Types of Programs
- Consecutive Program: Complete an undergraduate university degree, and then apply to a Teacher Education Program
- Concurrent Program: Complete Education courses concurrently with Arts & Science courses. You usually receive a B.A./B.Ed. or B.Sc./B.Ed. at the same convocation
Choosing a Level to Teach
Primary/Junior Level (Junior Kindergarten - Grade 6)
- Applicants do not choose teaching subjects; subjects taught are determined by the curriculum (i.e. you do not need a “teachable”)
- Applicants can be at an advantage if they have taken a variety of courses in English, Math, Science, Fine Arts, Social Science/Humanities (Canadian history/geography)*
Junior/Intermediate Level (Grades 4 - 10)
- Applicants choose ONE teaching subject*
Intermediate/Senior Level (Grades 7 - 12)
- Applicants choose TWO teaching subjects*
* Each Faculty of Education may have different admissions requirements, and some subjects may have more prerequisites than others, even at the primary/junior level. Refer to the admissions information for each Faculty you are interested in.
How to Apply
Apply online for programs in Ontario via www.ouac.on.ca/teas in the fall.
- Please refer to TEAS for supplementary info you are required to submit.
- The online application service fee is currently $155, allowing you to apply to three choices of faculties of education (additional choices are possible for an extra fee of $50 each). Each Faculty also charges an additional fee, between $50-$100*
- Order transcripts by completing the “transcript request section” on TEAS
* Refer to the admissions information for the university you are interested in applying to for supplementary fees and forms.
- Gain classroom experience with groups of learners in the grade which you intend to teach, and the subject areas which you intend to teach.
- Obtain experience in a diversity of settings that relate to teaching (e.g., teacher’s aid, coaching sports/athletics, literacy program instruction, special needs work in schools, instructor of a second language program).
- In your second last year of university, try to arrange a year long volunteer experience. Keep a log or diary of your teaching related experiences, which will help you to reflect on your insights regarding teaching and learning. The reflection logs will help you to complete the experience profile forms required when submitting your application.
Teacher Training Outside Canada
- The Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) evaluates the credentials of teachers trained outside the province. If you’re considering studying Education in the U.S. or overseas, consult with the OCT to learn more about getting licensed to teach in Ontario.
- Buffalo area teaching programs:
Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS)
Become a Teacher/Ontario College of Teachers
Graduate & Professional Schools Fair
Is Teaching In Your Future Information Sessions
Extern Job Shadowing Program - shadow a Teacher, Principal, etc.
Individual Appointments - get assistance with exploring career options in teaching and preparing your applications