Earn your Bachelor of Education degree that is accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers, preparing you to teach at the primary, junior, and/or intermediate levels. Since you’ve already earned (or almost earned) an undergraduate degree, you understand the importance of faculty who aim to prepare students for future careers and care about their students. Applying as an education student requires careful planning and a specialized approach during the application process. This information will aid you in that process and clear any obstacles you might encounter. We look forward to working with you!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Once your application is complete and reviewed, eligible applicants will be invited to interview by education faculty concerning their interest in and qualifications for a career in teaching. The interview process consists of a 30-minute written component, followed with a 15-minute interview which will include a 5-minute lesson which you will present to two of Redeemer’s education professors. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
Applicants for the Bachelor of Education degree program will be considered for admission based on the following requirements:
- A recognized and accredited university-level bachelor’s degree.
- 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
For the Bachelor of Education degree program, Redeemer has two intake periods. Those who apply in time for the first intake will be interviewed 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.
Second Intake Deadlines
|January 15, 2022||Applications for the Bachelor of Education degree program must be received by this date to be assessed for the February interview dates.||May 15, 2022||Applications for the Bachelor of Education degree program must be received by this date to be assessed for interview. No applications will be accepted beyond May 15, 2022 for the Fall 2022 start term.|
All students are required to be proficient in the English language. International transcripts must be submitted through World Education Services (WES).
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 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 University 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).