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Faculty of Education (ED) – Concurrent BEd Programs


The Faculty of Education offers a Concurrent coregistered BEd degree as well as the following Concurrent coregistered BEd degrees: BEd (Jewish Teacher Education), BEd (French), BEd (Indigenous Teacher Education), BEd (Ryerson University with the Early Childhood Studies BA program) and a Pre-Education Direct Entry program. Teacher candidates in the BEd Concurrent coregistered degree can also specialize in international education. Teacher candidates pursuing BEd studies also work towards the completion of a BA, BAS, iBA, BASc, BES, BHS, BSc, iBSc or BFA degree. The academic bachelor program, normally requiring three years for completion, will require five years when taken concurrently with the education degree. Similarly, a program normally requiring four years for completion could require six years.

Students must have a minimum C+ overall average or a 5.00 grade point average in their academic Faculty to be eligible for admission to and/or to maintain coregistration in any one of the three basic programs. Students wishing to graduate with a three-year bachelor program degree from their academic Faculty are eligible to enrol in the primary/junior or junior/intermediate programs only.

In order to coregister, students must be admitted to each Faculty separately. Ryerson ECS is an exception. Only those students who are admitted to an undergraduate degree program at York are eligible to be admitted to the Faculty of Education. While coregistered, the combined study program of each candidate is subject to the approval of the two Faculties. The BEd degree is awarded only in conjunction with an academic degree as described above.

Successful graduates receive an undergraduate degree and a BEd degree, as well as a recommendation for the Ontario Certificate of Qualification.

Standards and Procedures for Admission to the Concurrent BEd Program

To apply to the Faculty of Education, a student must have completed by April 30th minimum of 60 or 90 credits (10 or 15 full university courses) of  undergraduate studies or the equivalent. Applicants must have a minimum 5.00 (C+) overall average and be admitted to and continuing in an undergraduate program in one of the Faculties of Environmental Studies, Glendon, Health, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, or Science, the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design, or the Lassonde School of Engineering.

Applicants normally complete both degrees (e.g. BA and BEd) within five years of coregistering if they are taking a three year undergraduate degree. Both degrees must be conferred at the same convocation.

Applicants must attend both education classes and fulfill practicum requirements during the daytime throughout the academic year.

Successful candidates are normally selected on the basis of education-related experience, references, and university grade point averages.

Note: an application will not be regarded as complete until all documents and materials have been received by the Faculty of Education. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that their file is complete by the application deadline.

Application forms for Concurrent Regular Entry program will be are available in January 2017 for admission to the Faculty of Education for the following academic year. The application process and deadlines will be available at the Faculty of Education website at For information contact BEd Student Services, Faculty of Education, 128 Winters College, tel.: 416-736-5001.

Please note that, with the exception of the BEd (French) program, Glendon students take their Concurrent BEd education courses at the Keele campus. Students in the BEd (French) program take their teaching subjects (ED/XXXX 4000 3.00 and ED/XXXX 4001 3.00), the Adolescent Development & Health course, and electives at the Keele campus.

BEd Program Practicum

Candidates have a community based placement and three school-based practicum placements under the mentorship of an Ontario Certified Teacher. The first practicums will consist of two days per week: one day at a school and the second day in a Community placement. The third practicum consists of two days per week with a two-week final block placement. The fourth practicum will consist of one day per week followed by a six-week final block placement. This association with a school’s program allows the candidate to observe the development of the curriculum and pupils over the course of the school year and to acquire an understanding of the school and its community. Over the two-year period of the program, every attempt is made to familiarize candidates with different boards in the area, pupils of different age levels, a range of school offerings and a variety of social groups of pupils. (For further details on the Concurrent program practicum, please see the Faculty of Education website