The Teacher Education program is a two-year full-time hands-on professional program that prepares candidates to teach in Ontario elementary or secondary schools. During the program, you:

  • Complete two practica (placements) in Ottawa area schools, where you are mentored by experienced associate teachers, for a minimum of 80 days of school-based teaching experience.
  • Experience supportive professional communities  of  learning  that blend theory and practice as you learn to teach.
  • Complete all the requirements for a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) and a recommendation for certification by the Ontario College of Teachers.

Foundation, teachable, elective and professional inquiry courses  that focus on educational theory and inclusive teaching practices including:

  • equity, diversity and inclusion in education
  • current curriculum and culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy
  • theories of learning and student engagement
  • supporting the learning of all
  • socio-emotional learning and well-being
  • professional practice and standards of professional practice

Before applying, choose which division you'd like to teach in. The program accepts applications from mid-September of each year.


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Interested by French as a Second Language FSL

Teacher Education (B.Ed.) - French as a Second Language is open to candidates from all three divisions (P/J, J/I and I/S). You can choose P/J FSL as your division within the teacher education program or choose FSL as your teachable subject when opting for either J/I or I/S divisions within the teacher education program.
French as a Second Language (FSL)


  • Comprehensive School Health

    Promotes health through teaching and learning, leadership, student engagement, social and physical environments, and home, school and community partnerships.

  • Global Education 

    Explore our world and how we can integrate global education across the school curriculum.

  • Imagination, Creativity, and Innovation

    Supports teaching and learning as creative and aesthetic experiences - imagination, creativity and innovation - and how individuals perceive life, as it is and as it could be, across all disciplines.

  • Urban Communities

    Focuses on approaches to creating a safe environment, increasing student achievement and building sustainable community partnerships while learning strategies for student success and fostering student agency.

  • Second Language Education

    Prepares teacher candidates to teach in Canada’s culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Fosters strong cross-disciplinary links and collaboration across the curriculum.

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Practicum placements take place in Ottawa-area schools, where teacher candidates are mentored by associate teachers. Teacher candidates complete over 80 days of school-based teaching experience. Many students describe practicum as a highlight of their uOttawa Teacher Education experience! For more information on practicum, please refer to the practicum guide.

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145 Jean-Jacques-Lussier Private, room 141
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5
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Tel.: 613-562-5804
Toll-free: 1-800-860-8577
Fax: 613-562-5235