To be a teacher in Ontario, you need to obtain two degrees:

  • An undergraduate degree, such as a Bachelor of Arts (BA)
    and
  • A Bachelor of Education degree (BEd)

Concurrent BEd program

As a Glendon student in the concurrent program, you’ll be graduating with two degrees together—a BA and a BEd—over six years. In our program, your first four years are focused on the courses for your BA program(s), and you’ll focus on your BEd and practica starting in your fifth year. Some of your BEd courses will be held at the Keele campus, but you can take our free shuttle bus to get between both campuses—it runs regularly from morning to night.

You’ll have the option to:

  • Take courses for your BA (typically French Studies), and your BEd for teaching French, primarily at the Glendon campus.
  • Take courses for any BA program at Glendon while learning to teach another subject  (in English) through the Concurrent BEd program at the Keele campus.

What should I major in?

The majority of students will be French Studies majors, but it depends on which level of students you wish to teach. Please visit our FAQ page for more information.