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Education (Concurrent B.Ed.)

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Carolyn Crang

Students wishing to transfer into the program must contact the Academic Advisor

Courriel : educationadvisor@laurentian.ca

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Vue aérienne de l'Université Laurentienne
Le Grand Sudbury est la plus vaste ville en Ontario par superficie terrestre, où les activités de plein air ne manquent pas grâce aux lacs et cours d’eau, terrains variés, forêts et réseaux complets de pistes et de sentiers.
Méthode de livraison : Sur campus
Langue du programme : Anglais

Students wishing to transfer into the program must contact Dr. George Sheppard at ext. 4287.

Interesting facts:
In order to teach in the publicly-funded school system of Ontario, all prospective teachers must acquire a B.Ed. from an institution of higher learning accredited by the College of Teachers. This qualification can also provide you with employment opportunities in other provinces and territories, as well as countries around the world. Laurentian’s English School of Education is one of the few institutions in the province that offers a concurrent B.Ed. Our students study for a 4-year undergraduate degree and during the course of their program will take several education courses, attend a half-dozen or so workshops, as well as complete a variety of placements.  These placements could include schools and organizations such as Frontier College, YMCA, Better Beginnings Better Futures, Best Start Hubs as well as Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury. The five years of the concurrent education provides students with an opportunity to experience a wide variety of educational settings. The range of experiences enables the student to make an informed judgment about whether teaching is a profession they truly wish to pursue. Those students who choose to opt out of the program can still complete their four-year degree.

Program Highlights:
In addition to completing all other program requirements, students in the concurrent education program at Laurentian need to achieve a minimum of a B average in order to qualify for entry into the Professional Year. The English program of the Faculty of Education/Faculté d’éducation has an active student-run mentoring program, as well as an undergraduate advisor and director to assist with academic counseling. High standards and plenty of preparation mean that our professional year candidates are exceptionally well prepared for entry into the teaching profession.

Students in the concurrent education program will have completed three undergraduate placements as well as a special “6-week Initial Placement” done immediately after the undergraduate degree. In the professional year, students will complete two six week long placements and may request to complete those placements in any location in Ontario. Students in our program are guaranteed two visits by practicum advisors/consultants: during their initial practicum in May and during their first professional year placement in November. By the end of the program, all students will have completed just over 90 days of practicum which exceeds provincial requirements.

The concurrent education program operates out of an energy-efficient building completed in 2008 that includes purpose-built spaces for science, music, visual arts, methods classes, a round room, a large lecture theatre, as well as two state-of-the-art computer labs. All education classrooms are also equipped with the latest interactive whiteboard technology.  The building is also home to our very active student organization (BEDSA). BEDSA organizes a number of events such as the Frosh welcome, January formal, a winter curling tournament, and a “giving tree” for underprivileged children held each December.

Our program has an embedded focus on the history and various teachings of the Indigenous People in Canada: First Nation, Metis, and Inuit People. The English program of the Faculty of Education/Faculté d’éducation has developed a series of relationships that allow for practicum placements in northern, remote, and band-run schools. As a result of these partnerships, many of our students have found employment in alternative settings, or in areas outside of Ontario such as Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. A number of our students have found employment through approved recruiting agencies that place certified teachers in Britain.


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Ontario High School Applicants

Applicants require the successful completion of at least six grade 12 4U/M courses with a minimum overall average of 75% and must qualify to obtain their OSSD. Specific grade 12 courses are dependent upon the concurrent program chosen. Please refer to the admission requirements for the Arts, Science, or Human Kinetics program.


Advanced Placement

Applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses in appropriate subjects with a grade of 4 or higher may receive transfer credits equivalent to a maximum of 12 credits. Applicants must also meet the admission requirements listed above as Advanced Placement courses are not accepted in place of the Grade 12 requirements.


International Baccalaureate

Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate are eligible for admission provided they have achieved a minimum score of 28 and have fulfilled the diploma requirements (six subjects, minimum three at the higher level). Applicants may receive transfer credits for higher level courses with grades of 5 or higher. Applicants must submit the International Baccalaureate transcript to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.


