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TEAS – Lakehead University


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About our Teacher Education Program

We offer the Bachelor of Education program at our Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses. The Faculty of Education at Lakehead University is well known and respected for leading the way in teacher education; our unique and innovative programming focuses on a collaborative learning approach that builds effective teaching skills.

With an emphasis on practical, experiential learning, you will participate in extensive field placements during the 2-year program and have the opportunity to participate in alternative practicum settings, including overseas.

Our programs are continually adapted to encompass a variety of educational settings and training opportunities in 2 divisions:

  • Primary-Junior (JK-Grade 6), offered at both campus locations, Thunder Bay and Orillia, and
  • Intermediate-Senior (Grade 7-12), also offered at both campus locations, Thunder Bay and Orillia.

Technological Education Teacher Education Program

Our new Technological Education Teacher Education Program is part in person and part virtual. You will attend in-person classes at one of our campuses (Thunder Bay or Orillia) for 4-weeks, for each of 2 successive summers. The rest of the program is completed virtually.

You will have 2 placements (totalling 80 days). You will complete the first placement in the first fall/winter session of your program, and the second in the second fall session of your program. The program is approximately 16-18 successive months, in its entirety.

This program provides the preparation required for certification by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) for teaching Technological Studies in Ontario High Schools. If you enter the program with acceptable 5 years’ wage-earning experience, you will receive, upon successful completion of the program, a Diploma in Education – Technological Studies.

If you enter the program with an acceptable university degree or college diploma, you will receive, upon successful completion of the program, a Bachelor of Education in Technological Studies (the Bachelor’s stream is pending approval by Lakehead University’s Senate). Graduates of the Diploma in Education who later obtain an acceptable degree can apply to have the Diploma converted to a B.Ed.

In addition, successful completion of Summer 1 and a practicum of a minimum of 10 days will qualify you, if you are on a Letter of Permission, to apply to the OCT for a Transitional Certificate of Qualification, which will allow you to work while continuing the program.

We will make only 1 offer of admission per applicant. If you select more than 1 program at Lakehead University, we will consider the programs based on the order of your choices.

Program Codes

A10 – Primary-Junior (Thunder Bay Campus)
A12 – Primary-Junior (Orillia Campus)
A30 – Intermediate-Senior (Thunder Bay Campus)
A32 – Intermediate-Senior (Orillia Campus)
A80 – Degree in Technological Education (Thunder Bay Campus)
A81 – Degree in Techno­logical Education (Orillia Campus)
A82 – Diploma in Techno­logical Education (Thunder Bay Campus)
A83 – Diploma in Techno­logical Education (Orillia Campus)

Key Dates

  • December 1, 2023 – Submit your TEAS application to the OUAC.
  • December 8, 2023 – Deadline to submit official transcripts to Enrolment Services – Undergraduate Admissions.
  • February 1, 2024 – Release date for offers of admission.
  • July 5, 2024 – Deadline to meet conditions of admission for admitted applicants.

Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Degree

You must have completed a recognized undergraduate degree, or be in the process of completing a degree, by June 2024 to be considered for admission.

Admission Average

Selection is based primarily on academic achievement. The last 10 full-year undergraduate course equivalents (not including college transfer credits) completed at the time you apply are used in the calculation of the admission average. You need a minimum 70% average, or equivalent, using the last 10 full-year undergraduate course equivalents completed.

Equity Admission

We value diversity and encourage applications from qualified individuals to the Bachelor of Education program from members of racialized and/or marginalized communities, candidates that identify as First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis, persons with disabilities and/or mature applicants.

  • A mature applicant is defined as a person who was awarded their undergraduate degree 5 or more years ago.
  • You may self-declare your Indigenous identity in your TEAS application.

If applicable, you may be asked to submit an Admissions Profile Form and/or Special Consideration Form to Undergraduate Admissions, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

International Applicants and Internationally Educated Teachers (IET)

If you were educated outside of Canada and the US, and obtained a degree from a foreign country, you must have all official transcripts translated (as applicable) and evaluated by World Education Services (WES)

Language Requirements

If you apply to the Bachelor of Education program and English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of oral and written English-language proficiency.

Refer to our English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Bachelor of Education program for more information.

Technological Education Teacher Education Admission Requirements

You must have an acceptable level of skill, knowledge and work experience in the technological area you will teach. You need a total of 5 years accumulated in 1 of 2 ways:

  1. Five years of work experience (1,700 hours represents 1 year) in a business or industry where you used knowledge and skills in the area of technology you chose in your program of teacher education.
  2. A combination of postsecondary education and work experience in business or industry where you used knowledge and skills in the area of technology you chose in your program of teacher education. This must include at least 2 years of work, of which at least 4 months must be continuous employment. Your postsecondary education or apprenticeship program must be acceptable to the College.

Visit Diploma in Technological Education Admissions Requirements for more information about the admission requirements and required documentation.

If you are applying for the Technological Education program, a supplementary application package is required. To access the application package requirements and for information on how to submit it, visit Technological Education Admission Requirement.

Teaching Subjects

A10/A12 – Primary-Junior (JK-Grade 6)

We will give you preference if you present at least 3 core curriculum subjects taught in the Primary-Junior grades, such as:

  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Indigenous Languages
  • Science
  • Visual Arts

You do not choose a teaching subject in the Primary-Junior division.

Courses that will be accepted as “Science” are:

  • Anthropology (Science courses only)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies (Science courses only)
  • Geography (Science courses only)
  • Geology (Earth Science)
  • Physics

You must register in, and pass, a mathematics competency exam as part of your Professional Program. The pass level is set at 75%. The exam ensures that all prospective teachers understand basic mathematical concepts at the Grade 6 and 7 levels. Calculators are not permitted for this exam.

A30/A32 – Intermediate-Senior (Grades 7-12)

Teaching Subjects Offered at the Thunder Bay Campus (A30):

  • English (319)
  • Environmental Science (447)
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies (200)
  • French as a Second Language (325) DELF B2 requirement
  • Geography (740)
  • Health & Physical Education (860)
  • History (750)
  • Indigenous Languages (210)
  • Mathematics (652)
  • Music – Instrumental (158)
  • Music – Vocal (159)
  • Science – Biology (412)
  • Science – Chemistry (420)
  • Science – General (430)
  • Science – Physics (470)
  • Social Sciences – General (165) (second teaching subject only)
  • Visual Arts (190)

Teaching Subjects Offered at the Orillia Campus (A32):

  • English (319)
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography (740)
  • History (750)
  • Mathematics
  • Science – Biology
  • Science – Chemistry
  • Science – General
  • Social Sciences – General (165) (second teaching subject only)

Review the following clarification of teaching division and teaching subject requirements or find more information about our admission and teaching subject requirements on our website.

Technological Education Teacher Education

Broad-based Technology (BBT) Teaching Subjects Offered:

  • Communications Technology
  • Computer Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Green Industries
  • Hair Styling and Aesthetics
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Technological Design
  • Transportation Technology


Enrolment Services – Undergraduate Admissions
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay ON  P7B 5E1

Toll-free: 1-800-465-3959
Telephone: 807‑343‑8500

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