Faculty of Education
School-based field experiences are a critical component of Brock's teacher education programs. Teacher candidates participate in observation days, internship days and practice teaching experiences in partner-schools throughout southern Ontario. Details of required practica are available on the Sakai site for your program.
Below is information regarding other practica experiences available to Brock teacher candidates at the end for their program of study.
Out-of Region Placements
An out-of-region placement is a placement in an Ontario school board that falls outside the catchment areas served by Brock’s teacher education program at the St. Catharines and Hamilton campuses.
Prior to applying for an out-of-region placement, teacher candidates should familiarize themselves with the relevant policies and procedures:
- Download the Out-of-Region contract
- Download the Primary/Junior/Intermediate Out-of-Region Application
- Download the Intermediate/Senior Out-of Region Application
Note: Out-of-Region Applications will only be accepted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by the date given on the application form. Please remember to copy your Faculty Advisors on the email. Late application forms will not be accepted.
Outdoor & Environmental Education Placements
An Outdoor Education placement is a placement in an Ontario outdoor/environmental education centre:
- Download Outdoor & Environmental Education Placement Information
- Download the Primary/Junior/Intermediate Outdoor Education Application
- Download the Intermediate/Senior Outdoor Education Application
Note: There is a $40.00 administrative cost associated with Outdoor & Environmental Education placements. Submit completed application forms (along with a money order for $40.00 made out to Brock University) to Michelle Smythe, Administrative Assistant, Practicum (WH109, St. Catharines campus).
In recent years, museum placements have been open to Primary/Junior/Intermediate teacher candidates and have taken place at the St. Catharines Museum, the Niagara Falls History Museum and Rodman Hall. More information about our museum placements (and the application process) will be provided by email with an additional information session scheduled in the Fall.
Note: Museum placements are open to Primary/Junior/Intermediate teacher candidates at the St. Catharines campus only. Please also note that there are limited spaces.
In recent years, our international placements have taken place in South Africa and Vietnam. More information on our international placements (and the application process) will be provided at an information session scheduled in the Fall.
Last year we introduced placements in a Montessori school setting for Primary/Junior/Intermediate teacher candidates. The placements took place at the Toronto Montessori Schools (TMS) which is located at Bayview Avenue and Hwy 7 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. During the placement, teacher candidates work under the supervision of the Montessori Educators (BEd qualified*) and engage in teaching experiences in a Montessori classroom. More information on our Montessori placements (and the application process) will be provided by email later in the Fall. Note: Please note that there are limited spaces.