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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

Information Session

Wednesday, February 10th

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Today’s Presentation

  • What is a Bachelor of Education?

  • 6 Steps to Becoming a Teacher

  • Careers in Education

  • Q&A

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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.

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Student Experience….

Wai-May Wong, B.Ed

Queens University

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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

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Step 1 – Undergraduate Education

  • 1) Get a well-rounded university education

    • You are here!

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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Faculty Experience….

Jane Witte


Faculty of Education

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  • This presentation will be posted on the Nutrition web site

  • Questions for our guests??