Education Admission Requirements

Accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), a degree from Redeemer will prepare you to teach at the primary, junior, and/or intermediate levels. Deeply rooted in a Christian worldview, and mentored by expert faculty that care about you as an individual, you will be prepared for future careers in a wide variety of schools, including Public, Catholic, and independent Christian schools.
Quick facts
110
days of practicum ensures all students are well equipped to teach in the classroom upon graduation
2x
per year in January and May we accept new students into the Education program
60
person cap means smaller class sizes and a dedicated faculty who are there when you need them
1:1
ratio of prospective education students to dedicated admissions counsellors

Application Timeline

The road to acceptance at Redeemer.

Application Process

Stay on track! Follow these three steps to finish your application and become a student at Redeemer.

Start your Application

  • Create an account and start your application online.
  • Visit campus or set up a meeting with your admissions counsellor to have your questions answered.

Complete your Application

  • Submit your completed application and pay the $80 application fee
  • Request your transcripts to be sent to Redeemer's Admission Office
  • Have two references fill in the online form on your behalf

Interview and offers

  • If chosen, attend an interview with the admissions committee
  • Accept offer of admission
  • Register for courses

Admissions Requirements

Applicants for the Bachelor of Education degree program will be considered for admission based on the following requirements:

The School of Education offers programs leading to basic qualification in two strands: Primary/Junior (K-6) and Junior/Intermediate (4-10). In order to qualify for the Junior/Intermediate strand, applicants must possess at least six courses in an Intermediate Teaching Subject. The six courses completed must be of increasing difficulty and include at least one 300 or 400 level undergraduate course and a maximum of three 100-level courses. A C- average is required for these courses.

Please note: meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Redeemer offers the following Intermediate Teaching Subjects:

Dramatic Arts

The six required undergraduate courses must increase in academic rigour and include at least one 300/400 level course. There is a maximum of three 100-level courses allowed.

English

The majority of the six required courses must be in Literature and Writing.

French as a Second Language
  • Applicants are required to take a Grammar Aptitude Test (GAT) and an Oral Proficiency Test (OPT) prior to admittance into EDU-329 (required course for BEd candidates with a French teaching subject). 
  • Applicants possessing only a minor in French are advised that they should have immersion experience when considering French as a teaching subject.

French as a Second Language

Applicants are required to take a Grammar Aptitude Test (GAT) and an Oral Proficiency Test (OPT) prior to admittance into EDU-329 (required course for B.Ed candidates with a French teaching subject). Applicants possessing only a minor in French are advised that they should have immersion experience when considering French as a teaching subject.

Geography

At least one Canadian Geography course is required.

Geography

At least one Canadian Geography course is required.

Health & Physical Education

Courses must be those offered through Kinesiology or Physical Education.  Two courses in Health Studies are allowed.

Health & Physical Education

Courses must be those offered through Kinesiology or Physical Education.  Two courses in Health Studies are allowed.

History

At least one Canadian History course is required, but two are recommended.

Mathematics

The six required undergraduate courses must increase in academic rigour and include at least one 300/400 level course.  There is a maximum of three 100-level courses allowed.

Music (Instrumental and Vocal)

The six required undergraduate courses must increase in academic rigour and include at least one 300/400 level course.  There is a maximum of three 100-level courses allowed.

Religious Education in Catholic Schools

This teaching subject is for candidates who are interested in and eligible to teach Catholic Religious Education in Catholic schools. Generally speaking, a demonstrated commitment to the Catholic Church is a requirement for such employment.

Sciences – General

Three different types of Sciences are required in the 6-course sequence.  For example, three Biology, two Chemistry and  Environmental Science.

Visual Art

The six required undergraduate courses must increase in academic rigour and include at least one 300/400 level course.  There is a maximum of three 100-level courses allowed.

Additional Information

Language Requirements

All students are required to be proficient in the English language.  Students are required to hold a degree from an accredited English medium university in an English speaking country, with a minimum of two years of full-time study at that university.  Students who hold a degree outside of this requirement need to complete an English proficiency test:

International transcripts must be submitted through World Education Services (WES) for a course-by-course evaluation.

Admissions FAQ

How do my references submit their form?

On the application, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information of two individuals who are familiar with your volunteer experience and/or are able to describe your skills and personal qualities that would make you a suitable candidate for the Bachelor of Education program. Each reference will be emailed a secure online form to fill out and submit on your behalf. Once they submit, it will be automatically added to your application.

How do I submit my transcripts?

In order for transcripts to be considered official, they will need to be requested from your undergraduate institution’s transcript offices to be sent direct to Redeemer’s Admissions office.  We accept transcripts via mail (Redeemer University Admissions, 777 Garner Rd E, Ancaster, ON, L9K 1J4) or email (admissions@redeemer.ca).  Students who received their undergraduate degree from an international university will need to have their transcript submitted through World Education Services (WES) for a course-by-course evaluation.

Do I need to be a Christian to attend Redeemer’s B.Ed program?

Christian faith is not a requirement in order to apply to this program, however candidates assent to being educated within the context of Redeemer’s Christian perspective. 

Can I live on campus?

On campus housing is reserved for undergraduate students only.  All bachelor of education students need to find housing off campus.

Can I transfer into Redeemer’s B.Ed program from another B.Ed program?

You are able to apply for our program as a transfer student from another accredited university.  Having said that, transfer students will only be eligible for a spot in the program if space is allowed after all other direct applicants have been considered.  Our program is quite competitive, so there is no guarantee of being offered a spot to transfer in.  Also given the unique cohort-style scheduling of our program, transfer students will likely need to take part in at least 3 semesters at Redeemer to meet all of our requirements.

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