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Bachelor of Education: Information for Commerce Majors

April 5, 2024

RRC Polytech and University of Winnipeg Joint Applied Commerce Education Program

Who is the program for?

Do you have a passion for teaching and inspiring others? Do you want to leverage your business or commerce degree? If so, our Applied Commerce Education program is tailor-made for you!

What is the program? What is this teachable about?

At Red River College Polytechnic, our Applied Commerce Education program empowers business/commerce grads to become the next generation of influential commerce educators. Help shape young minds and cultivate a deep understanding of business technology, finance, entrepreneurship, management and marketing.

After graduation from our program, you will be certified to teach in a K-12 Manitoba School with a specialty in Applied Commerce Education. This Senior Years (9-12) stream program prepares you to teach the 14 Manitoba Education Commerce courses.

How to apply to the program?

  • Apply directly to the University of Winnipeg for admission  
  • June 1, 2024 deadline
  • Applicants for this program: must meet the U of W admission requirements of a minimum 2.5 GPA and submit your undergraduate transcript
  • All undergraduate coursework must be completed successfully by the Fall term in the year of admission and include 18 credit hours in a teachable minor subject

What are the opportunities for students holding an undergraduate degree in commerce/business?

  • Recognition of up to 30 credit hours from your degree
  • Graduate with your Bachelor of Education degree in just two years
  • Contact RRC Polytech directly for individual consultation regarding credit transfer

For example, some of the courses that would provide the opportunity for credit transfer in the Applied Commerce teachable major include:

6 credit hours of Accounting3 credit hours in Finance
3 credit hours in Introduction to Business3 credit hours of Business Management
3 credit hours of Economics3 credit hours of Entrepreneurship
3 credit hours of Marketing6 credit hours of Business software/technology

Who to contact with questions?

Daryl McRae
Chair of Teacher Education at RRC Polytechnic
P: 204.632.2300

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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