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Teacher Education (B.Ed.)

The Teacher Education program is a two-year full-time hands-on professional program that prepares candidates to teach in Ontario elementary or secondary schools. During the program, you:

  • Complete two practica (placements) in Ottawa area schools, where you are mentored by experienced associate teachers, for 80 days of school-based teaching experience.
  • Learn in different settings and take courses provided through multiple delivery modes.
  • Complete all the prerequisites for a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) and a recommendation for certification by the Ontario College of Teachers.

Theoretical and didactics courses that focus on essential aspects of the profession including:

  • Digital technologies
  • Social inclusion and well-being
  • Interdisciplinarity and critical thinking

Before applying, choose in which division you want to teach. 

Divisions

Details

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.

Click here to access Zoom session link and talk with a member of the Faculty.

Cohorts and Communities

Once you accept your offer of admission, you must join one of our targeted, passionate cohorts composed of like-minded students and teacher mentors. Cohorts vary by theme and the division you choose when you apply to the program.

You can join these cohorts:

  • Comprehensive School Health (P/J division)

    Promotes health through teaching and learning, leadership, student engagement, social and physical environments, and home, school and community partnerships.

  • Global Education Cohort (P/J and J/I divisions)

    Explore our world and how we can integrate global education across the school curriculum.

  • Imagination, Creativity, and Innovation Cohort (P/J and I/S)

    Supports teaching and learning as creative and aesthetic experiences - imagination, creativity and innovation - and how individuals perceive life, as it is and as it could be, across all disciplines.

  • Urban Communities Cohort (J/I AND I/S)

    Focuses on approaches to creating a safe environment, increasing student achievement and building sustainable community partnerships while learning strategies for student success and fostering student agency.

  • Second Language Education Cohort (P/J and I/S)

    Prepares teacher candidates to teach in Canada’s culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Fosters strong cross-disciplinary links and collaboration across the curriculum.

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Practicum

Practicum placements take place in Ottawa-area schools, where teacher candidates are mentored by associate teachers. Teacher candidates complete over 80 days of school-based teaching experience. Many students describe practicum as a highlight of their uOttawa Teacher Education experience! For more information on practicum, please refer to the practicum guide.
Practicum

Life on campus

Our downtown campus is in the heart of the nation’s capital, a mosaic of world cultures, heritage sites and stunning architecture boasting many museums, art galleries and festivals. It is located minutes from Gatineau Park, home to some of the best hiking, biking and cross-country skiing in Canada.

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