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Welcome to our new two-year Bachelor of Education Program at the University of Ottawa. The Practicum experience is made up of two components: community service learning and 80 days of evaluated practicum.

What To Expect

Year 1 

Community service learning will consist of one day a week (Wednesdays) in schools from September to December 2016 and a two-week block from December 5 to 16, 2016.


Evaluated practicum will consist of one day a week (Wednesdays) in January as observation days followed by an eight-week block from February 6 to April 7, 2017.

Year 2

Practicum will consist of a two-week block from September 6 to 16, 2016 followed by one day a week (Wednesdays) in September and October, and a six-week block from November 7 to December 16, 2016.


Voluntary community service learning will consist of one-day a week (Wednesdays) from January 4 to March 29, 2017 followed by a mandatory three-week block from April 3 to 21, 2017

After Graduation

This police record check is a requirement of the school boards and community partners where students are assigned to complete their community service learning and practicum placements. Once the Bachelor of Education is completed, the Ontario College of Teachers will request another police record check in order to become certified.


The program requires successful completion of practicum assignments in schools. School boards require teacher candidates placed in Ontario schools to complete a satisfactory police record check including the vulnerable sector screening prior to having direct contact with students. Without a satisfactory police record check you will not be allowed to participate in community service learning and evaluated practicum.

For further information on this process, visit Police Checks.

Teacher candidates must present this document by mid-June prior to beginning their studies in  Education. Teacher candidates are required to have a new police record check for each year of the program.

Questions regarding this process should be directed to the our Academic Secretariat by email at or by telephone at 613-562-5804.

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