Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Education

Faculty of Education

The Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree qualifies successful graduates to teach in K-12 schools and to be recommended for certification with the Ontario College of Teachers. Our program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the teaching profession as confident and effective teachers.

The BEd degree program is offered in two delivery models:

  • Concurrent - Students complete two degrees at the same time at York University
    • Students can apply as Direct Entry from high school
  • Consecutive - Students have already completed one undergraduate degree and complete the BEd

Graduates of our BEd program can be certified to teach in Ontario in one of the following grade levels:

  • Primary-Junior (JK to Grade 6)
  • Junior-Intermediate (Grade 4 to Grade 10) or
  • Intermediate-Senior (Grade 7 to Grade 12)

Note that the Faculty of Education also offers a Bachelor of Education (Technological Education).

The BEd is a full-time professional degree program, which includes:

Helpful information:

  • Courses are offered on- and off-campus!
  • International students can also join us.

BEd - Concurrent Model

Complete two university degrees at the same time in order to become a qualified teacher in Ontario! Students can apply to our Bachelor of Education (BEd) program in a concurrent delivery model:

  • Apply directly from high school (Direct Entry model) while also applying to select Faculties at the same time

For more information on the program and schedules, visit

Selection is based on:

  • Academic achievement
  • Personal characteristics relevant to the teaching profession
  • Online letters of reference

BEd - Consecutive Model (Degree required)

The full-time Bachelor of Education (BEd) consecutive program model features:

Applicants must hold an approved degree from an accredited degree granting institution and must present a minimum overall grade point average of B (on a 14-point scale or equivalent 73 percent) based on the final 60 credits or equivalent (10 full courses, or final two years of full-time study) in an undergraduate degree program.  The program is delivered over two years.

Selection is based on:

  • Education-related experience
  • Academic achievement
  • Personal characteristics relevant to the teaching profession
  • Online letters of reference

BEd - Special Concentrations

York University's Faculty of Education offers the most diverse undergraduate education curriculum in Ontario, with both Bachelor of Education (BEd) and Bachelor of Education in Technological Education (BEd Technological Education) degree programs. We also offer opportunities in French languageJewish Teacher Education and a formal Specialization in International Education.

We also offer the following programs:

Program Details

Offered by

Faculty of Education

Offered at

  • Keele Campus

Degrees offered


Ways to study


Experiential Education

  • Practicum
  • Community-focused

Fall entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Winter entry


Summer entry



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