipissingu.ca for further details. 

 

P30 Intermediate/Senior

  • This division prepares the students to teach Grade 7 to Grade 12, with specific preparation in two teaching subjects. Applicants 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.  
  • Teaching subjects* offered at Nipissing are: 

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

 

*A teaching subject may be cancelled if there is an insufficient number of qualified applicants. We reserve the right to cancel a teaching subject at any point. 

Biology – Applicants should present courses in Biology or courses that are cross-listed with Biology that cover aspects of the Ontario Biology curriculum (e.g. biodiversity, evolution, genetics, animal biology, plant biology, anatomy, physiology, cellular biology, microbiology, ecosystems). Courses in biochemistry will count towards Biology or Chemistry teaching subjects but not both. Physical Education and/or Kinesiology courses may be considered if they are cross-listed with Biology or contain a significant amount of biology content (e.g. Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics, Nutrition) 

Business Studies (General) - As a first teaching subject, applicants must present five full courses (10 one- semester courses) 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/Organizational Behaviour (Human Resources), Management, Marketing, Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, and Technology Management. Only 1 one-semester course in Economics can count towards the requirement. 

Chemistry – Applicants should present courses in Chemistry or courses that are cross-listed with Chemistry that cover aspects of the Ontario Chemistry curriculum (e.g. structure and bonding, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, physical chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, molecular chemistry, thermodynamics). Courses in biochemistry will count towards Biology or Chemistry teaching subjects but not both. 

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. 
  • If you are submitting a Certificate of Bilingualism or DELF results, we must receive the results by December 17, 2021. If you are meeting the French fluency requirement in any other way, it must be evident based on the transcript received by December 10, 2021. 

Geography – Examples of acceptable Geography courses include, but are not limited to GIS, Geomatics, Geoinformatics, Physical Geography, Human Geography, Cultural Geography, Remote Sensing, Geotechnologies, Economic Geography, Canadian Geography. Courses in Earth Science, Environmental Science and Geology may be considered 

Health and Physical Education – Acceptable courses include movement or action based courses.  Biology based courses coded PHED or KINE (e.g. Anatomy and Physiology) cannot be used towards a Health and Physical Education teaching subject. The majority of the courses used towards the teaching subject should be physical education and/or kinesiology courses. Health Science/Studies courses may be considered in order to supplement any physical education and/or kinesiology courses presented.  

History – Courses should be coded as History or cross-listed with History. Examples of acceptable courses include, but are not limited to, courses in Canadian/European/American/Indigenous history or political/economic/social/cultural/military history. Classical Studies (e.g. Greek/Roman civilization) and Art History courses may be considered. 

Instrumental Music - Applicants must present the required number of courses including a minimum of three full undergraduate performance courses (6 one-semester courses). Applicants 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. 

Physics – Applicants should present courses in Physics or courses that are cross-listed with Physics that cover aspects of the Ontario Physics curriculum (e.g. energy and momentum; gravitational, electric and magnetic fields; quantum mechanics; waves and sound; fluid dynamics; force; electricity and magnetism; mechanics; special relativity; thermodynamics). Some Engineering courses may be consider.  It is highly recommended that applicants submit course syllabi for any Engineering course they wish to have counted towards a Physics teaching subject requirement. 

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

Visual Arts - Applicants 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. Applicants 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 teaching 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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