GPSE 2018: Getting into a Teacher Education Program

October 4, 2018 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
The Second Student Centre, Rm 302

This event is part of Graduate & Professional Studies Expo (GPSE) 2018.

So you want to be a teacher? Talk to representatives from a variety of educational institutions to get information and advice about their specific programs. Panelists will discuss their schools' strengths and selection processes and answer your questions. You'll understand the benefits of each of the participating school's programs so that you can create your own strategies for moving forward.

This conversational panel will consist of representatives from Education programs who will discuss their schools’ strengths and selection processes (5-7 minutes), and spend the rest of the time answering students' specific questions and giving suggestions on preparing a strong application.

The purpose of this session is to provide students with information and advice by clarifying the differences between and benefits of the various schools’ programs and explaining the application process so that they can create their own strategies for moving forward.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre’s online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

Participating Panelists

Dorothy Buchanan
Coordinator, Professional Learning for Students, Recruitment and Retention
Brock University, Faculty of Education

Teachers change lives. That teacher can be you.
Brock offers Consecutive Teacher Education programs in Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, Intermediate/Senior and Technological Teacher Education. Programs are offered at two campuses: St. Catharines and Hamilton. Brock's Faculty of Education launches careers that make an impact inside and outside of the classroom. If you're passionate about education and want to join a community at the forefront of future ready teaching and learning, come to Brock.

Kathleen Crook
Education Enrolment Advisor
Trent University, School of Education

The Consecutive Bachelor of Education program at Trent University combines attention to individual learners in small class settings with a community-based approach. Students will be exposed to recent advances in theory and research and immersed in a community of learners who are driven to make positive changes in the world. This program prepares students to teach in either the Primary/Junior (Kindergarten - Grade 6) or Intermediate/Senior (Grades 7-12) divisions.

Cindy Barnes
Program Advisor
Western University, Faculty of Education

Western’s Faculty of Education (located in London, Ontario) offers a two year Bachelor of Education program in three program routes: Primary/Junior (and Primary/Junior French), Junior/Intermediate, and Intermediate/Senior. Western’s B.Ed. has been purposefully designed to address current needs in education and prepare graduates to become educational leaders on a global scale. Our teacher candidates gain real world experience through a unique combination of alternative practica and field placements which will result in them spending as much time working in the field as studying on Western’s campus.

Vanessa Grafi
Manager, Student Services
York University, Faculty of Education

York’s Faculty of Education is one of the largest Faculties of Education in Ontario. We strive to provide passionate, creative people with an inspiring environment in which they can cultivate their interests, gain the tools they need to motivate students and engage communities, actively contribute to the evolution of education, and become powerful catalysts for change themselves. What we offer: Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies, Graduate Studies, Professional Development (AQ/ABQ/PQP courses) and International Certificate Programs and Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Teacher Education.