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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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Education, Consecutive program, Intermediate/Senior

Degree Bachelor of Education
Faculty Faculty of Education
Location Downtown Oshawa campus location
Start dates September
Length 16 consecutive months postgraduate (professional program)
Program load Full-time
OUAC code D30
Photo for Education, Consecutive program, Intermediate/Senior
The Faculty of Education offers a 16-month consecutive program to prepare Intermediate-Senior (I/S) teachers. The emphasis on technology in learning and teaching is a defining element of the university’s Bachelor of Education program.

General information

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

Admission requirements

Applicants will hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with a minimum required average of 70 per cent (B- or 2.7 GPA) in their best 10 full-year or best 20 half-year completed courses. Preference will be given to students with four-year honours degrees. Each candidate must have received the required undergraduate degree by July 1 of the year in which they begin their Bachelor of Education program.

Applicants must have completed a minimum of five full-year courses, or 10 one-semester courses in a first teachable subject and three full courses, or six one-semester courses in a second teachable subject. A minimum of 70 per cent (B- or 2.7 GPA) average is required in each teachable subject.

A complete application includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Evidence of oral and written proficiency in English.
  • A clear criminal record check is a post-admission requirement for all successful applicants.

*Applicants may be required to complete a personal characteristic evaluation.

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies 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. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.

Applicants with international documents

  • If you have completed a degree from an institution outside of Canada or the United States, you must have all official transcripts translated (if applicable) and evaluated by World Education Services (WES). Please request the WES ICAP – Course by Course Evaluation.
  • As an applicant, it is your responsibility to:
    • Ensure all documents required for assessment are sent directly from the issuing institution(s) to WES.
    • Pay for all costs associated with the WES assessment.
    • Ensure WES sends your completed assessment directly to the university no later than December 8.
  • Translation of international documents
    • If your documents do not include an official English translation, you must also submit an official translation to WES. The translator must be accredited by a professional association of translators in Canada. To obtain the name of an accredited translator, please visit the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario website. 

Last year's cut-off 70 per cent
Expected cut-off Mid-70s

How to apply

The application service through Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) opens mid-September of each year for Professional Program Applications to the Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS) and closes in early December of each year.

Please see our TEAS applicant page for important dates and application process.

Program curriculum

More information is available in the Academic CalendarCourses are subject to change without notice.

Experiential learning

All Bachelor of Education students take part in several field experience placements, resulting in a minimum 80 days in classrooms working with teachers and students. Under the supervision of an experienced practising teacher, you will gradually acquire responsibility for teaching classes.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared to teach provincially, nationally and internationally. The emphasis on technology-enhanced teaching and learning also provides some graduates with career opportunities in college-level teaching or in training and professional development in corporate settings.

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