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 3 or 4 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 6 credits in English and 3 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 3 or 4 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 9 credits in a teachable minor
  • Breadth of study, including 6 credits in English and 3 credits in at least 2 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 3 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 9 credits into this program, excluding practicum credits
  • Each course considered for transfer must have a grade of at least a C-