The first of its kind in Canada, our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Education Studies program is your pathway to teach in international schools or pursue education-related work in international development.
In this collaborate program, you'll take courses from the Faculty of Education and the Department of Global Studies in the Faculty of Arts. In your Faculty of Education courses, you'll learn teaching approaches and philosophies specific to international settings. In your Global Studies courses, you'll gain global awareness and intercultural competencies.
This program offers extensive experiential learning opportunities, including mandatory local and international placements.
A local placement in your second year, involving two to three hours a week in a school or community organization, will give you a chance to connect classroom and hands-on learning. You'll also experience an intensive 8-12 week international placement, completed in the spring/summer at the end of your third year.
As part of the program, you can choose to complete a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate from Conestoga College, which will provide you with the training and first credential required to teach English as a second/foreign language in Canada or abroad.
You'll earn both a bachelor's degree from Laurier and a certificate from Conestoga College in only four years!
The Conestoga TEFL certificate program is recognized by TESL Canada, Standard 1.
You'll graduate with the skills and competencies sought by international schools, and you'll be ready to work in education-oriented international, non-governmental, and community-based organizations, whether in Canada or abroad.
Sample careers include:
Graduates of this program will also be well positioned to enter a Bachelor of Education program.
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