Bachelor of Education

About Program Admission Requirements

The Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree qualifies successful graduates to teach in K-12 schools and to be recommended for certification with the Ontario College of Teachers. Our program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the teaching profession as confident and effective teachers.

The BEd degree program is offered in two delivery models:

  • Concurrent - Students complete two degrees at the same time at York University
    • Students can apply as Direct Entry from high school or
    • Students can apply as upper-year York University students
  • Consecutive - Students have already completed one undergraduate degree and complete the BEd

Graduates of our BEd program can be certified to teach in Ontario in one of the following grade levels:

  • Primary-Junior (JK to Grade 6)
  • Junior-Intermediate (Grade 4 to Grade 10) or
  • Intermediate-Senior (Grade 7 to Grade 12)

Note that the Faculty of Education also offers a Bachelor of Education (Technological Education).

The BEd is a full-time professional degree program, which includes:

Helpful information:

  • Courses are offered on- and off-campus!
  • International students can also join us

    BEd - Concurrent Model

    Complete two university degrees at the same time in order to become a qualified teacher in Ontario! Students can apply to our Bachelor of Education (BEd) program in a concurrent delivery model in two ways:

    1. Apply directly from high school (Direct Entry model) while also applying to select Faculties at the same time or
    2. Apply after completing 60 or 90 credits* at York University (Upper Year concurrent model) from select Faculties.

    For more information on the program and schedules, visit 

    Selection is based on:

    • Academic achievement
    • Personal characteristics relevant to the teaching profession
    • Online letters of reference

    BEd - Consecutive Model (Degree required)

    The full-time Bachelor of Education (BEd) consecutive program model features:

    Applicants must hold an approved degree from an accredited degree granting institution and must present a minimum overall grade point average of B (on a 14-point scale or equivalent 73 percent) based on the final 60 credits or equivalent (10 full courses, or final two years of full-time study) in an undergraduate degree program.  The program is delivered over two years.

    Selection is based on:

    • Education-related experience
    • Academic achievement
    • Personal characteristics relevant to the teaching profession
    • Online letters of reference

    BEd - Special Concentrations

    York University's Faculty of Education offers the most diverse undergraduate education curriculum in Ontario, with both Bachelor of Education (BEd) and Bachelor of Education in Technological Education (BEd Technological Education) degree programs. We also offer opportunities in French languageJewish Teacher Education and a formal Specialization in International Education.

        We also offer the following programs:

          You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

          • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
          • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (GCE). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

          In the absence of final grades in courses:

          • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum combined total of 1170 on the Critical Reading and Math components or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
          • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

          You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

          We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.