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Consecutive Program - Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Our two-year consecutive program is for candidates with an existing degree. It integrates on-campus classes with a minimum of 80 days of classroom observation and teaching and qualifies you to teach in one of three possible divisions of teaching specialization: Primary Junior (JK to Grade 6), Junior/Intermediate (Grades 4 to 10), or Intermediate/Senior (Grades 7-12).


Sample Courses: Educational Psychology, Differentiated Instruction, Assessment and Evaluation, Visual Arts Methodology, Digital Technology and Social Media Applications, Practicum


Specialization Options: Primary Junior, Junior/Intermediate, Intermediate/Senior


Career Tracks: Elementary/secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): N/A
Note: For candidates with an existing degree.

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Education (BEd)/Diploma in Technological Education

This unique program is offered in blended delivery over the course of fourteen months, with practical face-to-face courses being held on campus during July of Summer I and August of Summer II. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree receive a B.Ed. degree in Technological Studies and candidates with no degree receive a Diploma in Education - Technological Studies. All successful candidates will qualify for certification by the Ontario College of Teachers for teaching Technological Studies in Ontario High Schools.


Sample Courses: Psychology in Education, Digital Technology, Curriculum Development for Technological Studies I & II, Career and Guidance


Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, department head, guidance counsellor


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: No direct entry from high school. Admission requirements for Education (BEd)/Diploma in Technological Education can be found here


Concurrent Programs (Primary/Junior)

Successful completion of these intensive 5-year programs will earn you two degrees and eligibility to teach at the primary/junior level (K-6). The Concurrent Psychology/Education/ECE program is offered in co-operation with St. Clair College and will prepare you to teach at the preschool and primary/junior levels (K-6).

Become fluent in teaching newcomers to Canada with this unique program. You’ll take three years in the modern languages program and two years in education. You’ll earn two degrees at once, customizing your program to your interests. You will be eligible to teach JK to Grade 6.


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Theories of Language Acquisition, Intensive German/Italian/Spanish


Career Tracks: Elementary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, language advisor, translator/interpreter, educational assistant, immigration services


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required. Admission to first year only.
Minimum Average: 75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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One diploma and two degrees in five years instead of seven. That’s efficient! This program is offered in co-operation with St. Clair College. You’ll get an ECE diploma there, plus bachelor degrees in education and psychology, making you eligible to teach JK to Grade 6.


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Introduction to Psychology as a Behavioural Science, Human Sensation and Perception, Learning and Behaviour, additional ECE classes at St. Clair College


Career Tracks: ECE, elementary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers), Diploma in ECE

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Minimum Average: 75%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 87%
Note: Admission to first year only

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Concurrent Programs (Intermediate/Senior)

Successful completion of these 5-year programs will earn you two degrees and eligibility to teach at the intermediate/senior level (Grades 7-12).

Earn two degrees at once and go on to share your love of communication, media and film with a younger generation. You’ll be able to take a combination of theory and production courses in CMF and get lots of hands-on learning opportunities in your education studies. At the end, you’ll be eligible to teach students in grades 7 to 12.


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Film Production, Introduction to Media and Society


Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, educational assistant, producer, communications specialist, director


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

The classroom will be your stage with this intensive program that will make you eligible to teach drama in grades 7 to 12. This concurrent program is hands-on, giving you opportunities to practice drama as a vehicle for learning and teaching. Put the theory you’ve learned into practice through field experience.


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies, Introductory Acting, Drama in the Classroom, Improvisation and Self Development, Theatre for Social Action


Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, theatre performer, program developer, educational assistant, arts administrator


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 85%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Learn how to know about, appreciate, and teach English literature with this program that gives you two degrees at once. You’ll meet visiting writers and develop both in-depth academic and real-world skills. You will be eligible to teach at the intermediate/senior level (grades 7-12).


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Writing about Literature, Early British Literature, Children’s Literature, Indigenous Literature


Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, department head, educational specialist, publisher/editor, communications director


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Minimum Average: 75%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 88%
Note: Admission to first year only

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Terminez deux baccalauréats en même temps. You’ll learn from French professors from around the world in a program with small class sizes. The theory-practice connection is strong in the education portion of your program. You’ll gain the practical experience you need to be eligible to teach in grades 7 to 12.


