Admissions for Education Programs

Bachelor of Education

Students are required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with a minimum of 90 credit hours completed. Students 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.

Intermediate/Secondary Education Prerequisites: 

  • A concentration of at least 30 credit hours of university coursework in a discipline, taught in Nova Scotia secondary schools as outlined in the Public School Program; a maximum of six credit hours of cognate university coursework may be included in fulfilment of this requirement;
  • A concentration of at least 18 credit hours of university coursework in a second discipline, taught in Nova Scotia secondary schools as outlined in the Public School Program; a maximum of six credit hours of cognate university coursework may be included in fulfilment of this requirement.

Intermediate/Secondary Education 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, Mi’kmaq Studies, Law and Classics).  Applicants to the Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) cannot be accepted to this program if the first and second teachable disciplines are both social studies related disciplines.

* can be used as a second teachable discipline only

Elementary Education Prerequisites:

  • 6 credits in social studies (from among History, Geography, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, African Canadian Studies, Mi’kmaq Studies and/or Philosophy) NOTE: This requirement will change to six (6) credits of university social studies coursework for May 2013.
  • 6 credits in science (from among Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology/Earth Sciences, Oceanography or Environmental Studies)
  • 6 credits in Mathematics
  • 6 credits in English
  • 6 credits in Developmental Psychology

Ready to apply to a Bachelor of Education at CBU? Download the BEd Application Kit here, and submit to admissions@cbu.ca.

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 teachered@cbu.ca, 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.