TEAS – Ontario Tech University

Last updated: September 13, 2021

Note: University program information changes regularly. View the application for the most up-to-date details.

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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 grade point average [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. If you hold a 3-year degree and would like to learn more about how we evaluate your application, email the Ontario Tech admissions team. You must receive the required undergraduate degree by Thursday, June 30, 2022.

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:

  • English/Linguistics
  • Equity/Indigenous Studies
  • Fine Arts/Liberal Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology

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

A complete Primary/Junior 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 1 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 1 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 Police Record Check upon registration. Any costs associated with the 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. You must order transcripts from Ontario universities 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 must 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)

Note: At this time, we are unable to accommodate a Science – Chemistry/Science – Physics teachable subject combination.

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 will 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. If you hold a 3-year degree and would like to learn more about how we evaluate your application, email the Ontario Tech admissions team. You must receive an undergraduate degree by Thursday, June 30, 2022.
  • 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 Intermediate/Senior 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 1 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 1 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 SAM.

We may require applicants 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 Police Record Check upon registration. Any costs associated with the 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. You must order transcripts from Ontario universities 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 must 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. You must submit new documents with each new application.

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Deadlines

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

  • 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 service fee, our $65 supplementary and non‑refundable service fee, and an appropriate TEAS online transcript request if you are paying by electronic payment (for online applications). Applications will not be processed without payment of these fees.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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

Thursday, June 30, 2022

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

We believe that a campus that is equitable, diverse and inclusive drives innovation and excellence, enhances quality and integrity, and helps us to achieve our potential as a university community.

We understand there are systemic barriers and limitations that impact some students’ ability to achieve their full potential; we are invested in increasing access for Indigenous, BIPOC, women, LGBTQ2S, immigrant, low-income students, students with disabilities and/or students with extenuating circumstances.

Equity Admissions

If you identify as BIPOC, a woman, LGBTQ2S, having a disability, a religious minority and/or low income (or other equity-deserving communities), we encourage you to submit a request for an additional assessment conducted by our Equity Admissions Committee. The assessment will be done by a member of the faculty you are applying to, the Admissions office and the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Engagement.

If you do not meet the competitive GPA for the program you are interested in studying – but meet our required minimum 70% GPA – we will consider you for admission based on your:

  • Student history
  • Work experience
  • Educational goals
  • Community involvement
  • Other applicable achievements

We acknowledge that equity is a concept that governs all people and a declaration of membership in a certain group will not be the sole determinant of admissibility. We will measure the information contained in the consideration form alongside other factors, including possession of program prerequisites and achievement of the university’s minimum GPA.

Read more about equity admission consideration.

Indigenous Students

If you self-identify as Indigenous (Status or Non-Status First Nation, Métis and/or Inuit) and do not meet our competitive GPA for admission, but still meet a minimum 70% admission average, you may apply to have our Indigenous Admissions Committee conduct a separate Indigenous admission assessment. Our committee includes a member from the faculty of application, the Admissions office and the Indigenous Education and Cultural Services office.

Read more about Indigenous admission consideration.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

SAS offers valuable services to students with all types of disabilities, including students who are blind or have low vision, are deaf or hard of hearing and have a physical, mental health, medical or learning disability as defined in the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Read more about applying for consideration with a disability.

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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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