How to Apply

Before You Begin

Applicants who are not current Brandon University students must first apply to Brandon University. The earlybird deadline for receipt of applications, and all supporting documents, is January 15th and general intake is March 1st each year for admission that fall. If you are first applying to Admissions you will need to do so well ahead of January 15th or March 1st to meet the deadline. Late applications may be accepted if they meet requirements and places are available. Please email queries to facultyed@brandonu.ca. Applicants should complete the Admissions application online or by contacting Brandon University Admissions Office at admissions@brandonu.ca. Each applicant whose admission to Brandon University has been approved will receive a Letter of Acceptance from the Admissions Office. On receipt of the acceptance letter they may proceed to Step 1.

Meet Admission Requirements and Application Deadlines

Meet Admission Requirements

The Faculty of Education has a set of requirements needed within, or in addition to, the undergraduate degree to be eligible for application. While a student is completing an undergraduate degree, they will want to be familiar with the requirements of applying to the 2-year Bachelor of Education After Degree, to make sure they are also fulfilled.

After Degree Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • NO D GRADES ACCEPTED TOWARDS TEACHABLE SUBJECTS.
  • Appropriate number of credit hours in two accepted teachable subject areas:
    • Senior Years
      • 30 credit hours in first teachable subject area
      • 18 credit hours in second teachable subject area
    • Early and Middle Years
      • 18 credit hours in first teachable subject area
      • 12 credit hours in second teachable subject area
    • Additional Provincial Core Requirement Courses:
      • 6 credit hours in English Literature (or French Literature, not a
        combination)
      • 6 credit hours in Math (including 62.152 Contemporary Math for BU
        students)
      • 6 credit hours in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy)
      • 6 credit hours of History and/or Geography (a combination, or one subject only – Native Studies I and II are also acceptable courses toward this requirement)

A Music teachable will have additional pre-requisites. For more information regarding acceptable teachable subjects, please see our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

Application Deadlines (including supporting documents)

  • Early Bird Deadline— January 15 (notified by March 15)
  • General Intake Deadline – March 1 (notified by June 15)
  • Applications open – October 1, 2021
  • Official Transcripts Due — June 15

Late Applications

Late applications may accepted from eligible candidates provided spaces are still available in the program. Please contact facultyed@brandonu.ca prior to submitting a late application.

Complete the After Degree Online Admission Application

Complete the After Degree Online Admission Application

Applicants must complete the online application through the Faculty of Education webpage.

Bachelor of Education After Degree (B.Ed.A.D.) 2 year program Online Application

BU Student Number is Required

Students applying to the B.Ed. (A.D.) program require their Brandon University student number in order to complete the online application. If you are not currently a BU student, you must apply to General Admissions to obtain a student number before you can apply online to the B. Ed. AD. Program. This can take up to 2 weeks so apply well before the deadline in order to then complete the Education Application by January 15th. Return to the “Before You Begin” section above.

Application Requirements

  • Resume and Cover Letter of Intent
    • The applicant must upload a resume and letter of intent.
  • Three Reference Forms
  • $100 Application Fee
  • Official Transcript (if applying from outside BU)
    • An official transcript must be submitted by all applicants applying from an institution other than Brandon University. Photocopies are not accepted. Transcripts are required to verify applications.

Submit Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Records Checks

Upon acceptance to the program.

Submit Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Records Checks

Submit an original, valid, and clear Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Records Checks to the Field Experience office by July 31st.

Steps to Obtain Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Child Abuse Registry Check (CARC)

  1. Apply for a CRC (including vulnerable sector) at your local police or RCMP Detachment. The Child Abuse Registry Self-Check Application forms are available online.  CARC forms are also available at the Faculty of Education Main Office.  You will require 2 pieces of identification such as:  SIN#, Band & Status #, Passport, Birth Certificate, MHSC (6 digit #), Driver License, Baptism  Certificate, Marriage/Divorce Certificate, Government Issued ID, Professional Cards – Nursing Card, Pilot License, Canadian Citizenship Card or Firearms License.  Credit Cards or Photo ID Cards from universities are not accepted as forms of identification.
  2. Any Criminal Records Check that indicates a possible record will be examined to determine whether the record is relevant to the applicant’s honesty, integrity and or suitability to the profession and whether the offence(s) constitute reasonable grounds to deny admission to the program and/or for teacher certification. Terms, conditions or limitations on registration, in accordance with the Professional Certification Unit may be applied.
  3. The Field Experience office will require a record of the disposition of charges. A “Certification of No Criminal Record” can only be obtained with a submission of a set of fingerprints.  This is the students’ responsibility.
  4. A school may deny entrance of a Student Teacher depending on the severity and circumstances of charges.
  5. If a student incurs charges after the CRC &CARC are submitted it is imperative that the circumstances are discussed with the Director of Field Experience immediately. Failure to do so may jeopardize continuation in the Faculty of Education.
  6. Remember that it can take 8 to 10 weeks to receive a CARC & 1 week for a CRC to be returned.