To meet the admission requirements for the BEd program, competitive applicants will have volunteered or worked in some capacity in a group setting with children or youth, preferably of the age level you wish to teach.
Typical experiences for applicants include working in school classrooms as a volunteer or assistant, teaching dance, coaching team sports or working as a summer camp counselor. While we recommend classroom experience, it is not absolutely required. If you wish to obtain classroom experiences, you should make use of your personal network to find a placement. Experience in international settings can be valuable, but we also recommend experience in Canadian settings.
A range and variety of experiences is encouraged to better prepare for the program. We are looking for more than 75 hours, and it can be a total of various experiences put together. A substantial number of experience hours is generally favourable for your application, but it is not the only consideration, as admission is competitive. Although we consider all relevant experiences, we strongly recommend current experiences within the last two years.