Admission and Application Procedures

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.   

Guidance & Counselling “International” Applicants, please note: In order to be eligible to apply to the Master of Education in Guidance & Counselling, one must already be certified by the province to teach in Manitoba schools, to fulfil the requirements of the Guidance & Counselling program.   Please refer to the following link for information on provincial certification: http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/profcert/certificates/iet/overview.html 

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

Attention “New” to Brandon University applicants (1st of 2 applications):

For those applicants who are “New” to Brandon University (meaning that you have not completed a degree from Brandon University), please note that the final deadline to apply online to Central Admissions (this is your 1st application) is now: March 1st instead of Feb. 15thNew” to Brandon University applicants are strongly encouraged to submit the 1st application to Central Admission well in advance of March 1st, and are also advised to pre-order and arrange to ship your original transcripts directly to their office as soon as possible.  If the completed application and transcript(s) are received by March 1st, and you meet their general admission requirements, your student number will be cleared to proceed, and you will receive an email from their office with further instructions about accessing the Master of Education application online.  All required supporting documents must then be uploaded to the Master of Education application online by our final-extended deadline of March 15th (no further extensions available).

Attention “Returning” to Brandon University applicants:

For those applicants who have completed a degree here, and are “Returning” to Brandon University, you may submit your online Master of Education application and upload the required supporting documents directly by the March 15th final-extended Master of Education application and documents deadline. Only “completed” Master of Education applications will then move forward for consideration. Applicants will be notified via email of the final decision of the Graduate Education Admissions Committee by the end of April 2022.

    Attention “All” applicants:

    As part of the Master of Education application, two letters of reference are required, that attest to the candidate’s ability to pursue graduate studies (one academic reference, one supervisor reference).  To initiate this process, please forward via email as soon as possible, but no later than March 1st,  the names and email addresses of your confirmed referees to:  facultyedgrad@brandonu.ca .  Please include in the email, your full name, area of specialization, and 6-digit student number (if assigned).  Our Graduate Studies Office will then forward the confidential reference form directly to each named referee to complete and return via email.  (directions: “click here“)

    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.

    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: http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/profcert/certificates/iet/overview.html

    Guidance & Counselling “International” Applicants, please note: In order to be eligible to apply to the Master of Education in Guidance & Counselling program, one must already be certified by the province to teach in Manitoba schools, to fulfil the requirements of the Guidance & Counselling program.   Please refer to the above link for information on provincial certification.

    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
    Bachelor of Education Degree * (degree must be conferred at time of application)
    Yes
    Minimum G.P.A. (grade point average)
    3.0
    Valid teaching certificate
    Yes
    Two years teaching experience (this must be from the employer, on letterhead, confirming dates employed and details of position held)
    Yes
    Two letters of reference, attesting to candidate’s ability to pursue graduate studies (one academic reference, one supervisor reference). Candidates should provide the names of referees who can provide descriptive comments regarding the candidate’s suitability for the selected Program Stream
    Yes
    Competence in spoken and written English. Written English competence will be measured by a sample of written work and a statement of interest (as below)
    Yes
    International students
    (click here for the English Proficiency Requirements)
    Yes
    Pre-Admission Statement of Interest and Sample of Written Work Click here  Yes

    Resumé or Curriculum Vitae (CV):

    Perhaps you may want to consider using an online resume formatting tool such as:

    How It Works – Resume Now (resume-now.com)

    Yes

    Video / podcast presentation

    (include a link to video or podcast presentation within Resumé or CV)

    Optional

    * 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 annual deadline will be considered for admission.