The full-time Bachelor of Education (BEd) consecutive program model features:
- Duration of four academic terms, from September to April each year
- Summer elective courses may be available (optional)
- Summer international opportunities may be available (optional)
- 10 full academic courses (60 credits)
- One community-based placement and three school-based practicum placements
- Option of applying to an off-campus location
Applicants must hold an approved degree from an accredited degree granting institution and must present a minimum overall grade point average of B (on a 14-point scale or equivalent 73 percent) based on the final 60 credits or equivalent (10 full courses, or final two years of full-time study) in an undergraduate degree program. The program is delivered over two years.
Special Concentrations with the BEd
York University's Faculty of Education offers the most diverse undergraduate education curriculum in Ontario, with both Bachelor of Education (BEd) and Bachelor of Education in Technological Education (BEd Technological Education) degree programs. We also offer opportunities in French language, Jewish Teacher Education and a formal Specialization in International Education.
Teaching Certification Levels
Students are required to choose from one of three teaching levels:
Primary-Junior - Applicants do not choose teaching subjects. Applicants will be given preference if they have completed six credits (one full university course) or equivalent, in English, as well as six credits (one full university course or equivalent) in a curriculum subject area.
Junior-Intermediate - Applicants must choose one teaching subject and must have completed 24 credits (equivalent to four full-year university courses) in the selected teaching subject. Applicants will be given preference if they have completed six credits (one full-year university course or equivalent) in English, as well as having a B average on the selected teaching subject courses.
Intermediate-Senior - Students are able to complete qualifications in one of the most extensive ranges of teaching subjects in the province. Applicants must choose two teaching subjects and must have completed, or be completing, an Honours program with at least 36 credits (equivalent to six full-year university courses) in the first teaching subject and 18 credits (equivalent to three full-year university courses) in the second teaching subject. Preference will be given to applicants who have a minimum B average on the courses applicable to each teaching subject.
Please refer to the 2017-18 undergraduate calendar for more details on the three certification levels.
Students in the Bachelor of Education (BEd) Consecutive model may apply to participate on the Keele campus or at the Catholic Education Centre (CEC). Graduates of the Glendon program in French Studies may be able to apply for limited spaces with the cohort on the Glendon campus.