Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (B.A./B.Ed.) 5 Year Integrated Program
The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (5-Year Integrated) program is intended to serve students entering university who have a clear professional goal in mind of becoming an Early Years or Middle Years teacher. The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (5-Year Integrated) Degree consists of 150 credit hours of coursework; 90 credit hours in the Faculty of Arts (Liberal Arts Distributed Major) and 60 credit hours in the Faculty of Education (Bachelor of Education) program. In order to complete the program in 5 years, students must complete 30 credit hours per year. If desired, students have the option of completing their 90 credits in the Faculty of Arts on a part-time basis.
Students applying to the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (5-Year Integrated) program must first meet the admission requirements of the Faculty of Arts.
PROGRAM STARTED PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 2017: Once students have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of courses toward the B.A. portion of the degree (including the Provincially-required 24 credit hours as stated in section 8.3.4 of the Undergraduate Calendar), and have the minimum 2.5 GPA, they must notify the Faculty of Education of their intent to enter the Education portion of the program in September, by March 15 of the same year. This is the form students must complete: First Year Education Form A second form, Final Year Education Form, will also be required in order to enter the final 30 credit hours in the B.Ed. portion of the program, after completing the first 30 credit hours in Education and finishing the B.A. portion of the degree (90 credit hours in the B.A.). This form must also be submitted to the Education office by March 15 in the same year as the intended September start.
PROGRAM STARTED SEPTEMBER 2017 OR LATER: For students who began the Integrated program for the first time in September 2017, and registered in Education courses in their first year, only the Final Year Education Form is required prior to your final year, due March 15, once all B.A. requirements have been met, and 30 credit hours of Education courses are completed as outlined in the Undergraduate Calendar. Students will take education and arts/science courses concurrently during the first four years of program. The fifth year will be entirely in Education and a 2.5 GPA must be obtained prior to starting the fifth and final year of program. Students are encouraged to consult the Undergraduate Calendar and/or contact the Faculty of Education for information on required courses.