Programs Requiring Prior University Study

The following programs require you to complete some university study before you apply.

To find programs that require you to complete some college study before you apply, view Collaborative University and College Programs.

2 Prior Study Programs

Education

Wilfrid Laurier University – Waterloo Campus

Professional

Laurier's Bachelor of Education is a postgraduate degree program you apply to after you complete or when you've nearly completed an undergraduate degree.

If you’re entering university for the first time and considering a career in teaching, Laurier’s Education minor can help prepare you for admission into the Bachelor of Education program. Expand your understanding of schooling and education through 6 education-related courses.

To prepare for the Bachelor of Education program, think about what subjects and grades you’d like to teach. From there, work backwards and choose an undergraduate program that will help you get the courses and/or teachable subjects required to be certified by your province’s certifying teachers’ college or association. Once you’ve completed an undergraduate degree (at Laurier or at another institution), we invite you to apply to Laurier’s Bachelor of Education program, an innovative, forward-thinking program that certifies teaching for Primary/Junior (Grades K–6) or Junior/Intermediate (Grades 4–10). Our classes are engaging, interactive and have an excellent student-to-teacher ratio.

Unique within Ontario, this program embodies a professional development school model. You will spend 181 days in school placements during the 2-year program. An alternative placement is also required, where you will work in community agencies, specialized school settings or international placements according to your individual interests.

Music Therapy

Wilfrid Laurier University – Waterloo Campus

Undergraduate

Music Therapy develops a client's potential abilities and enhances their quality of life by using music to address physical, emotional, intellectual or learning challenges.

As a student, participate in a variety of group and individual music therapy placements in our on-site clinics and throughout the community with a diverse set of clients including those with learning disabilities, autism, special needs, adolescents and geriatrics.

You can apply to the Bachelor of Music Therapy at the end of your second year in Laurier’s Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music in Community Music. Admission is based on:
- high standing in Laurier music and psychology courses
- evidence of strong interpersonal skills
- interview with music therapy coordinator
- audition