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High School Pre-Requisites - Faculty of Education

In order to specialize in some disciplines at The University of Winnipeg, you need to have completed specific high school courses. Below is a list of required high school courses for the Faculty of Education.
View the requirements for: Faculties of Arts, Business and Economics, Kinesiology, and Science.

Admission Requirements:

  • Be a high school graduate with at least 30 Manitoba high school credits, or hold a Mature Status Diploma and have completed courses required for Regular Status Entry
  • Have completed five credits at the Grade 12 level, designated A, S or G
  • Must present standing in EITHER two credits of English 40 (A or S level) plus one credit of Mathematics 40S (Pre-Calculus, Applied or Essential/Consumer) OR one credit of English 40 (A or S level) plus Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S

Entrance Average

The entrance average is what Admissions and the Faculty of Education use to determine who receives an offer in a given year. The entrance average is calculated using the student’s best three 40S courses from the List of Approved Grade 12 Courses (see below), including at least one of: English 40 (A or S level, two credits), Applied Mathematics, or Pre-Calculus Mathematics.

List of Approved Grade 12 Courses

Students can use any top 5 courses from the list below for their admission requirements:

  • Accounting Systems 40S
  • Anglais 40S
  • Art 40S
  • Biology 40S
  • Chemistry 40S
  • Chinese (Cantonese) 41G
  • Chinese (Mandarin) 40S
  • Cinema as a Witness to Modern History 40S
  • Computer Science 40S
  • Current Topics in First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies
  • Cree/Ojibway/Saulteaux 41G
  • Dramatic Arts 40S
  • Economics 40S
  • English 40 (A or S level, two credits)
  • Family Studies 40S
  • Filipino 40S
  • Français 40S
  • French 40S
  • Geography 40S
  • German 40S
  • Global Issues:Citizenship and Sustainability 40S
  • Hebrew 40S
  • History of Western Civilization 40S
  • Italian 40S
  • Japanese 40S
  • Latin 40S
  • Law 40S
  • Mathematics: Applied Mathematics 40S or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S
  • Music 40S (one of: Band, Choral, Guitar, Strings, or Private Music Option)
  • Psychology 40S
  • Physics 40S
  • Polish 40S
  • Portuguese 40S
  • Spanish 40S
  • Ukrainian 40S
  • World Issues 40S
  • World Religions 40S


1. For English 40 (A or S level, two credits), Français and French immersion students may present Anglais 40S or English 40 (A or S level, one credit) PLUS Français 40S or French 40S
2. Essential/Consumer mathematics cannot be used in the calculation of the average
3. Related Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can be used in the entrance average.

In order to assist you with understanding these requirements, see the chart below:

Education Combination Chart

Note on Essential/Consumer Math 40S:Students who have not successfully completed either Grade 12 Applied Mathematics 40S or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S will be required to take an additional non-credit mathematics course at the University (MATH 0031 Math Access for E/M Teachers) in order to meet the math prerequisite for the mandated math course in the program (Math-2903(3) Mathematics for Early/Middle Years Teachers) OR to take an entrance test at the University to determine if they meet the math prerequisite for MATH-2903(3) Mathematics for Early/Middle Years Teachers.  For more information, please contact the Faculty of Education at 204.786.9491.