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School of Education

Emphasis in Education

A group of 5 students sitting at a large table in a classroom having a discussionThe Emphasis in Teacher Education is available to students in a Single or Joint Honours Program at Trent who are preparing to teach at the Elementary or Secondary level, and who plan to apply to a consecutive teacher education program upon completion of their Honours degree. The emphasis provides students with the academic foundations to pursue a Bachelor of Education and a teaching career.

The Emphasis does not guarantee admission to any Consecutive B.Ed. program; however, the transcripts of students graduating with an Honours degree, who have successfully completed the requirements of the Emphasis, will contain the notation "with an Emphasis in Teacher Education." Students must have a cumulative average of 70% at the end of their final year to graduate with the Emphasis designation.

Registration

Accessing Emphasis in Education Blackboard Page

Completing an Emphasis in Education simply requires a student to take the necessary courses as described in the next section below over the duration of an undergraduate program. There is no ongoing registration in the program; as long as all program elements are completed by graduation, the student will receive the “Emphasis in Education” notation on their transcript (providing the student indicates this request at the time s/he applies to graduate). 

However, although not required, we do recommend that those pursuing an Emphasis in Education register on the Emphasis in Education Blackboard page each year in order to stay in touch with program regulations and to be connected to other announcements related to the program.

In order to do so, please follow these steps to register on the Blackboard page for the Emphasis in Education:

  1. Log into the Blackboard Learning System (through your myTrent portal).
  2. Click on the tab "Community" on the top menu bar.
  3. There should be an "Organization Search" box on the left side; enter "TES/Emphasis" in the box and click "Go".
  4. Scroll over the words "EDUC-EMPHASIS" under the header "Organization ID" and click the 'down arrow' button that appears to the right of those words.
  5. Click on the word "Enroll" from that drop-down menu to be enrolled.

Program Overview

Course requirements for this program vary by teaching division.  Please see the Academic Calendar for course descriptions (descriptions are listed under the department offering the course).  Students must meet the requirements for their teaching division, as well as the requirements for their chosen Honours degree.  Requirements for all degrees are listed on page 10 of the Academic Calendar.  Students will benefit from an ongoing academic review by the Program Coordinator.

Elementary Stream

Students in the elementary stream take 5.0 credits in Curriculum and Foundational Studies as part of their Honours degree.  For Curriculum Studies, students need 1.0 credit in Math or Science and 1.0 credit in Visual or Performing Arts.  The Math or Science credit may consist of any course from Math, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental and Resource Science, Physical Geography or Physics (PSYC 2016H and PSYC 2017H together will meet the Mathematics requirement).  Students may choose to take one of ERSC-BIOL 2700Y, Math 2080Y or PHYS 2090Y, which are designed for students intending to teach at the elementary level who lack a science or mathematics background.

To fulfill the requirement for a credit in Visual or Performing Arts students can choose from the following list:

(Below list(s) for Elementary Stream only)

AHCL-ANTH 2205H

AHCL-ANTH 2206H

AHCL 2305H

AHCL 3301H

ANTH 3511H (3510Y) 

CUST 1000Y

CUST-1510H   

CUST 2016Y            

CUST 2025Y         

CUST 2045Y         

CUST 2070Y

CUST 2081Y         

CUST 2111Y

CUST 2551H                  

CUST 3015Y (3515H)     

CUST 3070Y                  

CUST 3080Y                  

CUST 3081Y                  

CUST 3082Y (2080Y)       

CUST 3111Y                     

CUST 3146Y                     

CUST 3175Y

CUST 3185Y

CUST 3542H

CUST 3543H

CUST 4070Y

ENGL 2152Y/2153H

ENGL 3213H

ENGL 3153H

ENGL 3202Y/3203H

ENGL 4150Y/4151H

ENGL 4804Y/4805H

INDG 2010H

INDG 2020H

INDG 2110Y

INDG - ENGL 2480Y

INDG 3010H

INDG 3030H

INDG 3300Y

 

Students also take 2.0 credits (3.0 credits for students who do not take EDEM 4000Y) in Foundational Studies from the following list:

(Below List for Elementary and Secondaty Streams)

