Redeemer’s accredited, two-year bachelor of education program grows out of a Christian perspective and provides significant opportunities for learning and practicing classroom skills. If you are called to teach and are convinced that you belong in the classroom, Redeemer provides a rigorous teacher education that will prepare you to become an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT). Redeemer’s Bachelor of Education offers graduates the opportunity to teach in a wide variety of schools, including Public, Catholic, and independent Christian schools.
Students currently in an undergraduate degree program at Redeemer can apply for provisional admission into the education program as early as the end of their second year or during their third year of studies through the Registrar’s Office.
To be considered for admission, students must have regular admission status in the Redeemer degree program and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 6.50 (C+).
When applying, students must also provide evidence that they have had at least 25 hours of experience working in an elementary school setting with school-aged children. This requirement is normally met by completing Education 021: Classroom Observation, but equivalent experience may be accepted as a substitute. Students who meet the minimum academic requirements will be interviewed by the Department of Education concerning their interest and qualification for studies in education.
This program is designed for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree whether from Redeemer or another institution. Students applying for the consecutive education program must apply through our website.
Applicants must hold an acceptable university degree. If you are applying to the junior/intermediate division, you should have a minimum of 6 courses/18 credits in a teaching subject. Normally, a major or minor in that subject will meet this requirement. You should have a grade point average of 7.00 (B- or 70%) in the last two years of your university program, satisfy the English Language requirement, and give evidence of having experience with elementary-level students in a structured setting.
Applicants will be interviewed by education faculty concerning their interest and qualifications for a career in teaching. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
" Being a student in Redeemer’s Concurrent Education Program was a wonderful experience. I learned how to be a competent and compassionate teacher from professors who encouraged and expected growth in my skills. Being a part of Redeemer’s Education Program was engaging, intellectually stimulating, and spiritually challenging. Going into my practicums, I felt well prepared and highly supported during in-class sessions. When I graduated from the program, I was ready and excited to have my own classroom. Erin is a Grade 2 teacher on a First Nations reserve in Northern Ontario. "
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