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Graduation

Faculty of Education


Education students in a classroom.

Image courtesy UWinnipeg/Dan Bailey

The following is some important information about graduation and applying for your teaching license.

Applying to Graduate

You must apply for graduation through your Student Planning account.

Spring Convocation — is typically held in June. Students must have completed all courses by April. The deadline to apply is February 1.

Fall Convocation — is typically held in October. Students must have completed all courses by August. The deadline to apply is August 1.

Winter Convocation — There is no formal ceremony, but degrees and diplomas are conferred in mid February. Students must have completed all courses by December. The deadline to apply is November 1.

PLEASE NOTE: Even if you do not plan on attending the graduation ceremony, you must still apply to graduate in order to receive your degree and subsequently your teaching licence.

Applying for Teacher Certification

Students must complete an application for Manitoba Teacher Certification. The form is available online on Manitoba Education's website. Click on “Manitoba Educated Teacher” on the left. Students should submit their application to the Professional Certification Unit three to four months prior to their convocation date. Students who do not have Internet access can call the Professional Certification Unit at (800) 667-2378 for a paper copy of the application.

Criminal Records Check

Students must include a current, original (not more than 3 months old) Criminal Records Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening) and a Manitoba Child Abuse Registry check with their application for certification. More information is available on Manitoba Education's website at the link posted above. 

Official Transcript

Students must order an official transcript, confirming conferral of the B.Ed. degree, and arrange for the university to send it directly to the Professional Certification and Student Records Unit. Students are encouraged to order their transcripts when they apply to graduate, and request that the transcript be held until the B.Ed. is conferred at convocation. Each transcript costs $13.00.

Information on Ordering Transcripts

Teaching Certificate

Manitoba Education will issue your teaching certificate. 

Name/Address Changes

Please inform both the Faculty of Education Office and the Student Records Office of any changes in address, name, etc. This will enable us to keep you informed and your records up to date.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Education Office at (204) 786-9491.