Bachelor of Education

Delivery Method:
Applications open:
March 1, 2024
Applications close:
April 15, 2024
Next start date:
Fall 2024

Get all the information you need to apply for the Bachelor of Education (BEd). 


Students apply for admission to this program once they have accrued a total of 60 units. Once admission has been granted, the student's program must be approved by the Faculty of Education. Major or minor requirements also must be approved by the department(s) in which these requirements are administered.

University and College Transfer Students

Students may be admitted with advance standing for appropriate transfer credit course work that was gained at other institutions, to a 60 unit maximum excluding professional education, or 90 units including an acceptable year of professional education (EDUC 401W, 402W and 405).

Applicants must meet SFU's minimum Undergraduate Admission requirements. 

Students are encouraged to review courses that require a Criminal Records Check (CRC) before enrolling. Find out more about the SFU CRC here.


  • SFU's residency requirement stipulates that, in most cases, total transfer and course challenge credit may not exceed 60 units and may not include more than 15 upper division (300-400 level) units. Note: Any minor program must include at least ten upper division units earned at SFU.

SFU Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Current SFU Students Transferring Into the Bachelor of Education

Students must have completed at least one semester at SFU, including 60 units of coursework with a minimum of 2.5 on the CGPA, UDGPA, EDUC GPA posted on the transcript. Students must be declared in their teachable major or minors prior to transferring.

To complete the internal transfer, make an appointment to see an Education Undergraduate Advisor.


Domestic Student Tuition (2023/24)

Normal and Course Challenge

  • $207.88 (basic - per unit)

Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.

Co-operative Education

  • $878.31 (per term)

Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.

International Student Tuition (2022/23)

Normal and Course Challenge

  • For students who entered in 2016/2017 or earlier: $967.03 (basic - per unit)
  • For students who entered in 2017/2018 or later: $1,101.52 (basic - per unit)

Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.

Co-operative Education

  • $878.31 (per term)

Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.

SFU Calendar Undergraduate Tuition Fees

SFU Supplementary Fees

Simon Fraser University assesses the Student Services/Recreation-Athletics fee, the student activity fee and the U-Pass BC fee to all eligible students in each term of enrollment.

More information

Mandatory Supplementary Course Fees

In addition to credit course fees, mandatory supplementary course fees may be assessed for individual courses in addition to basic tuition and are deemed necessary for successful completion of the course. Mandatory supplementary course fees cover additional costs associated with, for example, such items as field trip expenses or special costs/handling involved in distance education courses.

See which Undergraduate courses have mandatory supplementary course fees

Financial Resources

Undergraduate students may be eligible for scholarships, bursaries, the SFU Work-Study program, and loans.

SFU Financial Aid and Awards website


University and College Transfer Students

You can apply to the Bachelor of Education through SFU's Undergraduate Admissions in the Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

Fall (September)
March 1 - April 19 May 15
Spring (January) August 1 - September 15 October 15
Summer (May) December 1 - January 15
February 15

Start your Application

Applications to B.C. post-secondary institutions are submitted through the EducationPlannerBC application service.

  • Go to
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Education
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: Bachelor of General Studies

Submit your Documents

Maximize your chances of an early offer of admission by submitting your documents and reviewing what's next after you've applied.

Any documents required to process your application will appear on your to-do list in your Student Center. Allow 4-6 weeks for document updates to be reflected in your application checklist. 

All documentation submitted in support of your application must be official. We are no longer accepting unofficial documents for admission.

See more information about submitting required documents


Current SFU students may request an internal transfer into the Bachelor of Education after completing the declaration requirements.

To complete the internal transfer, contact an Education Undergraduate Advisor to make an appointment.

non-refundable fees

Application: $81 payable by credit card online

Deposit upon acceptance 
for Canadians: $250
for International students: $750


Future Student Advising 

If you are not currently an SFU student, contact one of the Education advisors below:

General Inquiries 

For general program questions, contact the Undergraduate Programs office at

Current Education Student Advising 

Schedule a time to speak with one of our advisors through the Advisor Link.

Note: Only students declared in an Education program will be able to book with an Education advisor through Advisor Link. For non-Education students, continue to email one of our three advisors directly.

Disclaimer: The information provided for this program is to be used as a reference. Should any discrepancies occur between the information found on this page and the SFU Calendar, the information found in the SFU Calendar shall be deemed correct.

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