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Learn more about the Consecutive Teacher Education below or watch a recently recorded information session.
- A unique Triple-C model (Cohort, Community and Coursework) integrates theory and practice to scaffold learning and development.
- A future-ready focus prepares you to teach digital learners using engaging instructional strategies.
- School-based learning beginning as early as the first term.
- Professional development activities and specially planned conferences to personalize learning and develop a unique experience portfolio.
- Specialized courses in inclusive education, teacher as researcher, and teaching with technology.
- Primary/junior and junior/intermediate programs also receive instruction in all four arts disciplines.
- A range of practice teaching experiences are available to qualifying students, including international placements and alternative instructional placements such as museums and outdoor education.
- Support to develop job search, resume and interview skills.
- Brock University has two campuses offering Teacher Education programming: St. Catharines and Burlington. Each year Brock places student in both Catholic and public school boards throughout Southern Ontario.
The Consecutive Teacher Education program (Bachelor of Education) is available to individuals with a completed degree. 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. The Consecutive Teacher Education program is offered as a 16-month, full-time program over two years at both of Brock’s campuses.
Brock offers Consecutive Teacher Education programs for those wanting to teach Primary/Junior or Grades K-6 (P/J), Junior/Intermediate or Grades 4-10 (J/I) and Intermediate/Senior or Grades 7-12 (I/S).
Each of the initial teacher education programs is field-oriented and based on an approach which is unique in Ontario — the Triple-C Model. 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.
Campus and Program Placement
Brock has two campuses offering Teacher Education programs. The main campus is in St. Catharines, Ontario, with a satellite campus currently located in Hamilton, Ontario.
Brock is relocating its Hamilton Campus to the former Robert Bateman High School site in Burlington (5151 New Street). The University will continue operating in Hamilton until the end of the 2022-23 academic year in April. Brock’s Teacher Education programs (professional/BEd years) will run from a transitional campus located at the former Lester B. Pearson High School property (1433 Headon Road) in Burlington for the duration of the 2023-24 academic year. Programs will move to the Robert Bateman site once work on the property is completed. Learn more about the move to the new Burlington campus.
For the 2023/2024 academic year consecutive students in the Primary/Junior and Junior/Intermediate programs will be assigned to the St. Catharines campus. For the 2023/2024 academic year consecutive students in the intermediate/senior program will be assigned to the Burlington campus. You will complete both years of the program at your assigned campus.
Practicum locations are connected with your assigned campus. In 2022/23, for example, students at the St. Catharine’s campus will be assigned to the following school boards: District School Board of Niagara; Niagara Catholic District School Board; Hamilton Wentworth District School Board; Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board; Grand Erie District School Board; or Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board. Students attending the Hamilton campus in 2022/23 will be assigned to these school boards: Hamilton Wentworth District School Board; Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board; Grand Erie District School Board; Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board; Halton District School Board; Halton Catholic District School Board; Peel District School Board; Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board; Upper Grand District School Board; Wellington Catholic District School Board; Waterloo Region District School Board; or Waterloo Region Catholic District School Board.
School board assignment for the 2023/2024 academic year have not yet been determined. Placements in each school board are limited and depending on availability in each board, the Teacher Education program reserves the right to place teacher candidates accordingly.
Primary/Junior (Grades K-6)
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.
Junior/Intermediate (Grades 4-10)
Brock offers the following teachables (subjects offered each year may vary). 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 (Grades 7-12)
Brock offers the following teachables (subjects offered each year may vary). Intermediate/Senior teachable subjects include: 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.
|YEAR 1 P/J AND J/I COURSES*||YEAR 2 P/J AND J/I COURSES*|
|Teaching in the Ontario Context||Professional Collaborative Practice|
|Integrating Teaching, Learning & Assessment||Practicum for Professional Collaborative Communities 1|
|Practicum for Teaching, Learning & Assessment||Practicum for Professional Collaborative Communities 2|
|Mathematics 1||Mathematics 2|
|Language and Literacy 1||Language and Literacy 2|
|Cognition 7 the Exceptional Learner||Health & Physical Education|
|Social Studies||Professionalism and Law|
|Exceptional Learner||Programming for Inclusive Classrooms|
|Science & Technology||Teacher as Researcher|
|Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting||Dance|
|Teaching Digital Learners in the Digital Age||Drama|
|Music Visual Arts||*Those with J/I French as a teachable subject will take French as a second language in Year 1 and Year2|
|YEAR 1 I/S COURSES||YEAR 2 P/J AND J/I COURSES*|
|Professionalism, Law & Principles of Teaching||Professional Collaborative Communities|
|Practicum for Professionalism, Law & Principles of Teaching||Practicum for Professional Collaborative Communities 1|
|First Teachable Subject Specialization 1||Practicum for Professional Collaborative Communities 2|
|Student Assessment, Practice & Policy||First Teachable Subject Specialization 2|
|Cognition, Development & the Exceptional Learner||Second Teachable Subject Specialization 2|
|ICT for Teaching and Learning||Exceptional Learner|
|School and society||Programming for the Inclusive Classroom|
|Teacher as Researcher|
|One elective each term. Special topics in Teaching in Middle School, Environmental Education, Student Success Programs or Aboriginal Education. Elective offered may change.|
An important update to campus placement for students accepted into Consecutive Teacher Education programs fall 2023. The primary/junior and junior/intermediate programs will be running at the St. Catharines campus only. The intermediate/senior program will be operating at the Burlington campus.
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. While student preferences are considered, placement and campus assignment requests are not guaranteed by the Department of Educational Studies. Placements in each school board are limited and depending on availability in each board, the Teacher Education program reserves the right to place teacher candidates accordingly. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program. Due to limited capacity, not all subjects may be offered in any one year and, given the Faculty’s need to respond to teacher shortages, special priority may be given to areas of high need. Programs may not be offered at both the Burlington and St. Catharines Campuses in any one year.