Ontario Teacher Certification
Fall 2020 BPS Applications Are Now OPEN!
The teacher education program at Niagara University in Ontario is now accepting applications for Fall 2020.
We will begin reviewing applications for admission no earlier than December 2019.
Why you should choose Niagara University in Ontario:
Our new location is conveniently located in Vaughan, Ontario, just two blocks from the Toronto subway station at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Niagara University in Ontario offers a bachelor's degree in teacher education with programs in primary-junior and intermediate-senior teacher preparation. With ministerial consent and accreditation by the Ontario College of Teachers, the university has brought outstanding teacher training, education and opportunities to convenient locations near you for more than 30 years. Now you can enjoy all the advantages of this highly successful program close to home!
Cohort-based programs enhance your learning experience
The cohort approach takes a diverse group of students and creates a community of teacher learners. You'll attend courses and field experiences with a specific group, earning your degrees together in a professional learning community. Extraordinarily noncompetitive, cohort-based learning ensures that the learning of each individual will assist the learning of all others in the group.
This model is based on the principles of constructivism and reflective practice, which foster cooperative learning and are consistent with research findings on successful professional growth practices. In addition, the programs include a focus on literacy and special needs of all learners while embedding practicum experiences across all terms of study. Candidates and professors alike benefit from this positive and dynamic experience.
We strive to make the application process for prospective students as smooth as possible. An applicant can expect to be evaluated on both personal and academic qualities. Please complete the online application and submit your materials at your earliest convenience to ensure timely review of your application.
Applications for the Ontario BPS program are reviewed in rounds, with the first round of reviews to begin in
December 2019. Acceptance decisions will be issued in late January. Only applications that are complete will be reviewed for admission. This means that all the required materials have been submitted. We will continue to offer admission to candidates until the program is full. Once the program reaches capacity, subsequent applicants will be placed on a wait-list for admission and will be contacted directly should a position become available.
Admissions counselors are available to answer questions and offer assistance to prospective students. Consistent with our mission, Niagara University welcomes all students regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, status as a veteran, or disability.