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Recognized as a leader in Teacher Education, Lakehead University is the premier university for an Education degree producing successful graduates that work all across the globe in a number of teaching and related professions.

Do you have a 3 or 4 year undergraduate, university level, degree? Do you want to help shape the lives and futures of children of all ages? Are you looking for an education that will provide you with transferable skills that are related to a wide variety of occupations? If so, the One-Year Bachelor of Education program at Lakehead University is for you!

At Lakehead University, we offer all three teaching divisions:

Primary - Junior  (JK - Grade 6)
Junior - Intermediate  (Grades 4 - 10)
Intermediate - Senior  (Grades 7 - 12)

Lakehead University offers the One-Year Bachelor of Education program at both our Thunder Bay and Orillia campus. At our new Orillia Campus, we offer the Primary-Junior division. In Thunder Bay, all three teaching divisions are offered.

So whether you want to teach elementary or high school students, Lakehead University offers you what you need to get where you want to be. The Faculty of Education at Lakehead attracts students from all over the world to obtain their Ontario Teacher Certification.
With a worldwide shortage of teachers, there's never been a better time than now to attain your Teacher certification! Graduates work across Ontario, Canada and even internationally in places like Spain, Germany, Japan, England and Italy to name a few.

Annually, School Boards from across the country and international agencies visit Lakehead University to recruit students from our One-Year Bachelor of Education program. Last year alone, we had over
50 recruiters on campus that were accepting resumes and performing on the spot interviews for positions within their School Boards.

Career Paths: Other Than the Traditional Teaching Career 

The One-Year Bachelor of Education program also prepares you for other career opportunities besides the traditional teaching profession. The skills you develop throughout the program are transferable to virtually any type of profession. Here are just some of the many skills you'll develop during your year at Lakehead:

Research & Presentation Skills * Oral & Written Communication Skills * Group Management & Motivational Skills * Planning & Organizing * Evaluating & Reporting * Information Processing & Dissemination * Identification of Learning Needs.

So if you are thinking about professions other than teaching, the One-Year Bachelor of Education program can prepare you for many areas that use these types of skills. Some related occupations you can enter after going through the One-Year Bachelor of Education program at Lakehead University include:

Career Counsellor * Educational Products/Services * Corporate Trainer * Youth Program Director * Professional Sales Representative * Recruiter * Manager * Upper Administrator * Government Ministry Professional * Fundraiser * Civil Service Worker * Social Service Worker * Policy Consultant* Politics.

Student Testimonials

Here's what past students of our One-Year Bachelor of Education program have to say about their education at Lakehead...


 "I chose Lakehead because Maclean's magazine rated the education program at Lakehead as one of the best in Ontario. During my Bachelor of Education program, I was exposed to many training opportunities outside the traditional classroom setting such as TRIBES, Communicating with Parents, and volunteer experiences like Readers are Leaders and mentoring opportunities.

Upon graduating from Lakehead, I was offered a full-time permanent position with Conseil Scholaire de District Catholique de l'Est Ontarien. My qualifications and experiences gained while at Lakehead were exactly what my employer was looking for in a potential teacher."

Emily Crooks ~ Dalkeith, ON
Bachelor of Education, Lakehead University 2007

"I always dreamed of being a primary-junior teacher. However, after being out of university for over 12 years, it was not an easy step to make since I already had a job and a family with two kids. But I realized that I needed to pursue my passion for teaching so I successfully enrolled into Lakehead's One-Year Bachelor of Education program this Fall. Right now, I am currently in my placement with a Grade 2 class where I have been preparing lesson plans, teaching and watching the students grasp on to new theories and concepts as well as learning about classroom management. I just received my first evaluation where I received a glowing review. I feel that Lakehead has prepared me to successfully pursue a teaching career once finished this Spring."

Sarina Lloyd ~Thunder Bay, ON
Bachelor of Education, Lakehead University 2009

"I graduated from Lakehead in 1997 and I have been immersed in the education world ever since. Having found a home teaching grade seven and eight, I enjoy the classroom environment and all the challenges that come with it. As I look back on my Lakehead experiences, I remember the small classes and easy rapport with faculty members as a huge advantage to the One-Year Bachelor of Education program at Lakehead University. I donít believe this would have happened in a larger centre or at a larger university. As an educator, I work closely with student teachers from Lakehead by sharing experiences in my own classroom. For example, the student teacher in my class this year has had opportunities to volunteer at a local homeless shelter, take students ice skating and share educational experiences at an outdoor education facility. Lakehead Universityís Faculty of Education remains a significant influence on my educational persona."

David  Paddington ~ Thunder Bay, ON
Bachelor of Education, Lakehead Unviersity 1997

"With my education degree from Lakehead, I have been able to spend the past 20 years travelling around the world and working in different countries. I have taught English in Costa Rica, Japan and Korea. As well, I enjoy working around the globe as a tour guide bringing groups of tourists around different countries teaching them about the history, geography and culture of each place we visit. With a degree from Lakehead, you too can go through the looking glass, to a magical land of adventure and opportunity."

Alex Pasquali ~ Thunder Bay, ON
Bachelor of Education, Lakehead Unviersity 1992 










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