Tyndale's Bachelor of Education program runs for 16 consecutive months and is divided into four semesters. This is a full-time program which begins in August and ends in November of the following year. All courses are taught in person on the Tyndale campus. Practicum — Observation, Participation and Practice Teaching — is interspersed throughout the duration of the program.
A typical day of classes on Tyndale campus is from 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
The following schedule is a general overview only and is subject to change from year to year. Once Teacher Candidates are registered in the program, they receive a detailed schedule that includes exact dates and takes priority over the following timelines and descriptions.
Semester One [AUG – NOV]
Semester One will begin in August of your first year (or in the final days of July). August will be spent in classes on the Tyndale Campus three days per week – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. In September, you will experience the unfolding of the first week of school as you begin the Observation/Participation phase of your first practicum. Thereafter, until mid-November, your time will be divided between classes on campus for two days per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and one day per week in your practicum school, decided upon by you and your associate teacher.
Semester Two [DEC – MAR]
Semester Two begins in December, and includes the continuation of your first practicum with three full-time weeks of 5 days per week of Practice Teaching in your practicum school. In January, you will begin your second practicum with a week of Observation/Participation. From mid-January through March, your time will be divided between classes on campus two days per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and one day per week in your practicum school, once again decided upon by you and your associate teacher.
Semester Three [APR – JUL]
Semester Three begins in April, and includes the continuation of your second practicum with five weeks of full-time Practice Teaching in your practicum school. During June and July, you will focus on classes three days per week at the Tyndale campus, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Semester Four [AUG – NOV]
Semester Four begins in August with three to five days per week in Tyndale classes, for approximately four weeks. September begins with a five days of Observation/Participation in your third practicum. During the rest of September, you will spend up to two days per week in Tyndale classes, and two days per week in your practicum school. In October, you will experience another full week of Observation/Participation time, followed immediately by five weeks of full-time Practice Teaching in your practicum school. The remainder of November will be spent in Tyndale classes one day per week with concluding activities and events also included.
The Tyndale BEd post-baccalaureate program requires a full-time commitment that is more demanding than an undergraduate degree. The focus of this professional program is on building the knowledge, skills, and attitudes you need to become an effective teacher.
Attendance, punctuality, and completion of all activities and assignments are required to succeed in each course and practicum placement.
It can be difficult to balance part-time work and the workload of the program, given the intense workload, especially during practice teaching blocks. During weeks with only two or three days of scheduled classes and placements, teacher candidates will be required to complete group and individual assignments, and plan lessons and units. In order to get the most out of the program, prioritizing time and learning in the BEd program without outside obligations will provide the greatest opportunity for your success.