Consecutive Teacher Education: 2020-21 General Admission Criteria

The Consecutive Teacher Education program (Bachelor of Education) is available to individuals with a completed degree. It is offered as a 16-month, full-time program over two years at both of Brock’s campuses: St. Catharines and Hamilton and leads to certification and registration with the Ontario College of Teachers. (Online and part-time options are not available.)

  • Program overview: To review general program information, please click here.
  • Applications open: The Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS) will open via OUAC on September 20, 2019 at ouac.on.ca/teas for a September 2020 start date.
  • Important dates: To view important dates and submission deadlines, please click here.

If you are interested in our concurrent education programs, (a “concurrent” program combines a first undergraduate degree and professional education into one program of study), visit the Faculty of Education website.

Admission/Application Requirements

Applications consist of academic requirements and the experience profile, each valued at 50% of the admissions criteria.

Important considerations:

  • Your undergraduate degree must be completed no later than April of the specified Admissions Year.
  • Only those credits completed at the undergraduate degree level within an acceptable undergraduate degree program are used to calculate admission averages. A full undergraduate university (degree level) credit is the equivalent of one academic year of study. College diploma credits assigned as advanced standing in a degree program will not be used for these purposes.
  • Some preference is given to applicants with graduate level qualifications.

Acceptable Degree

The minimum credential for admission is an undergraduate degree conferred by an acceptable university or other postsecondary institution as outlined below:

  1. In Canada, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates.
  2. In Canada, an acceptable college is one that is authorized to confer degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates; the college must be publicly funded.
  3. In the United States, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates. A university must be recognized by one of the following regional accreditation agencies: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; New England Association of Schools and Colleges; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; or Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The university must be considered equivalent to a university referred to in number 1.
  4. In a country other than Canada an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates. Typically, in the case of a country that is a member of the Commonwealth, the university is eligible for membership in the Association of Commonwealth Universities. For all other countries, eligibility for membership in the International Association of Universities is expected. A university must be considered equivalent to an institution referred to in number 1.

Important Note: Brock University reserves the right to determine if degrees granted by institutions in the above categories are suitable for the purpose of admission to Brock’s teacher education program.

Accessibility Admissions

The minimum credential for admission is an undergraduate degree conferred by an acceptable university or other postsecondary institution as outlined below:

  1. In Canada, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates.
  2. In Canada, an acceptable college is one that is authorized to confer degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates; the college must be publicly funded.
  3. In the United States, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates. A university must be recognized by one of the following regional accreditation agencies: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; New England Association of Schools and Colleges; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; or Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The university must be considered equivalent to a university referred to in number 1.
  4. In a country other than Canada an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates. Typically, in the case of a country that is a member of the Commonwealth, the university is eligible for membership in the Association of Commonwealth Universities. For all other countries, eligibility for membership in the International Association of Universities is expected. A university must be considered equivalent to an institution referred to in number 1.

Important Note: Brock University reserves the right to determine if degrees granted by institutions in the above categories are suitable for the purpose of admission to Brock’s teacher education program.

Applicants must meet the minimum requirements for all programs PLUS program specific requirements.

Spaces in the Teacher Education program are limited, and admission is not guaranteed by fulfilling the minimum requirements.

All applicants, regardless of preferred division, will be assessed on your admission average.** Brock requires a minimum “B” average, equivalent to 70 percent at Brock, based on the best 10 full undergraduate degree level credits. These 10 credits must be completed at the time of application. The academic average accounts for 50 percent of the admission decision.

In addition to the minimum academic requirements above, applicants must meet the requirements for the specific division into which they are applying to.

In addition to meeting both the minimum and division specific academic requirements, applicants must complete the experience profile which accounts for 50% of the application determination. The profile consists of:

Two significant teaching related experiences totalling 200 hours are required. Each experience must meet the following criteria:

  • Significant and related to teaching
  • Completed in schools or other community organizations
  • Instructional in nature
  • Profiles the applicant in a leadership position
  • Verifiable by an immediate supervisor (not a relative or friend)
  • Primary/Junior (B10) and Junior/Intermediate (B20) applicants should have some experience working with children and youth of the age group in the program to which you apply
  • Intermediate/Senior (B30) applicants should have some experience in one of your teaching subjects

You may only access the Experience Profile AFTER you have submitted your application via TEAS.* 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.

Accessing the Experience Profile

  1. Find your Campus ID via Brock’s acknowledgment email
  2. Log on to ‘my.brocku.ca’ and click on ‘Applicant, New, Returning Student or Alumni’
  3. Go to ‘Applicant & Student Self Service’ tab
  4. Access the Experience Profile via ‘Document Status’ tab

Technical Tips

  • We encourage you to SAVE every 10 minutes to avoid losing your work
  • If you are having difficulties accessing the forms, you may need to adjust your ‘pop up blockers’ for the web browser you are using
  • 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!
  • We strongly recommend the use of Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge. DO NOT use Google Chrome

Click here to go to ‘my.brocku.ca’

*You cannot access the Experience Profile until after we receive your application from OUAC. The TEAS application will be forwarded to Brock only after payment has been received by OUAC. The experience profile will not be accessible until mid-October. If you are paying close to the December 8 payment deadline you should carefully consider your method of payment. We strongly recommend you pay by credit card to ensure you can access the Experience Profile on time.

  • 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.

Please noteUploaded transcripts through your Brock Student Portal – Supporting Documents are considered unofficial and are used by Admissions to continue the processing of an applicant’s file in a timely manner.  All uploaded transcripts must include the applicant’s full name, the name of the institution attended and the grades awarded. With an offer of admission a conditional decision will be given and students will be required to submit official transcripts sent directly from the home university.

Other Considerations

Tuition and Fees

Teacher Education FAQs

English Language Proficiency Requirement

Submitting International Documents/Applying as an International Student

If you have any questions, please feel free to email futurestudent@brocku.ca