If you Already Have a Degree
If you wish to enter the Faculty of Education with a major in Art, you must possess a recognized degree which includes a major in Art. In addition, all other prerequisites for admission must be met.At the time of admission, the nature of the applicant's degree is examined, and a program is planned and approved by the Faculty of Education. If the approved degree contains the necessary components, including a completed teaching major, both certification and B.Ed. requirements may be met upon completion of 20 courses in Education.
*You may be required to make up deficiencies in your teachable school subject major if the total number of required courses is not complete, although acceptable, at the point of admission to the program. These courses will be over and above the 20 mandatory Education courses.
See program overview for the After Degree Program
Combined Degrees -- B.A. / B.Ed.
The Bachelor of Arts in combination with a B.Ed. is a program that allows you to take courses in a creative milieu that includes a dedicated faculty, superb facilities and a university art collection second to none. Within your art major, you will study in the areas of drawing, painting, photo arts, printmaking and sculpture in a curriculum designed to unite art theory with history and studio practice. Besides your courses in Art, you will also take a diversity of other courses outside your major. For that reason, the B.A. is probably the best choice for students who wish to teach at an elementary level, where you will be expected to teach a broader range of subjects.
Combined Degrees -- B.F.A. / B.Ed.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in combination with a B.Ed. is ideal for those wishing to teach at the secondary level since it allows for more Art courses. This program typically includes 22 or more Art courses in a creative milieu that includes a dedicated faculty, superb facilities and a university art collection second to none. You'll study in the areas of drawing, painting, photo arts, printmaking and sculpture in a curriculum designed to unite art theory with history and studio practice.
Completing the B.F.A./B.Ed. gives you the flexibility to work in the education field or in an art-related industry, or you may enter directly into a graduate program in your Fine Arts discipline.
See program overview for the Combined Degrees Program
Note: Combined Degrees students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Fine Arts, Advising, for additional information pertaining to the B.A. or B.F.A. portion of the program.