School of Education

Education: B.Ed.

Gain fundamental expertise in special needs education, government and public policy, youth and recreational education, environmental mentorship, curriculum expertise, and Indigenous knowledge.

As a teacher you’re more than just an educator: you’re also a mentor, counsellor and friend. What kind of teacher will you be? Available upon completion of your undergraduate degree, the Consecutive Education program at Trent gives you the certification you need to teach at the elementary or secondary level in Ontario. This specialized two-year program is guided by philosophies rooted in ecological and social justice, recognition of learner diversity and well-being, curriculum excellence, and a commitment to professionalism.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.Ed.


  • Peterborough

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Resume Boosters:

  • Complete 90 days of placements at four different schools through our Classroom Practicum
  • Benefit from 75 hours of hands-on teaching experience through the Alternative Settings Placement: camp counsellor, one-to-one after school tutoring, swim instructor, research assistant, outdoor learning support… the options are practically endless
  • Gain experience responding to students with special needs through our Supporting Literacy Placement
  • Complete the Eco-Mentorship Certificate Program and show your future principal you are committed to bringing environmental education to your students
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"One of the things that I'm most excited about for my future in being a teacher is providing the sort of role model that my profs here have provided for me."

Meghan Hagedorn

Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Teacher
  • Career Counsellor
  • Curriculum Designer
  • Literacy Specialist
  • Training Expert
  • Educational Researcher
  • School Administrator

Popular Courses:

  • Supporting Literacy and Learners with Special Needs
  • Sociocultural Perspectives on Human Development and Learning
  • Inclusive Education
  • Practicum: Developing Teaching Identity Knowledge and Skill
  • The Adolescent Learner
  • Educational Law Ethics and Professional Conduct
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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