Writing Skills and Practicum Placement Information Form

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In addition to submitting an application form (see umanitoba.ca/admissions), all applicants are required to attend a writing session where they will be asked to write a brief essay on an assigned topic. Forty-five minutes will be allowed to complete this requirement. Applicants will be assessed for English usage and style (specifically, grammar, vocabulary, sentence and essay structure, spelling, etc). A maximum of twenty points will be awarded.

You may sign up for any date listed below, but
you must submit your application form and fee by the Feb 1 deadline

The writing dates are as follows:

  • Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 12:30 pm in Room 333
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10:00 am in Room 333
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm in Room 326
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10:00 am in Room 333
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 12:30 pm in Room 333

Note: The following Fall Session writing dates have been provided for those applicants who will be unable to attend the Winter Session writing dates due to out of province travel. If you cannot attend Winter Session writing dates due to reasons other than out of province travel, please contact the Writing Skills Exercise Administrator at Desiree.Kennedy@umanitoba.ca.

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm in Room 310
  • Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 2:00 am in Room 310

These sessions will be held in the Education Building at the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus.

Applicants residing in Manitoba are asked to attend one of these sessions. Applicants must present photo ID for entrance to the writing session. In addition, applicants should be reminded that they can only attend one of the sessions scheduled. For optimal choice of writing session, applicants should register early.

For more information please contact the Faculty of Education at 204-474-9004 or bachofed@umanitoba.ca.

To revise your registration, go to the Writing Skills Exercise Registration Revision page.

(if you have one)
(from your online application or acknowledgement letter)
Please use capital and lower case letters as appropriate and enter your name as it will appear on your application materials.
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Writing Skills Exercise

Select one session from the choices below:

Session Room Seats Available
Fall Sessions (for those applicants out of province in Winter Session)
Winter Sessions

Sessions will be closed for registration at 16:00 the previous day.

Practicum Placement Information

The information you enter in this section will only be used to find a potential practicum placement for you. It is separate from the admissions process and will not affect admission decisions.

As part of the Bachelor of Education program all students are required to complete a teaching practicum in each term of the two-year program. The practicum occurs in a Manitoba school and is comprised of at least 30 practicum days in both the first and second terms. Students usually remain in the same school for both practicum blocks unless they are participating in a special practicum option (described below). You are required to respond to every question as the information you provide helps the School Experiences Office to arrange a practicum placement for you. You are advised to spend some time becoming familiar with the beliefs and mission statements of various school divisions before completing this form.

Please note that while we will take your preferences into account, we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in the schools or divisions you specify. Teacher Candidates in their first year are usually placed in an urban school division or in a rural division that is close to the University of Manitoba to ensure that we can provide additional support as needed. You may be required to travel from 60-75 kilometres (by car or public transportation) to your placement. You are not allowed to contact schools on your own or attempt to make your own practicum arrangements.

If you have any questions about the school placement process, you can contact the School Experiences office at seofpl.education@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-9040

For more information regarding schools in Manitoba, see the Manitoba Education website: http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/schools

Teachable Subjects
  Please choose the subjects that you intend to choose (or have chosen) on your application form.
  Note: Consult your application materials for permissible majors and minors for each stream
  Music specialty (required for all students with Music majors or minors):
  Musical Instrument(s) Played:
Special Practicum Options:

The Faculty of Education has a number of special practicum options that may be of interest to you. Please indicate whether you have an interest in each option then continue on to respond to the practicum placement questions below. You can request most special practicum options for one term only, or for both terms. Some options, if chosen, must be taken over both terms. Please note that indicating an interest in a special practicum option does not guarantee that your placement will be in that option. Some options have particular requirements and/or limited places available.

Practicum options are only available in fall and winter terms, and are therefore not available to B.Mus./B.Ed. Integrated students.

For more information about these options, please see the Practicum Guide. (Note: this is the current practicum guide and is subject to revision in 2018)

Are you interested in:

Adult Education Practicum
Northern Practicum:
Indigenous Studies Practicum:
First Nations/Home Community
  NOTE: Some of the above options have requirements and deadlines that must be met. Make sure you consult the Practicum Guide.
  Have you consulted the Practicum Guide?
Division/School Preferences
Choose the division(s) you would prefer to be placed in.
  • Be sure to consider the boundaries of each school division and potential travel time when you select school divisions.
  • If you have chosen the Northern Practicum option, choose "Either" in the box below, then choose "Frontier School Division" for your first rural preference, one urban division and one or more other divisions (urban or rural).
  Would you prefer an urban (Winnipeg) or rural placement?
  Urban Division Preferences
  • You can view the boundaries of urban divisions here
  • You must choose three divisions (unless you have chosen the "Northern Practicum" option above)
  • If you choose "Rural" as your preference, you must choose at least one urban division as a backup

  Rural Division Preferences
  • You can view the boundaries of rural divisions here
  • You must choose three divisions (unless you have chosen the "Northern Practicum" option above)
  • If you choose "Urban" as your preference, you may choose one or more rural divisions as a backup

  Will you have access to a vehicle during practicum?
Conflict of Interest
You are required to identify any school(s) that would place you in a conflict of interest
  • schools in which you have been recently employed;
  • where you have an immediate family member employed or attending.
If you are unsure, please contact the School Experiences Office
Need help finding a school name?
(hold your ctrl key or command button to select more than one)

Schools you have selected as conflict of interest:
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Accomodations
Reasonable accommodation will be provided in all parts of the school placement process as required under the University of Manitoba Accommodation policy. Teacher Candidates need only to make their needs known in advance.

Teacher Candidates who anticipate needing special accommodations are encouraged to register with Student Accessibility Services and to speak with an Academic Advisor about the kinds of supports needed. For more information contact the Student Services office at 204-474-9004 or email bachofed@umanitoba.ca.

  Do you require accommodations?
(If yes, the SEO will contact you to discuss).
Additional Information (optional)
  • Please provide any additional information that you feel is critical for the Field Partner Liaison to consider when arranging your placement.
  • If you will be living at a different address during the school term than the one you entered above, please indicate where you will be living during the school term (name of town, area of the city or postal code).

Click the "Continue" button below to confirm the information you have entered.

Your personal information is being collected under the authority of the University of Manitoba Act. The information you provide will be used by the University for the purpose of the administration of the admission and school placement processes for the Bachelor of Education program. Your personal information will not be used or disclosed for other purposes, unless permitted by The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). . If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information, contact the Access and Privacy Office (tel: 204-474-9462), 233 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB, R3T 2N2.