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Concurrent Bachelor of Education

Application Deadline:

  • January 15, 2024 (current Ontario high school students)
  • February 1, 2024 (out of province or international high school applicants)


Complete two university degrees at the same time in order to become a qualified teacher in Ontario.  To be considered for the Concurrent BEd program students must be admitted to and eligible to continue in an undergraduate program in one of York University’s other Faculties:

While co-registered in the two Faculties, students' combined degree program is subject to the approval of the two Faculties. Students pursuing their BEd also work towards the completion of a undergraduate degree.

Students are carefully selected on the basis of academic achievement, inclusiveness, experience and personal characteristics relevant to the teaching profession, as articulated in the application. The BEd degree is awarded concurrently only in conjunction with an academic degree as described above.

UPDATE:  As of fall 2020, the Faculty of Education no longer offered the Bachelor of Education (BEd)  Concurrent Upper Year Entry.  Current York students who are interested in the BEd may apply to the Consecutive option - Bachelor of Education. Please note that the Concurrent Direct Entry model (Admission from high school) is continuing.

How to Apply

High School Applicants - Direct Entry to the BEd Program

  • Current Ontario high school applicants apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) UNDERGRAD. Select both the York Faculty that you are applying to and the BEd program.
    • Students must submit their application for admissions to the OUAC by mid-January to be considered for this program.
    • Current high school applicants studying outside of Ontario (including out-of-province and international high school students) or students who have completed their high school diploma but have not attended a post-secondary institution need to apply through the OUAC. After applying through the OUAC application and receiving a York reference number, applicants must submit the Faculty of Education BEd Direct Entry Concurrent FormDeadline to apply is February 1, 2024.

  • Complete the Supplementary Form and the Online Letter of Recommendation (LOR) - Deadline April 1, 2024
    • All BEd Direct Entry applicants are required to submit an online supplementary form which includes:
      • Experience profile
      • Experience summary
      • Personal statement
      • Two online letters of recommendation
      • Applicants for the Glendon Campus, Pre-Education French as a Second Language (OUAC code YGJ)  are required to write a French Language Placement test through offered by Glendon or upload their DALF/DELF scores.  Instructions will be shared with applicants after applying to the program.
    • As well, all applicants who submit the online supplementary form will be required to pay a $50.00 non-refundable processing fee.
      • Information on the online supplementary form and payment process will be available on MyFile when filling out the online supplementary form.

Please be advised that programs in the Faculty of Education are intended to be delivered on campus or in official offsite locations in Toronto; community placements can only be completed in partner organizations and school placements can only be completed at partners school boards, which are located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). It is an expectation that students attend all classes in their scheduled format (whether online, blended or in-person) and complete their school and community-based placements where they are assigned in order to complete degree requirements.

All Direct Entry BEd applicants will receive an acknowledgement email from the Faculty of Education, Student Services end of January with information and the steps to submitting the online supplementary form and online referees.

Applicants to the Direct Entry model of the BEd who have submitted all required documents by the deadline date stated on MyFile and received an offer of admission to their Faculty of choice will advance to the Education Admissions committee review.

Access Initiative

Valuing Your Experience

The Faculty of Education Access Initiative seeks to ensure equitable and inclusive recruitment, admissions, and learning experiences for teacher candidates in the Bachelor of Education program. We are committed to ongoing community consultation, professional learning, and program review to ensure that all applicants have their diverse knowledge and experiences honoured through our application process and that our teacher candidates are supported in their continued journey with the faculty. The Faculty of Education admission policies are designed to assess the potential of all candidates, including those who have faced systemic barriers in their educational pathways, and to recruit individuals who are committed to our core principles of equity, diversity, community, collaboration, and social justice.


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