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Secondary Education

Teach secondary school. Learn how to lead. Experience the classroom and beyond. Create an educated community of the future. Be the inspiration for tomorrow’s children.

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Admission Requirements

Visit the College of Education's website for detailed admissions information.

  • For September 2016 admission is available for both the new Direct Entry and the Sequential routes.

Selection Criteria

Academic Record — 50% weighting
  • Average is calculated on the 60 credit units of pre-requisite courses

Interview — 25% weighting

  • Applicants must answer interview questions as part of online application

35-40 hours of Experience Working with Children or Youth under 18 — 25% weighting

  • Candidate must have 35-40 hours of experience working with children or youth under 18, paid or unpaid work.
  • Candidate must provide contact information for two referees who have supervised or observed interaction with children/youth.
  • The College of Education contacts the referees through email

Entry Statistics

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Secondary Education: Is it for you?

  • The 60 credit units of prerequisite arts and science courses are necessary to ensure that students will have the adequate background knowledge their profession will require. The Secondary Education Program, in particular, lends itself to the completion of a second degree with an additional year of study.
  • Beginning in their third year of study, students are paired with a partner school where assignments can be completed in an active learning environment.
  • At the start of fourth year, studets are completely submerged in an extensive field experience for a supervised 16-week period, teaching full-time for at least five of those weeks.

    What is the Sequential Bachelor of Education?

    After completing 60 credit units in the College of Arts and Science, students are ready to apply to the College of Education with one of two specializations: elementary/middle years or secondary.

    The focus of the Elementary/Middle Years Education Program is of a generalist nature. A student in the Secondary Education Program will have two teaching areas to learn to teach.

    Career Opportunities

    It's about more than becoming a teacher. The skills you learn in the College of Education can take you to the classroom, out into the community or around the world:

    • Elementary or High School Teacher
    • Adult Educator
    • Advocate
    • Community Program Coordinator
    • Curriculum Developer
    • Educational Administrator
    • Entrepreneur
    • High School Counselor or Academic Advisor
    • International Teacher
    • Instructional Designer
    • Library Technician or Teacher Librarian
    • Literacy Instructor/Coordinator
    • Politician
    • Resource Teacher
    • Special Education Teacher
    • Vocational Teacher
    • Writer/Artist/Musician
    • Youth Worker
    • Or almost anything you want...


    A Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) is the beginning of a long career in academia, education, community, business, politics or government.

    The graduate studies program in the College of Education offers opportunities to advance your education in the areas of educational administration (leadership), educational foundations (social justice, Aboriginal, anti-racist, and lifelong and ecological education), educational psychology and special education (school counselling, special education, and applied measurement and evaluation), and educational curriculum (teacher librarian, educational communications, and technology and curriculum).

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