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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.

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Educational Studies - General (Advanced Entry)

Program details

Faculty
Education

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Delivery method
Online

Start dates
January; May; September

Length
Four semesters (full-time)

Program load
Full-time
Part-time

OUAC code
DSV

Overview

student writing on white board This college-to-university pathway program results in a BA in Educational Studies, leading to potential careers as a primary school teacher, college instructor, adult trainer, instructional designer, and multimedia/e-learning specialist.

Program description

Our Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies college-to-university program is fully online and designed for students who have completed an Ontario college diploma or Ontario college advanced diploma, or equivalent.  

You may pursue the general (comprehensive) program or a specialization in:

  • Digital Technologies
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Lifelong Learning with Technology

Our unique online format uses virtual classrooms to maximize interaction, collaboration and community building. You may pursue this program on a part-time or full-time basis. We invite you to explore our rich collection of courses.

Outcomes

As a graduate of this program, you will:

  • Be eligible to apply for our 16-month Bachelor of Education program to become a K-6 teacher.
  • Receive priority status to enter our Master of Education program.
  • Develop specialized knowledge and competency in the use of digital technology to support lifelong learning.
  • Apply theoretical and practical understanding of educational planning, delivery and assessment.
  • Design learning strategies that focus on authentic, meaningful and workplace-applicable activities.
  • Analyze the social and psychological issues that shape learning in a digital era.


In my early 30s, I decided to go back to school—the college-to-university transfer Educational Studies program at Ontario Tech called out to me. Not only was the program incredibly flexible with its online delivery, but the learning community was also a safe space for my peers and I to share our experiences, and grow together. I am so grateful that I made the leap to attend this university; I can honestly say that it has been the key to my current and future success. Violet Bell Hogan Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Educational Studies, Class of 2020


Admissions

Admissions


An Ontario college diploma or Ontario college advanced diploma (or equivalent*) with a minimum mid-70s average.

*Graduates who hold a two or three-year diploma or university degree from outside Ontario should contact the Admissions office to determine their eligibility.

Note: Admission is competitive. Regardless of educational background, all applicants to undergraduate programs must have specific prerequisite subject knowledge for their intended program of study. The specific average or standing required for admission will vary from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria, including school marks, distribution of subjects taken and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.


Last year's cut-off70 per cent
Expected cut-offLow-70s
In recognition of your diploma, you will receive 20 courses toward your 40-course BA in ESDT degree.

Applicants interested in the Educational Studies (Advanced Entry) - General (no specialization) program will apply through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) using application code DSV.

Applicants also interested in becoming a teacher must select the Concurrent Education option from the subject of major interest dropdown box.

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our college-to-university transfer applicant page.

Program details

Faculty
Education

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Delivery method
Online

Start dates
January; May; September

Length
Four semesters (full-time)

Program load
Full-time
Part-time

OUAC code
DSV

Contact information

Career opportunities

  • Adult Literacy Instructor
  • Child-Care Centres
  • College Educator
  • Early childhood learning environment design 
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Instructional Designer
  • Military Trainer
  • Nursery and preschool programs
  • Policy development 
  • Service Organization Educator
  • Workplace/Corporate Educator 

Did you know?

of students are employed within six months of graduation
median upper year class size
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