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Undergraduate studies

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

Why choose uOttawa to become a teacher

  • Help shape the next generation and make a difference.
  • Learn through unique community service learning placements.
  • 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.

Teacher Education (B.Ed.) and Formation à l'enseignement

Be a change maker and become a teacher. Dive into one of Canada's top two-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) programs. Teacher Education is offered in English and Formation à l'enseignement is offered in French. 

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 or French-language schools.

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

All Teacher Education and Formation à l'enseignement 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 or French-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

Contact us

Undergraduate studies

Lamoureux Hall (LMX)
145 Jean-Jacques-Lussier Private, Room 141
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5
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Get guidance from our academic administrative officers concerning your admission requirements, your enrolment and much more. We invite you to send us your requests only by email to [email protected]  

Tel.: 613-562-5804
Toll-free: 1-800-860-8577
Fax: 613-562-5235