Ontario Teacher Certification

Fall 2019 BPS Applications Closed

The teacher education program at Niagara University in Ontario is no longer accepting applications for fall 2019. We have offered admission to the maximum number of candidates who can be enrolled and currently have an extensive wait list.

We will begin accepting applications for the fall 2020 program on Sept. 1, 2019, and will begin reviewing applications for admission no earlier than December 2019.

We continue to accept applications for our master of education program, offered at our main campus in Niagara Falls, N.Y., which leads to dual certification in the U.S. and Ontario. Please contact our assistant director of graduate programs, Saima Horab, at shorab@niagara.edu for more information or visit our website at www.niagara.edu/teacher-education.

ThinkstockPhotos 179211364Why you should choose Niagara University in Ontario

Located in Ontario and offered at sites in the Greater Toronto Area, 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 his 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.

Apply today

ThinkstockPhotos 468780731We 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 are processed on a rolling basis and applicants are usually informed of the admissions decision within a few weeks of the time the completed application is received. Applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the program is full, subsequent applicants will be placed on a wait list if accepted and notified if a position becomes 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.