1. Applicants who have completed at least one-half undergraduate or graduate credit in four or more of the following areas receive preference in the admissions process: English, Fine Arts, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Science, Social Science/Humanities (Canadian History/Geography preferred). Click here for a list of some acceptable courses.
2. In addition you must select one teaching subject from the following: French, Music-Instrumental, Music-Vocal, or Religious Education.
3. Four full or equivalent undergraduate or graduate credits with a minimum average of 70% are required to support the teaching subject you have chosen.
French: Applicants must possess oral and written fluency in French and a thorough knowledge of grammar. Normally, five full French courses with a 70% average (or the equivalent), at least two of which should be language courses, are required. One or more full course equivalents in French literature is desirable for those hoping to teach in French-immersion settings. Fluent French speakers who do not have university-level French courses may apply for special consideration. The Faculty of Education reserves the right to test candidates to ensure they meet the required standard.
Music - Instrumental: Credits should include at least one instrumental conducting course, several minor instrument courses in woodwinds, brass, and percussion; and one music theory course.
Music - Vocal: Credits should include at least one choral or vocal techniques course, one choral conducting course, and one music theory course.
Religious Education: Five full credits, or the equivalent, are required. Applicants with course credits in the following areas receive preference for admission to Religious Education: Old and New Testament studies, Catholic Church teachings in morality and social justice, sacraments, sexuality and marriage in the Catholic tradition, and Vatican II theology. Religious Education is offered as a teaching subject only for Roman Catholic schools; student teaching in this subject area will occur in Roman Catholic elementary schools only.