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TEAS – Nipissing University


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About our Teacher Education Program

The Schulich School of Education is one of the pre-eminent education programs in Ontario. Renowned for graduating exceedingly well-prepared and professionally-minded teachers, the Schulich School of Education will prepare you for teaching in traditional and non-traditional environments and provide you with transferable communication and collaborative skills that are essential to any career.

Our Bachelor of Education program was one of the first teacher education programs to be fully accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) and is one of the most well-recognized education programs in the province.

The program provided by the Schulich School of Education is rigorous and demands a high degree of commitment. To be successful, you must display a sensitivity to pupils, sense of responsibility to the teaching profession and respect for knowledge.

Program Codes

P10 – Primary/Junior
P11 – Primary/Junior – French as a Second Language
P20 – Junior/Intermediate
P30 – Intermediate/Senior

Key Dates

December 1, 2023

  • Deadline to submit your TEAS application to the OUAC.
  • Deadline to pay your TEAS application fee, the Nipissing $80 non-refundable supplementary service fee and all transcript fees.

December 8, 2023

  • Deadline for all transcripts to be received by Nipissing University. Refer to Transcripts for further information.
  • Deadline to submit your English-language proficiency test results. Refer to Language Requirements for further information.

December 15, 2023

  • Deadline to submit the Accessibility Admission form if you wish to be considered for one of our accessibility admission categories. Refer to Equity Admission and Special Admission for more information.
  • Deadline to submit your supplemental form if you applied to Junior/Intermediate and/or Intermediate/Senior Music and/or Visual Arts. Refer to Experience Profile and Supplementary Forms for more information.
  • Deadline to submit proficiency tests results if you have applied to French as a Second Language (any division) and have chosen to meet the teaching subject requirements through one of our acceptable proficiency tests. Refer to Teaching Subjects for more information.

January 15, 2024

  • Deadline to apply for Schulich Scholarship consideration. The $7,500 scholarships are awarded to selected students entering the first year of the 2-year Consecutive Bachelor of Education program. Refer to the Schulich Scholarship web page for further information.

June 30, 2024

  • If we select you for admission, you must provide a transcript showing that a recognized undergraduate degree was conferred (you have graduated), and all required teaching subject courses were completed, by this date.

Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements

You must hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited degree-granting institution. The degree must be conferred no later than June 30, 2024. The degree must have a minimum of 10 full (20 one-semester) undergraduate courses (not including college transfer courses).

Your admission average is calculated using your best 10 full-year courses (20 semester courses), or equivalent, completed at the time you apply. If you have a graduate degree, you may have a maximum of 5 full graduate courses included in your average. College diploma credits used to obtain transfer credit in a degree program will not be used to calculate your admission average or satisfy teaching requirements.

If you will only have 10 full (20 one-semester) undergraduate courses by the time you complete your degree, not including college transfer credit, you are eligible for consideration. Your admission average will be based on what appears on your submitted transcript by the transcript deadline. If we offer you admission, we will recalculate your average upon receipt of final grades, using all 10 full (20 one-semester) undergraduate courses. You need a minimum 70% average to meet the conditions of your offer.

Ensure that you meet the 10 full-course equivalent degree credit (2-year equivalent) requirement for calculation of an admission average before you apply. If you have an average of less than 70% for your best 10 full (20 one-semester) courses, we will be unable to consider you for admission.

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. This is a limited enrollment highly competitive program. The average required for admission may be higher than the stated minimum.


Transcripts submitted at the time of application must show all courses required for admission consideration (including teaching subject courses, if applicable) as either completed or in progress. Indicating in-progress course(s) on your TEAS application is not sufficient. It is your responsibility to ensure that all courses (completed and in progress) appear on your transcript that is sent by your institution.

Request official transcripts from all Ontario universities you attended, including transcripts from institutions attended on a Letter of Permission (even if courses are incomplete and grades do not appear on your transcript), using a TEAS online transcript request, and submit your request with your TEAS application. Ensure that you select “Send Immediately” when asked when your transcript should be sent. Order all transcripts from non-Ontario universities directly from the institution(s) and have them sent to the Office of the Registrar – Admissions, Nipissing University.

Current Nipissing students or Nipissing graduates do not need to order or send Nipissing transcripts. However, if you attended Nipissing University prior to 1992, you are considered a Laurentian University student and must submit that transcript.

