TEAS – Trent University

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Last updated: September 19, 2019

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Program Codes

R10 – Primary/Junior (Full-time)
R30 – Intermediate/Senior (Full-time)

Read 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, 2019.

  • 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 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, 2020. You must provide confirmation of completed degree requirements and completed courses counted toward teaching subjects (Intermediate/Senior applicants only) by July 1, 2020.

  • If you intend to complete your degree in the summer of 2020, 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 2020 convocation.

If you listed more than 1 program choice on your application, you are expected to prioritize your choices in the order 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 choice, you do not need to send more than 1 copy of the required documents.

Candidates completing a 4-year honours degree or graduate degree will be given preference. Mature applicants must meet the same admission requirements as all applicants.

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Transcripts

Official transcripts from every postsecondary institution attended must be submitted to Education Admissions, Trent University, no later than December 9, 2019.

  • Official Ontario university/college transcripts must be ordered via the OUAC by completing a TEAS online transcript request.
  • Transcripts from outside Ontario must be ordered directly from the institution and submitted to Trent University, Education Admissions (mailing address in Contact Information).
  • If you attended a university on a Letter of Permission or international exchange, you must provide an official transcript from the institution you attended.
  • If you are currently registered at, or graduated from, Trent University, you are not required to submit Trent transcripts. You must arrange to send the transcripts for all courses you completed at other universities.

Unofficial copies for any out-of-province or international transcript, or proof of English proficiency (if applicable) can be uploaded using Secure Applicant Messaging (SAM) for preliminary assessment. Official copies will still be required to complete your application.

If you hold a degree from a foreign institution, you must have a course-by-course evaluation of official international transcripts from the World Education Services (WES). You must request that WES evaluations be released to Trent University by December 9, 2019. This evaluation is official; we will not require any additional copies of your transcripts.

  • It can take up to 6 weeks for WES to receive official transcripts from a foreign academic institution, after which point the WES evaluation will take approximately 1 week to be completed. Begin the evaluation process as early as possible.
  • If you are a domestic student who completed an international exchange you are not required to submit a WES evaluation.

Do not send high school or CEGEP transcripts.

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Profile of Experience

You are required to submit a Profile of Experience by December 9, 2019, in addition to the TEAS application. Once Trent receives your application, you will be sent information about completing the online Profile of Experience through the myTrent applicant portal.

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Proficiency in English

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

  1. You studied full‑time for at least 3 years in a recognized educational institution where English was 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 one 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.

You can upload your English-language test results using SAM.

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 Admission form must be submitted through the myTrent portal by December 9, 2019.

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R10 – Primary/Junior Stream

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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R30 – Intermediate/Senior Stream

Teaching Subjects:

  • Anishnaabemowin (Ojibwe)
  • 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.

General Teaching Subject Requirements

As part of the Profile of Experience, you are required to provide the course code and name of the courses to be used toward your teaching subjects. If you are concerned about the eligibility of particular courses toward teaching subject requirements prior to applying, you are encouraged to contact Education Admissions. Course descriptions may be required.

Ensure that you have a solid foundation in the teaching subject area and a diversity of courses within that subject. For example:

  • Anishnaabemowin (Ojibwe) – A solid foundation includes: Language fluency, knowledge of and experience with storytelling, land-based learning and Anishinaabe/Haudenosaunee culture and teachings.

Note: Any course offered by the teaching subject in question will be automatically accepted, provided it counts toward a degree in that subject area.

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.

The following subject areas are acceptable support courses for teaching subjects:

  • Dramatic Arts: Courses in theatre performance, history/theory of theatre, dramatic literature; you may include up to 1.0 credit in film studies toward teaching subject requirements.
  • English: You may include up to 1.0 credit in classical literature toward teaching subject requirements.
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies: You may include 1.0 credit in an Indigenous language toward teaching subject requirements.
  • French: French grammar, translation, linguistics, literature (when taught in French), Quebec history/culture (when taught in French); students should present oral and written fluency in French and a solid foundation in grammar.
  • Geography: Geology, climatology, geomorphology, hydrology; 1.0 credit in Canadian geography is recommended.
  • History: You may include up to 1.0 credit in ancient history and classics toward teaching subject requirements; 1.0 credit in Canadian history is strongly recommended.
  • Health and Physical Education: Courses from kinesiology and health science (i.e., human anatomy, physiology, immunology, biomechanics, nutrition), health studies (i.e., health economics, anthropology of health, sociology of sport, health psychology, physiological psychology). You may include up to 1.0 credit in developmental psychology toward teaching subject requirements.
  • Mathematics: You are encouraged to have courses in algebra, calculus, geometry and statistics. You may include 1.0 credit in one of the following areas: Actuarial science, accounting, statistics or computer science. To be counted toward the mathematics teaching subject, the acceptable statistics course(s) need(s) to be recognized as eligible for counting as part of a mathematics degree in the granting institution. The 1.0-credit limit still applies to such statistics credits.
  • Science – Biology: Anatomy, biochemistry, ecology (science-based), genetics, microbiology, physiology, biomechanics.
  • Science – Chemistry: Biochemistry, chemical physics, toxicology, analytic/organic/inorganic chemistry; engineering science courses with strong chemistry content may be eligible for consideration.
  • Science – Physics: Basic mechanics, biomechanics, optics, wave theory, electromagnetism, electrical circuits, thermodynamics and quantum physics; you may include up to 1.0 credit in astronomy; engineering science courses with strong physics content may be eligible for consideration.
  • Visual Arts: Comprehensive studio practice courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking or photography. You should also have at least 1 course in art history (preferably a full-year survey course).

Note: 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.

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Deadlines

The following must be submitted to the OUAC by December 1, 2019:

  • Application
  • TEAS online transcript request for Ontario universities
  • Application fee
  • $65 non‑refundable supplementary fee
  • TEAS online transcript request fees

The following must be submitted to Education Admissions, Trent University, on or before December 9, 2019:

  • 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 Admission forms and English-language test results are not accepted.

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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