Admission Regulations 

I. Bachelor of Education Program

Admission is granted in consultation with the Faculty of Education. The number of places available in the program are limited and admission is competitive. As not all recognized teachable subject areas are possible for study at UNB, applicants are encouraged to verify with the Faculty prior to application.

Criteria for Admission

Minimum requirement for admission to the Bachelor of Education Degree Program is the successful completion of an undergraduate degree with teachable subjects from a recognized university, college or other post-secondary institution. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.7 is required.

To be admitted to the BEd Elementary Program, applicants must have completed at least 30 credit hours (10 term courses) in teachable subjects. Choose a minimum of three credit hours of course work from the first category (English) listed below and the remaining 27 credit hours from at least four different categories (Items 1 through 8 below).

  1. English
  2. Science and Technology (biology, chemistry, physics, general science, environmental science, or computer science)
  3. Humanities (history, geography, political science) 
  4. Mathematics (algebra, calculus, geometry)
  5. Languages 
  6. The Arts (music, visual arts, drama, theatre, creative writing) 
  7. Physical and health education 
  8. Social Science (anthropology, psychology, sociology)

In addition to the above, applicants must complete an application package that includes: 

  1. List of activities relevant to teaching
  2. Brief response to how education related experiences and previous academic experiences has prepared them for teaching (300 word max each)
  3. Two goals while in the program (300 word max)
  4. Three references
  5. Individual interview for applicants meeting minimum admission requirements

Secondary Program 

Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7. Students must have completed at least 30 credit hours (10 term courses) in the first teachable area and 18 credit hours (6 term courses) in the second teachable area or they must have completed at least 24 credit hours (8 term courses) in each of two teachable areas. All applicants must have completed at least one term English course. 

In addition to the above, applicants must complete an application package that includes: 

  1. List of activities relevant to teaching
  2. Brief responses to how education related experiences and previous academic experience has prepared them for teaching (300 word max each)
  3. Two goals while in the program (300 word max)
  4. Three references
  5. Individual interview for applicants meeting minimum admission requirements

Selection of the applicants for the after-degrees program is competitive, so meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. 

Significant weight will be given to the academic record. Consideration will also be given to the applicant`s suitability for, and interest in, education. 

Required Documentation

The following documents will be submitted by December 15th prior to the beginning of the academic year for which the applicant is seeking admission:

  1. Application form, and education supplementary forms which include evidence of experience and education indicating a suitability for and an interest in education, and a personal statement of intent and purpose. 
  2. Official transcript(s) of academic record to date, other than University of New Brunswick transcripts. Applicants must arrange for an official transcript at each university, college, or other post-secondary institution attended to be sent directly to the Admissions Office by the academic records department of the institution. Applicants must also arrange for an official transcript of all grades received after the time of application to be sent directly to the Admissions Office as soon as it becomes available. The Admissions Office cannot accept the applicant's copy of any transcript. 
  3. Three references, submitted directly to the Admissions Office by persons able to comment on matters relevant to the criteria for admission.

 Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education

Applicants will be required to hold a two year post-secondary education diploma in early childhood education from a recognized community college or learning institution with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Acceptable two year diploma programs will allow eligible students to gain direct access to the online degree program at UNB.

In addition to the above, applicants must complete the UNB online application and submit the following supplemental items:

  1. A Statement of Interest
  2. A C.V.
  3. 2 References (Academic and Character)
  4. Individual interview for applicants meeting minimum admissions requirements may be required

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be admitted to the BEd Elementary Program, applicants must have completed at least 30 credit hours (10 term courses) in teachable subjects. Choose a minimum of three credit hours of course work from the first category (English) listed below and the remaining 27 credit hours from at least four different categories (Items 1 through 8 below).