If you obtained your degree from an Ontario college, you must request an official transcript using a TEAS online transcript request and submit your request with your TEAS application. Ensure that you select “Send Immediately” when asked when your transcript should be sent.

If you are applying to the Primary/Junior division and have completed an Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child and Youth Care/Worker (CYC/CYW) diploma from a recognized Ontario college, you must order a transcript using a TEAS online transcript request. If you received the credential from an institution outside of Ontario, you must request an official transcript directly from the college you attended and have it sent directly to the Office of the Registrar – Admissions, Nipissing University.

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) who has completed or is currently completing studies outside of Canada or the US, you must have your foreign transcripts assessed by World Education Services (WES). We require a WES Credential Evaluation Report, including a course-by-course analysis. WES evaluations must be sent directly to the Admissions Office and must be received by the transcript deadline. If you attended an international institution on exchange from your Ontario-based home university, you do not need a WES evaluation.

Experience Profile and Supplementary Forms

An experience profile is not required. 

Applicants to Junior/Intermediate and/or Intermediate/Senior Music and/or Visual Arts require a supplemental form.

Special Admission

We encourage you to apply to the Primary/Junior division if you hold an undergraduate degree plus an ECE or CYC/CYW diploma, or hold an undergraduate degree specializing in Child Studies.

Equity Admission

We are committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and welcome applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

International Applicants and Internationally Educated Teachers (IET)

If you are an international student studying in Canada (on a study permit) or you are studying or have completed your studies in another country (no status in Canada), you should apply using the Nipissing International Application portal

If you are an internationally educated teacher, visit Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) for more information on how to be certified to teach in Ontario.

If OCT indicates that you are required to complete a 2-year Bachelor of Education program, we will consider you for admission. Submit the results of your review from OCT by the transcript deadline, December 8, 2023.

Language Requirements

If your first language is not English, you are required to achieve the minimum proficiency level on one of our accepted English-language proficiency tests. We reserve the right to request an English-language proficiency test result from any applicant. You may be required to withdraw from the program if, after admission, you show an inadequate command of spoken or written English. Studying in an English-language school system does not exempt you from this requirement.

Applicants to the French as a Second Language (FSL) teaching subject (any division) must possess oral and written fluency in French. 

Teaching Subjects

Review the detailed information on course requirements for teaching subjects before you apply. A teaching subject may be cancelled if there is an insufficient number of qualified applicants. We reserve the right to cancel a teaching subject at any time.

P10 – Primary/Junior

Primary/Junior applicants do not choose teaching subjects; however, you should have breadth (courses that cover the main Ontario curriculum areas) in your undergraduate degree, since you are required to teach a variety of subjects at this level.

P11 – Primary/Junior – French as a Second Language (FSL)

In addition to what is listed under P10, applicants to FSL must possess oral and written fluency in French.

Students who graduate with the Primary/Junior FSL BEd degree will be qualified to teach FSL (i.e., core, extended and immersion), Grades K-12.

P20 – Junior/Intermediate

Teaching Subjects:

  • English (319)
  • First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Studies (200)
  • French as a Second Language (325)
  • Geography (740)
  • Health and Physical Education (860)
  • History (750)
  • Indigenous Languages (Native Languages): Anishnaabemwin (210)
  • Mathematics (652)
  • Music – Instrumental (158)
  • Science – General (430)
  • Visual Arts (190)

Junior/Intermediate applicants must have at least 3 full undergraduate courses or 6 one-semester courses in the teaching subject selected.

P30 – Intermediate/Senior

Teaching Subjects:

  • Business Studies – General (044)
  • English (319)
  • First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Studies (200)
  • French as a Second Language (325)
  • Geography (740)
  • Health and Physical Education (860)
  • History (750)
  • Mathematics (652)
  • Music – Instrumental (158)
  • Science – Biology (412)
  • Science – Chemistry (420)
  • Science – Physics (470)
  • Social Sciences – General (165)
  • Visual Arts (190)

Intermediate/Senior applicants must select 2 teaching subjects. You must have at least 5 full undergraduate courses, or 10 one-semester courses, in the first teaching subject and at least 3 full undergraduate courses, or 6 one-semester courses, in the second teaching subject.


Office of the Registrar
Nipissing University
100 College Drive
PO Box 5002
North Bay ON  P1B 8L7

Telephone: 705-474-3450, ext. 4600
Email: admissions@nipissingu.ca

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