Teacher Education – Consecutive
Faculty of Education
Teacher Education – Consecutive
Are you passionate about education and teaching? Interested in becoming a member of a learning community focused on developing outstanding educators? If so, join us in the Department of Teacher Education. As a Brock teacher candidate you will enter a dynamic community of students, faculty members, partner educators, and staff focused on learning as a force for positive change.
Brock University's initial teacher education program offers comprehensive instruction and practice teaching leading to a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree and an Ontario Certificate of Qualification and Registration through one of our three programs: Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior (see teachable subjects below).
Each of the initial teacher education programs is field-oriented and based on an approach which is unique in Ontario. A beginning teacher's professional growth occurs under the careful guidance of Practicum Advisors, Practicum Instructors, and Associate Teachers in schools throughout the Niagara and Hamilton regions and beyond.
Review the key features of our program below and visit the Office of the Registrar (link here) for information regarding admissions.
Key features of Brock Teacher Education include:
- A four-semester/two-year program allowing you time to learn, practice, and reflect.
- You will be where you want to be: in a school beginning as early as the September of your first term.
- You will participate in professional development activities and specially planned conferences to personalize your learning and develop a unique experience portfolio.
- Support is provided in developing job search, resume, and interview skills.
- Your practice teaching days will exceed the provincially regulated minimum in-school practicum days to further enhance your skills.
- All teacher candidates receive specialized courses in inclusive education, teacher as researcher, teaching with technology, special education.
- Primary/junior and junior/intermediate programs also receive instruction in all four arts disciplines.
- A range of practice teaching options are available to qualifying students, including:
- International placements
- Alternative instructional placements such as museums
- Experience in a diverse range of school settings
- Brock University gives you a mid-program break (roughly May- August) to enroll in optional courses, pursue extra teaching experiences or summer employment.
- Brock University has two campuses offering Teacher Education programming: St. Catharines and Hamilton, with placements in Niagara, Hamilton-Wentworth, Halton, Peel, and Brant Haldimand Norfolk and in both Catholic and public school boards.
Students in the primary/primary junior program do not need a teachable subject. But those applying to all other programs are required to have teachable subjects. Brock offers the following teachables (subjects offered each year may vary).
- Link here for overview of the courses for each program.
The Junior/Intermediate teachable subjects include: Dramatic Arts, English, French, Geography, Health and Physical Education, History, Mathematics, Music – Vocal, Science – General, and Visual Arts.
Intermediate/Senior teachable subjects include: Business Studies – Accounting, Business Studies – General, Business Studies – Information and Communication Technology, Dramatic Arts, English – First Language, French as a Second Language, Geography, History, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science – Biology, Science –Chemistry, Science – General, Science – Physics and Visual Arts.