Our Five-or Six-Year Concurrent Bachelor Degree Programs allow you to earn a Bachelor of Education degree (BEd) as well as a three or four year Bachelor degree in a partnering discipline. This degree combination will give you the opportunity to develop your teaching knowledge, skills, and attitudes while also forming your subject-matter knowledge to teach effectively and to address the requirements of the Ontario Curriculum.
Our Five-or Six-Year Concurrent Bachelor Degree Programs can prepare you to teach in the Primary/Junior (P/J) or Intermediate/Senior (I/S) division. Once you complete a Five-or Six-Year Concurrent Bachelor Degree Program, you will receive a Bachelor degree in a partnering discipline, 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 Four-or Five-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:
To complete a Five-or Six-Year Concurrent Bachelor Degree Program, 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 or I/S) 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
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. All of these courses will help you to meet the OCT’s certification requirements.
During your professional program, you will select your courses, except electives, by selecting a pre-set schedule. If you are a P/J candidate, you must select your courses from one of our Professional Program On-Site Delivery (PPOD) schedules while I/S candidates must choose one of our Regular Schedules according to your two teaching subjects.
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, no matter your division, must complete specific common core courses. These courses will help you to build the foundational knowledge and skills to become an effective teacher. Common core courses also include your teaching practicum, which will give you the chance to gain important in-class experience. For more information about our common core courses, click the following:
Note: Common core courses include EDUC 4398 and EDUC 4498, which make up your in-class practicum
As part of your professional program, you must complete curriculum and instruction courses that will prepare you to teach specific subjects and learners. These division-specific courses will help you to teach the required curriculum and advance your teaching abilities in a wide-range of subjects (P/J) or in your teachables (I/S). For more information about your division’s specific course requirements, click the following:
Our elective courses will help you to tailor your education to your teaching interests. The number of electives that you can take depends on your division. For a list of all available electives and the number electives that you can complete, click the following link: