Our Five-or Six-Year Concurrent Bachelor Degree Program (P/J) allows you to earn a Bachelor of Education degree (BEd) as well as a Bachelor degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Lakehead Orillia. This degree combination will help you to establish your teaching knowledge, skills, and attitudes while also forming your subject-matter expertise to teach learners well and to address the requirements of the Ontario curriculum.
Lakehead Orillia’s Five-or Six Year Concurrent Bachelor Degree Program (P/J) will prepare you to teach in the Primary/Junior division. Once you complete a Five-or Six-Year Concurrent Bachelor Degree Program (P/J), you will receive a 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 Five-or Six-Year Concurrent Bachelor Degree Program (P/J), see our Academic Program and General Policies Guide: Two Year BEd Professional Program 2015-2016 and use the following resources:
To complete a Five-or Six-Year Concurrent Bachelor Degree Program (P/J), you must finish two components; these include your Bachelor degree (three-or four-years) and your Two-Year BEd Professional Program.
Completing a Bachelor Degree
As part of your program, you must first complete your Bachelor degree (three-or 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: Your division (P/J) and teaching subjects will determine some of the courses that you must complete during you Bachelor degree; make sure to check our Course Calendar for all requirements
Completing a Two-Year Bachelor of Education Degree Program (P/J)
Once you complete your 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, which we will email to you.
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.
Teacher candidates in a Five-or Six-Year Concurrent Bachelor Degree Program (P/J) must complete specific common core courses. These courses will help you to build the essential knowledge and skills of a successful P/J teacher. Common core courses also include your teaching practicum, giving you the chance to gain in-class experience. For information about Lakehead Orillia’s common core courses, click the following:
As part of your professional program, you must complete curriculum and instruction courses that will prepare you to teach young learners. These division-specific 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 curriculum and instruction course requirements, click the following:
Note: Common core courses include EDUC 4398 and EDUC 4498, which make up your in-class practicum
Our Education electives 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 link: