Over the course of the two-year Bachelor of Education degree program, you will gain practical, hands-on experience through 19 weeks of practicum in a variety of Ontario classrooms. Whether you choose the primary/junior, junior/intermediate or intermediate/senior division, we will ensure that we provide you with placements that fulfill the requirements of your program and the requirements of the Ontario College of Teachers.
In your second year, use the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired, in a 60-hour community leadership experience. You may choose to participate in an international or domestic practicum arranged by Nipissing University or focus your interests closer to home within Ontario. Previous international and domestic locations have included Costa Rica, Kenya, France, and Trois Pistoles, Quebec. Experiences within Ontario have included placements in organizations such as museums, outdoor education centres, and correction centres. Whether teaching internationally or working with a local organization, you will get to explore the teaching and learning opportunities that exist outside of traditional classrooms.
If you have questions, please contact the Practicum Office (F201) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-474-3450 ext. 4555.
Information for Associate Teachers
Associate teachers play a vital role in modeling excellence in teaching and professionalism. While mentoring teacher candidates is a rewarding experience, it is also a tremendous commitment and responsibility. The Schulich School of Education appreciates the dedication of associate teachers in guiding teacher candidates through the planning and implementation process and providing feedback and evaluation at this critical stage in their development as educators.
The first step toward a rich and successful practicum experience for you and your teacher candidate begins here. Whether it's your first time hosting a teacher candidate from the Schulich School of Education, or your tenth, it is important that you are familiar with our expectations, the responsibilities of your teacher candidate and your role as mentor. We hope you find the following resources helpful as you prepare to welcome a teacher candidate in your classroom.
Information for associate teachers hosting a first-year teacher candidate:
First-year candidates complete eight weeks of practicum in Ontario classrooms.
Block 1: September 4-7 and October 9-26 Block 2: February 19-March 22
Year 1 Final Report Samples
Information for associate teachers hosting a second-year teacher candidate:
Second-year candidates complete eleven weeks of practicum in Ontario classrooms.
Block 1: October 9-November 9 Block 2: March 18-April 26
Year 2 Final Report Samples
- Block 2 - Meets Expectations with Excellence
- Block 2 - Meets Expectations
- Block 2 - Does Not Meet Expectations
Other resources for associate teachers:
- BEd Course Overview
- Associate Teacher Incentive Program
- Payment Registration Form
- Payment Registration & Practicum Report Instructions
- Direct Deposit Instructions
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