Intermediate Senior Admission Requirements
1. Applicants to the Intermediate/Senior program must select two teaching subjects from the following: Economics, English (First Language), Environmental Science, Family Studies, French (Second Language), Geography, Health & Physical Education, History, Law, Mathematics, Music – Instrumental, Music – Vocal, Philosophy, Politics, Religious Education, Science–Biology, Science–Chemistry, Science–General, Science–Physics, Social Studies–General. Click here for a list of some acceptable courses
Intermediate-Senior Program Requirements and Exceptions
English: Courses in English culture, linguistics, essay writing, and writing for business or science are not acceptable.
Family Studies: Applicants with course credits in the following areas receive preference for admission to Family Studies as a first or second teaching subject: Child and Family Development, Housing and Interior Design, Clothing and Textiles, Foods and Nutrition, Family Resource Management (Consumer Economics).
French: For admission to French as either a first or second teaching subject, 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. A fee is required for testing.
Geography: Applicants with course credits in Canadian Geography receive preference for admission to Geography as a first or second teaching subject. (May not be combined with Economics, History, Law, or Politics.)
Health & Physical and Health Education: Applicants with three or more activity course credits receive preference for admission to HPE as a first or second teaching subject.
History: Applicants with course credits in Canadian History receive preference for admission to History as a first or second teaching subject. (May not be combined with Economics, Geography, Law, or Politics.)
Law: May not be combined with Geography, History, Economics or Politics.
Mathematics: Applicants with at least one full course credit in senior Mathematics receive preference for admission to Math as a first or second teaching subject.
Music: Candidates are strongly encouraged to select either Instrumental Music or Vocal Music as teaching options, but not both. Strong preference will be given during the admissions process to candidates who choose one Music option and accompany it with a teaching option from another subject area.
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.
Philosophy: May not be combined with Social Studies-General.
Politics: May not be combined with Geography, History, Economics or Law.
Religious Education: As a first or second teaching subject, five full credits, or the equivalent, are required. Applicants with course credits in the following areas receive preference for admission to Religious Education as a first or second teaching subject: 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.
Science: Candidates must select only one teaching option from among the senior science courses of biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics. A senior science choice may be accompanied with either Science-General or a teaching option from another subject area.
Science General: Credits in at least three of the following areas are required: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Environmental Science, Physics.
Social Studies - General: A full credit in each of the following areas is preferred: Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology. This is an optional subject in the secondary school curriculum, and entry to this teaching subject is limited. Applicants are advised to select this as a second teaching subject only. (May not be combined with Philosophy.)