The Faculty of Education does not grant direct entry. Students complete two years in a Pre-Education program prior to applying for admission to the Faculty. After two years of Pre-Education, admission to the Faculty of Education is competitive and is based on your university grades and meeting other requirements. The required average will vary depending on your area of study.
These classes, or their equivalents, are pre-requisites for specific courses in this program, but are not required for general admission purposes: Biology 30, Chemistry 30 and Physics 30.
Combined Degrees - BSc / BEd
As a BSc student, most of your courses will be in the sciences. You'll also have many great opportunities to work on research projects with your professors through independent studies or even summer research assistantships.
Students may meet the Science Education major requirements by completing a major in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physical Geography, Physics, or Urban and Regional Studies, or the General Major in the Sciences (at least 7 courses in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physical Geography, or Physics and 4 courses in each of two other disciplines in the Sciences).
See program overview for the Combined Degrees Program
See the Combined Degrees Program Planning Guides
If You Already Have a Degree
If you wish to enter the Faculty of Education with a major in Science Education, you must possess a recognized degree which includes a major in an area of science, such as Biology, Physics, or Chemistry. In addition, all other prerequisites for admission must be met.
At the time of admission, if your degree is approved, both certification and BEd requirements may be met with the completion of 20 courses in Education.
See program overview for the After Degree Program
See the Bachelor of Education After Degree Program Planning Guide