Applicants for the Bachelor of Education degree program will be considered for admission based on the following requirements:
- A recognized bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
- A minimum grade average of 70% (B-) in your last two years of university
- Evidence of some experience of working with children
There are two possible areas of study within your Bachelor of Education degree: Primary/Junior (K-6) and Junior/Intermediate (4-10). If applying to the Junior/Intermediate division, applicants are required to present a minimum of 6 courses/18 credits (progressing in academic rigour) in one of the following teaching subjects:
- Dramatic Arts
- French as a Second Language
- Health & Physical Education
- Music (Instrumental or Vocal)
- Religious Education
- Science (General: includes courses from 3 science disciplines)
- Visual Arts
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:
- TOEFL test score of 100 (iBT) – see page 16 of our academic calendar for a detailed scoring breakdown
- IELTS band score of 7.0
- CAEL test score of 70
International transcripts must be submitted through World Education Services (WES) for a course-by-course evaluation.
Teaching in the senior division (Grades 11 + 12)
At Redeemer, we offer two teaching divisions as part of your B.Ed. degree: Primary/Junior (K-6) and Junior/Intermediate (4-10). For those who intend to teach in the senior division (Grades 11 and 12) after Redeemer, common practice is to earn your B.Ed. degree in the Junior/Intermediate division and following graduation and earning your OCT certification, you can take an Additional Qualifications (AQ) course that will upgrade your OCT designation.
Students wishing to teach French should enroll for EDU-329 after passing the oral and written exams in the summer prior to beginning the fall program.
Students wishing to teach Kindergarten should take the course EDU-334 in their second year of the program, prior to attaining a Kindergarten practicum.
Program graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Education. As our program is accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers graduates also apply to become Ontario Certified Teachers. With this professional designation, graduates are welcome to teach in local, national and international educational settings.
Candidates will have the opportunity for practice in various settings including public, separate Catholic, independent religious, independent non-religious, First Nations, and international schools. You will spend a minimum of 110 days of practice teaching in at least four different school settings, in at least two different grade divisions (Grades K-3 Primary, 4-6 Junior, and 7-10 Intermediate), working with experienced associate teachers—each an Ontario Certified Teacher—and faculty associates in classroom settings.
Redeemer is committed to helping its graduates find meaningful employment. Of the B.Ed. class that graduated in May 2017, 91% are employed in teaching or teaching-related positions (as of November 2017).
B.Ed Information Evenings
You are invited to join one of our B.Ed Information Evenings to find out more about the program in-person.
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