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Teachables

Programs are divided according to the age and grade level at which the student intends to teach as follows:

Primary/Junior (Kindergarten to Grade 6). Teachers at this level must be prepared to teach elementary school children all subjects. Programs include courses in a variety of subjects taught based on the Ontario Ministry curriculum documents. No specific teachable is required.

Intermediate/Senior (Grades 7 to 12). Intermediate/Senior students must take courses in two teachable subjects. Students must have a minimum of 5 FCEs in their first teachable and a minimum of 3 FCEs in their second teachable. At least one-half FCE must be at the third- or fourth-year level in each teachable subject and exceptions to this are noted below.

The following Intermediate/Senior teachable subjects are available at the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University:

English 
Environmental Science
French (as a Second Language)
Geography
Health and Physical Education
History
Mathematics
Music - Instrumental
Music - Vocal
Native Languages (with the language stipulated)
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies
Science - Biology
Science - Chemistry
Science - Physics
Science - General
Social Sciences – General (2nd teachable only)
Visual Arts

The following teachable combinations are not offered at the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University:

Environmental Science: Outdoor Ecological and Experiential Education, and Mathematics
Chemistry and Physics
Music and Visual Arts
Music (Vocal) and Music (Instrumental)

Exceptions:
Environmental Science -  Courses used toward Environmental Science may be any combination from at least three of the following disciplines: Anthropology (Acceptable Type C courses only), Astronomy (see General Science courses), Biology, Chemistry, Geography (Acceptable Type C courses only) (Note: GEOG 3693 not accepted for Science credit), Environmental Studies (Acceptable Type C courses only), Geology, Meteorology (see General Science and Physics courses), Outdoor Recreation, and Physics. General Science courses 0261 through 1015 are not eligible toward an Environmental Science teachable. Students with Environmental Science as a teachable are recommended to take EDUC 3531 Environmental Science Community Involvement. 
French (as a Second Language) - Requires 5 FCEs in French for a first or second teachable.
Health and Physical Education - Requires a Kinesiology or Physical Education degree if applying as a first teachable. Students applying for health and physical education as a second teachable are not required to have 0.5 FCE at the third- or fourth-year level.
History - Up to 1 FCE in Political Science may be used toward History as a first teachable.
Music - Music degree required.
Native Languages (Algonquian, Cree, Ojibwe, and Oji-Cree) - Requires 5 FCEs as a first or second teachable from any combination of the following Algonquian languages: Cree, Western Ojibwe (Ojibwe), Severn Ojibwe (Oji-Cree); or courses classified in the calendar as Algonquian (ALGO), Cree (CREE), Native Language (NALA), and Ojibwe (OJIB). To be eligible for a teachable in Native Languages, students must demonstrate oral proficiency in a Native language by passing an oral proficiency interview administered by the Faculty of Education. Students certified as a Teacher of Native Language by the Ontario College of Teachers may count Native Language as their second teachable.
Science - General - Courses used toward General Science may be any combination from at least three of the following disciplines: Anthropology (Acceptable Type C courses only), Astronomy (see General Science courses), Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies (Acceptable Type C courses only), Geography (Acceptable Type C courses only) (Note: GEOG 3693 not accepted for Science credit), Geology, Meteorology (see General Science and Physics courses), and Physics. General Science courses 0261 through 1015 are not eligible toward a Science – General teachable.
Social Sciences - General - Can only be taken as a second teachable (requiring 3 FCEs). Courses counted toward this teachable may be any combination from at least three of the following disciplines: Anthropology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Women's Studies.
Visual Arts - Requires a Visual Arts or Fine Arts degree. 

The BEd Professional Program includes methodology courses on the curriculum and instruction in the teachable subjects. In I/S the teachable subject is normally, but not necessarily always, the same as the major subject of the bachelor's degree. The second teachable may be the second major of a double major degree, a minor with the major in a bachelor's degree, a recognized minor noted on the student's transcript, or merely the required 3 FCEs (except French and Indigenous Languages, which require 5 FCEs).