Experience Profile

In addition to meeting both the minimum and division specific academic requirements, applicants must complete their Experience Profile which accounts for 50% of the application determination.

Your experience is very important in entering the program. Consecutive students come from a variety of backgrounds: some directly from an undergraduate degree while others apply after years of working or volunteering within Canada and around the world. What is common to all applicants is that they have a base of experience to reflect and build upon as they begin their studies at Brock.

You will be required to complete two separate forms to detail each experience. You may only access the Experience Profile AFTER you have submitted your OUAC TEAS application. Brock will send you an email to acknowledge receipt of your application. In the acknowledgement, you will be given your Campus ID, which you need to access the profile.

Experience Profile Requirements

Applicants must present two (2) significant, instructional related experiences to be assessed for admission to the Bachelor of Education program. For applications for Fall 2022 entry, there is no requirement as to the number of hours per experience.

  • In the past, Brock required a minimum of 200 hours of experience for applications. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this requirement has been suspended for applications to our Fall 2022 entry.

Experiences may be:

  • Paid or volunteer
  • Completed within Canada or internationally
  • Virtual or face-to-face

The experiences must meet the following criteria:

  • Be separate/different from each other
  • Verifiable by an immediate supervisor (can not be a relative or a friend) who can attest to the dates, hours and nature of work.
    • The verifier is not required to write a letter of reference and/or an evaluation of your performance.
    • You must include the name and email address of your verifier for your experience to be considered. Please speak with your verifier prior to ensure they agree to verify your experience.

Please note that only one of the two experiences can be informal childcare or parenting. Applicants presenting with both experiences comprising of informal childcare/nanny/ babysitting, and or being a parent should seek additional experiences as described above prior to applying.

Preference is given to experiences which:

  • Includes experience working with children/youth in the age group you are applying to. See the chart below:
Grades K-6 (Ages 3-12)Grades 4-10 (Ages 10 – 15)Grades 7-12 and university undergraduate students (Ages 13-18 +)
  • Are related to teaching
  • Instructional in nature
  • Profile you in a leadership position
  • Includes work with children/youth in the age group you are applying to
  • Includes working with members of marginalized and/or minoritized communities, individuals with learning exceptionalities, and/or vulnerable populations
  • Management/non-teaching positions in which you are/were responsible for instructing or evaluating the performance of others
  • Directly related to your teachable subject(s) in the case of applicants to the junior/intermediate and intermediate/senior program

More Information

There are many experiences which can contribute to your interest in teaching and your success in the program. But to assist applicants, the chart below provides examples of types of experiences students have presented with in the past.

Please note, this list is not exhaustive. The list of experiences is to provide examples only. Presenting an experience on this list does not guarantee entry to the program

  • Academic teaching in a formal school setting
  • Academic teaching in a non-school setting such as a museum or outdoor education setting
  • School -based volunteering
  • Supporting academic programs in schools or agency settings such as educational assistants, ECE workers, university teaching assistants, tutoring agencies
  • Skills instruction/leadership such as coaching, dance/swimming/spoken word/photography instructor or club leader
  • Coaching
  • Experience with transferable skills such as social worker, community worker/volunteer, training and development, human resources
  • Religious school instructor (“Sunday school” /youth groups)
  • Camp/program councilors
  • Management roles
  • Submit your application through TEAS
  • Find your Campus ID via Brock’s acknowledgment email
  • Log on to my.brocku.ca and click on ‘Applicant, New, Returning Student or Alumni’
  • Go to ‘Applicant & Student Self Service’ tab
  • Access the Experience Profile via ‘Document Status’ tab (you must complete both Experience Profile 1 and Experience Profile 2 forms)

Technical Tips:

  • If you are having difficulties accessing the forms, you may need to adjust your ‘pop up blockers’ for the web browser you are using
  • We encourage you to SAVE every 10 minutes to avoid losing your work.
  • Once you have submitted a profile, the profile cannot be edited, and no further changes can be made to the information you have provided, including verifier contact details
  • When you complete each of the required forms, you must close the form (X in the top right of page or use the close button at the end of the form) to return to the Student Self Service area. *Be sure to save your work first!

Experience Profile FAQ

There are endless numbers of experiences that will make you a great candidate for our program. We cannot list them all. If your experience meets the requirements listed on the chart, please apply. The examples are just that, examples

Consider the experience and the possible answers and then select the choice which best reflects the experience you are using.

Provide contact information for another individual in the organization in a supervisory position who can validate your experience.

The verifier is not required to write a letter of reference and/or evaluation of performance, but only required to attest to the dates, hours and nature of work.

Sometimes the most meaningful experiences are not the most recent. We do not have a timeframe on this requirement.

If it meets the requirements above, yes. Experiences with educational programs are acceptable.

Information regarding dates and hours are used to verify the experience. They are not used in evaluating the experience.