Admission Requirements

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Elementary Education (P-6) Requirements:

Candidates for the Bachelor of Education (Elementary) must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree from a recognized University, with a minimum of 90 credit hours and the following:

  • Social Studies: six credits in university social studies from among History (with a preference for local and Canadian History), Geography, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Law, Classics, African Canadian Studies, Mi’kmaq Studies, Acadian Studies and/or Philosophy
  • Science: Six credits in university science coursework from any one or combination of the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology/Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Environmental Studies and MSIT
  • Mathematics: Six credits in university Mathematics coursework with a preference for a course in fundamental concepts
  • English: Six credits in university English coursework
  • Developmental Psychology: Six credits in university Developmental Psychology coursework.

Intermediate/Secondary Education (7-12) Requirements:

Candidates for the Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) must have successfully completed a university degree and the following:
First Teachable Area: A concentration of at least thirty credit hours of university coursework in a single discipline selected from below.
Second Teachable Area: A concentration of at least eighteen credit hours of university coursework in a second single discipline university coursework in a single discipline selected from below.

Intermediate/Secondary Teachables: English, Math, French, Fine Arts, Technology, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology/Earth Sciences, Oceanography or Environmental Studies) and Social Studies (History, Geography, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, African Canadian Studies, or Mi’kmaq Studies).  (Please note that Anthropology can be used as a second teachable area only.)


Aboriginal Education Concentration Requirements:

Students completing a BEd may choose the Aboriginal Education Concentration.
The Concentration was designed in collaboration with Unama’ki College. It provides students with an in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of aboriginal education models with a key focus area on aboriginal language acquisition and second language teaching.

Students will complete all requirements as outlined above for the common core and secondary/elementary core. Additionally, students will complete 12 of their credits of elective courses within the Mi’kmaq Focus Electives. For further details see the Academic Calendar.