Six-Year Concurrent Honours Bachelor Degree Programs (P/J)

Our Six-Year Concurrent Honours Bachelor Degree Programs (P/J) allow you to earn a Bachelor of Education degree (BEd) as well as an Honours Bachelor degree in one of the partnering disciplines offered at Lakehead Orillia. This degree combination will help you to develop 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 Six-Year Concurrent Honours Bachelor Degree Programs (P/J) will prepare you to teach in the Primary/Junior (P/J) division. Once you complete a Six-Year Concurrent Honours Bachelor Degree Program (P/J), you will receive an Honours 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 Six-Year Concurrent Bachelor Degree Programs 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 Six-Year Concurrent Honours Bachelor Degree Program (P/J), you must finish two component; these include your Honours Bachelor degree (four-years) and your Two-Year BEd Professional Program.

Completing an Honours Bachelor Degree

As part of your program, you must first complete your Honours Bachelor degree (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: To apply to graduate studies, many disciplines require you to have to have an Honours Bachelor degree in your field of study. Also, 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 Honours 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

Common Core Courses

Teacher candidates in a Six-Year Concurrent Honours Bachelor Degree Program (P/J) must complete specific common core course. These courses will help you to gain the foundational knowledge and skills to become a successful P/J teacher. Common core courses also include your teaching practicum, which will give you the chance to gain in-class teaching experience. For more information about Lakehead Orillia’s 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 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:

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 half-credit elective (1 x 0.5 FCE or 2 x 0.25 FCEs) during your two-year program and a single, half-credit course during your Honours Bachelor degree program. For more information about our elective courses and a list of all available electives, click the following:

Admission Requirements

To enter one of our concurrent degree programs, you must first meet its entrance requirements. Then, once you complete your degree in a partnering discipline, you must meet certain academic and non-academic requirements to enter your professional program.

Entering a Degree Program

Where you are currently studying or have studied in the past as well as your prospective undergraduate degree will determine the prerequisites that you must meet. You can use the following resources to help to determine your program’s entrance requirements based on your most recent educational studies:

Entering a Two-Year Bachelor of Education Degree Program (P/J)

To enter your professional program, you must meet and complete the requirements of your partnering degree as well as your BEd’s academic and non-academic requirements.

Academic Prerequisites

These include completing your partnering undergraduate degree, while maintaining a certain academic average and completing specific courses. Your partnering degree’s teaching subjects will determine the courses that you must complete; these courses will help to ensure that you have the necessary content knowledge to meet the P/J division’s curriculum requirements.

Non-Academic Prerequisites

Prior to entering your professional program or having any contact with students, 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 links.

How to Apply

To apply to any of our Concurrent Bachelor of Education Degree Programs, you must meet specific admission requirements as well as apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

Your academic experiences will determine which OUAC application you will use. To learn more about the different OUAC applications as well as the necessary documentation and deadline dates, please use the following resources:

For more information about how to apply, please see our How to Apply and Admission Requirements page.