Trent University’s School of Education & Professional Learning seeks to admit and educate future teachers who demonstrate a deep commitment to social justice and a dedication to developing teaching practice that fosters inclusivity and ethical consciousness. Bachelor of Education programming takes place in Otonabee College on the Symons Campus in Peterborough, ON.
Before submitting your application to TEAS on OUAC, ensure your application reflects the following:
- Academic Requirements - Applicants are required to have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 70% average on the most recent ten full course equivalents at the time of application. Applicants are also required to meet the requirements of the teaching divisions.
- Profile of Experience - Selection of applicants is based upon equal weighting of academic achievement and related experience. Applicants must complete a Profile of Experience as part of the application process
- English Language Proficiency
Applicants should refer to the Bachelor of Education Applicant Handbook for further information.
Program Information and Teaching Divisions
In addition to having a minimum 70% average on the most recent ten full course equivalents at the time of application, applicants are also required to meet the requirements of the teaching divisions.
Primary/Junior Program (K-6)
While there are no specific prerequisites for the Primary/Junior program, applicants are encouraged to demonstrate a range of curriculum expertise in the subject areas listed below:
- Arts (Dramatic, Musical, and/or Visual)
- English and/or French
- Social Studies (Geography, History)
Intermediate/Senior Program (7-12)
Applicants to the Intermediate/Senior program must select two teaching subjects from the following:
- Dramatic Arts
- First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Studies
- French (Second Language)*
- Health and Physical Education
- Visual Arts
- Kanien'kéha (Mohawk)*
- Anishnaabemowin (Ojibwe)*
All applicants are required to have:
- five (5) full course equivalents in the first teaching subject, AND
- three (3) full course equivalents in the second teaching subject.
*Note: French as a Second Language, Kanien'kéha (Mohawk), and Anishnaabemowin (Ojibwe) require five full course equivalents as a first teaching subject and four full credit equivalents as a second teaching subject.
Profile of Experience & Profile Course List
Admissions decisions are based on an equal weighting of academic achievement and related experience, as provided in this profile. Completion of the Profile of Experience and Profile Course List is mandatory; applicants who do not submit a Profile of Experience and Profile Course List will not be eligible for admission.
Applicants will receive information regarding the submission of the Profile of Experience after submitting the TEAS application. The Profile of Experience and Profile Course List must be submitted through the 'Academics' tab in the myTrent portal. Please allow 1-2 business days after submitting a TEAS application for the Profile icons to appear. All applicants should read the instructions below before submitting the required forms.
- Prepare the Point-Form Experience Listing and Critical Reflections in your own words, without professional assistance. There is a limit of 100 words per description in the Point-form list section and a limit of 500 words for the Critical Reflections.
- Complete the Profile Course List applicable to your application. Primary/Junior applicants have space on the form to list up to 10 courses that demonstrate a range of curriculum expertise in the subject areas listed above. Intermediate/Senior applicants have space to list courses they have taken (or are currently taking) to satisfy the requirements for their two teaching subjects.
- Carefully complete all sections of the submission form fully and accurately. You may copy and paste your Point Form Experience Listing and Critical Reflections into the online Profile.
- Contact information is required for two referees that can speak to the experiences discussed in the Critical Reflections section of the Profile. Letters of Reference will not be accepted. Family members are not acceptable referees.
Failure to comply with any of the above directions may result in an incomplete application, and your profile may not be processed.
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All applicants are required to submit the Profile of Experience. The following sections will be included in the online Profile of Experience, and will allow applicants to prepare a response.
Point Form Experience Listing
List in point-form the 5 most relevant teaching, teaching-related or life experiences that you identify as significant in preparing you to be an educator. Identify the location, duration (with start and end dates), age group, and nature of your responsibilities, if applicable. Contact information is not required.
Select three key teaching, teaching-related and/or life experiences (see explanation below) from your Point-Form Experience Listing. Critically reflect upon the challenges you faced and the insights you have gained about teaching through these experiences. There is a 500 word limit for this section.
Trent University believes that life experience, in addition to teaching-related experiences, can often be significant in preparing applicants for a career in teaching. You may choose to discuss how your personal experiences and identity have enhanced or impacted the development of your classroom teaching skills, your understanding of the teaching profession, and your awareness of the challenges facing Ontario’s classrooms. This can include, but need not be limited to: issues around racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual identity, disabilities, socio-economic status, citizenship, gender, age, family status and/or the intersection of multiple forms of oppression.
Please ensure that your reflections address the impact your knowledge and experiences have had upon your teaching goals.
Important Dates & Deadlines
September 16, 2021
- TEAS application opens
December 1, 2021
Deadline to submit:
- TEAS application
December 10, 2021
Deadline to submit:
- Official Transcripts
- Profile of Experience
- Equity Admission Form (if applicable)
- Official English Language test results (if applicable)
- Offers of Admission begin to be released
- Applicants may view and respond to Offers online
March 1, 2022
- All first-round offers of admission must be released
- Offers will continue on a rolling basis
April 30, 2022
- Degree requirements and courses to be used towards teaching subjects must be completed
July 1, 2022
- Final official transcripts stating degree completion must be received
How to Apply
Applications for the Bachelor of Education program at Trent University must go through the Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS).
Applicants must submit the following documents by the application deadline:
- TEAS Application
- University Transcripts
- WES Evaluation (for international degrees)
- Profile of Experience
- Equity Admission (if applicable)
- Proof of Proficiency in English (if applicable)
Refer to the Bachelor of Education Applicant Handbook for further information.
Trent University is committed to social justice and encourages applications from persons traditionally under‑represented in the teaching profession. Applicants who are persons of Indigenous heritage, persons of a visible minority and/or persons with a disability may apply for equity admission in the Bachelor of Education Program.
Please submit a completed form (if applicable) online on your myTrent portal by the application deadline.
For questions regarding Equity Admission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.