Program Description

Faculty of Education

Program Description

Brock's teacher education programs are six years in length. The following concurrent programs are available:

Primary/Junior (Grades K-6)
  • Concurrent BA Child and Youth Studies (Honours)/BEd
 Junior/Intermediate (emphasis Grades 4-8), certification Grades 4-10
  • Concurrent BA Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd
  • Concurrent BSc Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd
  • Concurrent BPhEd (Honours)/BEd
 Intermediate/Senior (Grades 7-12)
  • Concurrent BA (Honours)/BEd
  • Concurrent BSc (Honours)/BEd
  • Concurrent BPhEd/BEd (Honours)/BEd
For information about each specific concurrent program please read the current Brock University Undergraduate Calendar. Click on the calendar for a specific year and follow the links to concurrent programs under the general heading of Education. For additional information on course descriptions, check under the department for a specific subject, for example, Mathematics.

Students from all concurrent education programs share a common final four semesters.

Highlights of this shared program include:

  • A four-semester/two-year program allowing you time to learn, practice, and reflect.
  • You will be where you want to be: in a school beginning as early as the September of your first term.
  • You will participate in professional development activities and specially planned conferences to personalize your learning and develop a unique experience portfolio.
  • Support is provided in developing job search, resume, and interview skills.
  • Your practice teaching days will exceed the provincially regulated minimum in-school practicum days to further enhance your skills.
  • All teacher candidates receive specialized courses in inclusive education, teacher as researcher, teaching with technology, special education.
  • Primary/junior and junior/intermediate programs also receive instruction in all four arts disciplines.
  • A range of practice teaching options are available to qualifying students, including:
    • International placements
    • Alternative instructional placements such as museums
    • Experience in a diverse range of school settings
    • Brock University gives you a mid-program break (roughly May- August) to enroll in optional courses, pursue extra teaching experiences or summer employment.
  • Brock University has two campuses offering Teacher Education programming: St. Catharines and Hamilton, with placements in Niagara, Hamilton-Wentworth, Halton, Peel, and Brant Haldimand Norfolk and in both Catholic and public school boards.


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