The University of Ottawa's Faculty of Education can help you achieve that goal. The Faculty's undergraduate curriculum leads to a baccalaureate in education and to the Certificate of Qualification from the Ontario College of Teachers. You acquire the theoretical and practical skills needed to teach at any level of the province's education system. Those skills include learning how to set educational objectives, design and evaluate curricula and plan lessons for the classroom. You also hone your teaching skills in schools where you observe seasoned professionals and gain first-hand experience.
Programs also offered in French
Undergraduate programs at the Faculty of Education are also offered in French. Although they lead to the same degree and certification, they differ in their approach and in their content.
Teacher Education Program
This one-year, full-time program offered at the Ottawa campus prepares students to teach in elementary or secondary schools. It leads to a baccalaureate in education (BEd) from the University of Ottawa and to a recommendation both for certification and for the professional designation of Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) by the Ontario College of Teachers, valid in Ontario schools where English is the language of instruction.
- Have completed at least a three-year undergraduate degree at a recognized university
- Have maintained an overall academic average of at least 68% on your best 20 one-term undergraduate courses
- Have met the course requirements for your teaching subjects
- Have acquired relevant experience and skills.
Procedures and required documents
Aboriginal Teacher Education Program
The University also offers the two-year, community-based Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) for the primary/junior level.
It leads to a baccalaureate in education (BEd) or a certificate in education from the University of Ottawa. Upon successfully completing the degree requirements, candidates are recommended both for certification and for the professional designation of Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) by the Ontario College of Teachers.