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Education, Consecutive program, Primary/Junior

Degree Bachelor of Education
Faculty Faculty of Education
Location UOIT, Downtown Oshawa
Start dates September
Length 16 consecutive months post-graduate (professional program)
Program load Full-time
OUAC code D10
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The Faculty of Education offers a 16-month consecutive program in the preparation of Primary/Junior teachers. The emphasis on technology in learning and teaching is a defining element of UOIT’s Bachelor of Education program.

General information

This 16-month program prepares you to be an elementary school teacher (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6) with strengths in science, mathematics, literacy and technology.


Additional information

Faculty of Education website

Admission requirements

Applicants will hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with a minimum required average of 70 per cent (B- or 2.7 GPA) in their best 10 full-year or best 20 half-year courses completed. Preference will be given to students with four-year honours degrees.

Because Primary/Junior (P/J) teachers deal with a wide range of subject areas, it is desirable that applicants have a broad academic background. In assessing the academic breadth of P/J applicants, the Faculty of Education gives preference to candidates who have one or more undergraduate or graduate courses in the subject groupings listed below:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English/Linguistics
  • Environmental Science
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Sciences/Humanities
  • Visual Arts/Music/Drama

Clearly, very few applicants will have coursework in all of the above areas; however, the more areas an applicant has covered, the stronger the application is considered to be. Each candidate must have received the required undergraduate degree by July 1 of the year in which they begin their Bachelor of Education program.

The application service through Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) opens mid-September each year for Professional Program Applications to the Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS) and closes in early December of each year. A complete application includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Evidence of oral and written proficiency in English.
  • A clear criminal record check is a post-admission requirement for all successful applicants.

*Applicants may be required to complete a personal characteristic evaluation.

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.

APPLICANTS WITH INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTS

  • If you have completed a degree from an institution outside of Canada or the United States, you must have all official transcripts translated (if applicable) and evaluated by World Education Services (WES). Please request the WES ICAP – Course by Course Evaluation.
  • As an applicant, it is your responsibility to:
    • Ensure all documents required for assessment are sent directly from the issuing institution(s) to WES.
    • Pay for all costs associated with the WES assessment.
    • Ensure WES sends your completed assessment directly to the university no later than Thursday, December 8 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Translation of international documents
    • If your documents do not include an official English translation, you must also submit an official translation to WES. The translator must be accredited by a professional association of translators in Canada. To obtain the name of an accredited translator, please visit the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario website. 

How to apply

Please see our TEAS applicant page for important dates and application process.

Program curriculum

More information is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar.

Courses are subject to change without notice.

Experiential learning

All Bachelor of Education students take part in several field experience placements, resulting in a minimum 80 days in classrooms working with teachers and students. Under the supervision of an experienced practising teacher, you will gradually acquire responsibility for teaching classes.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared to teach provincially, nationally and internationally. The emphasis on technology-enhanced teaching and learning also provides some graduates with career opportunities in college-level teaching or in training and professional development in corporate settings.

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