Concurrent BEd

Students can apply to our Concurrent BEd from high school (Pre-Education Direct Entry) for select Faculties or after completing 60 or 90 credits of university study*, The program allows you to work toward your education degree while completing most other York undergraduate degrees at the same time.

*York University students who have not entered the BEd program through Pre-Education Direct Entry can apply to the Upper Year Concurrent BEd program.  Steps to submit the online application will be posted on MyFile in mid-January 2017.  Those admitted will be required to take a stop out from their undergraduate degree program in September 2017-18, then return to their undergraduate degree program in FW 2018-19, and complete the final year in the BEd program during FW 2019-20.

While co-registered, your combined program is subject to the approval of the two Faculties. Teacher candidates pursuing their BEd also work towards the completion of a BA, BES, BHS, BSc, BFA, IBA, IBSC or a BAS degree. To be considered for the Concurrent BEd program you must be admitted to and eligible to continue in an undergraduate program in one of York University’s other faculties:

Students are carefully selected on the basis of academic achievement, oral communication abilities, experience and personal characteristics relevant to the teaching profession. The BEd degree is awarded only in conjunction with an academic degree as described above.

Students will begin the Concurrent BEd (normally in year four) after completing a minimum of 60 York University credits or equivalent if pursuing a general degree (90 credits) with teaching level Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate or after completing a minimum of 90 York University credits or equivalent if pursuing an Honours degree (120 credits) with teaching level Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, or Intermediate/Senior.

Specialized Programs

Concurrent students can specialize in the following areas while pursuing their  BEd

Certification Levels

Students are required to choose from one of three levels:


No subject specialization required


Choose to specialize in one Junior/Intermediate Teaching Subjects


Choose to specialize in two Intermediate/Senior Teaching Subjects

See teachable subject options for Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior

Please refer to the undergraduate calendar for more details on the three certification levels (Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, Intermediate/Senior).