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.
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. 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, and one day per week in your practicum school.
Semester Two [DEC – MAR]
Semester Two begins in December, and includes the continuation of your first practicum with three weeks 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 and one day per week in your practicum school.
Semester Three [APR – JUL]
Semester Three begins in April, and includes the continuation of your second practicum with five weeks of Practice Teaching in your practicum school. During June and July, you will focus on classes three days per week at the Tyndale campus.
Semester Four [AUG – NOV]
Semester Four begins in August with three to five days per week in Tyndale classes. September begins with a week 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 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.