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Dean's welcome

Welcome to the 2016 cohort in our Bachelor of Education (BEd) program. Now into its second year, the new Consecutive BEd program will welcome 120 new students into the first year. Meanwhile, our 2015 cohort enters their fourth semester and then, in January 2017, they will become eligible to enter the teaching profession. I look forward to welcoming you personally at TRIBES and/or during your first days on campus.

Our 2016 students will be the first to be part of the UOIT Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Technology-Enriched Learning Environment (TELE) program.  The BYOD initiative will ensure our students have access to all the software required for their four-semester program, thereby saving both money and time.

We also welcome the new cohorts into our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Educational Studies and Digital Technologies, an innovative online program that allows students who have completed two years of undergraduate studies or a college diploma to complete their BA, either full-time or part-time. 

Our Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Education (MEd) programs, both online, will welcome new students and welcome back our continuing students. We look forward to their presence and their contributions to the professions and communities of practice of which they are members.

The Faculty of Education has responded to the Vice-President Academic and Provost’s call to create a new academic plan. Our draft Faculty of Education Academic Plan will be made available on this website in the Fall after Faculty Council has had an opportunity to review it.  As Dean, I would encourage our current students, alumni, faculty, staff and partners to provide us with advice on our proposed academic directions.

All the best for the Fall 2016 semester.

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Michael Owen, PhD
Interim Dean
Faculty of Education, UOIT

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