- French as a Second Language
A Teachable consists of 12 to 18 university credit hours
The Department of Education offers a Bachelor of Education degree (B.Ed.) which leads to certification with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT). The OCT certification requirements state that teachers must be qualified to teach in at least two consecutive divisions: Primary/Junior (Kindergarten to Grade 3 and Grades 4 to 6), Junior/Intermediate (Grades 4 to 6 and Grades 7 to 10 with a specialty in one subject area), and Intermediate/Senior (Grades 7 to 10 and Grades 11 and 12 with two subject specialties). At this time, Teacher Candidates in Tyndale’s B.Ed. program have the opportunity to focus on either the Primary/Junior or the Junior/Intermediate division.
Beginning in July and ending in June, Tyndale’s B.Ed. program reflects the rhythm of the school year.
Teacher Candidates participate in a wide variety of educational activities four to five days per week.
Tyndale Teacher Candidates have approximately 100 days in schools in at least three different classroom settings. Four school boards in the GTA area host Tyndale Teacher Candidates in their schools. They are Durham District School Board, Peel District School Board, Toronto District School Board, and York Region District School Board. We are also able to arrange for placements in schools within Catholic school boards in the GTA. In addition, Tyndale works with Teacher Candidates to organize a professional interest placement congruent to individual Teacher Candidates’ unique interests and direction, be that in a particular subject area such as Special Education or French, or in a particular context such as a private faith-based or international school.
In order to facilitate the interaction between theory and practice and to address the complexity of current issues in education, the B. Ed. Department hosts several colloquim conferences throughout the 12-month program. Each colloquium (a gathering of key participants to discuss a given topic) will investigate topics related to both the coursework and the five Standards of Practice as identified by the Ontario College of Teachers.
Tyndale recognizes that the teaching profession cannot be completely compartmentalized into stand-alone courses. Therefore, Tyndale’s program emphasizes cross-discipline integration. One example of this is the development of a Professional Portfolio for the purpose of application to teaching positions.
This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities granted for the period from December 12, 2007 to December 12, 2012. An application for renewal of the consent has been submitted and the current consent remains in effect until a decision on the renewal application is made. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (eg. acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions).