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About our Teacher Education Program

Leaders supporting future leaders in education.

York University’s Faculty of Education provides an environment where you are encouraged to challenge the status quo to uncover new possibilities in the advancement of education. We support you to become bold, principled and insightful leaders, because social justice will not be realized by following the conventional.

As one of the top Faculties of Education in the country, we offer a broad range of programs, research initiatives and community partnerships, all of which embody our commitment to practices of equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization.

We offer the Consecutive teacher education program, leading to the Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree and a recommendation for certification with the Ontario College of Teachers. The program is offered at the York Keele Campus and Catholic Education Centre with TCDSB.

Graduates of our BEd program can teach in K-12 schools and are certified to teach in Ontario in one of the following grade levels:

  • Primary-Junior (JK to Grade 6)
  • Junior-Intermediate (Grade 4 to Grade 10)
  • Intermediate-Senior (Grade 7 to Grade 12)

The BEd is a 2-year, full-time professional degree program. You should expect to be involved in the program 5 days each week, completing a combination of coursework and community and school placements.


Program Codes

Y10 – Primary/Junior
Y20 – Junior/Intermediate
Y30 – Intermediate/Senior
Y80 – Technological Education


Key Dates

December 1, 2023:

  • OUAC TEAS Application deadline.

December 10, 2023:

  • York must receive your official transcript(s) by this date.

December 18, 2023:

  • York University’s Supplementary Application and Supporting Information Forms must be completed and received by the Faculty of Education by this date.
  • York must have received proof of English proficiency (if applicable) by this date.

Find deadlines and program information in the Faculty of Education Consecutive Supplementary Application Booklet [PDF].


Admission Requirements

Transcripts

Official transcripts are required for all postsecondary institutions you have attended.

You must order official transcripts for Ontario universities using an online transcript request within your TEAS application.

All other transcripts ordered directly from postsecondary institutions must arrive at York University.

If you have foreign academic documents from outside Canada and the US, we encourage you to submit official transcripts translated and evaluated by World Education Services (WES).

Supplementary Information Form

You must submit the Faculty of Education Supplementary Information Form, which includes an experience profile and summary, and personal statement. You will receive access to the form in MyFile after you apply through the OUAC.

Equity Admission

The Faculty of Education Access Initiative seeks to ensure equitable and inclusive recruitment, admission and learning experiences for teacher candidates in the BEd program.

We are committed to ongoing community consultation, professional learning and program review to ensure that your diverse knowledge and experiences are honoured through our application process and that you are supported in your continued journey with the faculty.

The Faculty of Education admission policies are designed to assess the potential of all candidates, including those who have faced systemic barriers in their educational pathways, and to recruit individuals who are committed to our core principles of equity, diversity, community, collaboration and social justice.

Internationally Educated Teachers (IET)

If you are an internationally trained teacher and are a Canadian immigrant, contact OCT for the requirements to be certified to teach in Ontario.

For more information, email the Faculty of Education, Office of Student Services, BA/BEd Student Services.

We will consider IETs who are required to complete the entire Bachelor of Education (BEd) program for admission under regular procedures.

Language Requirements

An acceptable level of proficiency in oral and written English is required.

Refer to the English-language proficiency information in the Faculty of Education Consecutive Supplementary Application Booklet [PDF].


Teaching Subjects

Junior/Intermediate

You must select 1 teaching subject from:

  • Dance
  • Dramatic Arts
  • English
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies
  • French as a Second Language
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music – Instrumental
  • Science – General
  • Visual Arts

Intermediate/Senior

You must select 2 teaching subjects from:

  • Business Studies – Accounting
  • Business Studies – Entrepreneurship
  • Business Studies – General (044)
  • Business Studies – Information and Communication Technology
  • Computer Studies
  • Dance
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Family Studies
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies
  • French as a Second Language
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education
  • History
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Music – Instrumental
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Religious Education in Catholic Schools
  • Science – Biology
  • Science – Chemistry
  • Science – General
  • Science – Physics
  • Social Sciences – General
  • Visual Arts

Technological Education

You must select 1 teaching subject from:

  • Communication Technology
  • Computer Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Green Industries
  • Hairstyling & Aesthetics
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Technological Design
  • Transportation Technology

Contact

York University
Faculty of Education
BA/BEd Student Services
128 Winters Colleges
4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON  M3J 1P3

Telephone: 416‑736‑5001
Email: osp@edu.yorku.ca

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