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BEd Degree Options & Specialization

The Faculty of Education offers the most diverse undergraduate education curriculum in Ontario with the Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree program. We also offer opportunities for options and a specialization within the degree program:

French as a Second Language (Glendon BEd)

This option prepares students to teach in French immersion, Core and Extended French classrooms at all certification levels. The teaching subject for students studying at the Junior-Intermediate and for Intermediate-Senior must be French as a Second Language.  Students in this option must also be pursuing a Glendon BA degree concurrently. Emphasis is placed on ensuring excellent French language proficiency and a deep understanding of francophone cultures, with a significant portion of the courses delivered in French and practicum in French as a Second Language programs in Anglophone school boards. Students apply to the Direct Entry or Concurrent BEd program models. 

International Education

Students registered in York University‚Äôs BEd program can participate in a Specialization Option in International Education as a part of their Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree. They will demonstrate their preparation for teaching both in Ontario and internationally! Details on specific requirements. 

Jewish Teacher Education

This option prepares students to teach in both public schools and Jewish Day Schools at all grade levels.  The program is jointly offered with the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies in cooperation with Toronto's  Julia and Henry Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education.  The concentration includes courses in pedagogy specific to the teaching of Hebrew and Jewish Studies as well as a practicum in Hebrew Day Schools. Many students include study in an Israeli university as a part of their program. Students in both the Concurrent and Consecutive BEd program models are able to participate. Details on specific requirements.