Two-Year Bachelor of Education Degree Programs (P/J)

Our two-year Bachelor of Education (BEd) Professional program (P/J) allows people who have an approved undergraduate degree to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes as well as earn the qualifications to teach in Ontario. This program combines in-class learning with practical teaching experiences to help you to develop the pedagogical theories and practices that are necessary to meet the needs to learners.

Lakehead Orillia’s professional degree program will prepare you to teach in the Primary/Junior (P/J) division. Once you complete our two-year BEd program, we will recommend you to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) for certification to teach Kindergarten to Grade 6 in Ontario.

For more information about completing a Two-Year BEd Professional Program at Lakehead Orillia 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 Two-Year BEd Professional Program (P/J) at Lakehead Orillia, you must complete common core courses, which include your in-class practicum, curriculum and instruction courses, and electives. Each of these learning opportunities will help you to develop the pedagogical knowledge and skills that are necessary to teach in an Ontario school or other setting.

During your professional program, you will select your courses, except electives, by selecting a pre-set schedule, which we will email to you.

Note: All of our professional programs require you to approach your course work as well as your practicum in a professional and responsible manner. During your 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

Every teacher candidate in our Two-Year BEd Professional Program (P/J) must complete a specific set of common core courses. Common core courses will help you to develop the foundational knowledge and skills that are necessary to teach young learners. Our common core courses will also give you the chance to establish your own teaching methods through an in-class practicum. For a list of 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 a Two-Year BEd Professional Program (P/J), you must complete curriculum and instruction courses that will prepare you to teach young learners. These courses will help you to teach the kindergarten to grade six curriculum and to advance your teaching abilities in the curriculum’s required subjects. For a list of our division specific course requirements, click the following:

Elective Courses

Our elective courses can help you to tailor your education to your teaching interests. As a P/J candidate, you are able to take the equivalence of a single, half credit elective (1 x 0.5 FCE or 2 x 0.25 FCEs) during your two-year program. For more information about our elective courses, click the following:

Admission Requirements

To enter a Two-Year BEd Professional Program (P/J) at Lakehead Orillia, you must meet certain academic and non-academic requirements.

Academic Prerequisites

To enter a Two-Year BEd Professional Program, you must meet the following academic requirements:

  • You must have completed, or expect to complete, an acceptable undergraduate degree from a recognized university
  • You must have a course background that supports your chosen teaching division and subjects
    • Preference will be given to students with a minimum average of 70% in his or her last 10 undergraduate degree level full course equivalents

For more information about our program’s academic prerequisites, please see our Admission & Application Information page and Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programs page.

Non-Academic Prerequisites

To be eligible to participate in a Two-Year BEd Professional Program, 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.