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1 Bachelor of Education Information Session Wednesday, February 10 th

2 Today’s Presentation What is a Bachelor of Education? 6 Steps to Becoming a Teacher Careers in Education Q&A

3 What is a Bachelor of Education? A combination of professional education curriculum offered to candidates interested in pursuing a career in teaching/education eligibility requirements to become certified to teach elementary or secondary school

4 What is a Bachelor of Education? To become a teacher in an Ontario public school, you must: have completed a minimum three-year postsecondary degree from an acceptable postsecondary institution have successfully completed a one-year acceptable teacher education program apply to the College for certification and pay the annual membership and registration fees.

5 What is a Bachelor of Education? The program usually consists of: A) a learning component (course work) E.g. courses on teaching subjects, teaching theories, etc. B) a practical teaching component (practicum) An opportunity to observe and teach in school classrooms and in other settings.

6 Student Experience…. Wai-May Wong, B.Ed Queens University

7 6 Steps to Becoming a Teacher Use the following steps to help you determine if this is your pathway Use to guide through your application experience Steps may not be in this order and interchangeable

8 Step 1 – Undergraduate Education 1) Get a well-rounded university education You are here!

9 2) Decide the level you are interested in teaching Primary(Kindergarten-Grade 3) Junior (Grades 4-6) Intermediate (Grades 7-10) Senior (Grades 11-12) Step 2 - Level

10 Step 3 – Teachable Subjects 3) Decide the subject(s) you are interested in teaching: Family Studies* Law Politics Philosophy English Health Care General Science* *OISE/UT, York and UWO offer Family Studies as a teachable * Nutrition students have strength in General Science as a second teachable

11 Step 3 Continued Teachers in Ontario must earn basic qualifications in two consecutive divisions in their teacher education programs Each teaching division has it’s own entry requirementsteaching division Align your Ryerson course selections

12 Step 4 – Faculty of Education 4) Select your Faculty of Education Examples: OISE/University of Toronto Queen’s University University of Ottawa University of Western Ontario York University

13 Faculty Experience…. Jane Witte OISE, UofT Faculty of Education

14 Step 4 Continued Each Faculty of Education has it’s own entry requirements Selection is based on academic and experience factors: A minimum requirement for each “teaching experience” is approximately one hundred (100) hours “B” average or better in fifteen full course equivalents, i.e. 30 semester courses

15 Step 5 – Experience Preparation Volunteering with school, community, recreation or religious programs will show your interest for teaching. Volunteer / work experience at the age level you are applying to is preferred Cross-cultural diversity and group facilitation are competencies that

16 Step 6 – Application Process In Ontario, you must submit your B.Ed. application through the Teacher Education Application Center (TEAS, TEAS will process and forward applications and amendments to all requested faculties of education

17 Step 6 – Application Process Application Deadline – TBA –Usually end of November/December 1 st Statement of Interest/Resume/Reference Letters –Highlight your experiences working with youth and strengths –Outline how these experiences will contribute to your career in teaching –Keep a log of activity

18 Time Line Activity PresentMay- June JulyAugSeptOctNov Step 1-4 Research, Course Planning, Degree completion ✔ Step 5 Volunteer & Work Experience ✔✔✔ Step 6 Application Preparation, and Process ✔✔✔✔

19 Careers in Education The skills possessed by B.Ed graduates are transferrable to many career areas outside of the conventional classroom. Classroom teaching opportunities exist in: Public education and private schools in Ontario, in other provinces and abroad.

20 Careers in Education Teaching in other settings: Health Care Educators i.e. hospitals/home care Schools for students with special needs Correctional education, College Adult education centres, public relations and Consulting firms, educational publishing

21 Q&A This presentation will be posted on the Nutrition web site Questions for our guests??

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