AHCL 3120H

ANTH 2311H

ANTH 2312H

ANTH 3700H

ANTH-COIS 3745H

ANTH 4170H

ANTH-AHCL-ERSC 4180H

CAST-HIST-POST 2215H

CAST-HIST-POST 2225H

CAST-HIST-POST 2255H

CAST-HIST-POST 2285H

CAST-POST-SOCI 3000Y

CAST-HIST-INDG 3335H

CUST 2035Y

ENGL 2001H

ENGL 2703H

ENGL 2804Y/2805H

ENGL 2810Y

ENGL 3100Y                          

ENGL 3102Y/3103H                   

ENGL-CAST 3504Y/3505H

ENGL 3601H

ENGL-WMST 3701H

ENGL 3850Y/3801H 

ENGL 4850Y/4851H 

ERST-POST 2100H

FREN 2451H

FREN-CAST 2452H

HIST-CAST 2330Y/2331H    

HIST-CAST 2350Y               

HIST-CAST 2360Y/2361H

HIST 2382H

HIST 2391H

HIST-CAST 2540Y

HIST-CAST-SAFS 2820Y

HIST-CAST 3010Y/3011H 

HIST-CAST 3020Y      

HIST-CAST 3040Y

HIST-CAST 3061H

HIST-CAST 3071H

HIST-CAST 3072H

HIST-CAST-WMST 3160Y

HIST-CAST-WMST 4160Y

HIST 3381H

HIST 3480Y/3481H

HIST-ERST 3756H

HIST-CAST 3758H

GEOG-IDST-ANTH-SAFS-SOCI 2500H            

IDST-ANTH-SAFS 2600H            

IDST-SOCI 3120H                        

IDST 3131H                                  

IDST 3132H

INDG 1000Y                                  

INDG 1010Y

INDG 1011H

INDG 1012H

INDG-POST 2000Y                       

INDG 2100Y                                  

INDG-HIST 2305Y            

INDG-ERST 2601Y                        

INDG 3350Y                                  

INDG 3401H

INDG 3402H

PHIL 1200H

PHIL 2020H

PHIL 2110H

PHIL 3010H

PHIL - PSYC 3020H

PHIL-WMST 3050H

POST-CAST 2010Y

POST-PHIL 2351H

POST-PHIL 2352H

POST 3420H

PSYC 2400H

PSYC 2500H 

PSYC 2600H

PSYC 3451H (2450H)

PSYC 3510H 

PSYC 3580H 

PSYC 3590H 

PSYC 3610H

PSYC 4451H (3450H)

SOCI 2220H

SOCI 2301H

SOCI-WMST 2430H 

SOCI 2700H 

SOCI 3220H

SOCI 3300H

SOCI - ADMN 3340H 

SOCI 3410H

SOCI-WMST 3440H

WMST-CAST-HIST 2711H   

WMST-CAST-HIST 3161H

WMST-CAST-HIST 3162H

WMST-CAST-SOCI 3830H

WMST-POST 3881H      

 

Students have the option of taking EDUC 4000Y which includes working in a school with students with special needs for one half-day per week, as well as course work focused on literacy.                 

Secondary Stream    

Students in the secondary stream must complete the requirements for two teaching subjects recognized by the Ontario College of Teachers.  The teaching subjects available in the Trent Consecutive Bachelor of Education include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Studies, Dramatic Arts, English, French (Second Language), Geography, Health and Physical Education, History, Native Studies, Mathematics, Physics and Visual Arts.  Students need to complete 5.0 credits in their first teaching subject and 3.0 credits in their second teaching subject (please note that students wishing to have French as a second teaching subject must complete 4.0 credits).

Students in the secondary stream must also complete 2.0 credits in foundational studies from the list above, as well as EDUC 4000Y (which includes working in a school with students with special needs for a half-day per week and course work focused on literacy), or one additional credit in foundational studies if EDUC 4000Y is not taken.

Students in the Emphasis program in both the elementary and secondary streams have additional opportunities to gain valuable experiences and insights for the teaching profession.  Workshops are held throughout the year which address current issues in education.  Students also have the opportunity to participate in programs on campus including Pen Pals, Impact Leadership, Frontier College, Peer Mentoring and more.  Check out the list of student organizations on campus.                  

Contact Us

Questions about the program? Call Claire Mooney at (705) 748-1011 ext. 7509 or email: tes@trentu.ca