The Teacher Education program offers a Bachelor of Education (BEd) offered full-time program that leads to a recommendation for certification by the Ontario College of Teachers valid in Ontario schools where English is the language of instruction. 

This program is designed to educate teachers to be knowledgeable, skilled and reflective professionals capable of working in partnership with members of the community. 

The Bachelor of Education (BEd) is divided into three divisions: primary/junior (k-grade 6) junior/intermediate (4-10), and intermediate/senior (7-12). In all three divisions, students learn educational theory and explore research in the field. Students also receive instruction on current teaching approaches and skills. Through field studies and the practicum, students are given opportunities to reflect on the links between theory and practice and to consider their own emerging practice. 

The Ontario College of Teachers is responsible for licensing and regulating the teaching profession in the public interest. Students are responsible for ensuring that the College recognizes the degree on which their admission to the Bachelor of Education is based. The University of Ottawa is responsible only for ensuring the degree meets the admission criteria for the Bachelor of Education itself.

This program is offered in English only. 

Community-Based Aboriginal Teacher Education Program

This three-year, part-time program is offered in partnership with Indigenous communities and consists of courses and work in schools, including 80 days of practice teaching. Courses are delivered through distance education in the fall and winter and in person in the sponsoring communities during the summer.

If you successfully complete the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program, you can receive certification by the Ontario College of Teachers to teach in the Primary/Junior division (junior kindergarten to Grade 6). Program graduates who enter with an undergraduate degree from a recognized university receive a bachelor of education.

Those who enter with a Grade 12 high school diploma or the equivalent receive an Aboriginal Teacher Education Program certificate. Those who receive this certificate and later submit proof of an undergraduate degree, including 15 full courses or the equivalent within 10 years of receiving their certificate, also receive a Bachelor of Education.

PED 1140Education in the Primary/Junior Division Language3 Units
PED 1142Professional Inquiry in Practice - ATEP Part I3 Units
PED 1143Professional Inquiry in Practice - ATEP Part 23 Units
PED 1144Professional Inquiry in Practice - ATEP Part 33 Units
PED 1146Education in the Primary and Junior Division - Native Language3 Units
PED 1148Education in the Primary and Junior Division - Health and Physical Education3 Units
PED 1149Education in the Primary/Junior Division - Social Studies3 Units
PED 1158Education in the Primary/Junior Mathematics3 Units
PED 1159Education in the Primary/Junior Science and Technology3 Units
PED 2130Practicum I in the Primary/Junior Division - ATEP3 Units
PED 2140Education in the Primary and Junior Division Arts3 Units
PED 3102Schooling and Society3 Units
PED 3123Political and Professional Organization in Aboriginal Education3 Units
PED 3130Practicum II in the Primary Junior Division - ATEP3 Units
PED 3141Curriculum Planning, Implementation and Assessment Part I3 Units
PED 3142Learning Theories and Practices in Inclusive Classrooms Part I3 Units
PED 3230Practicum III in the Primary and Junior Division - ATEP6 Units
PED 4141Curriculum Planning, Implementation and Assessment Part II3 Units
PED 4142Learning Theories and Practices in Inclusive Classrooms Part II3 Units
Students in the community-based program may have to take up to three of the following courses:
Using Technology in Teaching in an Aboriginal Context
Teaching English as a Second Language to Native Students
Teaching Native Languages in an Immersion Setting
Total: 60 Units