Canadian / US / International Applicants
February 1, 2020
• Three- or four-year bachelor’s degree
• Three letters of recommendation
• Writing skills exercise (see writing skills registration)
What is an after-degree program?
The Bachelor of Education (BEd) program is an after-degree program. Students must first complete a three- or four-year bachelor’s degree before beginning the BEd program.
An after-degree program provides you with the skills you need to be successful as an educator, once you have developed expertise in your chosen subjects area by earning a bachelor's degree.
Not only will earning a degree first make you a better-informed teacher in the classroom, but also graduates with this experience are sought out by employers because of their more specialized undergraduate education.
Graduates with a four-year degree, plus a two-year BEd degree typically earn more in their first year and in perpetuity.
Note: It takes two years of full-time study to complete a Bachelor of Education. Part-time options are available and students have up to six years to complete the degree part time.
All applicants to the after-degree BEd program are required to submit the contact information for three referees with a valid email address for their application. References cannot be family members.
If you have any questions regarding applications to the BEd program, email firstname.lastname@example.org to consult with an academic advisor.
With greater program flexibility and more practicum options, the Faculty of Education's new program offers you many opportunities:
- Increased emphasis on teaching to diversity;
- Courses better informed by Indigenous perspectives;
- More integration of classroom technology;
- Broader preparation for the kindergarten – Grade 12 experience, and
- More variety in practicum experiences.
Focus on learning to teach specific age groups
The BEd program offers three stream options that allowing you to select the specific age group you want to specialize in teaching. We recommend that applicants gain experience working with their preferred age group prior to selecting a specific stream:
• Early years (kindergarten — Grade 4)
• Middle years (grades 5 — 8)
• Senior years (grades 9 — 12)
Early years (kindergarten – Grade 4)
Early years teachers are generalists and teach the majority of the subject areas.
- Teacher candidates in the early years stream will learn to teach all subject areas within the kindergarten — Grade 4 curriculum.
- The subject matter is more integrated for early years, and
- Courses are the same for all teacher candidates.
Students will spend a considerable amount of time in the early years’ classroom (not counted as practicum course experiences). This time accelerates student learning and better prepares students for a career as an early years teacher.
Middle years (grades 5 – 8)
Middle-years teachers are generalists and teach many of the subject areas. They help students develop their individual strengths, as well as their roles and responsibilities within the school and community.
Middle-years teachers examine the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of adolescents.
Senior years (grades 9 – 12)
Senior-years teachers help their students establish their learning goals and vision for the future, while sharing the passion of their subject areas. Senior-years teachers play a major role in preparing their students for vocational training or post-secondary education opportunities.
If you are a high-school student who is interested in specializing in teaching music or physical education, you can pursue your first degree in one of the following programs at University of Manitoba:
- Desautels Faculty of Music, Bachelor of Music (Music Education) program
- Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Bachelor of Physical Education program
The practicum school experience
While in the Faculty of Education, you will have the opportunity to apply your skills during your practicum with support from faculty advisors, professors, and your peers.
Practicum experiences may include classroom settings in:
- French immersion
- Northern; and/or
Read Gaston's story, 'I’m moving beyond the expected', for why he chose to pursue his education degree at the U of M.
Employment after the BEd program
Earning a Bachelor of Education degree makes it possible for you to teach in any K-12 grade classroom in Manitoba, as well as in classrooms around the world. By studying to become a teacher, you will also gain a foundation from which you can build a meaningful and worthwhile career in the field of education that can go beyond the classroom experience, and into non-teaching positions.
Discover and develop transferable skills by training to become a teacher. Careers available in Education include:
|• K-12 classroom teacher
||• English as an Additional Language teacher
||• Educational administrator
|• Adult educator
||• Outreach teacher / youth worker
|• Correctional teacher
• Learning specialist
• Curriculum designer
|• Education consultant
• Business education teacher
|• Clinical instructor
|• Educational assistant
||• Student support teacher
||• Education researcher
|• Language teacher||• Trades educator|
Please note, additional training may be necessary for some of these positions.