A group of student in the forest on a sunny summer's afternoon practising supporting one another on tight ropesStudents leave our programs highly equipped with the tools and skills needed to elevate the teaching profession. One-to-one interactions with faculty and staff create an experience that is both professional and personal. With extensive in-class teaching time, collaborative opportunities and unique alternative field experience placements, students will enter the education profession with a breadth of knowledge that is richer than many other education experiences.

Social Justice & Diversity Education

Are you interested in learning about social justice and diversity in education? How do you teach literacy in a way that challenges classism? How do you create a lesson plan that includes representation of LGBTTQI2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, intersex, two-spirited) families? What types of math problems incorporate issues of mental health? How can you successfully carve out a life as a social justice educator? 

The Trent School of Education is committed to incorporating social justice and diversity education throughout our program: 

  • learn about social justice teaching strategies;
  • investigate theories of social justice and learner diversity in your courses;
  • sign up for alternative placements that offer opportunities to enhance knowledge about cultural diversity (e.g. Global Education Certificate, Learning from the Land and Indigenous People, interning at the Peterborough AIDS Resource Network or the New Canadian Centre);
  • join the Education Students Association and organize to address important socio-political issues; 
  • attend Peterborough community events committed to social justice and diversity like the Reframe Film Festival, and seminars hosted by the Kawartha World Issues Centre.