Application Intakes

For the Bachelor of Education program, Redeemer accepts applications from September 15, 2021, to May 15, 2022, in two intake periods. Those who apply in time for the first intake and qualifies will be contacted for an interview before the second intake application deadlines and interviews occur. International students are required to apply for the January intake to allow for visa processing times. The application is closed from May 16, 2022, to September 14, 2022.

First Intake Deadlines: Jan. 15, 2022Second Intake Deadlines: May 15, 2022
Applications for the Bachelor of Education degree program must be received by this date to be assessed for the interviews hosted in February.Applications for the Bachelor of Education degree program must be received by this date to be assessed for an interview hosted in June.

Application Process

  1. Apply online!
    Start and submit your application online which includes space to write a personal statement of goals & experience. It’s $80 to apply. Click here to review upcoming deadlines.
  2. Submit two references
    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 sent a secure online form for them to submit their reference on your behalf.
  3. Send in your transcripts
    Request and submit up-to-date and official transcripts from your post-secondary institution(s). Transcripts need to come to us directly from the guidance/registrar office (whether it be a hard copy by mail or a photocopy by email). Transcripts sent from schools outside Canada/USA must be sent through a World Education Services (WES) course-by-course evaluation.

In order for your application to be complete, all materials must be received by Redeemer by the intake deadline.  Once your application is complete and reviewed, eligible applicants will be invited to interview with the education faculty concerning their interest in and qualifications for a career in teaching.

The interview process consists of a 30-minute written component, followed by a 15-minute interview which will include a 5-minute lesson presented to two of Redeemer’s education professors. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

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Admission Requirements

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 in a structured setting

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
  • English
  • French as a Second Language
  • Geography
  • Health & Physical Education
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music (Instrumental or Vocal)
  • Religious Education
  • Science (General: includes courses from 3 science disciplines)
  • Visual Arts

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:

  • 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.

Teaching French

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.

Teaching Kindergarten

Students wishing to teach Kindergarten should take the course EDU-334 in their second year of the program, prior to attaining a Kindergarten practicum.

Accreditation

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.

Practicum

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.

Career Opportunities

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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