Concurrent Education: Education and Society
The Education and Society (Concurrent Teacher Education) program is sponsored by Victoria College. However, you do not have to be a Victoria College Student to enrol in this program; college-sponsored programs are open to all students in the Faculty of Arts & Science.
The Concurrent Teacher Education Program (CTEP) is an exciting new initiative at U of T that integrates undergraduate study and teacher training over five years. Students complete two degrees simultaneously: an Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Science (BSc) degree from the Faculty of Arts & Science, and a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).
Unlike the consecutive program (a four-year honours degree followed by a one-year bachelor of education) the concurrent program integrates subject study and teacher education over five years. Students study for both degrees simultaneously in a program that combines academic study with experiential learning and community service.
CTEP: Education and Society, is designed for students who wish to teach at the primary/junior level (K-6). The teacher candidates receive teacher training and learn a basic knowledge of the urban environment. As part of their academic requirements, students participate in community service and teaching placements in Ontario schools.
- Apply to either the Humanities, Social Sciences or Sciences admission categories on the St. George campus
- Six Grade 12 U or M courses, including English are required
- Calculus and Vectors is also required for the Science admission categories
- Students outside of Ontario should have the equivalent senior high school credits
- Completion of a BA or BSc (major) and BEd simultaneously
- Education and Society (minor, mandatory for Vic CTEP students)
No first-year courses in CTEP at Victoria College are offered.
Advice for First Year
In order to apply for the program, students must have already completed PSY 100H1 - Introductory Psychology. It is therefore recommended that students enroll in PSY 100H1 as soon as possible as spaces fill up quickly.
Recommended preparation for CTEP: Education and Society is Vic One Ryerson Stream, which focuses on studies in education.