Teachers change lives. From guiding learners in the digital age to advancing inclusion, equity and justice, a great teacher makes all the difference. That teacher can be you.
- 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 September of 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 Hamilton. Brock is pursuing more modern facilities in Burlington and will operate at the current Hamilton Campus through the end of the 2022-23 academic year. Each year Brock places student in both Catholic and public school boards throughout Southern Ontario. In 2021/22, students at the St. Catherine’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 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 2022/2023 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
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: St. Catharines and the current Hamilton location. Brock is pursuing more modern facilities in Burlington and will operate at the current Hamilton Campus through the end of the 2022-23 academic year.
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.
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).
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. Please see the Admissions COVID-19 FAQs page for updates on admissions and 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. Please see the Admissions COVID-19 FAQs page for updates on admissions and teachable subjects.
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. Please see the Admissions COVID-19 FAQs page for updates on admissions and teachable subjects.
Year 1 overview
|FALL (ALL)||WINTER (P/J AND J/I)||WINTER (I/S)|
|12 weeks of classes including weekly in-school Structured Experience days||4 weeks of practicum experience||12 weeks of classes|
|3 weeks of internship||12 weeks of classes||4 weeks of practicum experience|
Year 2 overview
|FALL (ALL)||WINTER (ALL)|
|6 weeks of classes||6 weeks of classes|
|6 weeks of practicum experience||6 weeks of practicum experience|
|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 inTeaching in Middle School, Evironmental Education, Student Success Programs or Aboriginal Education. Elective offered may change.|
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. Please note that, 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.