Admissions for Education Programs

Bachelor of Education

Candidates are required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with a minimum of 90 credit hours completed. Candidates in good academic standing, who have achieved an average of at least 65% throughout their undergraduate degree and an average of at least 70% in the last 60 credits attempted, are eligible for admission to the program. Candidates must also possess the following prerequisites:

Elementary Education Stream (Grades P-6)

  • 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, and Environmental Studies
  • Mathematics: Six credits in university Mathematics coursework with a preference for a course in fundamental concepts
  • English: Six credits in university English coursework
  • Three credits of Critical Study Coursework
  • Three credits of Developmental Psychology: PSYC 2601 or equivalent three credits in university Developmental Psychology coursework.

Secondary Education (Grades 7-12):

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: Mi’kmaw Language, 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, Law, Economics, African Canadian Studies, or Mi’kmaq Studies). Anthropology can be used as a second teachable area only. Business (Business Administration, Commerce, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Organizational Behaviour, Secretarial Arts), and Family Studies (Combination of courses from two of the following three areas: Foods and Nutrition, Family Dynamics and Textiles/Housing).

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Master of Education, Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation (SCI)

Students must have a minimum of an undergraduate degree with a 70% average.  The application package includes an online letter of intent*, an academic letter of recommendation and a professional letter of recommendation. In addition, all applicants need to complete the online general CBU application form. All post-secondary transcripts and reference letters to be sent to: Manager of Teacher Education at CBU.

*Letter of intent should 750-1000 words and should articulate your understanding of sustainability education and how you hope to improve your professional practice via this degree.

When you’re ready to apply, please email documents to, or fax to 902-563-1449.

Master of Education (Educational Technology)

Admissions for this program are completed by a partnering institution, MUN. Please visit their website for full details.

Education Diplomas

Students must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 70% average. When you’re ready, apply here.