Dual Degree Program in Food, Nutrition and Health, and Education (Secondary, Home Economics)

The 2017 application period for the LFS Dual Degree Program in Food, Nutrition and Health, and Education is now closed. The next chance to apply will be in early 2018.


Students may apply for admission to this program in Term 2, Year 2 of their initial program. The deadline for applications is early in Term 2 of the student’s second year, but students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to discuss their interest in the program. Applicants must normally have completed or be in progress towards completing the Faculty’s Communication Requirement (ENGL 112 or LFS 150) and 3 credits of literature (ENGL 110, 120 or 121).

A brochure on Home Economics Education Programs in the Faculty of Education can be found here.

Admission to the Dual Degree option requires an academic average of at least 65% and this average must be maintained to remain in the program during one’s studies. In addition, students must participate in school experience placements coordinated by the Teacher Education Office, normally during the summer sessions. Initial admission is conditional upon achieving this academic level at the end of Year 2, Term 2 and on satisfactory completion of a 1-week school experience. Students must then maintain a 65% or better average. Additional volunteer work with youth ages 13-17 is recommended.

A criminal records check will be required of all teacher candidates admitted to the B.Ed program.

Admission to the Dual Degree Program requires initial application to the Land and Food Systems Student Services Office by the deadline (above) of second year and approval from both LFS and the Faculty of Education. Successful applicants receive provisional approval by April in order for students to undertake a teaching practicum at the end of second year.

  • Admission at any time is conditional; maintenance of good academic standing and an average of at least 65% in each session are required throughout. Students who do not maintain a 65% average will be required to withdraw from Education, but may continue with the Food, Nutrition and Health major.
  • In addition, students are encouraged to participate in volunteer or work experience with youth aged 13-18 to meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Education program. Students must satisfy all of the degree and specialization requirements for both the Food, Nutrition and Health major in the B.Sc. Food, Nutrition and Health and the B.Ed. Secondary program. Some individual courses may be considered to satisfy requirements for both degrees.
  • Students must communicate with an advisor in the Food, Nutrition and Health Program and the Teacher Education Office annually after admission to the program to discuss their progress.
  • Please note: The Dual Degree Program is not open to students with a previous degree.