Six-Year Concurrent Honours Bachelor Degree Programs

Our Six-Year Concurrent Honours Bachelor Degree Programs allow you to earn a Bachelor of Education degree (BEd) as well as an Honours Bachelor degree in a partnering discipline. This degree combination will help you to develop your teaching knowledge, skills, and attitudes as well as your subject-matter expertise to teach learners well and to address the requirements of the Ontario curriculum.

Our Six-Year Concurrent Honours Bachelor Degree Programs can prepare you to teach in the Primary/Junior (P/J) or Intermediate/Senior (I/S) division. Once you complete a Six-Year Concurrent Honours Bachelor Degree Program, you will receive an Honours Bachelor degree, a BEd, and we will recommend you to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) for certification to teach in Ontario.

For more information about our Six-Year Concurrent Honours Bachelor Degree Programs see our Academic Program and General Policies Guide: Two Year BEd Professional Program 2015-2016 and use the following resources:

Program Requirements

To complete a Six-Year Concurrent Honours Bachelor Degree Program, you must finish two components; these include your Honours Bachelor degree (four-years) and your Two-Year BEd Professional Program.

Completing an Honours Bachelor Degree

As part of your program, you must first complete your Honours Bachelor degree (four-years) in a partnering discipline. To receive your degree and proceed to your professional program, you must meet the degree requirements of the partnering program as well as complete certain Education courses. For each degree program’s specific requirements, click the following:

Note: To apply to graduate studies, many disciplines require you to have an Honours Bachelor degree in your field of study. Also, your division and teaching subjects will determine some of the courses that you must complete during your Honours Bachelor degree; make sure to check our Course Calendar for all requirements

Completing a Two-Year Bachelor of Education Degree Program

Once you complete your Honours Bachelor degree, you will work to develop your professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes by completing a two-year BEd. To receive your BEd, you must complete a series of courses that include common core courses, curriculum and instruction courses, and electives.

During your professional program, you will select your courses, except electives, by selecting a pre-set schedule. If you are a P/J candidate, you must select your courses from one of our Professional Program On-Site Delivery (PPOD) schedules while I/S candidates must choose one of our Regular Schedules according to your two teaching subjects.

Note: You must approach all of your course work as well as your practicum in a professional and responsible manner. Throughout your professional program, you must maintain full-time attendance; failure to meet this requirement may result in a failed grade, which can result in a failed year

Common Core Courses

Teacher candidates in a Six-Year Concurrent Honours Bachelor Degree Program, no matter your division, must complete specific common core courses. These courses will help you to establish the foundational knowledge and skills to become a successful teacher. Common core courses also include your teaching practicum, which will give you the chance to gain in-class teaching experience. For more information about our common core courses, click the following:

Note: Common core courses include EDUC 4398 and EDUC 4498, which make up your in-class practicum

Curriculum & Instruction Courses

As part of your professional program, you must complete curriculum and instruction courses that will prepare you to teach specific subjects and learners. These division-specific courses will help you to teach the required curriculum and to advance your teaching abilities in a wide-range of subjects (P/J) or in your teachables (I/S). For more information about your division’s specific course requirements, click the following:

Elective Courses

Our elective courses can help you to tailor your education to your teaching interests. The number of electives that you can take depends on your division. For a list of all available electives and the number of electives that you can complete, click the following:

Admission Requirements

To enter a concurrent degree program, you must first meet its entrance requirements. Then, once you complete your degree in a partnering discipline, you must meet certain academic and non-academic requirements to enter your Two-Year BEd Professional Program.

Entering a Degree Program

Where you are currently studying or have studied in the past, as well as your prospective undergraduate degree, will determine the prerequisites that you must meet. You can use the following resources to help determine your program’s entrance requirements based on your most recent educational studies:

Entering a Two-Year Bachelor of Education Degree Program

To enter your professional program, you must meet the requirements of your partnering degree program as well as your BEd’s academic and non-academic requirements.

Academic Prerequisites

These include completing your partnering undergraduate degree, while maintaining a certain academic average and completing specific courses. Your proposed teaching division and teaching subjects will determine the courses that you must complete; these courses will help to ensure that you have the necessary content knowledge to meet your division’s curriculum needs:

Non-Academic Prerequisites

Prior to entering your professional program or having any contact with students, you must complete and then submit the following:

For more information about our non-academic prerequisites such as specific details as well as where to submit them, click the above links.

How to Apply

To apply to any of our Concurrent Bachelor of Education Degree Programs, you must meet specific admission requirements as well as apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

Your academic experiences will determine which OUAC application you will use. To learn more about the different OUAC applications as well as the necessary documentation and deadline dates, please use the following resources:

For more information about how to apply, please see our How to Apply and Admission Requirements page.