Bachelor of Education Prospective Students
The Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University fosters excellence in teacher education and scholarship through inquiry, reflection, and collaborative sustained partnerships in learning.
Our aim is to cultivate graduates who will be knowledgeable about and prepared to teach the Ontario curriculum at either the primary/junior or the junior/intermediate level. Students will use instructional and assessment practices that reflect current research, and act to collaboratively and continuously improve student learning, as well as their own practice and that of their learning community.
What is unique to the Laurier teacher education method is the Professional Development Schools (PDS) Practicum model. Teacher education candidates will spend one and a half days a week throughout the year in host schools, in addition to scheduled teaching practica. In total, students will spend over 17 weeks in the classroom.
In terms of school placements, Laurier has partnered with the Waterloo Region, Waterloo Catholic, Upper Grand and Wellington District school boards to provide our TECs with extensive, in-depth and sustained field experiences.
Technology is an integral part of the Laurier program and students will have the option to purchase a laptop that is leased-to-own from the University or will have the option to register for our Alternative Computer Program. The Alternative Computer Program allows our students to choose to opt-out of the lease-to-own program if one’s laptop meets our minimum standards. Detailed information outlining both programs will be sent out in all offer packages in early April to those successful candidates who are granted an Offer of Admission.
Enrollment in the Faculty of Education is limited and fulfillment of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Mature students must meet the same requirements as all other candidates. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Admission into the Faculty of Education is based 50 percent on academic achievement and 50 percent on information submitted in the Experience Profile. CLICK HERE FOR FALL 2014 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
To begin your application for entry into fall 2014 of Laurier's BEd. program please visit the Teacher Education Application Service at www.ouac.on.ca/teas/ in mid. September 2013. The admission cycle for entry into fall 2013 is now closed.
BEd. Decisions will be posted on April 1st, 2014, please log into your OUAC/TEAS account to see the results at that time. If you are granted an offer of admission
PLEASE NOTE: Laurier's Faculty of Education will be offering two-year (four-semester) Bachelor of Education programs to prepare for teaching in the Primary/Junior or the Junior/Intermediate division, starting in 2015-2016. The revised program design and curriculum is currently under development.
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