TEAS – Nipissing University

Note: University program information changes regularly. For the most up-to-date details, view the online application.

Last updated: September 19, 2019

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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:

  • 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 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 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, 2019

  • Submit the TEAS application to the OUAC.
  • Pay the TEAS application 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 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 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 2020.
    • 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 13, 2019

  • 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.
  • Submit your English-language proficiency test results. If English is not your first language (learned and spoken in the home), you are required to submit official results of an English-language proficiency test, such as:
    • TOEFL – minimum score of 93 (iBT) with a minimum score of 20 in reading and listening and a minimum score of 22 in writing and speaking;
    • IELTS – minimum overall score of 6.5 with scores of at least 6.5 in reading, listening and speaking, and a minimum score of 6 in writing; or
    • Pearson Test of English – minimum overall score of 63 with a minimum score of 60 in each subsection.
    • 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 30, 2020

  • 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 2020.
  • 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.

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Application Information

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 transfer credit in a degree program are not used for these purposes. Ensure that you meet the 10 full-course equivalent 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 Indigenous groups, racial minorities and persons with disabilities. Additional information will be sent once we receive your application. Note that 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 (CYC) 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 that you must still meet the minimum requirements for admission consideration. This includes completing an undergraduate degree by June 2020.

Program or teaching subject changes may be considered after the December 1, 2019, TEAS deadline.

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.

Information about how to submit supplementary documentation (if applicable) will be sent 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 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 one 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
  • Three 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. Students are recommended to present a combination of French language, grammar, composition, literature and culture courses. No more than 1 full course (2 one-semester courses) in translation may be counted. Courses must be completed in time to appear on your transcript and Nipissing University must receive your transcript by June 30, 2020.

If you are submitting a Certificate of Bilingualism or DELF results, they must be received 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.

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 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. Teaching subject courses must be completed in time to appear on a transcript that Nipissing University must receive by June 30, 2020.

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

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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 semester courses, in the first teaching subject and at least 3 full undergraduate courses, or 6 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. Teaching subject courses must be completed in time to appear on a transcript that Nipissing University must receive by June 30, 2020.

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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