Education Program Requirements

Admission into King's Education After-Degree program is competitive. Prospective applicants must apply and submit all supplementary documents by February 28 in order to be considered in the first round of admission decisions, which is released on March 31. A second round of decisions is released on May 15, and applicants must have their application and all supplementary documents submitted by April 15 to be considered. We will continue to accept applications for the program after April 15 until the program reaches capacity. Entrance into the B.Ed. Program is for Fall term only.

King's Elementary Education and Secondary Education programs each have 35 spaces available.

Documents Required for Application

In addition to submitting an application and final official post-secondary transcripts, applicants will be required to submit the following supplementary documents:

  • A signed detailed statement of significant work experience with children or adolescents
  • A signed detailed confirmation of work experience with children or adolescents from a supervisor
  • A signed essay (750-1000 words) outlining their philosophy of education

Please note that applicants who hold international credentials (other than from the USA) must provide a WES course-by-course assessment as part of their documentation requirements.

Elementary Education After-Degree Admission Requirements

Students applying to the Elementary Education After-Degree program must meet the following academic prerequisite 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.

*There may space within the B.Ed. program to finish some of these course requirements if needed. This will be assessed on an individual basis.

Secondary Education Admission Requirements

Students applying to the Secondary Education After-Degree program must meet the following academic prerequisite 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.
  • 33 credits in a teachable major.
  • 18 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.

*There may space within the B.Ed. program to finish some of these course requirements if needed. This will be assessed on an individual basis.

Acceptable major and minor teaching areas:

  • Biology/ Environmental Studies^  (Biology, Environmental Studies, Environmental Economics, Human Geography, GIS, Philosophy of the Environment, Theology of Creation)
  • Chemistry
  • CTS: Business^  (Accounting, Business, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing)
  • CTS: Computing Science
  • Drama
  • English Language Arts
  • General physical sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Geography)
  • General sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Geography, Mathematics, Computing Science)
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education (Physical education, Kinesiology, physical activity)
  • Social Studies** (Anthropology, Economics, History, Human Geography, Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theology/Religious Studies)

Additional minor teaching areas:

  • Art (Studio Art, Art History)
  • Physics*
  • Second Languages*  (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Punjabi, Spanish, Ukrainian)

 ^For majors or minors with courses from more than one subject, at least three subjects must be presented with senior courses in at least two.

*Minors in Physics and Second Languages must be completed before admission.

**For a Social Studies teaching major, students pursuing an undergraduate degree at King's are encouraged to choose a degree major from: PHE, History, or Social Sciences Concentration