Program Requirement

Earning Your Bachelor of Teacher Education

Elementary Certification: Primary Junior (Junior kindergarten to grade 6)

For individuals who are not certified teachers, this program leads to initial certification in primary/junior education in Ontario (junior kindergarten — grade 6). Upon completion of this program, graduates will hold a bachelor of professional studies (BPS) degree in teacher education.

Prerequisites:

  • Baccalaureate degree with sufficient content core and liberal arts and sciences studies
  • Ability to pursue full-time study
  • Admissions criteria as stated on www.niagara.edu/ontario-bps-apply 

Program requirements:

  • Field experiences: Pre-service field experiences, teaching assistantship, student teaching/practicum

Schedule of courses: 

Program is a total of 60 credit hours and takes place over four semesters, with more than 500 hours of integrated practicum field experience. All coursework and field experiences are completed in Ontario.

Intermediate/Senior Division (Grades 7 to 12)

For individuals who are not certified teachers, this program leads to initial certification in intermediate/senior education in Ontario (grades 7—12). Upon completion of this program, graduates will hold a bachelor of professional studies (BPS) degree in teacher education.

Prerequisites:

  • Three- or four-year bachelor’s degree with sufficient concentration of studies to teach in two teachable subject areas
  • Ability to pursue full-time study
  • Admissions criteria as stated on www.niagara.edu/ontario-bps-apply 

Program requirements:

  • Field experiences: Pre-service field experiences, teaching assistantship, student teaching/practicum

Schedule of courses:

Program is a total of 60 credit hours and takes place over four semesters, with more than 500 hours of integrated practicum field experience. All coursework and field experiences are completed in Ontario.