In addition to the requirements listed in this section, applicants are responsible for consulting the specific degree options to which they plan to apply for any additional requirements.
Academic and Experience Requirements
Applicants to the MEd are required to hold a relevant Bachelors degree or its equivalent, with a grade point average of at least 3.0 (B, or its equivalent); and are expected to have at least one year of teaching or related professional experience. Applicants are expected to possess a background in the specialized area(s) of study to which they are applying; if not, makeup courses will be required.
All applicants to any programme must submit a letter with their application outlining their professional development goals and the specific ways in which graduate study can help them fulfill these goals.
Your three references should provide different perspectives on your relevant qualities. One referee should comment on your relevant professional experience and at least one writes specifically about your recent academic performance. If you have not taken a course in over 10 years, an academic reference may not be necessary, though it is worth the effort to find a former professor or instructor who can comment on academic performance. If you cannot locate an academic reference, it is recommended to find someone who can comment on things that bear similarity to academic work (e.g, writing reports, contributing to discussion, etc). References from friends or relatives are given less weight. Please tell your referees what experiences you want them to comment on (e.g, academic, professional, etc).
Transfer Credit Requests
The School of Graduate Studies will grant transfer credit for work completed elsewhere when relevant in part to facilitate completion of their program. When applying, ensure you request any advanced credit on the application form (this includes courses taken at UNB as "no degree"). Transfer credit requests must be submitted during the student's first term of their program. Requests submitted after that time will not be reviewed.
English Language Proficiency
All applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language. Such applicants should submit the results they obtain by completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL or its equivalent) including the Test of Written English (TWE or its equivalent). The minimum proficiency levels accepted by the Faculty of Education are scores of:
TOEFL 650 (280 computer-based)
IBT Minimum score of 92
TWE Minimum score of 5.5
IELTS Minimum score of 7 in each category (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking)
MELAB Minimum score of 85
PLEASE NOTE: All applications are assessed on a competitive basis. Satisfaction of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.