Bachelor of Education

Please note after careful consideration we are pausing the 2-year Bachelor of Education program and expanding our current 16-month program. This change does not affect the total number of spaces available. If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact

The Acadia University Bachelor of Education is a 60-credit hour post baccalaureate program. It offers both Elementary and Secondary streams. Our program is designed to provide initial teacher preparation consistent with the needs of today's professional educator. Students may choose to complete their Education degree at Acadia through our 2-year program which starts in September and finishes in April in each of two years, or by enrolling in our 16-month program which begins in May and finishes in August of the following year.

Students in the Secondary program specialize in selecting both a major and a minor teaching discipline. Elementary Program students will be endorsed as a general Elementary School teacher. Some students may also seek dual endorsation by attaining the credentials to be certified to teach both as an Elementary teacher and a subject specific specialist at the Secondary level.  Examples include, Music, Physical Education, and Fine arts.

Both the Elementary and Secondary programs provide an inclusive education focus intended to equip graduates to meet the individual needs of all learners.

In keeping with our commitment to acknowledging the diversity of the school population, we encourage applications from racial, ethnic, cultural, or other communities that are underrepresented in the teaching profession.


Africentric Bachelor of Education Cohort Program – Alternative Offering

The Africentric Bachelor of Education Cohort (ABC) Program is a partnership between the Delmore Buddy Daye Learning Institute (DBDLI) and Acadia University’s School of Education to provide equitable access to African Nova Scotians interested in pursuing a profession in teacher education.  Africentric Education centres the knowledge, perspectives, histories, culture, heritage, values, lived experiences, and world views of people of African descent in analysis of everything that concerns us. It is a form of transformative education that provides persons of African descent the opportunity to be educated in a culturally responsive and culturally relevant learning environment.

This first Africentric B.Ed. Cohort is focussed on Elementary level educators.  Recruitment has been focused on the following African Nova Scotian and persons of African descent priority groups:

  • African Nova Scotian Student Support Workers currently serving in Nova Scotia’s public school system;
  • Teacher Assistants, Educational Program Assistants, and Child and Youth Care Practitioners currently serving in Nova Scotia’s public schools.