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Can I apply to the Bachelor of Education program online?

Currently, it is not possible to apply to the BEd program online.  You can download the application kit for the Bachelor of Education program here. The application kit contains directions and forms for submitting the application.

When does the Bachelor of Education program begin?

The Bachelor of Education begins in May of each year.  The program does not accept students who wish to start in September or January.

How long is the Bachelor of Education program?

The Bachelor of Education is a 16-month program, which is offered over four consecutive terms.

This program is typically completed sooner than the other Bachelor of Education programs in Nova Scotia.

Will completion of this program provide me with the same credential and teaching license level as the other Nova Scotia Bachelor of Education programs?

This Bachelor of Education program takes less time to complete than the other Nova Scotia programs, however it has the same study time and number of credits (60 credits), as all other Nova Scotia BEd programs. Students can complete the program more quickly because the program is delivered over the four consecutive terms.

What are the fees for the program?

 Fees for the BEd program can be found here.  Students in the program take five courses (15 credits) in each of the four academic terms.

What are the advantageous to a 16-month Bachelor of Education program?

The 16-month delivery coupled with the May start allows CBU grads to begin their careers substantially sooner than grads from many other Nova Scotian BEd programs. CBU BEd students are eligible to apply for teacher certification by August of the subsequent year.

What are the requirements for acceptance to the Bachelor of Education program?

Applicants to the Bachelor of Education program must possess a 90 credits (minimum) university degree and the required coursework for either the Elementary Education or Secondary Education stream.  Please see the program requirement webpage for the lists of coursework.

The requirements for acceptance to the program can be found here.

Where will this Bachelor of Education program allow me to teach?

Students who complete this program are eligible to apply for teacher certification in any province or territory across the country.  Our graduates have secured teaching positions across Canada and in areas outside Canada such as China, Mexico, and the UK.

Can I be accepted to the program without having all the requirements?

Occasionally applicants are accepted to the program even though they have not yet completed all the requirements for entry.  These students are accepted on the condition that they will complete this missing coursework, during the program.

Is there a recommendation for Mathematics coursework for elementary education?

Elementary teachers require university mathematics courses that provide knowledge of fundamental mathematics skills for teaching the curriculum.
MATH1216 Experiences in Mathematics: Fundamentals is the recommended course for elementary education plus 3 other credits of mathematics.

Please note: Math 1116: Introduction to Computer Programming with C++ is not recommended to satisfy these credits. 

Do I require a four-year undergraduate degree to be accepted to this Bachelor of Education program?

You can be accepted to this program after completing a three-year degree, so long as you possess the required coursework.

However, a four-year degree is advantageous if you wish to enroll in Master level studies after completing the Bachelor of Education program, as some Master level degrees require students to have completed a four-year undergraduate degree.

What are the requirements for becoming a French teacher?

Applicants wishing to become a French Teacher are accepted to the BEd program through two routes.  For the Secondary Education route, applicants may apply with either a first teachable (30 credits) or second teachable (18 credits) in French.

Applicants may also be accepted through the Elementary Education/Dual Endorsation Route. For this route, applicants must possess all the requirements for Elementary Education plus a first teachable (30 credits) in French.   BEd grads of this route are eligible to make application to a teaching license that qualifies them to be come an Elementary Teacher and/or French Teacher for any grade level.

For more information on the requirements for the Dual Endorsation routes, please contact BEd@cbu.ca.

Are there any other Elementary Education/Dual Endorsation options?

Yes, the CBU BEd has an Elementary Education/Dual Endorsation route for applicants who have the requirements for Elementary Education plus a first teachable (30 credits) in either Drama or Visual Arts, as well.

For more information on the requirements for the Dual Endorsation routes, please contact BEd@cbu.ca.

What other career choices are available to Bachelor of Education grads?

A Bachelor of Education degree can open the door to many career opportunities.  In addition to becoming classroom teachers, BEd graduates pursue careers in government agencies, as academic advisors, adult education, program administration, corporate educators/trainers, editor/publisher/journalist, EAL teacher, cultural organizations, health authorities, judicial system, private tutoring organizations, national and provincial accrediting agencies and so on.

 

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