Thursday, November 30, 2017

It All Adds Up

The month of November signals the start of an exciting campaign called It All Adds Up! Have you ever wondered how all your experiences, hobbies, and passion come together? If you have, you are not alone and filling out a poster may be just what you need. The campaign has been created to help reduce students' uncertainty of the gap between their accomplishments and future aspirations. Many students focus on continually adding more experiences to their repertoire without considering the impact it may have on achieving their future goals. 
Completing an It All Adds Up poster will give you a snapshot of your current career path and how well it aligns with your goals. The CareerZone staff is well trained in advising for this types of situations and can provide helpful resources and knowledge to develop a plan for achieving your future goals. The following image is an example of an It All Adds Up poster created by a Career Assistant at Brock University.  

For all of you interested in participating, come visit CareerZone located in Market for a template, or be as creative as you like designing your own poster. Students who complete a poster can tag #ItAllAddsUp and #brocku to spread the word. At the end of each month until April we will be giving away a $25 gift card, so be sure to include your name, student number, and Instagram handles on the back of your poster. Feel free to post your own It All Adds Up poster or email it to us,, and we will post it. 

Friday, November 24, 2017

Teachers College: Where Should I be Applying?

As the semester winds down, Teacher's College applications approach! The deadline to apply is December 1st, so make sure you get your applications in ASAP. Applications can be very lengthy as they may require references, personal statements, or other supporting materials, so plan ahead and don't miss the deadline!

In terms of where you can apply for Teacher's College in Ontario, there are a number of different options that all offer different programs and different course plans that may be beneficial to you.

Teaching programs in Ontario are available at the following universities:

To apply to teaching programs in Ontario, visit the Teaching Education Application Services (TEAS), which offers an Application Guide that has a step-by-step breakdown of how the application process works and various important topics related to the teachers college.

TEAS is supported by the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) for applicants to the Faculties of Education for the teacher's colleges in Ontario.

When applying to Teacher's College it is important to consider the different areas of programs available:
  1. Primary/Junior: Junior Kindergarten through Grade 6
  2. Junior/Intermediate: Grade 4 through Grade 10
  3. Intermediate/Senior: Grade 7 through Grade 12
  4. Technological Education: This program is only available at a few faculties of education. Refer to each faculty of education’s section for additional information
You will also have to select the teaching subjects that are required within your program, which is outlined on TEAS.

Admission requirements vary based on the program and institution of choice so be sure to check the individual school's sites for more information.

Should you have any questions about teacher's college, feel free to drop by CareerZone in our NEW centre in Guernsey Market!