Teacher Education – Consecutive

This program is for those who have already completed a university undergraduate degree. The program is four semesters, taken over two academic years, on a full-time basis. Part-time status is not permitted and it is not possible to take less than the full load of courses in any semester.

Successful graduates will be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers for an Ontario Certificate of Qualification and Registration. Programs are offered at Brock’s main campus in St. Catharines and at a satellite campus in the greater Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville corridor.

Teacher Education programs at Brock embrace the integration of theory and practice. Students are placed in partner schools beginning in the first term of their program. Teacher candidates are placed in partner schools during their practicum and they move through a planned course of study, including in excess of 80 days in Ontario classrooms. With a focus on pedagogy reflective of future-ready learners, Brock teacher candidates may personalize their learning through optional courses and professional development opportunities, and may qualify for an alternative placement experience in their final year.

Instruction in professional practice takes place under the supervision of practicum advisors, practicum instructors and associate teachers who work with teacher candidates in schools.

Primary/Junior program: Certifies to teach Kindergarten through Grade 6.

Junior/Intermediate program: Certifies to teach Grades 4 through 10, emphasizing elementary school.

Intermediate/Senior program: Certifies to teach Grades 7 through 12, emphasizing secondary school.

Career outcomes

  • Elementary or secondary school teacher
  • University liaison officer
  • Admissions co-ordinator
  • Academic advisor
  • Education/curriculum developer
  • Museum, gallery or educational centre programmer

Prerequisite requirements

  • University Degree