TEAS – York University

Note: This application guide contains information for Fall 2020 Admission. 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

Y10 – Primary/Junior
Y20 – Junior/Intermediate
Y30 – Intermediate/Senior
Y80 – Technological Education

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Deadlines

December 1, 2019, is the deadline for the following:

  • The OUAC must have received:
    • your TEAS application
    • your TEAS application fee
    • York University’s supplementary $100 non‑refundable service fee and any appropriate transcript fee – if paying by electronic payment (for online applications)
  • Official transcripts must have been received.
    • Official transcripts are required for all postsecondary institutions you have attended.
    • Official transcripts for Ontario universities must be ordered using an online transcript request within the TEAS application.
    • All other transcripts ordered directly from postsecondary institutions must arrive at York University by December 1, 2019.
    • If you have foreign academic documents from outside Canada and the United States, you are encouraged to submit official transcripts translated and evaluated by World Education Services (WES).
  • Proof of English proficiency has been received (if applicable).
  • Course descriptions for courses that do not have a clear indication of the teaching subject equivalencies must be received.
  • Note: Changes to the program(s) or teaching subject(s) you are applying to cannot be made after this date.

December 18, 2019, is the deadline for the following:

  • York University’s online Supplementary Application and Supporting Information Forms must be completed and received by the Faculty of Education.
    • The Supplementary Application Form must not be mailed.
  • Once the TEAS application is received, the Faculty of Education will send you instructions by email to obtain and submit the Supplementary Application Form and online Letters of Recommendation, which will be available after October 1, 2019.
  • Note: Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

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Internationally Educated Teachers (IET)

If you are an internationally trained teacher and are a Canadian immigrant, contact the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) for the requirements to be certified to teach in Ontario.

For more information, contact the Faculty of Education, Office of Student Services, BA/BEd Student Services at: 416-736-5001.

Those IETs who are required to complete the entire Bachelor of Education (BEd) program at York University will be considered for admission under regular admission procedures.

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General Consecutive Notes

Admission to York University’s Consecutive Bachelor of Education program is a competitive process for limited spaces. The Consecutive BEd program includes the following features:

  • Duration of 4 academic terms, from September to April each year.
  • Three school-based placements, under the mentorship of an Ontario-certified teacher and 1 community-based placement.
  • Program taught at York University’s Keele campus for Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, Intermediate/Senior and Technological Education BEd.
  • Option of applying to an off-campus location:
    • Catholic Education Centre (CEC) is located at the Toronto Catholic District Board office building and is available to teacher candidates for Primary/Junior and Junior/Intermediate certification levels.
    • Students who are completing or have completed their undergraduate degree major in French for Teaching (Primary/Junior only) or Honours Specialization in French Studies at Brescia University College (located in London, Ontario) or York University, Glendon College, Bachelor of Arts, French Studies have an option for taking the French as Second Language (FSL) BEd certification in the Faculty of Education, taking classes on the Glendon campus at York University. If applying for Junior/Intermediate or Intermediate/Senior teaching levels, the first teachable must be French as a Second Language. Applicants will select one of the teaching levels (Y10, Y20 or Y30). Further information on the required supporting documents will then be emailed to applicants directly.

The Bachelor of Education program is designed to enable students who are preparing to be teachers to gain insights into the art of teaching through integrating theory, knowledge and skills.

Program highlights include the following:

  • Commitment to diversity, equity and social justice, infused throughout the entire program.
  • Opportunities for engagement in local and global classrooms and communities.
  • Developing teaching practices that are responsive to the needs of diverse learners.
  • Professional discourse within the teaching profession.

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Admission and Degree Requirements

To be considered for admission, you must:

  1. Hold an approved undergraduate degree from an accredited degree‑granting institution, conferred no later than August 1, 2020.
    • You must hold, or be in the process of completing, an “acceptable postsecondary degree”, as defined by the Ontario College of Teachers (Ontario Regulation 184/97). If you hold a degree from another country, refer to the “Transcripts” section in York University’s Faculty of Education online Admission Information Package for further details about acceptable degrees.
    • An approved degree program must include at least 15 full‑year courses beyond high school graduation. If you are currently completing your final year of an undergraduate degree, assessment of academic qualifications will be calculated as of December 1, 2019.
  2. Present an overall grade point average of at least a “B” average based on the final 2 years of full-time study in an undergraduate degree program (not including college transfer credits).

Fulfilling the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

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Teaching Levels

You may select only 1 choice for teaching level to York’s BEd program. The choices are Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, Intermediate/Senior or Technological Education.

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Prerequisites for Teaching Subjects

Y10 – Primary/Junior

You must not select teaching subjects, since teachers at this level usually teach all subjects to children. You may be given preference if you have completed 1 full-year course (6.00-credit) or equivalent in English, and 1 full-year course (6.00-credit) or equivalent in a curriculum subject area (e.g., Science, Fine Arts, History, Geography, Mathematics, Kinesiology).