Canadian High School Applicants from Outside Ontario

Applicants require the successful completion of their secondary school diploma with the equivalent course requirements as Ontario applicants. Applicants from the Province of Quebec require a minimum of the first year of the Collège d’enseignement général et professionnel (CEGEP) program or grade 12 with a minimum 75% average. Applicants who have completed two or three years of a CEGEP program will be considered for admission with advanced standing.


High School Applicants from the United States of America

Applicants must have completed grade 12 from an accredited secondary school with a minimum overall B average and must include the equivalent subject requirements as applicants from Ontario High Schools, including English.


Applicants from Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology

Applicants who have completed a minimum of one year of college studies with a minimum overall C average may be eligible for admission.  For students who have completed two or three year programs, Laurentian has many articulation agreements designed to enhance student mobility.  For information with respect to articulation agreements, applicants should contact the Office of Admission.


Applicants from other Universities and Colleges

Applicants wishing to be considered for admission must submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Transcripts are assessed for admissibility and possible transfer of credits. 


Applicants from Other Countries

Applicants from other countries wishing to be considered for admission must submit official transcripts and supporting documents to the Office of Admissions. These documents should be submitted in their original language as well as in an official translation into English or French.

Applicants to English language programs who have not completed at least three years of English academic study must also present an English-language proficiency test result (TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL or MELAB) with the required minimum score. Applicants who do not meet the minimum and who are otherwise admissible are offered the opportunity to enrol in Laurentian’s English Academic Preparation (EAP) Program. Please refer to the website of Laurentian International for more details.

Note pour les étudiants actuels

Les options de grade ci-dessous seront offertes lors de la prochaine année universitaire et ne le sont pas cette année. Si vous cherchez les cours à suivre afin de compléter les options d'un programme d'une année universitaire antérieure, svp consultez avec un conseiller académique.

The program is offered in both the Primary-Junior and Junior-Intermediate divisions.

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements, for their undergraduate, non-professional program..


The Bachelor of Education degree is offered in conjunction with:

                Bachelor of Arts (4 year programs)

                Bachelor of Science (4 year programs)

                Bachelor of Physical and Health Education programs

                Bachelor of Social Work*


Students should consult the academic advisor of their concurrent program to ensure the requirements of their undergraduate degree are fulfilled. Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.  For questions specifically about the B.Ed., students should meet with academic advisors from the School of Education.

Promotion to Professional Year will require successful completion of undergraduate pre-practicum placements, a successful Initial Placement after graduation from the undergraduate degree, and a minimum 5.5 cumulative GPA (70%) on both Education and non-Education credits. All students must complete 3 undergraduate credits in an indigenous-related course (such as EDUC 1046 Indigenous Ways of Learning, INDG 1116 E Foundations of Aboriginal Peoplehood, etc.).

NB: Successful completion of the practicum component is required for successful completion of the program.

* As they progress, students accepted into the Pre Social Work/Concurrent Education program must apply and successfully be admitted to second year Social Work and meet the requirements for second year Concurrent Education in order to continue.


BA (4 year) / B.Ed.; B.Sc. (4 year) / B.Ed.; BPHE/B.Ed.;  B.S.W./B.Ed.

B.Ed. students must register in the following courses as part of their BA, BSc, BSW or BPHE degree. Students should refer to their concurrent program for remaining course requirements. Students can complete their two degrees in 5 years.

First Year

EDUC 0010EL     Orientation to Teaching (workshop)
EDUC 0020EL     Preparation for Second Year B.Ed. (workshop)
EDUC 0110EL     Ontario College of Teachers (workshop)
EDUC 1016EL     Introduction to Teaching & Learning
EDUC 1024EL     Social and Legal Issues In Education
EDUC 1046EL     Indigenous Ways of Learning (elective)

Second Year

EDUC 0030EL     Preparation for Third Year B.Ed. (workshop)
EDUC 2024EL     Initial Practicum Placement A (observation)
EDUC 0210EL     Safe Classrooms (workshop)
EDUC 0320EL     Introduction to Federations (workshop)
EDUC 2006EL     Education & Schooling
EDUC 3026EL     Math Content for Teachers

