TEAS – Trent University

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Last updated: September 18, 2017

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Program Codes

R10 Primary/Junior – Full time
R30 Intermediate/Senior – Full time

Learn more about Consecutive Bachelor of Education program.

Note: If you are admitted to the consecutive education program at Trent, you are required to start classes on the Monday of the last week of August.

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Admission Criteria

Selection is based on equal weighting of academic achievement and related experience. Fulfilling the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

A minimum average of 70% (B- or 2.7 GPA) on the last 10 full‑year university courses (last 20 semester courses or equivalent) completed prior to the application deadline is required for all programs. Your academic qualifications (even if you are completing the final year of your undergraduate degree) are assessed as of December 1, 2017.

If you present a college/applied degree, or have less than 10 full‑year university courses (20 semester courses, or a combination is acceptable) completed at the time you apply, you will be assessed on a case‑by‑case basis.

Transfer credits received for community college, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement and CEGEP courses, and graduate‑level university courses, are not considered in the admission average calculation.

Your undergraduate degree and program prerequisite courses must be completed at an accredited degree‑granting institution by June 30, 2018. You must provide confirmation of completed degree requirements and completed courses counted toward teaching subjects (Intermediate/Senior applicants only) by July 1, 2018.

If you intend to complete your degree in the summer of 2018, you must notify Education Admissions and provide confirmation of completed degree requirements before Trent’s consecutive education program begins at the end of August. The degree must be conferred by fall 2018 convocation.

You will be given preference if you completed a 4‑year honours or graduate degree. Mature students must meet the same admissions requirements as all applicants.

If you listed more than 1 program choice on your application, you are expected to prioritize your choices in the order in which you would like them to be considered, as successful applicants will be offered admission to 1 program selection only. If you applied for more than 1 program option, you do not need to send more than 1 copy of the required documents.

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Official transcripts from every university attended must be submitted to Education Admissions, Office of the Registrar, Trent University, no later than December 7, 2017. If you attended a university on a Letter of Permission or international exchange, you must provide an official transcript from the institution you attended. Unofficial copies are not accepted.

If you are currently registered at Trent University, or graduated from Trent University, you are not required to submit transcripts but you should arrange to send the transcripts for all courses you completed at other universities.

Official Ontario university transcripts must be ordered via the OUAC by completing the TEAS Transcript Request Form (TRF) by December 1, 2017. Transcripts from outside of Ontario must be ordered directly from the institution and submitted to Trent University, Education Admissions.

Do not send high school, community college or CEGEP transcripts.

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Profile of Experience

You are required to submit a Profile of Experience by December 7, 2017, in addition to the TEAS application. Once Trent receives your application, you will be sent information about completing the online Profile of Experience. You must include the contact information for 2 referees who can verify the information submitted in your profile.

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Proficiency in English

English is the language of instruction and communication at Trent University. You are required to meet 1 of the following criteria:

  1. You studied full‑time for at least 3 years in a recognized educational institution where English is the language of instruction and examination and that was located in a country where the dominant language is English.
  2. You achieved the required level of proficiency on 1 of the following English language tests:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language):
      • Paper-based (PBT) and Test of Spoken English (TSE): A score of at least 600 on the paper-based TOEFL, with scores of at least 58 on each of the listening and reading components, 5.5 on the Test of Written English (TWE) and a minimum score of 60 on the TSE.
      • Internet-based (IBT): An overall score of 100.
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): An overall score of at least 7 on the Academic Module of IELTS with scores of at least 6.5 in reading and listening and scores of at least 7 in writing and speaking.
    • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): An overall score of 92.
    • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment):  An overall score of 70.

Trent University reserves the right to require you to take an English-language test, upgrade, or withdraw from the program if you do not meet the expected level of proficiency.

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Equity Admission

Trent University is committed to social justice and encourages applications from persons traditionally under‑represented in the teaching profession. If you are a person of Indigenous heritage, a visible minority and/or a person with a disability, you may apply for equity admission in the Bachelor of Education Program.

The Equity Admissions form must be submitted through myTrent portal by December 7, 2017.

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Primary/Junior Stream (R10)

Preference is given to applicants with courses in the main curriculum areas of English, social studies (Canadian geography and history), arts (visual arts, drama and music), mathematics, science, computer studies and French.

You are required to provide the course codes and names of the courses to be used in consideration for these subject areas when submitting your Profile of Experience.

Note: High school, CEGEP and college courses are not considered.

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Intermediate/Senior Stream (R30)

Teaching Subjects:

  • Computer Studies (422)
  • Dramatic Arts (135)
  • English (319)
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies (200)
  • French as a Second Language (325)
  • Geography (740)
  • Health and Physical Education (860)
  • History (750)
  • Mathematics (652)
  • Science – Biology (412)
  • Science – Chemistry (420)
  • Science – Physics (470)
  • Visual Arts (190)

First teaching subject: 5 full-year university course equivalents are required.

Second teaching subject: 3 full-year university course equivalents are required, with the exception of French as a Second Language where 4 full-year university course equivalents are required.

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Subject Requirements

Preference is granted to students who apply to History with 1 full credit in Canadian history and to students applying to Computer Studies with 1 full credit in computer programming.

As part of the Profile of Experience, you are required to provide the course codes and names of the courses to be used toward your teaching subjects by December 7, 2017 (course descriptions may be required). If you are concerned about the eligibility of particular courses toward teaching subject requirements prior to applying, you are encouraged to contact Education Admissions.

If you took courses at Trent University, you do not need to provide course descriptions, but you must still complete the course listings information in the Profile of Experience.

Please be advised that classes may not be offered in all teaching subjects if there are an insufficient number of qualified applicants. Trent University reserves the right to cancel a teaching subject at any point.


The following must be submitted to the OUAC by December 1, 2017:

  • Application
  • TEAS TRF for Ontario universities

The following must be submitted to the OUAC by December 7, 2017:

  • Application fee
  • $65 non‑refundable supplementary fee
  • TRF fees

The following must be submitted to Education Admissions, Office of the Registrar, Trent University, on or before December 7, 2017:

  • Official transcripts (including certified translations, if necessary, for out‑of‑province or out‑of‑country institutions)
  • Online Profile of Experience
  • Curriculum‑related course listing (Primary/Junior applicants)
  • Teaching subject course listing (Intermediate/Senior applicants)
  • Equity Admission Form and documentation (if applicable)
  • Official English-language test results (if applicable)

Applications will be considered incomplete and will not be processed if all documentation and fees are not received by the official deadlines.

Note: Supporting documentation is not retained from applications received in previous years. Previous applicants must forward new documentation each year.

Faxed, photocopied or electronic copies of documents, including transcripts, Profiles of Experience, Equity Admissions forms or English-language test results are not accepted.

You are encouraged to check your myTrent account to verify that your documents were received. All submitted documents become Trent University’s property and are not returned.

If you applied to more than 1 program option, you do not need to send more than 1 copy of the required documents.

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Contact Information

Trent University
Education Admissions
Office of the Registrar
Trent University
1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough ON  K9L 0G2

Telephone: 705‑748‑1011, ext. 7738
Email: educationadmissions@trentu.ca

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