TEAS – Nipissing University


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Last updated: September 18, 2017

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Program Codes

P10 Primary/Junior
P20 Junior/Intermediate
P30 Intermediate/Senior

Laptop Computer Initiative

Nipissing’s Faculty of Education has a laptop computer initiative that includes all divisions. We strongly recommend that students entering Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior have an Apple MacBook (must meet minimum specifications).

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Selection Criteria

Enrollment in the Faculty of Education is limited. Selection is based primarily on 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.

  • If you present more than 25 full courses, only the first 25 courses are considered in the calculation of the average.
  • 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 advanced standing from college, you are eligible for consideration.
  • If you have an average of less than 70% on your best 10 full (20 semester) courses, you will not be considered for admission.

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Deadlines

December 1, 2017

  • Submit the TEAS application to the OUAC.
  • 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 the TEAS Transcript Request Form (TRF), and submit it with the TEAS application.
  • 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 community 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 2018.
    • 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 8, 2017

  • Pay the TEAS application fee; the Nipissing $60, non-refundable supplementary service fee; and all transcript fees.

December 15, 2017

  • Deadline date for all transcripts to be received by Nipissing University.
  • Submit your English-language proficiency test results. If English (learned and spoken in the home) is not your first language, you are required to submit official results of an English-language proficiency test, such as:
    • TOEFL (minimum score 600 on the paper-based test; minimum score of 5.5 on the TWE); or
    • IELTS (minimum overall score of 7 with scores of at least 6.5 in reading and listening and scores of at least 7 in writing and speaking); or
    • Pearson (with an overall score of 67 with scores of at least 60 in reading, writing, listening and speaking).
    • Studying in an English-language school system does not exempt you from this requirement.
    • Nipissing University reserves 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.

June 29, 2018

  • If you are selected 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 2018.
  • The degree must have a minimum of 10 full (20 semester) undergraduate courses (not including college transfer courses).
  • Nipissing University must receive any applicable transcripts by this date.

Only credits completed at the degree level within an acceptable degree program are used to calculate admission averages and satisfy teaching subject requirements. College diploma credits used to obtain advanced standing in a degree program are not used for these purposes. Ensure that you meet the 10 degree credit (2 year equivalent) requirement for calculation of an admission average.

For a designated number of places in the BEd program, preference is given to members of Aboriginal/First Nations groups, racial minorities and differently-abled groups. Additional information will be sent once we receive your application.

Note: You must still meet the minimum requirements for 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 Worker (CYW) diploma or who hold an undergraduate degree specializing in child studies. These spaces are in the Primary/Junior division. Additional information will be sent once we receive your application.

Note: You must still meet the minimum requirements for consideration. This includes completing an undergraduate degree by June 2018.

Program or teaching subject changes may be considered after the December 1, 2017, TEAS deadline.

Please be advised that a teaching subject may be cancelled if there are an insufficient number of qualified applicants. Nipissing University reserves the right to cancel a teaching subject at any point.

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Prerequisites for Teaching Subjects

P10 Primary/Junior

Primary/Junior applicants do not choose teaching subjects; however, you should have breadth 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)
Religious Education in Catholic Schools (218)
Science – General (430)
Visual Arts (190)

Junior/Intermediate applicants must have at least 3 full undergraduate courses or 6 semester courses in the teaching subject selected. Teaching subject courses must be completed in time to appear on a transcript that Nipissing University must receive by June 29, 2018.