Third Year

EDUC 0040EL     Preparation for Fourth Year B.Ed. (workshop)
EDUC 3024EL     Initial Practicum Placement B (observation - Co-Teaching/Planning)
EDUC 0330EL     Safety and Discipline
EDUC 3006EL     Educational Psychology/Special Education
EDUC 3096EL     Education and Schooling: The Historical and Social Context of Ontario Catholic Schools (cycled) (elective)

Fourth Year

EDUC 0500EL     Preparation for Fifth Year B.Ed. (workshop)
EDUC 0310EL     Ministry of Education Colloquium (workshop)
EDUC 0340EL     Collective Bargaining Workshop (workshop)
EDUC 3014EL     Initial Practicum Preparation
EDUC 3114EL     Initial Practicum
EDUC 4996EL     Religious Studies in Catholic Schools (Optional, but highly recommended if candidate wishes to teach in Roman Catholic system)


Fifth Year (Professional Year)

EDUC 0510 EL Final Year Required Events (workshop)



Junior-Intermediate students must complete 18 credits in an eligible teachable subject prior to entering the Professional Year of the program. 

EDUC 0410EL      Professional Year Practicum Preparation 1
EDUC 0420EL      Professional Year Practicum Preparation 2
EDUC 4279EL      Current Topics in Education
EDUC 4207EL     Language I (Junior/Intermediate)
EDUC 4219EL     Music (Junior/Intermediate)
EDUC 4239EL     Professional Year Special Education/Mental Health (Junior/Intermediate)
EDUC 4241EL     Health & Phys. Ed. (Junior/Intermediate)
EDUC 4242EL     Mathematics (Junior/Intermediate)
EDUC 4246EL     Instructional Strategies I (Junior/Intermediate)
EDUC 4249EL     Dance (Junior/Intermediate)
EDUC 4259EL     Drama (Junior/Intermediate)
EDUC 4261EL     Social Studies, History/Geography (Junior/Intermediate)
EDUC 4262EL     Science & Technology (Junior/Intermediate)
EDUC 4269EL     Visual Arts (Junior/Intermediate)
EDUC 4271EL     Professional Year Practicum I (Junior/Intermediate)
EDUC 4272EL     Professional Year Practicum 2 (Junior/Intermediate)
EDUC 4274EL     Instructional Strategies II (Junior/Intermediate)
EDUC 4284EL     Language II (Junior/Intermediate)
EDUC 4xxx – Intermediate teachable subjects

Intermediate Teachable Subjects

Teachables are available in the following subjects (students need 18 credits in the discipline at the undergraduate level to qualify)

  • EDUC 4106EL     Intermediate English
  • EDUC 4186EL     Intermediate French
  • EDUC 4126EL     Intermediate History
  • EDUC 4116EL     Intermediate Geography
  • EDUC 4206EL     Intermediate Science
  • EDUC 4136EL     Intermediate FNMI Studies
  • EDUC 4236EL     Intermediate Mathematics
  • EDUC 4146EL     Intermediate Religious Studies
  • EDUC 4176EL or EDUC 4166EL     Intermediate Music (instrumental, vocal)
  • EDUC 4216EL     Intermediate Health and Physical Education


Program regulations

1. Concurrent Education students may attempt only 3 professional year placements, (PYP 1 and PYP 2 and/or a potential replacement/repeat), two of which must be successful.

2. A student who is unsuccessful in the same Faculty of Education, School of Education EDUC course after two attempts will be required to discontinue from the School of Education Concurrent Education program.



