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Bachelor of Education Information Session Wednesday, February 10th Today’s Presentation • What is a Bachelor of Education? • 6 Steps to Becoming a Teacher • Careers in Education • Q&A What is a Bachelor of Education? • A combination of professional education curriculum • offered to candidates interested in pursuing a career in teaching/education • eligibility requirements to become certified to teach elementary or secondary school What is a Bachelor of Education? To become a teacher in an Ontario public school, you must: • have completed a minimum three-year postsecondary degree from an acceptable postsecondary institution • have successfully completed a one-year acceptable teacher education program • apply to the College for certification and pay the annual membership and registration fees. What is a Bachelor of Education? The program usually consists of: A) a learning component (course work) E.g. courses on teaching subjects, teaching theories, etc. B) a practical teaching component (practicum) An opportunity to observe and teach in school classrooms and in other settings. Student Experience…. Wai-May Wong, B.Ed Queens University 6 Steps to Becoming a Teacher • Use the following steps to help you determine if this is your pathway • Use to guide through your application experience • Steps may not be in this order and interchangeable Step 1 – Undergraduate Education 1) Get a well-rounded university education • You are here! Step 2 - Level 2) Decide the level you are interested in teaching • Primary(Kindergarten-Grade 3) • Junior (Grades 4-6) • Intermediate (Grades 7-10) • Senior (Grades 11-12) Step 3 – Teachable Subjects 3) Decide the subject(s) you are interested in teaching: •Family Studies* •English •Law •Health Care •Politics •General Science* •Philosophy *OISE/UT, York and UWO offer Family Studies as a teachable * Nutrition students have strength in General Science as a second teachable Step 3 Continued •Teachers in Ontario must earn basic qualifications in two consecutive divisions in their teacher education programs •Each teaching division has it’s own entry requirements •Align your Ryerson course selections Step 4 – Faculty of Education 4) Select your Faculty of Education •Examples: •OISE/University of Toronto •Queen’s University •University of Ottawa •University of Western Ontario •York University Faculty Experience…. Jane Witte OISE, UofT Faculty of Education Step 4 Continued •Each Faculty of Education has it’s own entry requirements •Selection is based on academic and experience factors: •A minimum requirement for each “teaching experience” is approximately one hundred (100) hours •“B” average or better in fifteen full course equivalents, i.e. 30 semester courses Step 5 – Experience Preparation • Volunteering with school, community, recreation or religious programs will show your interest for teaching. • Volunteer / work experience at the age level you are applying to is preferred • Cross-cultural diversity and group facilitation are competencies that Step 6 – Application Process • In Ontario, you must submit your B.Ed. application through the Teacher Education Application Center (TEAS, ww.ouac.on.ca/teas/) • TEAS will process and forward applications and amendments to all requested faculties of education Step 6 – Application Process • Application Deadline – TBA – Usually end of November/December 1st • Statement of Interest/Resume/Reference Letters – Highlight your experiences working with youth and strengths – Outline how these experiences will contribute to your career in teaching – Keep a log of activity Time Line Present May- July Aug Sept Oct Nov Activity June Step 1-4 ✔ Research, Course Planning, Degree completion Step 5 ✔ ✔ ✔ Volunteer & Work Experience Step 6 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Application Preparation, and Process Careers in Education •The skills possessed by B.Ed graduates are transferrable to many career areas outside of the conventional classroom. •Classroom teaching opportunities exist in: Public education and private schools in Ontario, in other provinces and abroad. Careers in Education •Teaching in other settings: •Health Care Educators i.e. hospitals/home care •Schools for students with special needs •Correctional education, College •Adult education centres, public relations and Consulting firms, educational publishing Q&A •This presentation will be posted on the Nutrition web site •Questions for our guests??
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