This four-year program leads to certification to teach children between the ages of 5 and 11 years (kindergarten and elementary school). The program consists of academic and professional courses, as well as studies in pedagogy and educational foundations. Each year of the program provides a school-based practicum.
Options within the Kindergarden/Elementary Program
In addition to the regular Kindergarden/Elementary program, the department offers two K/Elementary program options:
Jewish Studies Option
The Jewish Studies Option is offered within the Bachelor of Education in Kindergarten and Elementary Education. For more information, please see the JTTP website.
Pédagogie de l'immersion française (PIF) option
The Pédagogie de l’Immersion Française (PIF) major is designed to meet the needs of students enrolled in the B.Ed Kindergarten and Elementary program who wish to teach in French immersion contexts. It consists of 30 credits of French and second language education related courses embedded within the regular B.Ed. Kindergarten and Elementary program. In addition, certain other course sections may be offered in French.
Students wishing to follow the PIF major must demonstrate a sufficient level of competency in French by passing the written and oral French Language Proficiency Test (FLPT) set by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education.
For more information, see the Pédagogie de l'immersion française prospective students page.
Sample Registration Advice:
The Four Year Overview is a plan of study for most students in the Kindergarten and Elementary program. It allocates space for completing all of the requirements in your K/Elementary B.Ed. degree and schedules your field experiences in the correct semesters. Please note, students who need to complete a Freshman year will be starting in year 0, thus, will be following a five year study plan.
The Three Year Overview is a plan of study for students who have significant advanced standing (typically transfer credits from other universities), and assumes that all subject area and elective courses have been completed prior to entering the program. It does not allocate room in your schedule for completing these courses.
Program information is organized for three distinct groups: