TEAS – Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)

Note: University program information changes regularly. For the most up-to-date details, view the online application.

Last updated: September 19, 2019

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Program Codes

D10 – Primary/Junior
D30 – Intermediate/Senior

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D10 – Primary/Junior

We offer a 16-month consecutive Bachelor of Education degree program focused on teaching at the Kindergarten to Grade 6 level.

Our program places emphasis on preparing you to be an elementary school teacher who is strong in the areas of science, mathematics and technology.

Our program is fully web‑enabled, with every teacher candidate having wireless access to the internet. Educational technology is thoroughly integrated into the teaching and learning process.

You will become comfortable and confident with the use of technology for course design and delivery, communication with peers, colleagues and faculty, and as a method of supporting your lifelong professional development.

Primary/Junior Admission Requirements

Selection is based on the following academic criteria.

You hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with a minimum overall academic average of 70% (“B‑” or 2.7 GPA) in your best 10 full‑year or best 20 half‑year courses completed, or equivalent. Preference is given to students with 4‑year honours degrees. You must receive the required undergraduate degree by Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Because Primary/Junior teachers deal with a wide range of subject areas, it is desirable that you have a broad academic background. In assessing the academic breadth of Primary/Junior applicants, the Faculty of Education gives preference to candidates who have 1 or more 3‑credit hour (half-year) undergraduate or graduate courses in these subject groupings:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English/Linguistics
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Foreign Languages
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Few applicants will have course work in all of the above areas; however, we consider that the more areas you cover, the stronger your application.

A complete application includes:

  1. Official transcripts
    Ensure that any in-progress courses are listed on your official transcript(s).
  2. Evidence of oral and written proficiency in English
    You are required to give evidence of English proficiency. This requirement can be satisfied with one of the following criteria:

    1. English is your first language.
    2. You complete the English for Academic Purposes program at our English Language Centre.
    3. You studied full‑time for at least 3 years of formal, full-time study (no less than 3 courses per semester) in a university where English was the language of instruction and examination. If this applies, provide verification from your school.
      Note: The minimum 3‑year requirement does not include time enrolled in English as a Second Language courses.
    4. You achieved the required proficiency on one of the English-language tests that are acceptable to the university. See a list of acceptable English-language proficiency tests and scores.

You can upload English-language proficiency evidence using Secure Applicant Messaging (SAM).

You may be required to complete a personal characteristic evaluation.

Note: Enrollment in the Primary/Junior program is competitive; possessing the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Acceptance is based on the number and calibre of applications received in a given year.

All successful applicants will be required to present a clear Tuberculin test and Police Record Check upon registration. Any costs associated with the medical test or Police Record Check are your responsibility.

Applicants Educated within Canada and the United States

You must arrange to send official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions you attended. Transcripts from Ontario universities must be ordered by completing a TEAS online transcript request and submitting it to the OUAC, along with the appropriate fees and the TEAS application.

Transcripts from all non-Ontario postsecondary institutions should be sent directly from those institutions to the Office of the Registrar.

Applicants Educated Outside Canada and the United States

Read more about foreign academic documents from outside of Canada and the United States.

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D30 – Intermediate/Senior

Teaching Subjects:

  • English (319)
  • Health and Physical Education (860)
  • History (750)
  • Mathematics (652)
  • Science – Biology (412)
  • Science – Chemistry (420)
  • Science – General (430)
  • Science – Physics (470)

We offer a 16-month consecutive Bachelor of Education degree for candidates who wish to teach at the Grade 7 to 12 level. Although the focus of the program is at the Intermediate/Senior level, you’ll explore principles of learning and development related to all age groups.

Our program is fully web‑enabled, with every teacher candidate having wireless access to the internet. Educational technology is thoroughly integrated into the teaching and learning process.

You will learn through co‑operative and case‑based learning methods and extensive practical experiences, including a minimum of 80 teaching days in Ontario classrooms, with the opportunity for an additional internship in a classroom or alternative setting in the month of May.

You must choose 2 teaching subjects from the list of teaching subjects.

