Teacher Education Programs (Graduate Level)

Cape Breton University believes strongly in life long learning and continuing education for teachers and professionals. For this reason CBU offers a series of innovative learning opportunities designed to enhance, strengthen and increase knowledge and qualifications.

All of the programs are offered on a part time basis and most of them are offered exclusively online to keep up with your busy lifestyle.

All programs (excluding the MEd SCI) have been certified by the Department of Education, Province of Nova Scotia for teacher License Reclassification.

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Graduate Level Teacher Education Programs

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Certificate and Diploma programs: *Application DUE: August 1, 2017 (for September 2017 start)
Submit a general CBU application (linked below) and all post-secondary transcripts to the Student Service Centre.

Master of Education (Information Technology)
This program is co-offered through Memorial University.  All application processes are completed through MUN.

Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation (SCI): 
At this time, CBU is unable to accept any applicants from the Maritime provinces.


Nova Scotia teachers are required to apply for approval from the Dept. of Education prior to beginning an upgrade program.  The required application form can be faxed to (902)424-3814:


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Kristin O’Rourke
Manager of Teacher Education Programs



“Being a full-time teacher, the option to take the program online through distance allows me to do it at my own time and convenience. Even if I travel for a weekend, I can log on wherever I am and complete my course assignments.”

—Jenny MacLean, Class of 2014, 
Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Studies,
Employer: Cape Breton-Victoria District School Board

Read more of Jenny’s story

Kristin O'Rourke
Manager, Teacher Education Programs

Office: L138

Phone: 902-563-1647