What do all great K-12 teachers have in common? They understand the importance of developing a broad range of curriculum knowledge, giving them an edge in the job market and excellence in the classroom. If you’re planning to be an elementary or intermediate school teacher one day, Trent’s Education option gives you a chance to explore relevant courses outside your degree — including subjects in maths, sciences, philosophy and the arts. This multidisciplinary option will challenge you to move out of your academic comfort zone, giving you the chance to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become a well-rounded teacher.
FYI: An option is a “mini-minor” – a set of courses in one discipline that can be completed in conjunction with any undergraduate degree program, allowing you to focus on an additional subject of interest.
This Option Is Perfect For Students Who Want To:
- Pursue a career in elementary or secondary education
- Explore a wide variety of subjects and gain hands-on experience in workshops
- Broaden the fields of study beyond their degree and construct their own understanding of a range of curriculum subjects
Courses & Eligibility
This option is open to all undergraduate students who have successfully completed the outlined course requirements below.
Courses included in the Option in Education (4.0 credits from the following 6.0):
- CUST 2186H: Workshop: Photography
- CUST 2511H: Workshop: Drawing
- CUST 2526H: Workshop: Narrative and Performance
- CUST 2572H: Workshop: Performance and Protest
- ERSC-BIOL 2701H: Environmental Education: Biological Issues (Sc)
- ERSC-BIOL 2702H: Environmental Education: Fostering Stewardship and a Sustainable Future (Sc)
- MATH 2080Y: Mathematics for Teacher Education (Sc)
- PHIL 2200H: Philosophy of Education
- PHYS 2091H: Light and Colour for Future Teachers
- PHYS 2093H: Electricity and Motion for Future Teachers
- PHIL 1200H: Critical Thinking