In addition to the minimum admissions requirements, those applying to the Junior – Intermediate division must have the equivalent of at least three full undergraduate credits*, averaging 70 percent, in one of the below teaching subject areas listed such that:
- At least one full undergraduate credit must be at the second year level or above.
- At a minimum, two out of three* teaching subject credits must be completed by December 10, 2021.
Credits completed after April of the specified Admissions Year are not considered.
*A full undergraduate university (degree-level) credit is the equivalent of 1 academic year of study. For example, a full university course normally runs from September to April or is the equivalent of 2 semester-long courses.
**Teachable subject credits not completed by the application deadline must show as ‘in progress’ on the transcript submitted at the time of application.
Additionally, some preference is given to Junior/Intermediate (B20) applicants who, at the time of application, present:
- completed university degree level courses (half or full credit) in one or more of Mathematics, Science and/or English.
- completed university degree level courses (half or full credit) in Indigenous Studies
Due to limited capacity, not all subjects may be offered in any one year and, given the Faculty’s need to respond to teacher shortages, special priority may be given to areas of high need.
J/I Teachable Subjects
Undergraduate course credits in creativity based practical work with a reflective component are required (i.e., acting, performance, production).
A maximum of one undergraduate credit in theory based courses (i.e., History of Theatre, Drama, or Dramatic Literature) is allowed.
A minimum of one undergraduate credit in English literature or poetry is required.
The remaining two credits can be a combination of literature, poetry, and writing. At least one undergraduate credit in Canadian content is preferred.
Note: Credits completed in English as a Second Language courses are not acceptable. In cases where this is not clear, Brock University has the right to request course descriptions.
You must have a minimum of two undergraduate credits in grammar/composition.
All credits must be taught in the French language.
A maximum of one undergraduate credit may be in Translation.
Introductory level language courses are not considered toward teaching subject requirements.
You must have one half of an undergraduate credit in Canadian Geography. (This Canadian Geography credit must fall under the Geography department listing in the appropriate course calendar, or be cross listed as a Geography credit.)
A maximum of one undergraduate credit in Earth Sciences/Environmental Studies is allowed.
You must present the equivalent of two undergraduate Physical Education credits that are action-based (see the Undergraduate Calendar KINE 2P00 for examples: KINE 1P93; KINE 2F00; KINE 2P03; KINE 2P06; KINE 2P92; KINE 3P00; KINE 3P03; KINE 3P06; KINE 3P13; KINE 3P16; KINE 3P91; KINE 4F93: KINE 4P00).
You must also present one undergraduate credit in Health Studies.
You must have one undergraduate credit in Canadian History.
A maximum of one undergraduate credit in the History of Art or Greek/Roman Civilization is allowed.
All remaining History credits, including the Canadian History credit, must fall under the History department listing in the appropriate course calendar, or be cross-listed as a History credit.
Canadian Politics and Canadian Studies courses are not acceptable.
A maximum of one undergraduate credit in Statistics is allowed.
The remainder of the credits must be in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Engineering Sciences, Mathematical Economics. Business Math credits are not accepted.
A maximum of one undergraduate credit from the History of Music is allowed.
The remaining credits must fall under the Music department.
Two undergraduate credits in 1 subject must be from Biology, Chemistry or Physics (including Astronomy).
The remaining credit may be from 1 of these subjects not used or from Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Neuroscience, Zoology, Applied Chemistry, Health Science.
Studio based course credits are required (e.g.: painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing).
A maximum of one undergraduate credit from Film, Photography, Architecture, Fashion or History of Art is allowed.
Our Admissions staff cannot pre-assess nor pre-approve courses for application purposes. In order for a course credit to be eligible for consideration toward a particular teaching subject, as a general rule, it is best that they be presented from the teachable subject in question (i.e. if your teachable subject is mathematics, a course in political statistics or engineering will not normally be recognized). In most cases, only courses eligible to meet requirements for major programs can be counted in support of teachable subjects. There are exceptions. A course that is cross-listed can normally be used towards satisfying teaching subject requirements.
Please refer to the admissions criteria section located at ouac.on.ca/teas or review the requirements for your teachable subject above. If you have earned credits in specialized programs or in disciplines not consistent with the list of teachable subjects listed in our program information, please refer to the following guidelines:
1. Review the particular credits you have earned to see if some courses may be eligible for consideration as an identified teachable subject.
2. Check your academic calendar to determine if courses can be used to satisfy the degree requirements in that teaching subject. (i.e. If you believe there is enough biology content in a Geology course you took, then you may use the ‘clarification of teachable subject’ form to outline this. We will consider, but it is not guaranteed that this will satisfy the teachable requirements).
3. The more information you can provide on course specifics the better (i.e. if you have a course outline, syllabus, etc.) The admissions officers will not have course descriptions readily available from other institutions. Course assessments will be done on the basis of the documentation you provide at the time of application.