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Teacher Education

This is a professional program.

Why choose uOttawa to become a teacher

  • Help shape the next generation and make a difference.
  • Take advantage of our programs’ hands-on teaching content.
  • Benefit from a high demand for teachers, especially for FLS.
  • Receive top-notch support and advice from professors who are leaders in their fields.
  • Study at the largest bilingual (French-English) university in the world.
  • Enjoy flexible, varied career options.

Program options offered

Our programs prepare individuals with a recognized undergraduate university degree and a desire to share their passion to teach in English-language schools in Ontario. 

B.A. in Second Language Teaching

This is an undergraduate program that will prepare you very well for your entry into the Bachelor of Education. Whether you plan to teach French, English, or other teaching options, in Canada or abroad, you can get a head start by taking this program. It is offered jointly by the Faculty of Arts, through the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) and the Faculty of Education. It will prepare you for the training required to teach elementary and high school students as well as adult learners. If you fulfill the requirements, it is also possible to qualify for one of 40 spots reserved at the Faculty of Education for graduates of the Second Language Teaching Program.
B.A. in Second Language Teaching

Teacher Education (B.Ed.)

Be a change maker and become a teacher. Dive into one of Canada's top two-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) programs.

Led by a diverse team of education leaders, our programs offer progressive concentrations and cohorts to prepare you to build the sustainable communities of tomorrow by teaching in English-language schools, and offering specialized training for Indigenous teachers.

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All of our programs include a mandatory practicum. In order to participate, a vulnerable sector criminal record check is required.  

If you wish to teach in French-language schools in Ontario, explore the Formation à l’enseignement program.

All Teacher Education programs are accredited by the OCT.

After you graduate, the Faculty of Education recommends the OCT to grant the Certificate of Qualification and Registration. The degree allows you to teach in Ontario's English-language schools.

Are you interested in becoming a teacher in Ontario and wondering how to get started? Perhaps you have questions about the admissions requirements for our programs?

Join one of our question-and-answer sessions. It’s free and no registration is required.

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Graduate student Mariam

« My time at the University has been an enriching experience. I learned different pedagody and indispensable teaching strategies that allow me to adapt to the students. »

Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine

— Formation à l'enseignement, Bachelor of Education