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, French Language Training, Introduction to Linguistics, Oral Proficiency in French


Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, academic administrator, department head, translator/interpreter, federal or provincial public official, language learning specialist


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: French/FSF4U with a minimum 75% also required.
Minimum Average: 75%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 89%
Note: Admission to first year only.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Be the cool teacher who knows about nature and can make things explode and react. This intensive program allows you to pursue your bachelor of science degree while studying education and getting classroom experience. You’ll finish with two degrees and be eligible to teach at the intermediate/senior level (grades 7 to 12).


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Biological Diversity, Introductory Organic Chemistry, Introductory Physics


Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, department head, educational assistant


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, and two of SCH4U, SBI4U or SPH4U required. MCV4U is strongly recommended. A minimum 70% average of all attempted science and math courses is also required. Admission to first year only.
Minimum Average: 80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Become a history teacher to help students examine the past events and how they relate to present day. Our history department is small and close-knit, and our faculty of education will nurture your love of teaching by giving you lots of practical experience. With your two degrees, you’ll be eligible to teach grades 7 to 12.


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Past to Present: Understanding History, The World in the 20th Century, Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian History


Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, department head, communications specialist, museum curator, government official


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Minimum Average: 75%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 86%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Get a bachelor of education degree by the numbers in this concurrent program where you’ll also earn a degree in mathematics. This unique program is collaborative and interdisciplinary, preparing you to teach grades 7 to 12. You’ll gain hands-on teaching experience, multiplying your chances of career success.


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Linear Algebra, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations


Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, department head, financial consultant, bank manager, risk management analyst


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, and MCV4U required. SPH4U recommended. A minimum of 70% average in all attempted math courses. Admission to first year only.
Minimum Average: 80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

This program will strike a chord with students set on teaching music or basic rhythms and instruments in high school. At the end of this five-year program you’ll have both an honours degree in music and a bachelor of education degree. You’ll have lots of hands-on learning experiences to put the theory of music and education you’ve learned into practice.


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Music Theory, Specific instrument training (piano, trumpet, violin, percussion, voice and more), Foundations of Music Education


Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, department head, musician private instructor, studio operator


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Required: Music Audition.
Minimum Average: 75%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 84%
Note: Admission to first year only.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Inspire students to be engaged citizens by combining your education degree with a political science BA. Teach courses at the intermediate/senior level in subjects like world issues, law, social studies, and more. Our poli sci department is welcoming, and our Faculty of Education connects you with real-world opportunities to refine your teaching skills.


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Introduction to Canadian Government and Politics, World Politics


Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, educational specialist, communications specialist, public relations officer, consultant


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Minimum Average: 75%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): N/A
Note: Admission to first year only

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Share your passion for visual arts with budding Picassos and Emily Carrs in this program where you’ll earn two degrees at once. You’ll work toward your BA (general) in our stunning School of Creative Arts building while studying education and getting teaching experience in schools. At the end, you’ll be eligible to teach intermediate/senior students (Grades 7-12).


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Studio Practice and Ideas, Modern Art, Contemporary Visual Culture


Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning specialist, academic administrator, educational assistant, creative director, graphic designer


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: English/ENG4U required
Note: Admission to first year only
Minimum Average: 75%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 86%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • Understanding in detail the structure and organization of school systems
  • Speaking to a live audience and engaging with youth from Kindergarten to grade 12
  • Making appropriate curricular accommodations and modifications to provide adequate learning opportunities to students with exceptional learning profiles
  • Designing and executing creative, engaging, and time-managed original lesson plans that successfully address given learning outcomes
  • Exercising emotional intelligence to intuitively provide appropriate support for students when required
  • Understanding and applying best practices for equity and diversity in the classroom, being sensitive to relevant legislation and board policies

95.3%


Employment Rate of Graduates

(OUGS Education, 2015)

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Career Tracks*


  • Academic administrator
  • Academic advisor
  • Child and youth worker
  • Department head
  • Doctor
  • Educational assistant
  • Elementary teacher
  • Guidance counsellor
  • Health educator
  • Industry trainer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Learning strategist
  • Life coach
  • Organization director
  • Personal trainer
  • Principal
  • Professor
  • Program developer
  • Project manager
  • Public affairs officer
  • Public official
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Secondary teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • Speech language pathologist
  • Superintendent
  • Tutoring services co-ordinator

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia: Advanced social research
  • Business: Human resources, training, management
  • Concurrent Educational Materials Industry: Publishing and sales
  • Elementary/secondary school teaching
  • Government
  • Community and youth services
  • Private teaching/tutoring
  • Teaching overseas: ESL, international schools
  • Training, team building, corporate instruction
  • Media, marketing, journalism, and publishing

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Explore a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.


HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)