February 1, 2019
• Three- or four-year bachelor’s degree
• Two letters of recommendation
• Writing skills exercise
What is an after-degree program? Students must first complete a degree before beginning their BEd. After-degree programs allow you to immerse yourself in the teachable subject areas that you desire to teach before you learn how to teach. This dedicated learning will make you a better-informed teacher in the classroom. 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.
It takes two years of full-time study to complete a Bachelor of Education (part-time options are available, however, students have up to six years to complete the degree part time).
To be eligible for admission to the two-year Bachelor of Education post-degree program, applicants must have completed a four-year (minimum 120-credit) bachelor’s degree or equivalent at an accredited post-secondary institution.
BEd applicants must provide two professional references from appropriate individuals who have observed the applicant working in group settings with children or adolescents. References must be credible authorities who can speak to the applicant’s experiences, interests and abilities relevant to the teaching profession. They cannot be a family member or personal friend.
If you have more questions, contact us to consult with an academic advisor.
With greater program flexibility and more practicum options, the Faculty of Education offers you opportunities unique to the University of Manitoba.
Our new program offers:
- Increased emphasis on teaching to diversity;
- Courses better informed by Indigenous perspectives;
- More integration of classroom technology;
- Broader preparation for the K-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 (K-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 K-Grade 4 curriculum. The subject matter is more integrated for early years, courses are the same for all teacher candidates.
Unique to the early years program is the considerable amount of time that students spend courses that take place in the early years classroom, which is outside of the practicum course experiences. This supportive delivery model 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, while helping 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.
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 inner-city, suburban, rural, French immersion, northern and/or international classroom settings
These learning opportunities will provide you with the important experiences you need to begin a career as a confident and competent teacher.
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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. And, 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
Business education teacher
English as an Additional Language teacher
Student support teacher
Outreach teacher / youth worker
Please note, additional training may be necessary for some of these positions.