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Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education

All BEd programs are accredited through the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT). Graduates are recommended to the OCT for certification to teach in Ontario schools.

Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education

The Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education prepares students for careers as teachers by focusing on courses meant to enhance skills, knowledge, and attitudes which support effective teaching.

Four elements characterize the Faculty's programs:
i) A foundation in liberal studies considered likely to foster the intellectual curiosity, creativity, and broad knowledge necessary for effective teaching.
ii) The study of human learning and development, within a social and cultural context and in relation to instructional and management techniques within educational settings.
iii) The study of curriculum and methods of instruction.
iv) The opportunity to observe effective teaching and to apply and develop instructional approaches in classroom settings through supervised student teaching.

Bachelor of Education (BEd) Programs

All BEd programs are accredited through the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT). Graduates are recommended to the OCT for certification to teach in Ontario schools.

1. Concurrent honours bachelor degree program
Professional courses are completed as part of a 5-year double degree or a 6-year double degree for any students admitted as of September 2015. Students receive a BEd and an honours degree in a partnering discipline. The final (Professional) year has an emphasis on a special topic.
 
2. Concurrent bachelor degree program
Education courses are completed as part of a 4- or 5-year double degree, or 5- or 6year double degree for students admitted as of September 2015. Students receive a BEd and a degree in a partnering discipline.
 
3. One-Year BEd program*
A Professional Year of study after the completion of an approved undergraduate degree.

*The 1-year professional program will no longer be offered as of June 2019.

Teachables
Two-Year BEd Program
Six-Year Concurrent Honours Bachelor Degree Programs
Five- and Six-Year Concurrent Bachelor Degree Programs
Specialization as a Teacher of Aboriginal Learners(TB)