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After Degree Program

Faculty of Education


This two-year (60 credit hour) program is intended for students who already hold an undergraduate degree, which includes sufficient course work in two teachable areas. Students who have not completed the necessary prerequisites may need to take additional courses in order to be eligible to apply. After Degree applicants must select one of the following streams: Early Years (focuses on teaching Kindergarten to Grade 4); Early/Middle Years (focuses on teaching Kindergarten to Grade 8); Middle Years (focuses on teaching Grades 5 to 8); or Senior Years (focuses on teaching Grades 9 to 12). Students cannot change streams once they have applied.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the After Degree program is based on academic performance, relevant volunteer or work experience, and the number of available spaces in the program. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have:

  • a recognized undergraduate university degree (requirements must be completed by August, 2017)
  • teaching area course work completed by August, 2017
  • relevant experience with age appropriate groups
  • a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on courses completed at the point of application (applicants will need an average well above this minimum in order to be competitive in the selection process)

Information Booklet

Each year, the Faculty of Education produces an information booklet for prospective applicants to the After Degree Program. This booklet includes detailed information on eligibility requirements, course prerequisites, application procedures, and assessment criteria. It is expected that all applicants have read and understood the information contained in this booklet prior to submitting an application for admission. This booklet is updated annually. The information in this booklet applies to the current year only. Students who apply in the future may be subject to different requirements and regulations. This information may be updated from time to time. Please check the date of the latest revision on the front cover to ensure that you have the most recent information.

Information Booklet for Prospective Applicants [PDF]

NOTE to students whose first degree is from an institution other than UW: Transcripts from other universities are evaluated by the Admissions Office, not the Faculty of Education. The Admissions Office is not able to meet individually with prospective students. Evaluations will only be undertaken once a student has applied.

Information Sessions for Prospective Applicants

We will hold information sessions for prospective applicants in October, November, and January. Dates, times, and locations are listed below. Individual advising appointments are not available for prospective applicants, so interested students are encouraged to attend one of the sessions.

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12:30` p.m. to 1:20 p.m., Room 1L07
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., Room 1L07
  • Friday, November 24, 2017, 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., Room 1L07
  • Friday, January 19, 2018, 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., Room 1L07
  • Friday, January 26, 2018, 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., Room 1L07

Applying for Admission (Deadline February 12, 2018)

Information on Joint After Degree Programs with Red River College