University of Prince Edward Island

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Bachelor of Education

University of Prince Edward Island

Faculty:Faculty of Education
Field of Study:Aboriginal Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Education, General
Length:12 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $13,140
National: $13,140
International: $24,618
Careers:Post-secondary Teaching and Research AssistantsCollege and Other Vocational InstructorsSecondary School Teachers


The Bachelor of Education (BEd) is a 60 credit-hour 12-month post-degree program. This program is designed to provide the variety of courses and extended field experiences through which students can develop the knowledge and skills needed to teach in the modern classroom. It is the opportunity for students to focus their studies in Primary/Elementary (K-6) or Intermediate/Senior (7-12) and in International, Indigenous, or Adult and Workplace Education.

Students in the faculty of education are encouraged to think critically and creatively about the purpose and practice of education in local communities and global society. Our professors recognize that a supportive and inclusive learning environment cultivates a healthy spirit of enquiry in our students. The close rapport between students and professors is often cited as the most valued aspect of a student’s experience in the UPEI education program. We admit approximately 75 students to our post-degree program each year. Our graduating teachers are highly sought after by schools on Prince Edward Island and across Canada—especially in rural schools, and across the Northern territories—as well as internationally.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    To gain admission to this program, applicants must have: completed the requirements for their undergraduate degree from an approved registered university and have the degree conferred before June 30; an overall average of not less than 70% (at least between C+ and B-) computed on the 20 highest grades of the last 22 courses (3 semester hour of credit) (applicants who have an average of less than 70% may be considered on a case-by-case basis, graduate study may be taken into consideration for admission requirements); at least 6 semester hours of credit in English or equivalent (at least 3 of which are recommended to be in Composition); and at least 6 hours of credit in Mathematics or Statistics, with either 6 credit hours as part of the undergraduate program OR 3 credit hours as part of the undergraduate program AND Ed 422 Math for Teachers taken above and beyond the 20 courses required for the BEd. Applicants must also have completed academic courses in subjects taught in the school system which satisfy the requirements for the program level (Primary/Elementary or Intermediate/Senior) into which they seek admission. Please visit the website for complete details.
    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or CanTEST [min. 5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600+6] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]
    Application Notes : The language of instruction at the University of Prince Edward Island is English. All academically admissible applicants, regardless of their country of origin or citizenship status, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to undertaking studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. Proficiency may be demonstrated by: 1. Three years of full-time study in English in Canada or in another country where English is a principal language (as recognized by UPEI) - evidence of bilingualism (English and another language) is acceptable for those applicants educated in Canada in a language other than English; OR 2. Submission of an official test score at or above the acceptable minimum, such as: IELTS (Academic) - overall score of 7 with 7 in writing and speaking; 6.5 in reading and listening; TOEFL paper-based test - 600 with minimum TWE of 6; TOEFL internet-based test - 100 with a minimum of 25 in speaking and writing, 22 in reading and listening; MELAB - 85; CanTEST - 5; CAEL - 70; Pearson Test of English - 66; Cambridge Advanced English - CAE A: CPE A & B; 185-190 after Jan 1/15; or Eiken - 1.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 28, 2022