Faculty of Education

A top-ranked Faculty
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A top-ranked Faculty with leading-edge programs.

Top 85 faculties worldwide

Ranked among the top 85 faculties of education worldwide, the Faculty of Education offer its students many opportunities at the world's largest bilingual university. Our highly sought-after graduates go on to a wide range of careers in administration, academia, education, health, public service, research and beyond.

Our studies

Undergraduate studies

Join one of the most dynamic and innovative Teacher Education programs in Canada and learn from educational leaders who have robust research relationships and professional partnerships with local, national and international communities. With social justice as a core value, we train educators who will pursue equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization in their future working environments and who are prepared for the career challenges of teaching in the 21st century.

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Graduate Studies

Pursue your graduate studies in education at one of Canada’s top 50 research universities. Future educators, researchers or professionals can earn additional qualifications, a graduate diploma or an MA, MEd, or PhD degree working with our internationally distinguished professors in fields such as counselling psychologyhealth professions educationleadership, evaluation, curriculum or policy studiessocieties, cultures and languagesteaching and learningminority language education and inclusionEnseignement en santé or Éducation en milieux linguistiques minoritaires et inclusion.

Many program options are available at the Faculty of Education:

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Professional Development Program

This program provides teachers with opportunities to enhance their teaching skills in order to add to their Basic Qualifications other Qualifications recognized by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT).

Teachers can take Additional Qualification Courses (AQ Courses) to upgrade and gain qualifications in a certain teaching division or subject area or The purpose of Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) courses to expand your knowledge of program development, delivery, and assessment in a specific division.

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World Leaders in Educational Research

The Faculty of Education unites a dynamic, diverse and interdisciplinary community of researchers working at the forefront of educational technology, policy, practice and innovation. As leaders in their fields, our professors are engaged in world-class research aimed at making a difference.
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Madelaine McCracken
Faculty of Education

What can the Métis sash teach us about truth, and then reconciliation, for educators?

Métis scholar Madelaine McCracken (MEd ’21) knew she wanted to be a teacher when she was just eight years old. What she didn’t know was where her yout…
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Bringing reconciliation education and resources to the classroom

Research project shows how early learning about reconciliation inspires students to join social justice movements in Canada.
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Talking about gender diversity and inclusion in Canadian education

This is a new and fragile time in education, says Lee Airton, assistant professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education at Queen’s University. …
Professor Joel Westheimer
Professor Joel Westheimer
Professor Joel Westheimer

What's the point of university?

"We've reframed universities as job training institutions, but that's a very individualized view....It's an emaciated view of the historic ideal of a…
Tracy Vaillancourt
Tracy Vaillancourt
Tracy Vaillancourt

How summer camps are helping support kids' mental health

"It's not going to represent the panacea, especially for those who have really complex issues, but it will be a reprieve for many. For some of them, t…
Professor Sachin Maharaj
Professor Sachin Maharaj
Professor Sachin Maharaj

Francophone schools in Manitoba banning cell phones in classrooms

"We’re increasingly concerned, not just about academic achievement, but social and emotional well-being as well."
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Oct 4

Book Talks: La crise environnementale sur le divan

Join us for this Education Book Talk, an initiative supported by the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the office of the Vice-Dean Governance…

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Oct 5

How my career in education gave meaning to my life

The Faculty of Education invites you to the next event in our Excellence in Education lecture series, for Professor Claire Duchesne's presentation 'Ho…

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Oct 13

25e anniversaire des conseils scolaires francophones

uOttawa's Faculty of Education is pleased to invite you to the 25th anniversary celebration of French-language school boards.

Faculty services

Contact us

Ottawa Campus

Lamoureux Hall (LMX)
145 Jean-Jacques-Lussier Private, Room 143
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5
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Telephone: 613-562-5804
Toll-Free: 1-800-860-8577 (Toll-Free)
Fax: 613-562-5963

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Windsor campus

To reach us
Centre communautaire francophone Windsor-Essex-Kent
720 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario

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Telephone: 519-948-6553
Fax: 519-948-9069
Email: [email protected]

Toronto Campus

The campus is temporarily located at Collège Boréal until August 28, 2023 and will be relocated to 60 Distillery Lane starting August 29th 2023.

To reach us

Collège Boréal
60 Distillery Lane
Toronto ON M5A 3C4

Telephone: (416) 289-5130
Toll-free: 1 800 860-8577
Email: toronto@uOttawa.ca

Indigenous affirmation

We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded.

We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home.

We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future.

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