Teacher Education – Concurrent Education

Brock’s Concurrent Teacher Education program is for students who are passionate about learning and the profession of teaching. Pursue an undergraduate Honours degree and a Bachelor of Education at the same time.

Students experience a vibrant curriculum of study for the Primary/Junior (grades K-6), Junior/Intermediate (grades 4-10, emphasis on grades 4-8) or the Intermediate/Senior (grades 7-12) levels.

The Concurrent Teacher Education Program offers students who are beginning their university studies, and wish to pursue a career in teaching, an opportunity to complete the Teacher Education Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree program (leading to an Ontario Certificate of Qualification and Registration — OQR) while earning their undergraduate degree. Teacher candidates develop teaching-related skills, and gain knowledge and experience throughout their program. Students experience a vibrant curriculum of study for the Primary/Junior (grades K-6), Junior/Intermediate (grades 4-10, emphasis on grades 4-8) or the Intermediate/Senior (grades 7-12) levels. Brock’s Concurrent Teacher Education programs are six years in length. Upon successful completion of the program, teacher candidates are normally recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers for membership and to receive their Ontario Certificate of Qualification.

For information about each specific concurrent program please read the current Brock University Undergraduate Calendar. Click on the calendar for a specific year and follow the links to concurrent programs under the general heading of Education. For additional information on course descriptions, check under the department for a specific subject (for example, English).

Program Descriptions & Admissions

Brock offers a Concurrent Program at the P/J level with a BA degree majoring in Child and Youth Studies (Honours) together with the BEd degree.

Click here for admission and application information for Concurrent BA Child and Youth Studies (Honours)/BEd program. 

This is a limited enrollment program. Although admissions will be primarily based on grades, other criteria such as teaching area of high need may be used in the selection process in any given year. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements.

Note: The Department of Educational Studies reserves the right to assign concurrent education students in their final two years, to either the Hamilton or St. Catharines campus in order to secure school placements aligned with teachable subjects. Students are responsible for their own transportation for practice teaching and other activities related to the program. Please note that Brock is pursuing more modern facilities in Burlington and will operate at the current Hamilton Campus until the summer of 2022.

Note: Graduates from this program are required to have completed Grade 12U/M, or university courses in Canadian Geography and Canadian History (or similar courses that emphasize Canadian content), Mathematics, Science and English. These courses are EXIT requirements from the concurrent program, not entry requirements.

Concurrent BA Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd

This is a six-year program to complete an Honours degree in Integrated Studies, with a chosen teachable subject (minimum 3.0 credits) or identified minor. Choices are: Dramatic Arts, English (first language), French (second language), Geography, History, Mathematics, Music (vocal), Science-General, and Visual Arts. A BEd degree is also completed.

Concurrent BSc Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd

This is a six-year program to complete an Honours degree in Integrated Studies, with a chosen teachable subject (minimum 3.0 credits) or identified Minor. Choices are: Physical Geography, Mathematics, and Science-General. A BEd degree is also completed.

Concurrent BPhEd (Honours)/BEd

This is a six-year program to complete an Honours degree in Physical Education as well as a Bachelor of Education degree. Your teachable subject will be health and physical education.

Concurrent BA Interactive Arts and Science (Honours)/BEd

During this six-year program, you’ll complete collaborative projects with other students while immersing yourself in interactive media, including makerspaces, augmented/virtual reality, 3D modelling/printing, video games and more. A BEd degree is also completed.

Click here for admission and application information for the Concurrent Teacher Education – Junior/Intermediate (Grades 4-10) programs.

Note: Graduates from these programs are required to have completed Grade 12U/M, or university courses in Canadian Geography and Canadian History (or similar courses that emphasize Canadian content), Mathematics, Science and English. These courses are EXIT requirements from the concurrent program not entry requirements.

Note: The Department of Educational Studies reserves the right to assign concurrent education students in their final two years, to either the Hamilton or St. Catharines campus in order to secure school placements aligned with teachable subjects. Students are responsible for their own transportation for practice teaching and other activities related to the program. Please note that Brock is pursuing more modern facilities in Burlington and will operate at the current Hamilton Campus until the summer of 2022.

Concurrent BA (Honours)/BEd

This is a six-year program to complete an Honours degree with a major in one of: Dramatic Arts, English (first language), French (second language), Geography, History, and Visual Arts. A second teachable subject (minimum 3.0 credits) is completed. A BEd degree is also completed.

Concurrent BSc (Honours)/BEd

Six-year program to complete an Honours degree with major in one of: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, and Physics. A second teachable subject (minimum 3.0 credits) is completed. A BEd degree is also completed.

Concurrent BPhEd/BEd (Honours)/BEd

This is a six-year program to complete an Honours degree, single major in Physical Education. A second teachable subject (minimum 3.0 credits) is completed. A BEd degree is also completed.

Choices for the second teachable subject for Intermediate/Senior programs are: Dramatic Arts, English (first language), French (second language), Geography, History, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science-Biology, Chemistry, General, Physics, Visual Arts.

Click for application and admission information for Concurrent Teacher Education – Intermediate/Senior (Grades 7-12) programs.

These are limited enrolment programs. Although admissions will be primarily based on grades, other criteria, such as balance across teachable disciplines or teaching area of high need may be used in the selection process in any given year. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements.

Note: The Department of Educational Studies reserves the right to assign concurrent education students in their final two years, to either the Hamilton or St. Catharines campus in order to secure school placements aligned with teachable subjects. Students are responsible for their own transportation for practice teaching and other activities related to the program. Please note that Brock is pursuing more modern facilities in Burlington and will operate at the current Hamilton Campus until the summer of 2022.

The information provided on this page is subject to change without notice. Information published on the website of the Office of the Registrar supersedes the information published here.

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