Concurrent Degree Programs for Students Enrolled before August 31, 2015

This section applies to Lakehead Thunder Bay or Orillia students who have enrolled in a Concurrent Honours Bachelor Degree Program or a Concurrent Bachelor Degree Program before August 31, 2015

Our Concurrent Bachelor of Education Degree Programs

New Bachelor of Education Degree Requirements

To meet the dynamic needs of learners, the Ministry of Education and the Ontario College of Teachers (OTC) have altered the requirements for becoming a certified teacher in Ontario. These new requirements mean that all of Ontario’s Bachelor of Education degree (BEd) programs, consecutive and concurrent, now take four semesters to complete instead of one. These new program requirements begin in September 2015.

Does this change apply to my Current Program?

If you meet the following requirements, this change does not apply to you and you can complete your BEd in one year:

  • You are a Lakehead Thunder Bay or Lakehead Orillia student who has enrolled in a Five-Year Concurrent Honours Bachelor Degree Program or a Four-or Five-Year Concurrent Bachelor Degree Program before August 31, 2015
  • You must complete your Honours Bachelor degree or Bachelor degree within the intended length of your program; you must complete your undergraduate degree and be entering your professional year in or before September 2018 to be eligible for the one year program

Note: If you enroll in a Five-Year Concurrent Honours Bachelor Degree Program or a Four-or Five-Year Concurrent Bachelor Degree Program before August 31, 2015 but are unable to begin your professional year in or before September 2018, you will need to complete a Two-Year BEd Professional Program in Thunder Bay or Orillia

How does this change affect my Program?

If you are eligible to complete your BEd professional year in one year then you must meet and complete all of its existing requirements including course work and your 50-day practicum. Once you complete your program, you will receive an Honours Bachelor or Bachelor degree, a BEd, and we will recommend you to the OCT in order to become a certified teacher in Ontario.

Note: If you change your concurrent program (i.e. major or division), you are still eligible to complete the professional year as long as you meet all academic and non-academic requirements by September 18, 2018

Changes to your Teaching Division

If you meet the above requirements and are enrolled at Lakehead Thunder Bay, you are able to complete your program in the Primary/Junior (P/J), Junior/Intermediate (J/I), or Intermediate/Senior (I/S) divisions. If you are enrolled at Lakehead Orillia, you are able to complete your degree in the P/J division.