EDUC-1046EL - Indigenous Ways of Learning EDUC-1024EL - Social and Legal Issues EDUC-0110EL - Ontario College of Teachers Colloquium EDUC-0010EL - Orientation to Teaching EDUC-1016EL - Introduction to Teaching and Learning EDUC-0190EL - Pre-Practicum Placement I EDUC-3026EL - Mathematical Content Review for Teachers EDUC-0320EL - Introduction to the Federations EDUC-0210EL - Safe Classrooms EDUC-2006EL - Education and Schooling EDUC-0290EL - Pre-Practicum Placement 2 EDUC-3006EL - Educational Psychology/Special Education EDUC-3096EL - Ed. & Schooling in RC Schools EDUC-0330EL - EDUC-0310EL - Ministry of Education Colloquium EDUC-0340EL - Collective Bargaining EDUC-3014EL - Initial Practicum Preparation EDUC-3114EL - Initial Practicum EDUC-0390EL - Pre-Practicum Placement 3 EDUC-0410EL - PYP I Prep EDUC-0420EL - PYP II Prep EDUC-4107EL - Language I (Primary/Junior) EDUC-4119EL - Music (The Arts - Primary/Junior) EDUC-4139EL - Special Education/Mental Health (primary /Junior) EDUC-4141EL - Health and Physical Education (Primary/Junior) EDUC-4142EL - Mathematics (Primary/Junior) EDUC-4149EL - Dance (The Arts-Primary/Junior) EDUC-4151EL - Instructiona Strategies - Part 1 (Primary/Junior) EDUC-4152EL - Early Childhood Special Topics (Primary Junior) EDUC-4157EL - Science and Technology (Primary/Junior) EDUC-4159EL - Drama (The Arts - Primary/Junior) EDUC-4161EL - Social Studies (primary/Junior) EDUC-4169EL - Visual Art (The Arts - Primary/Junior)
EDUC-4171EL - Practicum I (primary/Junior) EDUC-4172EL - Practicum II (primary/Junior) EDUC-4174EL - Instructional Strategies - Part 2 (primary/Junior) EDUC-4184EL - Language II (primary/Junior) EDUC-4207EL - Language I (Junior/Intermediate) EDUC-4219EL - Music (The Arts - Junior/Intermediate) EDUC-4239EL - Special Education/Mental Health (Junior/Intermediate) EDUC-4241EL - Health and Physical Education (Junior/ Intermediate) EDUC-4246EL - Instructional Strategies - Part 1 (Junior/Intermediate) EDUC-4249EL - Dance (The Arts - Junior/Intermediate) EDUC-4259EL - Drama (The Arts - Junior/Intermediate) EDUC-4261EL - Social Studies, History & Geography (junior/Intermediate) EDUC-4262EL - Science and Technology (junior/Intermediate) EDUC-4269EL - Visual Arts (The Arts - Junior/ Intermediate) EDUC-4271EL - Practicum I (junior/Intermediate) EDUC-4272EL - Practicum II (junior/Intermediate) EDUC-4274EL - Instructional Strategies - Part 2 (junior/Intermediate) EDUC-4284EL - Language II (junior/Intermediate) EDUC-4106EL - Intermediate English EDUC-4116EL - Intermediate Geography EDUC-4126EL - Intermediate History EDUC-4136EL - Intermediate Native Studies EDUC-4146EL - Intermediate Religious Education EDUC-4166EL - Intermediate Music Option (a): Vocal EDUC-4176EL - Intermediate Music Option (b): Instrumental EDUC-4186EL - Intermediate French Second Language Teachable EDUC-4206EL - Intermediate Science-General EDUC-4216EL - Intermediate Health and Physical Education EDUC-4236EL - Intermediate Mathematics EDUC-4996EL - Religious Studies in Catholic Schools EDUC-4179EL - Current topics in Education (Primary/Junior) EDUC-4279EL - Current Topics in Education (Junior/ Intermediate)

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Shirley McKnight

Todd Horn

Rebecca Gauthier

Edgar Robinson

Don Blackwell

Ryan Lafraniere

Kristina Rivard-Gobbo

David McKnight

Jan Heppner

Terry Fallat

Jennifer Branconnier

Cheryl Geoghegan

Emily Caruso-Parnell

Michael Jensen

Miriam Cusson

Theresa Whitmell

Artina Voz

Diane Krouse

Marc Savard

Sheridawn Maloney

Michele Henschel



Carolyn Crang

Carolyn Crang

School of Education
Nahid Golafshani

Nahid Golafshani

School of Education
Yovita Gwekwerere

Yovita Gwekwerere

School of Education
Patrice Milewski

Patrice Milewski

Faculty of Education and Health
George Sheppard

George Sheppard

School of Education
Jeffrey Wood

Jeffrey Wood

School of Education