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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Education

In the Faculty of Education, you'll gain the academic background and expertise to be a leader in 21st-century teaching. Education is a fascinating, engaging and rewarding career that inspires lifelong learning. We'll prepare you to excel and thrive in both physical and virtual settings.

The Bachelor of Arts Educational Studies program is a fully-online pathways (advanced entry) program designed for students who have completed a two-year Ontario college diploma or equivalent. Our online format uses virtual classrooms to maximize interaction, collaboration, community building and problem-solving.

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), emphasis on equity, diversity and inclusion, 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. 

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Faculty of Education live video session and Q&A

We’re excited to say hello to you virtually! Join our sessions to get in on the conversation—we’ll be here from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 

A few friendly reminders: 

  • mute your microphone
  • be respectful
  • don't be shy - ask your questions via the chat function
    • write your name in the chat window and we will call out your name for your question
    • if you prefer to have your question read out by the moderator, type your question in the chat window directly 

Sessions are now over.  Thank you for joining us today!

 I honestly didn’t expect to be fortunate enough to have a full-time, long-term, occasional teaching position so quickly after graduating from Ontario Tech! I’m teaching my dream grade, Kindergarten, in our local school board. Thank you for everything—I wouldn’t be where I am today without the faculty’s guidance and support!
NICOLE HEATHCOTEBachelor of Education, Class of 2020  Kindergarten Teacher, Durham District School Board, Durham Region, Ontario
  • Programs
    Bachelor of Education - Primary/Junior
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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

    Bachelor of Education - Intermediate/ Senior
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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

    Concurrent Education
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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.

    There are two options to apply to the Concurrent program. 

    Apply directly to the undergraduate program of your choice on the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website and select the Concurrent option.

    If you are a current Ontario Tech undergraduate student apply during your second or third year of study.

    Students admitted to the Concurrent program must meet the GPA and subject specialization requirements to proceed to the Bachelor of Education program after completing their undergraduate degree.

    The Primary/Junior Concurrent Education program is available for undergraduate students in any faculty.

    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

    Educational Studies and Digital Technology
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    Educational Studies and Digital Technology

    Educational Studies and Digital Technology Program

    The faculty of Education offers a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology with a specialization in Adult Education and Digital Technology or Early Childhood Studies. These fully online pathways (advanced entry) program are designed for students who have completed a two-year Ontario college diploma or equivalent. Our unique online format uses virtual classrooms to maximize interaction, collaboration and community building.

    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