Students apply during the long semester prior to entering the program, the length of which varies by certification program.
- EC-6 ESL Generalist students may apply for summer, fall, and spring entry.
- EC-6 Bilingual Generalist students may apply only for fall and spring entry.
- Special Education or Fine Arts (Music, Theatre Studies, Dance Studies) students may apply for fall entry only.
- Physical Education and Fine Arts (Visual Arts) students may apply for spring entry only.
The PDS application runs February 1 to March 1 for summer and fall entry and September 1 to October 1 for spring entry.