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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.
  • Benefit from a high demand for teachers, especially for French as a second language.
  • Receive exemplary support and advice from professors who are educational leaders.
  • Study at the largest bilingual (French-English) university in the world.
  • Enjoy flexible, varied career options.
  • Learn through unique school community placements.
  • Experience our programs’  hands-on teaching content.

Program options offered

The program leads to certification from  the Ontario College of Teachers. This is a licence to teach in English language school boards in Ontario and is recognized nationally and internationally.

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 a comprehensive  inquiry based program  supported by professional communities of learning to prepare you for teaching in today’s classrooms.

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All of our programs include a mandatory practicum within our local school board partners. 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