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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, Consecutive, Intermediate/Senior

Program details

Faculty
Education

Degree
Bachelor of Education

Experiential learning
Internship
Practicum
Research study
Undergraduate thesis

Delivery method
In-class
Hybrid online/in-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, Downtown Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
16 consecutive months postgraduate (professional program)

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
D30

Overview

two people looking at a project on a display Our Bachelor of Education (BEd) Intermediate-Senior (I/S) program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective 21st-century educator.

Mission

Our mission is to develop thoughtful, well-informed and socially responsible educational teachers, making optimal use of new and emerging digital technologies for learning. We graduate exceptional teachers who will truly make a difference and become educational leaders. We also pride ourselves in having a strong, supportive student and faculty community. We are committed to providing an inclusive and equitable learning environment, and our courses reflect these principles.  


Intermediate-Senior division (grades 7 to 12)

Intermediate/Senior teachers are required to have two teachable subjects to apply.

  • For your first teachable subject, you will need a minimum of ten one-semester undergraduate or graduate courses.
  • For your second teachable subject, you will need a minimum of six one-semester undergraduate or graduate courses.

We currently offer the following teachable subject areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry or Physics
  • English
  • General Science
  • Health and Physical Education
  • History
  • Mathematics

Why Ontario Tech?

  1. We develop exceptional teachers and leaders who make a difference.
  2. We offer a 16-month program that allows you to graduate and enter the workforce a full-term sooner than most other BEd programs.
  3. We masterfully integrate learning and technology to help you create leading-edge digital-age experiences.
  4. BEd graduates earn priority status to enter our Master of Education program.
  5. We are one of the only B.Ed. programs to offer a Mental Health First Aid Certification in Canada.
  6. We offer Hearts & Minds Matter Training, a three-day workshop where you learn how to build community and experience a wide range of learning strategies.
  7. We offer multiple conferences focusing on equity, diversity and inclusion, mental health, Indigenous issues, STEAM and sustainability.
  8. We provide a fully-online semester using state-of-the-art virtual classrooms, increasing your expertise in online learning environments.


One of my practicum placements was in a Durham high school. My teachable subjects are Physical Education and General Science, so I mainly contributed to Grade 10 science classes. My teaching responsibilities were primarily with the Environmental Science class, which I truly enjoyed. For my last placement, I am looking forward to seeing what is in store; I will likely be placed in either a Grade 7 or 8 classroom, as I believe my true passion lies with intermediate students.  Sarah Whibbs Bachelor of Science, Class of 2018 Bachelor of Education - Intermediate/Senior


Admissions

Admissions


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-off70 per cent
Expected cut-offMid-70s

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 details

Faculty
Education

Degree
Bachelor of Education

Experiential learning
Internship
Practicum
Research study
Undergraduate thesis

Delivery method
In-class
Hybrid online/in-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, Downtown Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
16 consecutive months postgraduate (professional program)

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
D30

Contact information

Career opportunites

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.

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.


Did you know?

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