Bachelor of Education/Diploma in Technological Education Program
The Bachelor of Education/Diploma in Technological Education Program pathway is a one year, post-degree program. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree or a Diploma in Technological Education (DipTechEd)* and are recommended for an Ontario teaching certification (OTC) to the Ontario College of Teachers. Graduates of this program are certified in one of the three following areas: 1) Primary/Junior (P/J Kindergarten – Grade 6); 2) Junior/ Intermediate (J/I Grades 4 – 10) or 3) Intermediate/Senior (I/S Grades 7 – 12).
*Technological Education is included in the Secondary Division.
A key feature of this program pathway is the cohort learning community structure, a design that is informed by research on effective teaching and learning in teacher education. These groups of teacher candidates (TCs) take core courses together, are typically grouped together in field placements, experience team building activities, share a faculty team, and engage in reflection about their learning. In both the Elementary and Secondary program there are various off-site location opportunities.
One of the many strengths of the teaching and student experience in the BEd/DipTechEd program is derived from our differentiated staffing model which includes instructors from the tenure-stream faculty, both research and teaching; seconded instructors from partner boards; graduate students, and contracted sessional instructors. This model provides teacher candidates possibilities to explore a wide variety of perspectives and expertise.
Equity, diversity and social justice are foundational principles of the program. OISE’s mission statement emphasizes equity and access and the improvement of the educational experiences of people of all age levels and backgrounds. While the themes and issues of equity and social justice are explicitly focused on within course work (e.g., School and Society, Teacher Education Seminar), there is an expectation that all courses embrace and infuse these principles through discussion and application.
The Learner Document indicates a set of capacities to be developed over the course of the Initial Teacher Education Program.