Education After-Degree Admission Requirements

Admission into King's Education After-Degree programs are competitive and space is limited, so apply early! King's Elementary Education program has 35 spaces and the Secondary Education program has 25 spaces.

Pre-Bachelor of Education After-Degree students can follow King's recommended course list, click here for more details.

Elementary Education Admission Requirements

  • A three or four-year bachelor degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in the last 60 credits of study in your first degree
  • Breadth of study, including six credits in English and three credits in each of the following areas: Canadian Studies, Math, Natural Sciences, History, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences.
  • Courses in Developmental Psychology, Education Philosophy, and Introduction to teaching are also recommended, but not required.

Please note: There may space within the B.Ed. program to finish some of the admission requirements if needed. This will be assessed on an individual basis.

Secondary Education Admission Requirements

  • A three or four-year bachelor degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in the last 60 credits of study in their first degree
  • A minimum of 30 credits in a teachable major
  • A minimum of nine credits in a teachable minor
  • Breadth of study, including six credits in English and three credits in at least two of the following areas (may not overlap with teachable major and minor): Canadian Studies, History, Fine Arts, Math, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.
  • Courses in Developmental Psychology, Education Philosophy, and Introduction to teaching are also recommended, but not required.

Teachable major and minors that are accepted include:

  • Biology/Environmental Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Career and Technology Studies:  Business
  • Career and Technology Studies:  Computing Science
  • Drama
  • English Language Arts
  • General Physical Sciences
  • General Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Social Studies

Additional teachable minors that are accepted include:

  • Art
  • Physics
  • Second Language

Please note:  There may be space within the B.Ed. program to finish some of the admission requirements if needed. This will be assessed on an individual basis.


Application Deadlines
King's has three rounds of admissions:

Application Package:

  • Online Application
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary education institutions attended
  • A statement providing evidence of significant work or volunteer experience with children and/or adolescents (or EDUC 251)
  • Letter confirming work experience from a supervisor
  • An essay (750-1000 words) outlining your philosophy of education (or EDUC 300)
        Suggested Points: Why do you want to teach? What kind of teacher do you want
        to be? Why is education important? What kinds of knowledge, abilities, and
        values should a school teach?
  • A personal recommendation (using the the form provided in the online application)

After a complete application package is received, eligible applicants will have a personal interview with the Education Faculty.

Transferring into the Bachelor of Education After-Degree Program

  • King’s will accept a maximum of nine credits into this program, excluding practicum credits
  • Each course considered for transfer must have a grade of at least a C-