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April 23, 2014
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Students in the Concurrent Education program can choose teachable subjects in the following areas: English, French, Geography, History, Math, Science and Religion (the Religion teachable elective at Nipissing will no longer be available to students entering after 2013/2014).


Choose six courses or 3.0 credits in English.  Some students may wish to to complete a double major with English and Contemporary Studies.  For more information, contact the Academic Advising Centre!


Please check out the French Teaching Option worksheet on the Worksheets page!

Please note that 0.5 credit of the French teaching option must be completed on exchange or through the My Explore program.  Check out the My Explore Youtube video here.

Please be sure to contact the Academic Advising Centre before completing an exchange!


Choose 6 courses or 3.0 credits in Geography.  All Geography (GG) courses count towards the teachable subject.  In addition to GG courses, CT111 "Regional Landscapes in Context"  and CT212 "Environmental Issues and Responses" will count towards the Geography teachable.  CT111 and CT212 cannot be counted towards the GG minor.

Recommended courses for the GG teachable:

  • CT111
  • GG101
  • GG102
  • GG294
  • GG250
  • GG231

GG294, GG250 and GG231 are recommended courses because they are listed in the Honours Contemporary Studies program under Other Disciplines.  These courses will count towards the GG teachable and the Honours CT requirements.  CT212 also counts towards your program requirements and the Geography teachable.

To find the Geography minor requirements, please visit the Advising website, located here.


Choose six courses or 3.0 credits in History.  Some students may wish to complete a double major with Contemporary Studies and History.  For more information contact the Academic Advising Centre!


Consists of 3.0 credits of the following courses: CO243, CO244, MA121, MA122, MA222 and another senior Mathematics course.


Choose 6 classes or 3.0 credits in Religion & Culture. In addition to any Religion course, CT400R "Issues in Cultural and Religious Diversity in Canada" will count as 0.5 credit towards a Religion teachable.  CT400R will not count towards the Religion minor.

Junior/Intermediate students entering the Concurrent Education program after 2013/2014 will no longer be able to take a teachable elective course in Religion.  Students can continue to take Religion courses but will only be able to qualify for this teachable area after graduation through Additional Qualification Courses.


Consists of 3.0 credits of the following courses: BI110, BI111, CH110, CH111, and two of HS202, HS204 and/or HS206.

Social Sciences

Please view the related documents for the complete details regarding the Senior teachable in Social Sciences.

Contemporary Studies provides a broad education focusing on significant contemporary issues, making students aware of their global scope and encouraging them to use the collected insights of various academic disciplines. While Contemporary Studies itself is not a teachable subject, many of the courses under this discipline can count towards a senior teachable called “Social Sciences”.

How-to: Primary/Junior and Junior/Intermediate students who are interested in upgrading to the Social Sciences senior teachable, must have 5.0 credits in this teachable subject area in addition to their 3.0 credits in their junior/intermediate teachable. Students must first become qualified to teach their J/I teachable (English, History, Religion, Geography or Math). To become qualified in the Senior division, students must complete the Additional Basic Qualifications (ABQ) course titled, "Education in the Senior Division", after graduation.  For information regarding ABQ's, please contact Kelly Hunter, Academic Advisor for the BEd ( 

Related Information Title Type
2011 Social Sciences as a Teachable Document