Teacher Education Stream

In this program, you will have the unique opportunity to design your B.A. or B.Sc. degree according to your interests and gain practical and theoretical knowledge through coursework and placements.  In addition to your degree requirements, the Teacher Education Stream involves taking 3.5 credits in Education over the course of the four years of an Honours B.A. or B.Sc. degree.  You will complete 36 hours of Education-related placements in years 1, 2 & 4; 18 hours in Year 3, linked to the courses in Education. The Teacher Education Stream is recommended as the best pathway to take at Trent for those undergraduate students who know they want to become teachers. 

Students entering the Teacher Education Stream program will be guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Education program provided they successfully complete all the requirements of the Teacher Education Stream program, achieve a minimum 85% average in their last 10.0 credits at Trent University, and submit the B.Ed. Profile of Experience. Each year, a number of spaces in Trent’s Consecutive Bachelor of Education program will be reserved for graduates of this program. **Please note: Students admitted prior to 2018 remain under the previous guarantee of 80%. 

timeline graphic of 4 undergraduate plus teacher education stream years then apply to 2 year B Ed degree

Entrance to a Consecutive Bachelor of Education

In order to be eligible for consideration for a reserved space in the Trent Bachelor of Education program students must meet the following conditions:

  • Application to the Trent Consecutive B. Ed. program and submission of all required documents by the posted deadline.
  • Successful completion of the requirements for an Honours Bachelor of Arts or Science by the May preceding enrollment in the B.Ed. program (please refer to p. 41 of the Academic Calendar for requirements which apply to all undergraduate degree programs).
  • Successful completion of the course requirements (3.5 credits in education) for the Teacher Education Stream program.
  • Complete minimum requirements in 2 teachable subjects (Intermediate/Senior Level Applicants)
  • Guaranteed entrance with 85% average or better at Trent University on the most recent 10.0 credits at the time of application.

Students who are not offered a reserved space will be considered for admission based on the general requirements for the Bachelor of Education program.  See www.trentu.ca/BEd for admissions requirements.

T E S Coordinator Claire Mooney

Claire Mooney, TES Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

Claire is first and foremost a teacher.  She loves being in the classroom and working with students.  She teaches education classes in the TES and elementary and secondary math within the B.Ed. program.  She is fascinated by student teachers’ development of their understanding of mathematics and looks to bringing different perspectives into the classroom. This approach carries onto her teaching within the TES, students are actively engaged in constructing their own understanding of the issues discussed.


Trent Consecutive Bachelor of Education 

Teacher Education Application Service (for students applying to the Consecutive Bachelor of Education)

The Ontario College of Teachers

Contact Information – Applicants

Phone: 705-748-1011 x 1332 or 1-888-739-8885
Email: liaison@trentu.ca 

Contact Information – Current Students

Phone: 705-748-1011 x 7564
Email: tesadmin@trentu.ca