Y20 – Junior/Intermediate

You must select 1 teaching subject from the following:

  • Dance (057)
  • 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)
  • Music – Instrumental (158)
  • Science – General (430)
  • Visual Arts (190)

In order to be considered for the Junior/Intermediate teaching level, you must have completed at least 4 full‑year undergraduate courses (or equivalent) in the teaching subject selected. Applicants will be considered for admission only if they have successfully completed a minimum of 2 full‑year university courses (or equivalent) with at least a “B” average for the selected teaching subjects by the December 1, 2019, deadline. If more than the required number of courses have been completed, the average will be calculated using the highest grades.

In addition, there are specific requirements for admission to teach specific subjects. These include:

Dance: You must have 4 full‑year (or equivalent) undergraduate courses in the teaching subject, with at least 2 of these being studio courses. An alternative to this requirement is an acceptable degree with at least 2 full‑year (or equivalent) courses in the teaching subject as well as 5 or more years of extensive training and professional experience in the field.

Dramatic Arts: You must have 4 full‑year (or equivalent) undergraduate courses in the teaching subject, with at least 2 of these being studio courses. An alternative to this requirement is an acceptable degree with at least 2 full‑year (or equivalent) courses in the teaching subject and 5 or more years of extensive training and professional experience in the field.

English: You must have completed at least 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses spanning 3 of the following subject areas:

  • Canadian Literature
  • Gender Studies
  • Language and Writing
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Shakespeare

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies: You must have 4 full-year (or equivalent) undergraduate courses in the teaching subject.

French as a Second Language: You must have 4 full-year (or equivalent) undergraduate courses in the French teaching subject, with at least 3 full-year courses (or equivalent) in French Language and 1 full-year course (or equivalent) in Linguistics. Note: These requirements for the French as a Second Language teaching subject are for the Keele campus Bachelor of Education program only.

Geography: A course in “Introduction to Geoinformatics” (or equivalent) is recommended.

Health and Physical Education: You must have 4 practicum (PKIN) activity courses from 6 core areas:

  • Aquatics
  • Dance/Gymnastics
  • Emergency care
  • Individual and dual sports
  • Team sports
  • Track and field

History: You must have at least 1 full‑year (or equivalent) Canadian History course. You will also be given preference if other History courses reflect the diverse nature of society. We recommend Social History courses (involving themes such as race, gender, ethnicity and class) and courses reflecting the histories of non‑Western nations.

Mathematics: You must have completed 4 full‑year (or equivalent) courses spanning all of the following subject areas:

  • Calculus
  • Linear algebra
  • Probability and statistics
  • Proof‑based mathematics

Statistics courses taken in other subject areas (e.g., psychology or sociology) may account for only a maximum of 1 half course toward the teaching subject requirement.

Music – Instrumental (not Vocal): You must have 4 full‑year (or equivalent) undergraduate courses in the teaching subject, with at least 2 of these being studio courses. An alternative to this requirement is an acceptable degree with at least 2 full‑year (or equivalent) courses in the teaching subject as well as 5 or more years of extensive training and professional experience in the field.

Science – General: You must have completed a combination of at least 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses spanning 2 of the following subject areas: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We accept additional courses from Earth and Atmospheric Space Science or Natural Science.

Visual Arts: You must have 4 full‑year (or equivalent) undergraduate courses in the teaching subject, with at least 2 of these being studio courses. An alternative to this requirement is an acceptable degree with at least 2 full‑year (or equivalent) courses in the teaching subject and 5 or more years of extensive training and professional experience in the field.

Y30 Intermediate/Senior

You must select 2 teaching subjects from the following:

  • Business Studies – Accounting (001)
  • Business Studies – Entrepreneurship (005)
  • Business Studies – General (044)
  • Business Studies – Information and Communication Technology (046)
  • Computer Studies (422)
  • Dance (057)
  • Dramatic Arts (135)
  • Economics (050)
  • English (319)
  • Environmental Science (447)
  • Family Studies (230)
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies (200)
  • French as a Second Language (325)
  • Geography (740)
  • Health and Physical Education (860)
  • History (750)
  • Law (770)
  • Mathematics (652)
  • Music – Instrumental (158)
  • Philosophy (755)
  • Politics (760)
  • Religious Education in Catholic Schools (218)
  • Science – Biology (412)
  • Science – Chemistry (420)
  • Science – General (430)
  • Science – Physics (470)
  • Social Sciences – General (165)
  • Visual Arts (190)

In addition to selecting 2 teaching subjects, you must have completed, or be completing, an honours or 4‑year undergraduate degree with at least 6 full‑year university courses in the first teaching subject and 3 full‑year university courses in the second teaching subject.

You will be considered for admission only if you successfully complete a minimum of 2 full-year university courses for the first teaching subject and 1 full-year university course for the second teaching subject with at least a “B” average by the December 1, 2019, deadline.

If you present more than the required number of courses, the average will be calculated using the highest grades.

Business Studies: As a first teaching subject, at least 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses must be from the teaching subject selected and the remaining courses may be from a related business field. As a second teaching subject, at least 2 full‑year (or equivalent) courses must be from the teaching subject selected.

