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Professional Teaching Orientation/Transition to Teaching

Teacher Candidate Orientation and Transition to Teaching are mandatory parts of the Bachelor of Education (BEd) program.  

Teacher Candidate Orientation

Teacher Candidates (TCs) attend Teacher Candidate Orientation (EU453), which occurs on Mondays at the start of the academic year (see dates below).

Teacher Candidate Orientation is designed to: 

  • Help TCs become familiar with the Laurier Faculty of Education and the BEd Program, and policies related to teaching experiences. 
  • Provide an opportunity to meet and participate in team-building activities with faculty and other TCs.
  • Introduce library, technology, and other resources available to TCs through Laurier.
  • Orient TCs with professional teaching organizations through special presentations related to current trends in education. 

TCs are introduced to key structures and components of the Laurier program that facilitate learning for both them and for their students:

  • TCs become familiar with the goals, purposes and procedures related to Laurier Partner Schools, the Professional Learning Seminar, and the range of required placement experiences.
  • They are introduced to the four themes of learner-, knowledge-, assessment- and community-centeredness that intersect all course and practicum work and become familiar with the themes' roles in helping them create coherence among these various experiences.
  • They will also attend sessions related to professional responsibilities of teachers, workplace safety and academic integrity. 

Schedule for 2022/23

Attendance at the Teacher Candidate Orientation (EU453) is mandatory for BEd students and attendance will be taken each day. 

Year One Bachelor of Education Students

  • Sept. 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3, 2022

Year Two Bachelor of Education Students

  • Sept. 12 and 19, 2022

Transition to Teaching

Year 2 TCs are required to attend the mandatory Transition to Teaching (EU454) program following the completion of their final Practicum.

Transition to Teaching will focus on professional development activities in order to transition from the role of a TC to moving into the professional role of teaching.

Schedule for 2022/23

Year Two Bachelor of Education Students

  • April 28, 2023