Bachelor of Education (BED) Program

In May 2009 Acadia University implemented a 16-month consecutive Bachelor of Education program option. The first group of students accepted into this unique program option graduated in August 2010. Teacher education programs offered by Nova Scotia universities normally include 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 who have completed an undergraduate degree by May will be able to choose between the elementary or secondary school streams. Students enrolled in the 16-month program option will study alongside students enrolled in Acadia’s regular two-year program option. Each student will complete their in-school practicum during the public school year. Acadia has established a partnership with the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board to strengthen the quality of the classroom experience for Acadia’s B.Ed. students.

At Acadia You Have An Incredible Opportunity To Do Your Final 2nd Year (2 year program option) Field Experience in Shanghai, China!

If you are interested in a practicum experience in China, please be sure to indicate this on the last page of the supplemental forms. This option is available to students in their second year of the 2-year program but requires planning well in advance. Click here for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions


2020 Bachelor of Education (BED) application deadline is January 17, 2020.

If you wish to be considered for both programs please only submit ONE application. There is a place on the Supplemental form to indicate that you would like to be considered for both sessions. For online submissions, the Supplemental form will be available, as soon as your application is processed, by logging into your Status Portal.

For information on admission requirements or specific program details please click the buttons at the bottom of the page

APPLICATION FORMS - Submit Electronically

  • Application

  • Supplemental Form - This will be available from your student portal as soon as your application has been processed.
  • Referee Form - You should provide the electronic referee form link to each of your three referees, who may then complete and submit the form to us directly.

Please click here for directions on completing the Supplemental Form