Bachelor of Education - BEd FAQ

What BEd program delivery options are available at Crandall?

The Bachelor of Education is offered with three delivery options:

  1. the traditional 16 month consecutive program that begins each fall semester;
  2. the concurrent program is taken at the same time as your undergraduate program at Crandall. This option allows you to finish both degrees in as little as 5 years.
  3. the NEW consecutive Saturday option. Courses are taken one day per week, providing an excellent option for the working professional.

What are requirements for admission into the program? How do I know if I am qualified to apply?

To be eligible to apply to Crandall’s Consecutive BEd program, applicants are required to have a recognized Bachelor’s degree in a teachable subject from a recognized university. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67 in the last 60 credit hours (two years) of undergraduate study is required. In addition, applicants are also required to have previous work or volunteer experience working with children/youth.

To be eligible to apply to Crandall’s Concurrent BEd program (taken at the same time as your undergraduate degree), applicants are required to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their first year of undergraduate studies.

When is the deadline to apply for the BEd program at Crandall?

Applications to both the 16 month consecutive program and the concurrent program have the same deadline – January 15. These programs begin in September.

Applications for the Saturday BEd program have a May 30 deadline for early admission. This program begins in January.

Candidates are welcome to apply after the application submission deadline; however,  applicants who apply before the deadline will be given priority in the admissions process.

Can I make an appointment to talk Education Admissions before filing my application?

We are happy to connect with you through email, education.admissions@crandallu.ca or by telephone at 506-858-8970 Ext. 433 to answer questions you may have before submitting your application.

What should I include in my letter of rationale?

You should describe in detail your experiences dealing with children, as well as your reasons for wanting to become a teacher. In this section you will need to provide information to the Committee that indicates those background experiences and factors that have led you to this place in your life and how teaching came into focus. Length should be no more than three pages.

How long after I submit my application will it take to be notified of acceptance, denial, or wait list status?

We will begin processing/reviewing files after the January 15 deadline. Applicants selected for an interview are normally contacted by mid February. Applicants who are given a wait list status or not accepted to the program are normally notified by mid March.

Calling to inquire about the status of your application does not speed up the process.

Who should I choose as my referees?

Referees should be professional individuals (other than close family friends and relatives) who know you and can speak to your suitability for the teaching profession. Referees should be individuals who have seen you interact with, lead, and relate to children or youth in teaching/learning situations, i.e. Teachers, Coaches, Camp Directors, etc.

What transcripts need to be submitted?

Official copies of all post-secondary transcripts must be submitted and sent from the host institution directly to the Education Admissions Office. Transcripts emailed from your school are accepted as official. Crandall University students do not need to submit Crandall transcripts, as they are already on record.

What is the admissions process for the Bachelor of Education?

The admissions process for the Bachelor of Education occurs in two phases. Phase 1 consists of an initial screening of all applicants. Phase 2 may consist of an in-person interview with the Education Admissions Committee. Interviews via Zoom may be arranged for those applicants who live away from our campus.

See also Admission Requirements and Application Procedures for the Bachelor of Education.

Is there a waiting list?

Yes. The waiting list is comprised of applicants who were interviewed but were not accepted due to limited spaces available. Applicants placed on the waiting list will be notified via email of an offer of acceptance as seats become available. Calling or emailing about available spots will not speed up the process. The wait list remains active until August 1st.

Does Crandall University have any additional course requirements?

As part of the admission requirement, Crandall does not require certain pre-requisite undergraduate courses such as mathematics. Please see the admission requirements question above.

How are courses delivered in the BEd programs?

All courses in Crandall’s BEd program are face-to-face on campus. We do not currently offer online or remote learning options.

Where can I do my teaching practicum?

Students are able to do their practicums outside of New Brunswick if authorized by our Education Internship Coordinator. There may be extra costs associated with travel, highway/bridge tolls, etc.

Will I receive feedback as to why I was not successful with my application?

Application to Crandall’s BEd program is highly competitive, and spaces are limited. Unfortunately, it is not possible to provide individual feedback to all applicants who were not successful. We encourage all applications to develop the areas of interest we identify on the application in order to enhance subsequent applications.

Is a New Brunswick teaching license transferable within, and outside of Canada?

Yes. Once you receive your NB teaching license from the Department of Education, you can then apply to other Departments of Education to transfer your credentials to that region. For more information, please contact the Department of Education governing the region you wish to have your certification transferred to.

Am I able to defer my admission?

Applicants who receive an acceptance to the program may defer their enrollment for one academic year; however, this deferral does not apply to another BEd pathway.

Can I switch from one program option to another (i.e. from the 16 month program to the Saturday option)?

No, students may not switch from one program option to another. There may be exceptional circumstances that the Dean of Education may consider. A formal letter may be addressed to the Dean of Education explaining the reasoning for wanting to change program pathways.

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