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Bachelor of Education Information Session Wednesday, February 10 th Today’s Presentation What is a Bachelor of Education? 6 Steps to Becoming a Teacher Careers in Education Q&A What is a Bachelor of Education? A combination of professional education curriculum

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bachelor of education

Bachelor of Education

Information Session

Wednesday, February 10th

today s presentation
Today’s Presentation
  • What is a Bachelor of Education?
  • 6 Steps to Becoming a Teacher
  • Careers in Education
  • Q&A
what is a bachelor of education
What is a Bachelor of Education?
  • A combination of professional education curriculum
  • offered to candidates interested in pursuing a career in teaching/education
  • eligibility requirements to become certified to teach elementary or secondary school
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What is a Bachelor of Education?

To become a teacher in an Ontario public school, you must:

  • have completed a minimum three-year postsecondary degree from an acceptable postsecondary institution
  • have successfully completed a one-year acceptable teacher education program
  • apply to the College for certification and pay the annual membership and registration fees.
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What is a Bachelor of Education?
  • The program usually consists of:
    • A) a learning component (course work)
    • E.g. courses on teaching subjects, teaching theories, etc.
    • B) a practical teaching component (practicum)
    • An opportunity to observe and teach in school classrooms and in other settings.
student experience
Student Experience….

Wai-May Wong, B.Ed

Queens University

6 steps to becoming a teacher
6 Steps to Becoming a Teacher
  • Use the following steps to help you determine if this is your pathway
  • Use to guide through your application experience
  • Steps may not be in this order and interchangeable
step 1 undergraduate education
Step 1 – Undergraduate Education
  • 1) Get a well-rounded university education
    • You are here!

Step 2 - Level

  • 2) Decide the level you are interested in teaching
      • Primary(Kindergarten-Grade 3)
      • Junior (Grades 4-6)
      • Intermediate (Grades 7-10)
      • Senior (Grades 11-12)
step 3 teachable subjects
Step 3 – Teachable Subjects
  • 3) Decide the subject(s) you are interested in teaching:
  • Family Studies*
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Philosophy
  • English
  • Health Care
  • General Science*

*OISE/UT, York and UWO offer Family Studies as a teachable

* Nutrition students have strength in General Science as a second teachable

step 3 continued
Step 3 Continued
  • Teachers in Ontario must earnbasic qualifications in two consecutive divisions in their teacher education programs
  • Each teaching division has it’s own entry requirements
  • Align your Ryerson course selections
step 4 faculty of education
Step 4 – Faculty of Education
  • 4) Select your Faculty of Education
    • Examples:
      • OISE/University of Toronto
      • Queen’s University
      • University of Ottawa
      • University of Western Ontario
      • York University
faculty experience
Faculty Experience….

Jane Witte


Faculty of Education

step 4 continued
Step 4 Continued
  • Each Faculty of Education has it’s own entry requirements
  • Selection is based on academic and experience factors:
      • A minimum requirement for each “teaching experience” is approximately one hundred (100) hours
      • “B” average or better in fifteen full course equivalents, i.e. 30 semester courses
step 5 experience preparation
Step 5 – Experience Preparation
  • Volunteering with school, community, recreation or religious programs will show your interest for teaching.
  • Volunteer / work experience at the age level you are applying to is preferred
  • Cross-cultural diversity and group facilitation are competencies that
step 6 application process
Step 6 – Application Process
  • In Ontario, you must submit your B.Ed. application through the Teacher Education Application Center (TEAS,
  • TEAS will process and forward applications and amendments to all requested faculties of education
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Step 6 – Application Process
  • Application Deadline – TBA
    • Usually end of November/December 1st
  • Statement of Interest/Resume/Reference Letters
    • Highlight your experiences working with youth and strengths
    • Outline how these experiences will contribute to your career in teaching
    • Keep a log of activity
careers in education
Careers in Education
  • The skills possessed by B.Ed graduates are transferrable to many career areas outside of the conventional classroom.
  • Classroom teaching opportunities exist in:
    • Public education and private schools in Ontario, in other provinces and abroad.
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Careers in Education
  • Teaching in other settings:
    • Health Care Educators i.e. hospitals/home care
    • Schools for students with special needs
    • Correctional education, College
    • Adult education centres, public relations and Consulting firms, educational publishing
  • This presentation will be posted on the Nutrition web site
  • Questions for our guests??