TEAS – Trent University

Last updated: November 11, 2022

University program information changes regularly. Refer to the application and the university’s website for the most up-to-date details.

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Program Codes

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

Read more about the Consecutive Bachelor of Education program.

Note: If you are admitted to the consecutive education program at Trent, you must 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. This is a competitive program and 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 one-semester courses or equivalent) completed prior to the application deadline is required for all programs.

We assess your academic qualifications (even if you are completing the final year of your undergraduate degree) using grades available as of December 1, 2022.

If you present a college degree or applied degree, or have less than 10 full‑year university courses (20 one-semester courses, or a combination) completed at the time you apply, we will assess you for admission on a case‑by‑case basis.

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

Your undergraduate degree and program prerequisite courses must be completed at an accredited, degree‑granting institution by June 30, 2023.

If you list more than 1 program choice on your application, you should prioritize your choices in the order you would like to be considered, as we will offer successful applicants 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 your required documents.

We give preference to candidates completing a 4-year honours degree or graduate degree.

Mature applicants must meet the same admission requirements as all applicants.

Intermediate/Senior applicants only: You must provide confirmation of completed degree requirements and completed courses counted toward teaching subjects by July 1, 2023.

  • If you intend to complete your degree in the summer of 2023, you must notify Education Admissions and provide confirmation of completed degree requirements before our consecutive education program begins at the end of August.
  • Your degree must be conferred by fall 2023.

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You are required to submit official transcripts from every postsecondary institution attended to Education Admissions, Trent University, no later than December 10, 2022.

  • Order official Ontario university and college transcripts via the OUAC using a TEAS online transcript request when you apply.
  • Order official transcripts from outside Ontario directly from the institution(s) and request they be sent to Trent University, Education Admissions (email is preferred; 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 a current Trent University student, or recent graduate, you are not required to submit Trent transcripts through TEAS. However, if you have taken courses at another institution, you must have those transcripts sent to Education Admissions.

You can upload unofficial copies for out-of-province or international transcripts, or proof of English proficiency (if applicable), using Secure Applicant Messaging (SAM) in your TEAS application for preliminary assessment. Official copies will still be required to complete your application.

If you hold a degree from a foreign institution, we strongly encourage you to have a course-by-course evaluation of official international transcripts from World Education Services (WES). You must request that WES evaluations be released to Trent University by December 10, 2022. This evaluation is official; we will not require any additional copies of your transcripts for assessment purposes.

  • 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.
  • If you choose not to have a WES evaluation, you must have official transcripts sent directly to Trent and need to provide official English translations for all postsecondary documents.
Do not send high school or CEGEP transcripts.

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Profile of Experience

You must submit your Profile of Experience by December 10, 2022. Once we receive your application from TEAS, we will send you information by email about activating your myTrent applicant portal and completing the online Profile of Experience.

If you do not receive an email within 3 business days of submitting your application, check your junk mail folder. These emails are sent automatically and can be flagged as spam by email providers.

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Proficiency in English

English is the normal language of instruction and communication at Trent University. You must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Your mother tongue or first language is English.
  2. 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.
  3. You achieved the required level of proficiency on one of the following English-language tests:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
      • 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 or
      • Internet-based (iBT): An overall score of 100.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 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.
    • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL):  An overall score of 70.

You can upload your English-language test results using SAM and request official copies be mailed to Trent (mailing address in Contact Information).

We reserve 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

At Trent University, we are committed to social justice and encourage 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 is available through the myTrent portal after you apply and is due by December 10, 2022.

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R10 – Primary/Junior Stream

We give preference 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 must provide the titles and course codes for courses taken in these subject areas on 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) (002)
  • 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 (10 one-semester courses).

Second teaching subject: 3 full-year university course equivalents are required (6 one-semester courses), with the exception of French as a Second Language, for which 4 full-year university course equivalents are required (8 one-semester courses).

General Teaching Subject Requirements

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

Any course offered by the teaching subject in question is eligible if it counts toward a degree in that subject area. Ensure that you have a solid foundation in the teaching subject area and a diversity of courses within that subject.

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

  • Anishnaabemowin (Ojibwe):
    • Language, knowledge of and experience with storytelling, land-based learning and Anishinaabe/Haudenosaunee culture and teachings.
  • 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).
    • You 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:
    • Algebra, calculus, geometry and statistics.
    • You may include 1.0 credit in one of the following areas: Actuarial science, accounting or statistics.
    • 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 at 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 is an insufficient number of qualified applicants. We reserve the right to cancel a teaching subject at any point.

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You must submit the following to the OUAC by December 1, 2022:

  • TEAS Application
  • TEAS online transcript request (for Ontario universities) and related fees
  • TEAS fee
  • $70 non‑refundable supplementary fee

You must submit the following to Education Admissions, Trent University, on or before December 10, 2022:

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

If documentation and/or fees are not submitted by the deadline, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

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 that have been submitted by applicants are not accepted.

Check your myTrent account to verify that we have received your documents. All submitted documents become the property of Trent University and cannot be 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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