- French as a Second Language
A Teachable consists of a minimum of 12 university credit hours.
The Department of Education offers a Bachelor of Education degree (BEd) 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 focus 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 BEd program have the opportunity to focus on either the Primary/Junior or the Junior/Intermediate division
Beginning in August and ending the following November.
Teacher Candidates participate in a wide variety of educational activities three to five days per week.
Tyndale Teacher Candidates have approximately 112 days in schools in at least three different classroom settings. Tyndale Teacher Candidates are hosted in public and Catholic school boards in Durham, Peel, Toronto, and the York region.
Our mission is for graduates to teach with the utmost commitment to professionalism, excellence, collegiality, equity, and service. Graduates of the program will be enabled to:
1. Apply for an Ontario Teaching Certificate through the Ontario College of Teachers;
2. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills of Ontario’s curricular areas in either the Primary and Junior or the Junior and Intermediate divisions linking theory and practice through the design and delivery of units and lessons which incorporate assessment and evaluation.
3. Engage the diversity of learners in today’s classrooms through utilizing the framework of differentiated instruction, theories of human development, knowledge of special learning needs and cultural uniqueness, educational research, and technologies and digital tools.
4. Cultivate engaging, inclusive, safe and equitable learning environments in which students’ intellectual, emotional, social, physical and spiritual well-being is nurtured;
5. Explain how their beliefs, values and knowledge directly influence their professional practice.
This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities for the period from 06 June 2014 to 06 June 2019. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).