The Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree qualifies successful graduates to teach in K-12 schools and to be recommended for certification with the Ontario College of Teachers. Our program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the teaching profession as confident and effective teachers.
The BEd degree program is offered in two delivery models:
- Concurrent - Students complete two degrees at the same time at York University
- Students can apply as Direct Entry from high school or
- Students can apply as upper-year York University students
- Consecutive - Students have already completed one undergraduate degree and complete the BEd
Graduates of our BEd program can be 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) or
- Intermediate-Senior (Grade 7 to Grade 12)
Note that the Faculty of Education also offers a Bachelor of Education (Technological Education). For those who qualify, Technological Education may be taken as one teachable subject at the Intermediate-Senior level, and a second teaching subject can also be taken as a part of the BEd degree.
New in 2019: The Faculty of Education also offers a Bachelor of Education (BEd) to a special cohort of students who will complete the BEd degree with a focus on Indigenous worldviews. Waaban Indigenous Teacher Education will educate a new generation of teachers prepared to address the needs of First Nation, Métis and Inuit students, families and communities. See details about Waaban.
The BEd is a full-time* professional degree program, which includes:
- Coursework (including in-class and blended)
- School practicum placements
- Community practicum placement
- Optional concentrations and specializations
- Opportunities to get involved in student life and international learning
- Opportunity to earn advance standing credits towards a Master of Education (MEd) degree
- Career services
*Students should prepare to be in classes/practicum each day from Monday to Friday from approximately 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and be prepared to complete assignments and lesson planning/preparation for placements in addition to these times. Students should also budget travel time to and from the university and their placements. See calendars for the current year for an idea of scheduling!
- Program information can also be found in the York University undergraduate calendar
- Courses are offered on- and off-campus!
- International students can also join us!
- Find out about funding and bursaries
Note: If you are an internationally educated teacher who has a letter from the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), please contact our Undergraduate Admissions office for assistance. If you have not yet gotten your letter from the OCT, please complete their application process in advance of completing our requirements.
- Bachelor of Education (Consecutive Full-time) - December 1, 2019
- Bachelor of Education, Technological Education (Consecutive Full-time) – December 1, 2019
- Bachelor of Education (Pre-Education Direct Entry Concurrent Full-time) - mid-January 2020
- Bachelor of Education (Concurrent Full-time Upper-year York University students) - March 15, 2020