The mission of teacher education at Redeemer is to enable students to become faithful, effective, reflective, and professional educators. We encourage students to engage worldview perspectives from an educational, philosophical, spiritual, and psychological lens that impacts the teaching and learning process.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of our programs will:

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of curriculum for teaching in Ontario schools.
  • Understand how to equip students of diverse giftings for learning across a variety of differentiated modes to enable success for all learners.
  • Practice the disposition, maturity, and professional skill to be recommended as Ontario Certified Teachers.
  • Develop the personal qualities and professional knowledge to serve as teachers and educational leaders in public, Catholic, independent and Christian schools.
  • Assist students to develop intellectually, physically and spiritually to compassionately and wisely equip future learners.

Education Department Programs

Additional Information

The four-semester B.Ed. Program at Redeemer is accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT). Students who successfully complete the teacher education program at Redeemer will be recommended to the OCT for certification.

Education Department Faculty

Dr. Christina Belcher

Professor of Education


Chair of the Department of Education, OCT

Ph.D. (2012), Monash University; Thesis: Worldview in Christian higher education: A... Read More
Phone: 905-648-2139   Ext: 4440
Office: 207C
Dr. Christina Belcher, Professor and Chair of Education at Redeemer University College, is a committed Christian with published writings in the area of children’s, contemporary and special theme... Read More

Dr. Terry Loerts

Associate Professor of Education


Practicum Supervisor

Ph.D. (2014), Curriculum Studies with a focus on literacy. Western University. Faculty of... Read More
Phone: 905-648-2139   Ext: 4271
Office: 207D
In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I enjoy research topics that have to do with multiliteracies and curriculum.  I have been doing research with visual journals in higher education,... Read More

Dr. Sean Schat

Assistant Professor of Education

Ph. D. (2019). Cognition and Learning – Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.; M. Ed.... Read More
Phone: 905-648-2131   Ext: 4493
Office: 207B
Prior to his recently completed dissertation research, Sean worked as a classroom teacher and educational leader (director of staff development, vice-principal, and principal) in independent schools... Read More

Dr. Phil Teeuwsen

Associate Professor of Education, (OCT)


Director of Teacher Education

Ph.D. (2016), Educational Studies, Brock University; Thesis Title: Understanding the Intersection... Read More
Phone: 905-648-2139   Ext: 4496
Office: 207A