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Block Transfer Agreement: General Arts and Science College Diplomas

Graduates from a two-year general Arts and Science diploma program can apply to International Education on Laurier’s Waterloo campus. To be considered for admission to the Faculty of Arts, graduates must have an overall average of 75% in their program, as well as have achieved a minimum of 60% in a 4U English course or equivalent.

Transfer students admitted into our International Education program based on these requirements will be granted 6.0 credits towards their Laurier degree. The specific transfer credits granted will be outlined in a transfer credit assessment that you will receive along with your offer letter. Students taking a typical full-time course load (5.0 credits per academic year) will take approximately three years to complete their four-year Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.

To graduate with your BA in International Education, you will need to complete the following courses at Laurier:

International Education Required Courses

  • INED101: General Teaching Methods
  • INED103: Introduction to Education in International Contexts
  • INED104: Theories of Learning and Development
  • INED201: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy
  • INED203: Second Language Literacy Development
  • INED204: Introduction to Mathematics Education
  • INED301: Introduction to Adult Education
  • INED401: Educational Leadership in International Contexts
  • INED402: International Integrated Curriculum (0.25 credit course)

Related Discipline Required Courses

  • EM202: The Educational Divide
  • GS102: Mapping Global Studies: Culture, Conflict, Development
  • GS201: Theories in Global Studies
  • GS202: Methods in Global Studies
  • GS391: Global Experience Pre-Placement (0.25 credit course)
  • GS394: Global Experience Post-Placement (0.25 credit course)
  • WS100: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
  • 1.0 additional GS credit at the 200-level
  • 1.0 additional GS credit at the 300-level
  • 1.0 GS credit at the 400-level

Certificates and Electives

Certificate Programs

  • International Teaching Certificate (1.5 credit course)
  • TEFL Certificate Program (2.5 credit course) or 1.0 language credit*


  • 0.5 credit in Religion and Culture, Women and Gender Studies or Anthropology
  • 0.0-0.75 elective credit in any discipline at any level**

*Note: 1.0 additional language credit and 1.5 elective or transfer credits can be taken in place of the TEFL Certificate Program.

**Note: A maximum of 6.0 100-level credits are allowed in total, including required courses, electives and transfer credits (typically 3.0 of the transfer credits granted through this agreement are at the 100-level, including GS101).

Learn More About Transferring to Laurier

If you have additional questions about your transition to Laurier, financial aid for transfer students or transfer credit evaluation, visit our transfer students website. If you are interested in transferring into this program with an academic history different than what is outlined above, apply using the 105 application form and your transfer credits will be assessed on an individual basis and reported to you, along with your offer letter, upon admission to Laurier.

Note: Not all program requirements are reflected in these pathway descriptions. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all academic program and course requirements have been met. Refer to regulations in the academic calendar and connect with an academic advisor once you have accepted your offer.


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