Program Requirement

Earning Your Bachelor of Teacher Education

Elementary Certification: Primary Junior (Junior kindergarten to grade 6)

For individuals who are not certified teachers, this 33-credit hour program leads to initial certification in primary/junior education in Ontario (junior kindergarten — grade 6). Upon completion of this program, graduates will hold a bachelor of professional studies (BPS) degree in teacher education.

Prerequisites:

  • Baccalaureate degree with sufficient content core and liberal arts and sciences studies
  • Ability to pursue full-time study with day and evening courses each week
  • Other admissions criteria stated elsewhere

Program requirements:

  • Field experiences: 75 hours in first semester, 75 hours in second semester
  • Portfolio requirement

Schedule of courses:

  • Four courses in first semester
  • Five courses in second semester
  • Two courses (six credits) in third semester (student-teaching semester)

Intermediate/Senior Division (Grades 7 to 12)

For individuals who are not certified teachers, this 33-credit hour program leads to initial certification in intermediate/senior education in Ontario (grades 7—12). Upon completion of this program, graduates will hold a bachelor of professional studies (BPS) degree in teacher education.

Prerequisites:

  • Three- or four-year bachelor’s degree with sufficient concentration of studies to teach in two teachable subject areas
  • Ability to pursue full-time study with day and evening courses each week
  • Other admissions criteria stated elsewhere

Program requirements:

  • Field experiences: 75 hours in first semester, 75 hours in second semester
  • Portfolio requirement

Schedule of courses:

  • Four courses in first semester
  • Five courses in second semester
  • Two courses (six credits) in third semester (student-teaching semester)

Both programs are three terms and 33 credit hours, with more than 500 hours of integrated practicum field experience. All coursework and field experiences are completed in Ontario.