Faculty of Education

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To see a program overview, learn about the unique opportunities offered to students within this degree, and to connect to admission and faculty resource links, review the Bachelor of Education program page. In order to become a classroom teacher in Manitoba, you must complete a Bachelor of Education.

B.Ed. Bachelor of Education (After Degree)

A Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) at the University of Manitoba is an After-Degree program: it is a two year program, following the completion of a first degree.

Start by choosing a teaching stream (Early Years, Middle Years, or Senior Years), and then consider courses that will contribute to teachable subjects (your teachable Major and Minor), which will be built into your first degree.

K = Kindergarten | Gr. = Grade | CH = Credit Hours

  Early Years
K - Gr. 4
Middle Years
Gr. 5 - Gr. 8
Senior Years
Gr. 9 - Gr. 12
Teachable Subject







Recommended First Degree
Art B.F.A. or B.A.
Biology         B.Sc.
Chemistry         B.Sc.
Computer Science     B.Sc.
Drama/Theatre B.A.
English B.A.
French B.A.
General Science1     B.Sc. /
Geography B.A.
History B.A.
Human Ecology2     B.Sc. (HNS) /
B.H.Ecol (FSS)
Math B.Sc. or B.A.
Music B.Mus.
Native Studies B.A.
Physical Education3 B.P.E.
Physics         B.Sc.
Second Language B.A.
Developmental Studies4          
Earth Science          
Environmental Science          
Political Science          
Religious Studies          

1. Review the specific requirements for a General Science Teachable Major in the Applicant Information Bulletin.

2. Human Ecology Major/Minor can be completed with a combination of courses from the disciplines of Human Nutritional Sciences (HNSC), Family Social Sciences (FMLY)
and General Human Ecology (HMEC).

3. Physical Education Major/Minor can only be completed if registered in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management.

4. Developmental Studies Minor can be completed with a combination of select courses from the disciplines of Psychology (PSYC) and Family Social Sciences (FMLY). See the Developmental Studies Minor webpage for details


Plan to transit or apply to another faculty after completing University 1.

Minimum Credit Hours:

90 credit hours and graduation from an undergraduate degree, including the following stream-specific requirements:

Early Years and Middle Years Streams:

  • 18 credit hours for a Teachable Major, and
  • 12 credit hours for a Teachable Minor, and
  • 24 credit hours of breadth coursework:
    • 6 credit hours of English Literature or French Literature
    • 6 credit hours of Social Studies: History (HIST) or Geography (GEOG)
    • 6 credit hours of Math: Mathematics (MATH) or Statistics (STAT)
    • 6 credit hours of Science: Biology (BIOL), Chemistry (CHEM), Physics (PHYS), Geological Sciences (GEOL), or Environmental Science (ENVR)

See the Approved Breadth Courses page online for full details.

Senior Years Stream:

  • 30 credit hours for a Teachable Major, and
  • 18 credit hours for a Teachable Minor

Students are cautioned to check the admission requirements as they proceed through their first degree. Requirements may change. Full details are always listed in the Applicant Information Bulletin.

Note: The teachable major and minor requirements and the breadth coursework for Education do not necessarily fulfill the admission or degree requirements in your first degree. Please refer to the program planning pages for your first degree.

Minimum Course Load:

Undergraduate student may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

All admission requirements must be met by the end of April of the year of application.

W Requirement: Refer to the admission and course requirements of your first degree.
M Requirement: Refer to the admission and course requirements of your first degree.
Minimum GPA: 2.50 with a minimum grade of 'C' in each teachable Major and Minor course (and breadth, if required). A higher than minimum GPA is often required and varies each year depending on the applicant pool.
Additional Requirements: Writing skills exercise and references are required. All successful applicants will be conditionally admitted pending clearance of an official Criminal Record Check and clearance from the Child Abuse Registry.
Selection Criteria:

A combination of GPA (69%) and writing skills exercise (31%). Admission GPA is calculated on the most recent 30 credit hours completed by February 1 in the year of application.

The Faculty of Education is committed to equity, social justice, and diversity, which is reflected in the Diversity Admission Policy. Up to 45 per cent of applicants admitted each year will be from several diversity categories, as outlined in the Applicant Information Bulletin.


  • If choosing Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and/or Physics as teachable subjects, note that introductory courses in these teachable subjects all have 40S level prerequisites. See the Recommended Introductory Courses list for specific details.


  • 5 years - Completion of first degree (minimum 90 credit hours) plus 2 years (60 credit hours) in Education.


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April 2017
First Year Planning Guide