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PARTNERS IN CONCURRENT TEACHER EDUCATION

U of T’s Concurrent Teacher Education Program is innovative: it extends teacher education across all three campuses of the University of Toronto for a uniquely thorough start to a career in teaching. Partner units collaborating with CTEP to offer programs are:

• the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto

• the University of Toronto Scarborough

• the University of Toronto Mississauga

• the Faculty of Music

• the Faculty of Physical Education and Health

• St. Michael’s College*

(pending approval)

• Victoria College*

(pending approval)

*St. Michael’s College and Victoria College are federated colleges of the Faculty of

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

I understand I’ll be earning two degrees. What will they be? The program leads to two, concurrently earned, under- graduate degrees: a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) with recommendation for teaching certification in Ontario and one of the following:

• Honours Bachelor of Arts (H.B.A.)

• Honours Bachelor of Science (H.B.Sc.)

• Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)

• Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (B.P.H.E.)

What areas of study can I opt for? We will focus on the preparation of Grade 7 to 12 teachers

in the following areas: Chemistry, French, Mathematics, Music, Physical and Health Education, Physics, Religious

Education. Another important offering will be the pre-

paration of generalist teachers (Kindergarten to Grade 6) who are interested in learning how to teach in urban elementary schools.

When does the Program begin? This program begins in September 2007 for students apply- ing for the full five-year program. Students, who wish to join CTEP after one year of full-time study at the University of Toronto, may apply early in 2008 to begin the program in September 2008. (For students who have completed their first year in another program, four more years of full-time study will be required.)

When should I apply? Deadlines can be found on the CTEP website:

www.ctep.utoronto.ca. Evidence from other concurrent teacher education programs in Ontario suggests that competition for U of T’s places will be strong.

For further information:

ONTARIO INSTITUTE FOR STUDIES IN EDUCATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

ctep@utoronto.ca

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH

www.utsc.utoronto.ca/admissions

416-287-7529

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MISSISSAUGA

www.utm.utoronto.ca/prospective

905-828-5399

FACULTY OF MUSIC

undergrad.music@utoronto.ca

FACULTY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH

undergrad.peh@utoronto.ca

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE (pending approval)

michael.oconnor@utoronto.ca

VICTORIA COLLEGE (pending approval)

vic.registrar@utoronto.ca

www.ctep.utoronto.ca

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Victoria College (two federated colleges of the Faculty of Arts and Science)

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Concurrent Teacher Education in a Nutshell Our Concurrent Teacher Education Program (CTEP) is an inspiring new option for high school graduates and first year university students who are interested in a career in teaching. The program expands teacher education across the three University of Toronto campuses. Concurrent Teacher Education candidates complete two undergraduate degrees at the same time during four, or five years of full-time study. Upon successful completion, they are recommended for certification as elementary or second- ary teachers in Ontario and then can enter the workforce.

Concurrent Teacher Education:

How it Works Concurrent Teacher Education allows undergraduates to

complete both their professional teacher qualification and

a second undergraduate degree simultaneously. This pro-

gram option offers a greater degree of integration between

a student’s two programs than is available in consecutive

programs where the undergraduate degree is completed before education studies begin. Concurrent Teacher Education is a wonderful opportunity to learn holistically – essentially, giving students greater learning opportunities.

Program is pending approval by the Ontario College of Teachers.

CTEP: A NEW AND UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

Be at the Forefront OISE/UT is one of the largest and most research-intensive faculties of education in North America and the premier place in Canada to study education. Concurrent Teacher Education is a new pathway to becoming a teacher at the University of Toronto, built on our experience from 100 years of preparing teachers. The program will evolve as faculty, teacher candidates and as well as school and community partners collaborate and provide feedback. Our approach to program design is highly consultative and flexible.

Concurrent Teacher Education as a Career Move

Ontario needs well-educated teachers, and this program seeks to fill that need. In the U of T approach, the undergraduate experience is infused with education relevance and emphasis

is placed on a successful career in education from the very

beginning. What’s more, concepts introduced early in the program are reinforced and expanded upon throughout the four or five years, ensuring graduates are thoroughly ready for the workplace both academically and professionally.

For the Love of Teaching

Concurrent Teacher Education offers the opportunity to gain

a rich variety of teaching experiences over the entire under- graduate period. During 120 days of real-world teaching

experience, candidates will be able to work with children and young people in diverse contexts, and over the full four or five-year period. Concurrent Teacher Education will benefit the education system because it connects university thinkers with the broader community by linking candidates with schools very early in their undergraduate studies.

Intellectual Challenge and Growth The integration of teaching practice, educational theory, research, and academic course work, is a core value of the program. Candidates are challenged throughout their undergraduate career to consider links between their two degrees. The Concurrent Teacher Education community benefits from a unique opportunity to interact with experts in teacher preparation across the university.

Teachers Change the World CTEP was founded on the principles of equity, diversity and social justice. The program seeks to educate teachers who are committed to improving school environments and honouring these principles. Concurrent Teacher Education graduates will have accumulated more education-focused credits than many graduates of similar programs in Ontario. Our graduates will have completed the most number of days in the field and therefore made more contact with students and teaching. Frequent contact with students and teachers will help our graduates become confident and capable teachers.