Social Studies Requirements

If You Already Have a Degree

If you wish to enter the Faculty of Education with a major in Social Studies Education, you must possess a recognized degree which includes a related major, such as Political Science, Economics, Sociology, History, etc. 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

See the Bachelor of Education After Degree Program Planning Guide

Combined Degrees -- B.A. / B.Ed.

As a student in the Social Sciences, you'll learn investigative skills used in explorations of human behaviour. Working closely with professors, often in a research environment, you will step back and discover a broader view of our world.

Students may meet the Social Studies major requirements by completing a major in Anthropology, Canadian Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology or Urban and Regional Studies, or the General Major with a focus on three disciplines within the Social Sciences.

See program overview for the Combined Degrees Program

See the Combined Degrees Program Planning Guides

Note:  Combined Degrees students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Arts and Science, Advising, for additional information pertaining to the B.A. portion of the program.