Why Pursue Teaching at Tyndale - Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Education

Why Pursue Teaching at Tyndale?

Teachers make a difference in the lives of their students. They interact with learners every day, and can significantly motivate them to grow through self-knowledge, skills development and citizenship. Tyndale’s BEd program will prepare you well for this rewarding career.

Here are eight reasons to choose Tyndale!

Fast Track Your Career

Tyndale’s BEd program is four semesters over 16 consecutive months. Beginning in August and ending in November of the following year, the program is intense and thorough, and there is no faster route to becoming an Ontario-certified educator in the Greater Toronto Area.

Broaden Your Skill Set

Designed with a strong conceptual framework, the Tyndale program prepares educators to adapt to the needs of learners with various abilities. The faculty at Tyndale are experienced, Ontario-certified educators who will empower you to differentiate, and to create effective and equitable learning environments through modeling and through a variety of instructional strategies.

Receive One-on-One Support

Your assigned faculty advisor will provide mentorship and guidance throughout the 16 months of the program. They will visit your practicum placement school multiple times, and provide all the support and encouragement you need to integrate the theory learned in courses with the practicalities of the classroom.

Experience Faith-based Learning

Tyndale’s teacher candidates are people of different backgrounds and faiths, including some who do not identify with any faith tradition. What you believe and value impacts who you are as an educator. Every course you take at Tyndale will provide an opportunity to consider your personal beliefs—beliefs about students, learning, faith, and morals. You will reflect on how your beliefs shape who you are in the classroom, and how you can positively impact learners of different abilities, socio-economic status, race, language, faith, culture, gender, and sexual orientation.

Build Knowledge about Indigenous Peoples, Perspectives, and Experiences - Past and Present

As part of addressing the calls to action for educators in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Report, Tyndale maintains relationships with several Indigenous community members. Indigenous scholars will also visit almost every course you take at Tyndale, providing an integrated approach to address particular course content from an Indigenous perspective, and to help you develop an understanding of your own personal role in fostering peace and reconciliation.

Practicum Options

Complete your first two practicum placements in your choice of nine public and Catholic school boards in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. For your third practicum, choose to remain within the school board of your choice, or:

  • Apply to complete Practicum 3 in a private, alternative, French language, or faith-based school.
  • Apply to the Northern Placement Option, and complete three weeks of your teaching block in a First Nations community in northern Ontario.

Enjoy a Program That Highly Values the Arts

Many of Tyndale’s BEd faculty are educated in the arts and incorporate music, drama, dance, and visual art across all curricular areas. Whether you consider yourself an artistic person or not, you will experience a brave, creative space; develop transferable skills; and maximize opportunities for student engagement and identity development through the arts.

Flourish in a Supportive, Close-Knit Community

Between classes on Tyndale’s campus, spend time in the community kitchen, where you can enjoy free coffee. During breaks, eat lunch with peers, work on group projects, and connect with professors. Faculty offices are right beside the classrooms, so you can easily stop in to chat or ask questions. Over the Tuesday lunch breaks you might choose to attend Tyndale’s chapel service. Or in good weather, you may want to spend your breaks outside, pick up one of the BEd department’s picnic quilts, and head outside to sit under the trees or near the ravine.

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