How to Apply

Bachelor of Education for First Nations Students

Admission Requirements:

The Bachelor of Education for First Nations Students is open to any First Nation student who meets one of the following criteria:

  • Mature Student (as defined as in the UNB undergraduate calendar.)
  • Students with advanced standing (such as students holding a BA or other undergraduate degrees.)

Note: Students with previous education are individually assessed for transfer credit. Degree holders usually require between one-and-a-half and two-and-a-half years of study for the BEd elementary (4-year), as a second bachelor’s degree.

Academic Standing

Only candidates with good academic standing are considered. Candidates on academic probation or candidates having been asked to withdraw from university are not eligible.

Required Documentation for Applying

The following application forms and all supporting documents are required to apply to the program:

  1. Bachelor of Education for First Nations Students (FNTEP) Application
  2. UNB Application
  3. Profile and Personal Interest Form: Great care must be taken in the preparation of this document, which should be typed or neatly written.
  4. Personal statement of intent and purpose: This statement must be carefully formulated and neatly written or typed.  In approximately 200 words, candidates are asked to indicate why they are applying to the BEdFNS (FNTEP), what they are expecting to gain from the program, and their future goals.
  5. References: Applicants are advised to discuss their plans with potential referees before deciding which two people to ask for recommendations. It is imperative to stress the importance of submitting the UNB Recommendation for Admission to BEdFNS (FNTEP) Forms on or before the May 31st deadline.
  6. Official Transcripts: Official transcripts are those forwarded directly to MWC from each post-secondary educational institution attended by the candidate. Please note that UNB transcripts are already on file.


All applicants are required to attend a scheduled interview. Expenses incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

Requirements for the BEdFNS

The 4-year Bachelor of Education for First Nations Students program requires 138 credit hours to complete.

Application Deadline

The application forms and all supporting documents must be forwarded to the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre on or before May 31st of each year.

Interested in Applying? Contact our program coordinator.

Philip Sexsmith
BEdFNS Program Coordinator
Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, UNB
(506) 453-4938
Email: Philip