Intermediate/Senior Admission Requirements

Selection is based on the following academic criteria:

  • You will hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with a minimum overall academic average of 70% (“B‑” or 2.7 GPA) in your best 10 full‑year or best 20 half‑year courses completed, or equivalent. Preference is given to students with 4‑year honours degrees. You must receive an undergraduate degree by June 30, 2020.
  • You must have completed a minimum of 5 full-year courses or 10 half-year courses with a 70% average in a first teaching subject and 3 full-year courses, or 6 half-year courses with a 70% average, in a second teaching subject.

A complete application includes the following:

  1. Official transcripts
    Ensure that any in-progress courses are listed on your official transcript(s).
  2. Evidence of oral and written proficiency in English
    You are required to give evidence of English proficiency. This requirement can be satisfied with one of the following criteria:

    1. English is your first language.
    2. You complete the English for Academic Purposes program at our English Language Centre.
    3. You studied full time for at least 3 years of formal, full-time study (no less than 3 courses per semester) in a university where English was the language of instruction and examination. If this applies, provide verification from your school.
      Note: The minimum 3‑year requirement does not include time enrolled in English as a Second Language courses.
    4. You achieved the required proficiency on one of the English-language tests acceptable to the university. See a list of acceptable English-language proficiency tests and scores.

You can upload English-language proficiency evidence using SAM.

Applicants may be required to complete a personal characteristic evaluation.

Note: Enrollment in the Intermediate/Senior program is competitive; possessing the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Acceptance is based on the number and calibre of applications received in a given year.

You must present a clear Tuberculin test and Police Record Check upon registration. Any costs associated with the medical test or Police Record Check are your responsibility.

Applicants Educated within Canada and the United States

You must arrange to send official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions you attended. Ontario university transcripts must be ordered by completing a TEAS online transcript request and submitting it to the OUAC, along with the appropriate fees and the TEAS application.

Transcripts from all non-Ontario postsecondary institutions should be sent directly from those institutions to the Office of the Registrar.

Applicants Educated Outside Canada and the United States

Read more about foreign academic documents from outside of Canada and the United States.

Reminder to All TEAS Applicants

Supporting documentation is not retained from year to year. New documents must be submitted with each new application.

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Deadlines

Sunday, December 1, 2019

  • The OUAC must receive the TEAS application and a TEAS online transcript request, which requests official transcripts from Ontario universities.
  • The OUAC must receive your TEAS application fee, our $65 supplementary and non‑refundable service fee, and an appropriate TEAS online transcript request if paying by electronic payment (for online applications).
    • Applications will not be processed without payment of these fees.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

  • The Office of the Registrar must receive all official transcripts from other postsecondary institutions (see Transcript Requirements).

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • You must provide a final transcript indicating proof of required course completion and conferral of undergraduate degree.

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Access

To address the need for teachers who reflect the multicultural, ethnic and social diversity of the Ontario student population, we encourage applications from qualified applicants who are of Indigenous ancestry, members of visible minorities and/or individuals with disabilities.

Indigenous Admissions Policy

If you are self-identified as Indigenous (Status or Non-status First Nation, Métis and/or Inuit) you may apply to have a separate assessment conducted by our Admissions Committee.

Complete the Indigenous Admission Consideration Form.

Equity Admissions Policy

If you consider yourself to be personally and academically disadvantaged for reasons that are beyond your control, you may apply to have a separate assessment conducted by the university’s Equity Admissions Committee. The Committee includes a member from the faculty of application, the Admissions Office and the President’s Equity Taskforce. You’ll have the opportunity to outline factors that may have negatively impacted your academic performance and describe the positive contributions you can make to our university community. You are required to meet our 70% minimum high school GPA for consideration. Email us for more information.

Services for Students with Disabilities (SAS)

We want to ensure equal access to all academically qualified students. Support systems are available for students with a physical, mental health, medical, psychiatric or learning disability.

We expect that the grades for students with disabilities who received disability‑related accommodations in high school or during a previous degree or diploma program will accurately reflect their academic ability.

However, if you were not accommodated for all or part of your high school or previous diploma or degree program, or believe there are extenuating circumstances related to your disability that negatively impacted your grades, you may be eligible for consideration on this basis.

To discuss specific requirements or for any questions and concerns, contact SAS at 905‑721‑3266 or studentaccessibility@ontariotechu.ca.

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Contact Information

Ontario Tech University
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa ON  L1G 0C5

Telephone: 905‑721‑3190
Fax: 905‑721‑1707
Email: faculty-of-education@ontariotechu.ca

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