Admission and Application Procedures

The Master of Education online application is now closed. 

Effective: October 1, 2020 we will be accepting Master of Education applications online, for a program commencement of Fall 2021, with our annual application / documentation deadline of February 15, 2021.

At the present time, there is a 2-step process for all “new” students who are applying to Brandon University (with 2 applications and 2 application fees), and a 1-step process for any “returning” to Brandon University students who are applying to our Master of Education Program.   

We have a full Information Package available to help guide you through the application process.

  • New Students (step # 1 of 2):  This is for all first time applicants only to Brandon University, click on the following link: Brandon University Online Application (closed until Oct. 1) to apply to the Central Admissions Office to obtain a student number.   Please continue to step #2 below, once you receive a student number.
  • Returning StudentsMaster of Education Online Application (closed until Oct. 1). For those with an existing BU student number (this is for either new students to BU once a student number has been issued by the Central Admissions Office, or for returning to BU students), click on the link above to continue the process of applying to our Master of Education program, and prior to the annual application & documents deadline: February 15th.
  • Letter of Reference (Pdf) or Letter of Reference (MS Word).  All letters of reference must be submitted using one of these approved templates only.

Master of Education Application Fee: $100.00 CDN.  This fee must be paid at time of application.   Note: this fee is in addition to the Central Admissions Office application fee, where applicable.

Note:  All new Master of Education students, once admitted, begin their program via the course route.  Once 15 credit hours (including the 2 core courses: 07.752 and 07.714) have been successfully completed, the student, in consultation with the department chair, follows the process below to begin the move into the thesis route for the Master of Education program.

For International Applicants, please note:  Completion of our Master of Education program does not certify one to teach in Manitoba, Canada. For direction on the requirements for teaching certification in Manitoba, please visit the website below, as this is something you will want to do well in advance of applying to Brandon University:

Requirement for Internationally Educated Teachers (as per the MB Certification Unit):
Effective July 1, 2016, Internationally Educated Applicants applying for a teaching certificate in Manitoba must first obtain an assessment of their academic credentials from World Education Services (WES). Please refer to WES Assessment of Academic Credentials for more information.

Admission Requirements Master of Education
Credit hours 36 (or 24 for a 2nd M.Ed. at BU)
Bachelor of Education Degree * (degree must be conferred at time of application)
Minimum G.P.A. (grade point average)
Valid teaching certificate
Two years teaching experience (this must be from the employer, on letterhead, confirming dates employed and details of position held)
Two letters of reference (using above template), attesting to character, teaching ability, and scholarly aptitude
Competence in spoken and written English
International students
(click here for the English Proficiency Requirements)
Pre-Admission Statement of Interest and Sample of Written Work click here (this is required for all new applicants) For 1st BU M.Ed. only

* Only in exceptional circumstances will students without a B. Ed. degree be considered for admission. Applicants with a relevant undergraduate degree and professional experience may apply.

Please click here for a list of the supporting documents to be uploaded to the Master of Education application online. The letters of reference will be uploaded by the Graduate Studies Office upon receipt from each referee.

Only complete applications as of the February 15th deadline each year will be considered for admission.

Effective May 9, 2012: The Graduate Studies office no longer recognizes professional development workshops for course credit.