Our Faculty of Education prepares prospective teachers for a dynamic and rewarding career through unique and innovative programming. By emphasizing critical thinking skills and collaborative learning, we give you the flexibility to explore the teaching methods, concepts and values that are meaningful to you.
We are leading the way in teacher education. Our program emphasizes practical, experiential learning to ensure you are fully prepared to enter into the workforce post-graduation. Our programs are continually adapted to encompass a variety of educational settings and training opportunities in two divisions:
- Primary-Junior (P/J): JK – Grade 6
- Intermediate-Senior (I/S): Grades 7-12
There are four Concurrent Education programs you may choose:
Take courses in both the Faculty of Education and the faculty offering your academic major before taking two years exclusively with the Faculty of Education; five-year program.
Take courses in both the Faculty of Education and the faculty offering your academic major before taking two years exclusively with the Faculty of Education; six-year program.
Provides students of Native ancestry the opportunity to take courses in the Faculty of Education, with an emphasis on Native Education, while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts before taking two years exclusively with the Faculty of Education; five-year program.
Provides students of Aboriginal ancestry with specialized training emphasizing issues related to Aboriginal Education and working with Aboriginal children; 5-year, stand-alone program.
We offer a wide range of program streams to address practices that are important to you. Some of our unique program streams include:
- Outdoor Ecological and Experiential Education (OE3) schedule
- Professional Program On-Site Delivery (PPOD) schedules
- Remote Placement Options
- Aboriginal Education
- International Learning and Teaching Opportunities
We also offer courses to develop your professional interests while addressing theoretical and practical aspects of teaching such as Outdoor Education, Religious Education and Teaching English as a Second Language.
Our faculty members are experts and active researchers in their areas of study, including:
- Early Literacy and Numeracy
- Large-Scale Testing and Evaluation
- Aboriginal Education
- Math and Science Education
- Environmental Education
- Arts Integrated Inquiry
They are committed to helping you explore your passions and interests and mentoring your personal and professional growth. Our class sizes are small and conducive to one-on-one learning opportunities with professors. Collaborating with our faculty will expand your knowledge and build effective teaching skills to shape the young minds of tomorrow.
As a Bachelor of Education student you will participate in 105 days of in-class placement over two years, providing you with the opportunities to discover your own teaching style and enter the job market with the necessary experience to be successful. Additionally, our PPOD stream in the Primary-Junior division places you in an off-campus setting one day per week to cover course material and develop your practical teaching abilities.
We have unique Aboriginal Education programs if you are interested in working with Aboriginal youth. Our location in Northwestern Ontario, amid a high Aboriginal population, makes Lakehead University the ideal institution to study and practice Aboriginal Education.
TRANSFER OPTIONS FROM COLLEGE
Lakehead University's Concurrent Education programs welcome college Early Childhood Education graduates to apply for admission consideration.
For more information regarding specific admission requirements as well as transfer credit details, visit here.
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