TEAS – Nipissing University

Last updated: September 13, 2021

Note: University program information changes regularly. View the application for the most up-to-date details.

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Program Codes

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

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Selection Criteria

Enrollment in the Faculty of Education is limited. Selection is based primarily on your academic average. Your admission average is calculated on the best 10 full (full-year) university courses, or equivalent (not including college transfer courses), completed at the time you apply. A full course is the equivalent of 1 academic year of study. A full university course normally runs from September to April, or is the equivalent of 2 semester-long courses.

Notes:

  • We consider only the first 25 courses in the calculation of the average, even if you present more.
  • If you have a graduate degree, you may have a maximum of 5 full graduate courses included in your average.
  • If you have, or will have, a minimum of 10 full (20 semester) undergraduate courses by the time you complete your degree, not including transfer credit from college, 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 semester) undergraduate courses. You will be required to have a minimum 70% average to meet the conditions of your offer.
  • If you have an average of less than 70% on your best 10 full (20 semester) courses, we will be unable to consider you for admission.

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Deadlines

December 1, 2021

  • Submit the TEAS application to the OUAC.
  • Pay the TEAS application service fee, the Nipissing $60, non-refundable supplementary service fee and all transcript fees.
  • 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 the transcript) using a TEAS online transcript request, and submit it with your TEAS application.
    • Ensure that you select “Immediate” when asked when your transcript should be sent.
    • 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.
  • Order all transcripts from non-Ontario universities directly from the institution and have them sent to the Office of the Registrar – Admissions, Nipissing University.
    • If you are applying to the Primary/Junior division and have completed an Early Childhood Education or Child and Youth Care/Worker Diploma from a recognized college, you must order a transcript directly from the college you attended and have it sent directly to the Office of the Registrar – Admissions, Nipissing University.
      Note: If you are being considered under this admission criteria, you are still required to complete an undergraduate degree by June 2022.
    • If you attended a postsecondary institution outside North America, 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.
      Note: If you attend an international institution on exchange from your Ontario-based home university, you do not need a WES evaluation.

December 10, 2021

  • Deadline date for all transcripts to be received by Nipissing University. 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.
  • Submit your English-language proficiency test results.
    • If English is not your first language (learned and spoken in the home), you are required to achieve the required proficiency level on 1 of the following tests of English language proficiency:
      • Cambridge English Qualifications – minimum C1 overall score of 176 with a minimum score of 169.
      • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL/CAEL Online) – minimum overall score of 70 with no band less than 60.
      • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) – minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.5.
      • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) – minimum overall score of 63 with a minimum score of 60 in each section.
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – minimum overall score of 93 with a minimum score of 20 in Reading and Listening and a minimum score of 22 in Writing and Speaking.
    • 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.

June 30, 2022

  • 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 the end of June 2022. It is your responsibility to ensure that all final grades and the conferral of your degree appear on your transcript that is sent by your institution.
  • The degree must have a minimum of 10 full (20 one-semester) undergraduate courses (not including college transfer courses).
  • We must receive any applicable transcripts by this date.

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Application Information

We will only use credits completed at the degree level within an acceptable degree program to calculate admission averages and satisfy teaching subject requirements. We will not use college diploma credits used to obtain transfer credit in a degree program for these purposes. Ensure that you meet the 10 full-course equivalent degree credit (2-year equivalent) requirement for calculation of an admission average before you apply.

For a designated number of places in the BEd program, we give preference to members of Indigenous groups, racial minorities and persons with disabilities. We will send additional information once we receive your application. Note: You must still meet the minimum requirements for admission consideration.

A limited number of spaces are available for applicants who hold an undergraduate degree, plus an Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child and Youth Care/Worker (CYC/CYW) diploma or who hold an undergraduate degree specializing in child studies. These spaces are in the Primary/Junior division. We will send additional information once we receive your application. Note: You must still meet the minimum requirements for admission consideration. This includes completing an undergraduate degree by June 2022.

We may consider program or teaching subject changes after the December 1, 2021, TEAS deadline.

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 point.

We will send you information about how to submit supplementary documentation (if applicable) once we receive your application.

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Prerequisites for Teaching Subjects

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

Primary/Junior – French as a Second Language (FSL) applicants must possess oral and written fluency in French and submit proof of at least 1 of the following credentials:

  • A Certificate of Bilingualism from Nipissing University or Laurentian University, or Level C from the Federal government completed within the 2 years prior to your application to the BEd program;
  • A transcript showing proof of graduation from a francophone university, with studies having been in the French language;
  • A Level B2 Diploma (provided upon successful completion of the Diplôme d’études en langue française [DELF] French proficiency test) completed within the 2 years prior to your application to the BEd program; or
  • 3 full undergraduate courses (6 one-semester courses) in French, with no more than 1 full course (2 one-semester courses) at the first-year level. We recommend that you present a combination of French language, grammar, composition, literature and culture courses. We will count no more than 1 full course (2 one-semester courses) in translation. Courses must be completed in time to appear on your transcript. We must receive your transcript by June 30, 2022.

If you are submitting a Certificate of Bilingualism or DELF results, we must receive them by the supplemental application deadline stated in your acknowledgement package. If you are meeting the French fluency requirement in any other way, it must be evident based on the transcript received by the transcript deadline.

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.

In addition, 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.

P20 – Junior/Intermediate

Teaching Subjects:

  • English (319)
  • French as a Second Language (325)
  • Geography (740)
  • Health and Physical Education (860)
  • History (750)
  • 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.

Transcripts submitted by the transcript deadline must show all courses required for the teaching subject selected 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. If we offer you admission, teaching subject courses must be completed in time to appear on a transcript that we must receive by June 30, 2022.

Review the information on course requirements for teaching subjects before you apply.

P30 – Intermediate/Senior

Teaching Subjects:

  • Business Studies – General (044)
  • English (319)
  • 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) – First teaching subject only
  • Visual Arts (190)

Intermediate/Senior applicants must select 2 teaching subjects. Applicants 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.

Transcripts submitted by the transcript deadline must show all courses required for the teaching subject selected 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. If we offer you admission, teaching subject courses must be completed in time to appear on a transcript that we must receive by June 30, 2022.

Review the information on course requirements for teaching subjects before you apply.

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Contact Information

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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