Acadia University offers a 16-month consecutive Bachelor of Education program beginning in May and continues until August of the following year. Teacher education programs offered by Nova Scotia universities are normally 16 months of instruction delivered over two years. By using spring and summer teaching terms, this program option compresses the two-year program into 16 consecutive months.
Students in this program can enroll in either the Elementary or Secondary B.Ed. programs. During the fall and winter terms they study alongside students enrolled in Acadia's two-year option. In the secondary program, all course offerings are dependent on sufficient enrolment. Music education and Technology education are offered only in the two-year option.
Students in the 16-month program are not eligible to participate in the China International Practicum program.