About Teaching Practicums

An important part of your time at Lakehead is being able to connect with students and learn from experienced teachers. As part of all Bachelor of Education degree (BEd) programs, you must successfully complete a student teaching practicum. This exciting experience pairs you with a partnership school board, school authority, or band-controlled school so you can learn from qualified associate teachers as well as practice your teaching.

As both Lakehead University and the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) require you to complete a student teaching practicum, it is a mandatory part of all BEd programs. If you do not complete your practicum successfully, you will not receive your BEd.

For important information about your practicum, in Thunder Bay or Orillia, use the following resources: