Kindergarten and Elementary Education

Quebec CEGEP
Average or previous year's cutoff:
25.20 overall R-Score
Average of the lowest R-Scores admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:
  • English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants)
  • CASPer Test: B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL are required to complete this online assessment as a component of the selection process. For detailed information consult the Casper Test Information document (see also Additional Supporting Documents).
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
80.70% top 6 average
Average of the lowest Top 6 averages admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • CASPer Test: B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL are required to complete this online assessment as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
80.70% top 5 average
Average of the lowest Top 5 averages admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:
  • Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • CASPer Test: B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL are required to complete this online assessment as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
B+ average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisites:
  • Courses must include: English
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2022):
    • ACT or SAT
  • CASPer Test: B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL are required to complete this online assessment as a component of the selection process (see Additional Supporting Documents).
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Average or previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisites:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Professional Program

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

Do you have a passion for teaching and mentorship? Do you like working with children? If so, you may be the perfect fit for the B.Ed in Kindergarten and Elementary Education. This four-year program will allow you to gain your certification to teach children between the ages of 5 and 12 years (kindergarten and elementary school). The program consists of academic and professional courses, including studies in pedagogy and educational foundations.

Each year of the program provides a student-teaching field experience practicum, allowing you to explore classroom teaching opportunities throughout your studies. You will graduate with both the theoretical and practical experience necessary to thrive in your future career.


Careers

An undergraduate degree in Kindergarten/Elementary Education can lead you to a wide range of career options. Many graduates choose to work in occupations that focus on education, community programming, educational technology, curriculum development, and administration. Employment is available in many types of establishments. You can work in public and private schools, community organizations, recreation centres, educational technology start-ups, and government.

You could become a professional:

  • Teacher, Elementary School
  • Special Education Assistant
  • Educational Technology Developer
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Community Program Officer
  • Education Policy Researcher

Student experience

Students in this program are supported by course instructors, advisors, and administrators in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) as well as the Office of Internships and Student Affairs (ISA). In addition to being a part of a department that fosters a sense of community and mentorship, students also can benefit from the resources and events organized by the Education Undergraduate Student Society (EdUS).

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Education.

Check the full admission requirements for information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required as part of your application.

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