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Education

Our unique 16-month program structure—and emphasis on technology in learning and teaching—defines our Bachelor of Education program.

From our forward-thinking curriculum, respected and award-winning instructors, immersive field experiences (practicum) and evidence-based practices, you’ll build a strong and well-rounded foundation to start a meaningful career on the front lines of modern education.

Video sessions are over now but send us an email at connect@ontariotechu.ca if you still have questions, and stay tuned for more sessions in the future!

Thanks for an amazing Virtual Open House.

Choosing Ontario Tech to obtain my Bachelor of Education was an easy decision. Its focus on technology is what employers look for.

The small class sizes offered a personalized experience, not only with knowledgeable instructors, but with my peers as well. Lifelong bonds that continue today have advanced my career and enriched my life
Elizabeth BurkeBachelor of Education  Teacher, Durham District School Board
  • Programs
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    Bachelor of Education - Primary/Junior

    Bachelor of Education (BEd) - Primary/Junior

    Our BEd program - Primary/Junior is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective 21st-century educator. 

    The emphasis on technology in learning and teaching is a defining element of our BEd program. As a teacher candidate, you will become familiar with the basic skills of teaching, while at the same time focusing on how students learn in a digital age. 

    This 16-month program prepares you to be an elementary school teacher (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6) with strengths in science, mathematics, literacy and technology. You will graduate and enter the workforce a full-term sooner than most other BEd programs. 

    Learn more:

    Program page Program map

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    Bachelor of Education - Intermediate/ Senior

    Bachelor of Education (BEd) - Intermediate/Senior

    Our BEd program - Intermediate/Senior is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective 21st-century educator. 

    The emphasis on technology in learning and teaching is a defining element of our BEd program. As a teacher candidate, you will become familiar with the basic skills of teaching, while at the same time focusing on how students learn in a digital age. 

    This 16-month program prepares you to teach grades 7 to 12 with expertise in two of the following teachable subject areas:

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • English
    • General Science (any combination of biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics courses qualify for this teachable)
    • Health and Physical Education (kinesiology courses qualify for this teachable)
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Physics

    Learn more:

    Program page Program map

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    Concurrent Education

    Concurrent Education 

    With your acceptance into this program, a spot will be reserved for you in our Bachelor of Education (BEd) program, which you will begin following the completion of your undergraduate degree. This means that, provided you maintain requisite grades in your undergraduate studies, you'll be granted direct entry into our 16-month BEd program, where you'll complete the studies required to teach at the elementary and/or secondary school levels in Ontario.

    If you're interested in pursuing the Concurrent Education option must apply directly to the undergraduate program of your choice on the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website and select the Concurrent option.

    The Primary/Junior Concurrent Education program is available for undergraduate students in the following faculties:

    • Faculty of Business and Information Technology
    • Faculty of Health Sciences (Nursing program only)
    • Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

    The Intermediate/Senior Concurrent Education program is available for undergraduate students in the following faculties:

    • Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
    • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    • Faculty of Health Sciences (excluding the Nursing program)
    • Faculty of Science

    Learn more:

    Program page Program map - Primary/Junior PROGRAM MAP - INTERMEDIATE/SENIOR

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    Connected Program

    Connected Program

    Similar to Concurrent Education, our Connected program allows current Ontario Tech undergraduate students to gain advanced acceptance to the Bachelor of Education program.

    How it differs is that instead of applying when going into your first year, you'll apply at the completion of your second year of undergraduate study.

    You must meet the GPA and subject specialization requirements to proceed to the Bachelor of Education program after completing your undergraduate degree.

    Learn more:

    Program page Program map

  • Experiential learning

    Our Practicum program allows teacher candidates to learn and grow as teachers through experiencing the day-to-day activities and realities of teaching in school settings. As a teacher candidate, you'll participate in periods of observation and interaction where you'll apply knowledge through lesson planning, gathering resources, taking risks, networking, and building overall confidence as a professional teacher. Through a minimum of 80 days and three different school boards/communities, teacher candidates will have the opportunity to experience what it's really like to be a teacher. Use your field placements to: 

    • Network and build relationships with schools, and the community. 
    • Network with people outside of your supervisor—the Principal and Vice-Principal, the librarian, the special education teacher, and the custodial and secretarial staff.
    • Learn from your experience and discover how a teaching career is right for you. 
    • Put your new skills and knowledge into practice through active experimentation.

    As a student within our faculty, you'll take your educational experience to the next level. From practicums and field placements, and everything in between, you can feel confident that you are entering the workforce career-ready. 

    Learn more from our Education practicum specialist