Requirements and exceptions:

  1. English: Courses presented for the teaching subject must be English literature courses. Remedial English courses are not considered.
  2. French: You must present 3 full French courses. No more than 1 full (2-semester) course(s) can be at the first-year level. You must possess oral and written fluency in the French language and a thorough knowledge of grammar.
  3. History: You must present 3 full (6-semester) courses in History, with at least 1 one-semester course being Canadian History.
  4. Mathematics: Mathematics courses equivalent to a high school math credit cannot be counted. At least 1 full (2-semester) course(s) must be beyond the first-year level.
  5. Music – Instrumental: The prerequisite is 3 full (6-semester) undergraduate music performance courses. You will be considered based on academic background and experience in the discipline. An additional supplemental application will be sent to you once we receive your application. You should have experience with brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
  6. Religious Education in Catholic Schools: This teaching subject prepares teachers of Religious Education in Roman Catholic schools. Practice teaching occurs in Roman Catholic schools only. Roman Catholic boards of education require that you are of the Catholic faith. You will be asked to provide a pastoral reference.
  7. Science: The prerequisite is 3 full (6-semester) undergraduate courses in a combination of biology, chemistry and physics.
  8. Visual Arts: The prerequisite is 3 full (6-semester) undergraduate studio art courses. You will be considered based on academic background and experience in the discipline. An additional supplemental application will be sent to you once we receive your application.

Note: Courses cross-listed with the discipline will not automatically count toward the teaching subject.

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)
Religious Education in Catholic Schools (218)
Science – Biology (412)
Science – Chemistry (420)
Science – Physics (470)
Visual Arts (190)

Intermediate/Senior applicants must select 2 teaching subjects. Applicants must have at least 5 full undergraduate courses, or 10 semester courses, in the first teaching subject and at least 3 full undergraduate courses, or 6 semester courses, in the second teaching subject. Teaching subject courses must be completed in time to appear on a transcript that Nipissing University must receive by June 29, 2018.

Requirements and exceptions:

  1. Business Studies – General: As a first teaching subject, 5 full (10-semester) courses are required from at least 2 of the following areas:
    • Accounting
    • Business Ethics
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Organizations (Human Resources)
    • Technology Management

    Note: Only 1 full (2-semester) course in Economics can count toward the requirement.

    As a second teaching subject, 3 full (6‑semester) courses are required from at least 2 of the following areas:

    • Accounting
    • Business Ethics
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Organizations (Human Resources)
    • Technology Management

    Note: Only 1 one‑semester course in Economics can count toward the requirement.

  2. English: Courses presented for the teaching subject must be English literature courses. Remedial English courses are not considered.
  3. French: You must present the following:
    • 5 full (10-semester) French courses toward a first teaching subject, including no more than 2 full (4-semester) courses at the first-year level.
    • 3 full (6-semester) French courses toward a second teaching subject, including no more than 1 full (2-semester) course(s) at the first-year level.
    • Oral and written fluency in the French language and a thorough knowledge of grammar.
  4. History: You must present the following:
    • 5 full (10-semester) History courses toward a first teaching subject, with at least 1 full (2-semester) course(s) being in Canadian History.
    • 3 full (6-semester) courses toward a second teaching subject, with at least 1 one-semester being in Canadian History.
  5. Mathematics: Mathematics courses equivalent to a high school math credit cannot be counted.
    • At least 2 full (4-semester) courses toward a first teaching subject must be beyond the first-year level, while at least 1 full (2-semester) course(s) toward a second teaching subject must be beyond the first-year level.
  6. Music – Instrumental: You must present the required number of courses, including a minimum of 3 full (6-semester) undergraduate performance courses.
    • You will be considered based on academic background and experience in the discipline.
    • An additional supplemental application will be sent to you once we receive your application.
    • You should have experience with brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
  7. Religious Education in Catholic Schools: This teaching subject prepares teachers of Religious Education in Roman Catholic schools.
    • Practice teaching occurs in Roman Catholic schools only.
    • Roman Catholic boards of education require that you are of the Catholic faith.
    • You will be asked to provide a pastoral reference.
  8. Visual Arts: You must present the required number of courses, including a minimum of 3 full (6-semester) undergraduate studio courses.
    • An additional supplemental application will be sent to you once we receive your application.

Note: Courses cross-listed with the discipline will not automatically count toward the teaching subject.

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Contact Information

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

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

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