Teacher Certification Information
The NBTA is not the certification body in New Brunswick. The Office of Teacher Certification is administered by the Department of Early Childhood and Education.
Need more information from the Office of Teacher Certification? Here are several ways to access them:
P.O. Box 6000
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If you have taken any additional university courses since your undergraduate degree(s), you will need to make sure you have a transcript from those sources as well.
Note: for certification purposes, a course does not ‘expire’ so if you have coursework that has not been credited toward your current certification, it may be able to be credited toward a certificate upgrade, pending decision from the Office of Teacher Certification.
It is helpful if you can locate your NB Teacher Certification number. Locate this on the upper right corner of your teaching certificate. It is a 7-digit number generated by the Office of Teacher Certification and the first two digits are your year of birth. Do not confuse this with your employee number...they are two different things. If you cannot find your certificate, you can contact the Office of Teacher Certification (registrar or assistant) who will provide it.
If you need to access additional transcripts, contact the registrar of the university where you took the course(s). This can take a bit of time and often a fee is required.
Certificate 4: An approved bachelor’s degree in education from a New Brunswick university that includes a minimum of 138 university credit hours including 30 credits in pedagogical training and 18 credits (or 18 weeks) of approved practice teaching, and a major (30 credits) in a teachable subject or a combination of a major (24 credits) and a minor (18 credits) in two teachable subjects.
Certificate 5: An approved bachelor’s degree in education from a New Brunswick university that includes a minimum of 168 credit hours including 45 credits in pedagogical training and 15 credits (or 15 weeks) of approved practice teaching, and a major (30 credits) in a teachable subject or a combination of a major (24 credits) and a minor (18 credits) in two teachable subjects.
Certificate 6: A person who meets the requirements for a teacher’s certificate 5 and has completed a Master of Education Degree or a Master’s Degree in a teachable subject with 30 credit hours at the 6000 level or a non-degree program with 30 credit hours at the 6000 level that leads to an additional major or two additional minors.
An endorsement and major in Elementary Education require coursework in: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Art, and Music.
For Secondary Education, a major in a Teachable subject is required. Click here for a list of “teachables” as designated by the NB Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.