Bachelor of Education (BEd) Courses
The following is a list of courses offered in the Bachelor of Education (BEd) program.
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Invites teacher candidates to grow deeper roots and taller branches, as we follow the narrative of transformation: construction (inherited worldview and identity) – deconstruction (critical analysis) – reconstruction (vision of a new world). We will answer the questions,What is your relationship to the environment? What is the optimal environment for learning and growth for teachers and students? and What positive local and global impact do I have/can I make? Educators will carefully consider key principles, biases and issues surrounding our planet, our relationship to it, and the culture of environmental sustainability and citizenship we want to cultivate in our classrooms, to impact current and future generations.
Introduces teacher candidates to science and technology in the Primary and Junior divisions, including the Kindergarten program. The course examines the Ontario learning expectations of the science and technology program, strategies for implementing the expectations in a diverse classroom, and methods of assessment and evaluation.
Provides teacher candidates with an understanding of the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum Grades 1 to 6, The Kindergarten program and other policy documents. Teacher candidates will explore ways to help students understand and reflect upon their world, the people they encounter and the human interactions that have occurred in the past, that are occurring in the present and which are likely to occur in the future.
Prepares teacher candidates to work with students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 in ways that enable and encourage them to develop the commitment and capacity to lead healthy, active lives, including participation in, and appreciation of, Health and Physical Education. Teacher candidates will be provided with the knowledge and skills they need to deliver meaningful, effective and balanced programs to diverse learners.
Designed to prepare teacher candidates to teach the four strands of the Ontario Arts curriculum — Music, Drama, Dance and Visual Arts — to students in the kindergarten program and the primary and junior divisions. Teacher candidates will learn to facilitate the creative process that enables diverse students to develop lifelong enjoyment of the Arts.
Builds teacher candidates' knowledge of The Full-Day Early Years - Kindergarten Program as outlined by the Ontario Ministry of Education. A main focus of the course will be on planning instruction that embraces the growth of the whole child: physical, emotional, social, spiritual and academic. Teacher candidates will gain an understanding of the importance of and the how to of implementing an active play-based and inquiry approach to learning that will help young children build their critical and creative thinking skills while meeting the needs of a wide range of diverse learners.
Provides teacher candidates with the knowledge, understanding and practice of teaching students French in Kindergarten, Primary and Junior levels whose first language is not French, in Core, Extended and Immersion programs. Teacher candidates will consider how additional languages are learned, will develop an understanding of current pedagogy and assessment practices, and will learn about their role in supporting the diverse learning needs of students, including those in early years, who are coming to French as language learners. Offers in-depth knowledge and experience of culturally inclusive pedagogies, connections with students' authentic experiences, action-oriented learning situations, curricular integration, program design, use of technological communication resources, collaboration with parents / guardians and the community, differentiated instruction as well as assessment and evaluation strategies and tools linked to student interests. Prerequisite: Demonstration of proficiency based on the French Language Competency Test.
After the successful completion of EDUP 5093, teacher candidates will develop competency in planning and delivering both Play-Based and Project-Based Learning opportunities for students in Kindergarten, Primary and Junior grade levels whose first language is not French in Core, Extended and Immersion programs. Teacher candidates will build a detailed FSL unit plan for each of the three programs. Prerequisites: Demonstration of proficiency based on the French Language Competency Test and EDUP 509.
Designed to provide teacher candidates with foundational literacy knowledge and skills in the areas of speaking and listening (oral communication), reading, writing, viewing and representing (media) for the Primary and Junior divisions. Teacher candidates will explore these areas in conjunction with the Ministry's language and literacy expectations for Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 6 as outlined in the Ontario curriculum and policy documents and relevant research. Emphasis will be placed on the oral communication and reading strands.
Builds upon the knowledge and skill base acquired in EDUP 5213. Teacher candidates will learn to use the Ministry's curriculum and policy documents to guide the design of units, lessons, activities and assessment procedures for a diverse range of learners from Kindergarten to Grade 6, with an emphasis on the writing and media strands. Prerequisite: EDUP 521.
Provides PJ teacher candidates with the most recent and relevant learning and teaching theories, methodologies, and assessment strategies as they apply to the teaching and learning of mathematics in Kindergarten and the Primary grades. Teacher candidates will be given many opportunities to deepen and enrich their knowledge and conceptual understanding of the five strands and achievement chart of the Ontario Mathematics Curriculum.
Provides PJ teacher candidates with the most recent and relevant learning and teaching theories, methodologies, and assessment strategies as they apply to the teaching and learning of mathematics in the Junior grades. Teacher candidates will be given many opportunities to deepen and enrich their knowledge and conceptual understanding of the five strands and achievement chart of the Ontario Mathematics Curriculum. Prerequisite: EDUP 523.