You cannot select any combination of Business Studies options as your 2 teaching subjects. You may select only 1 from the 4 business options offered. You cannot combine any of the Business Studies options with Economics for your 2 teaching subjects.

You cannot combine any of the Business Studies options with Computer Studies for your 2 teaching subjects.

English: You must have completed courses spanning 3 of the following subject areas:

  • Canadian Literature
  • Gender Studies
  • Language and Writing
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Shakespeare

Environmental Science: The best preparation for teaching environmental science is a BSc degree or equivalent Honours degree in environmental science. You are required to have at least 6 full-year university courses (or equivalent) in the first teaching subject.

Family Studies: As a first teaching subject, you must present 6 full‑year (or equivalent) courses in Family Studies, or 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses with family focus from Humanities, Psychology, Social Science or Sociology, as well as 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses from Early Childhood Education (ECE), Business Studies, Health Studies or Fashion Studies, in any combination.

As a second teaching subject, you must present 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses in Family Studies – Humanities, Psychology, Social Sciences or Sociology; or 2 full‑year (or equivalent) courses from Humanities, Psychology, Sociology or Social Science or any combination; and 1 full‑year (or equivalent) course in ECE, Business Studies, Health Studies or Fashion Studies.

Fine Arts (Dance; Dramatic Arts; Music – Instrumental or Visual Arts): As a first teaching subject, you must have 6 full-year (or equivalent) courses in your teaching subject, including 3 full-year (or equivalent) studio courses, and a second teaching subject of 3 full-year (or equivalent) courses and 2 full-year (or equivalent) studio courses.

Geography: A course in “Introduction to Geoinformatics” (or equivalent) is recommended.

Health and Physical Education: As a first and second teaching subject, you must have 4 practicum (PKIN) activity courses from 6 core areas:

  • Aquatics
  • Dance/Gymnastics
  • Emergency care
  • Individual and dual sports
  • Team sports
  • Track and field

History: You must have at least 1 full‑year (or equivalent) Canadian History course. You will be given preference if other History courses reflect the diverse nature of society. We recommend Social History courses (involving themes such as race, gender, ethnicity and class) and courses reflecting the histories of non‑Western nations.

Law: Criminology courses, law and society courses, and courses from an LLB degree are acceptable.

Mathematics: You must have completed 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses spanning all of the following subject areas:

  • Calculus
  • Linear algebra
  • Probability and statistics
  • Proof‑based mathematics

Statistics courses taken in other subject areas (e.g., Psychology or Sociology) may account for only a maximum of 1 half course toward the teaching subject requirement.

Science – Biology: You may use kinesiology courses toward your teaching subject, provided the kinesiology courses contain sufficient human anatomy or physiology topics.

Science – General: You must have completed a combination of at least 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses spanning 2 of the following subject areas: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We accept additional courses from Earth and Atmospheric Space Science or Natural Science.

Social Sciences – General: You must have completed courses in at least 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses spanning at least 2 of the following subject areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Humanities
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Sociology

Y80 Technological Education

You must select 1 teaching subject from the following:

  • Communication Technology
  • Computer Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Green Industries
  • Hairstyling & Aesthetics
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Technological Design
  • Transportation Technology

Technological Education

The Faculty of Education offers a Consecutive BEd option in Technological Education. Applicants to the Consecutive BEd in Technological Education will be certified to teach at the Intermediate/Senior (Grades 9 to 12) certification level.

To be eligible for the Consecutive BEd (Technological Education), you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have a recognized 3-year Advanced Diploma (view a list of 3-year Advanced College Diplomas [PDF]) in a technology field that aligns with the Technological Education curriculum from a recognized college program. You are required to have a minimum of a “B” average and a minimum of 2 years of related work experience prior to graduating from the York BEd Technological Education program.

    or
  2. Have a recognized degree in a technology field that aligns with the Technological Education curriculum from a recognized college or university program. You are required to have a minimum of a “B” average and a minimum of 2 years of related work experience in the area of your degree prior to graduating from the York BEd Technological Education program.

    or
  3. Have a recognized degree and 5 years of work experience in a technology field that aligns with the Technological Education curriculum. You are required to have a minimum of a “B” average.

    or
  4. Have Certificate of Qualification (CofQ) in a technology field that aligns with the Technological Education curriculum (view a list of 3-year Advanced College Diplomas [PDF]) in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades. You are required to have a minimum of 2 years of related work experience prior to graduating from the York BEd Technological Education program.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Education, Office of Students Services at 416-736-5001 or by email to inquire about minimum requirements prior to applying to the BEd Technological Education program.

Successful applicants will be selected on the basis of education and/or broad-base technological (BBT) related experience, references, university grade-point averages, resumé and a personal statement.

Indicate the teaching subject that applies to your applied degree in the online Supplementary Information Form. You will receive a letter and an email with a York student number and instructions on how to access the Supplementary Information Form.

Successful graduates from the Technological Education program will be awarded a Bachelor of Education degree (BEd).

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Contact Information

BA/BEd Student Services
128 Winters Colleges
4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON  M3J 1P3

Telephone: 416‑736‑5001
Email: osp@edu.yorku.ca

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