The Bachelor of Education (BED) application for our 2020/2021 session will be available in November 2019, please check back at that time

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


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 the applicant portal at:

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

APPLICATION FORMS - Submit Electronically

  • Application (Our application for 2020/2021 will be available in November 2019.  Please check back at that time for the link)

  • Supplemental Form - This will be available from 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.

The forms required to apply for the Bachelor of Education program are also available in pdf format below to download, complete and submit. Reference forms are provided below as well, to print and give to your referees. Ask them to return the references to the Admissions Office directly by mail or fax. Have the Registrar's Office from each post-secondary institution you attended (except Acadia) send copies of your official transcript to the Admissions Office by mail or fax.