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Wilfrid Laurier University – Faculty of Education: Application for General Accreditation of the Consecutive Program of Professional Education with Concentrations in the Primary/Junior Divisions and the Addition of Concentrations in the Junior/Intermediate Divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education Degree


Introduction

Decision of the Accreditation Committee Regarding the Application for General Accreditation of the Consecutive Program of Professional Education with Concentrations in the Primary/Junior Divisions and the Addition of Concentrations in the Junior/Intermediate Divisions

The Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University submitted an application on December 15, 2008 for general accreditation of the Consecutive Program of Professional Education with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions, and the addition of concentrations in the Junior/Intermediate divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree.

The addition of the Junior/Intermediate concentrations, referred to in this decision as the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition, is based on the previously accredited consecutive program with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions. The proposed Junior/Intermediate addition will adopt the conceptual framework, format and structure of the existing program for implementation in the 2009-2010 academic year. The proposed addition will include necessary modifications to accommodate the methodology course relating to a teachable subject as set out in the appropriate schedule of Regulation 184/97). 

In accordance with Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs, the Accreditation Committee appointed a six-person panel to:

  1. conduct a review of the aforementioned program of professional education,
  2. act in an advisory role to the Accreditation Committee by,
    1. reporting to the Accreditation Committee on its findings, and
    2. making recommendations to the Accreditation Committee with respect to the accreditation of the Consecutive Program of Professional Education with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions and the addition of concentrations in the Junior/Intermediate divisions.

The accreditation panel met the requirements set out in Section 6 of Regulation 347/02. All panel members had experience in teacher education and/or the accreditation process.

The panel reviewed a self-appraisal report of the program and other documentation provided by the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University. The panel conducted an on-site review from March 8 – 13, 2009 which included an examination of artefacts, interviews with faculty and stakeholders, and a review of the resources at the facility. There were no submissions from the public regarding the quality of the program. The Chair of the panel solicited additional information from the faculty to clarify factual findings after the site visit.  

The Accreditation Committee, by virtue of the authority granted under the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996, and Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs, set out to determine if the Consecutive Program of Professional Education with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions, and the addition of concentrations in the Junior/Intermediate divisions, offered by the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, qualified for general accreditation.

In making its decision, the Accreditation Committee considered the Accreditation Panel Final Report dated May 14, 2009, and the Dean’s responses to the draft report dated April 28, 2009 and May 7, 2009, and the regulatory requirements of Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs, and Regulation 184/97, Teachers’ Qualifications.


Decision of the Accreditation Committee at its Meeting of June 11, 2009

Requirements and Findings

The reasons for the Committee’s decision and the facts upon which it is based follow herein:

Requirement 1

The provider of the program is a permitted institution.

Findings

The evidence indicates that Wilfrid Laurier University is a permitted institution.

Wilfrid Laurier University was created by an Act of the Ontario legislature, namely the Wilfrid Laurier University Act, 1973.  That Act authorized the Senate of the University, with the approval of the Board of Governors, to create faculties and offer degrees. On September 18, 2006, the Senate approved the proposal to establish a faculty of education as of October 1, 2006, and set out the admission requirements. The University’s Board of Governors approved the Senate’s decision.

Conclusion

Based upon the information provided for the Accreditation Committee to consider, it finds that Requirement 1 is fully satisfied for the consecutive program with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions, and for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition. Requirement 2

The program has a clearly delineated conceptual framework.

Findings

The evidence indicates that the program of professional education has a clearly delineated conceptual framework.

The conceptual framework is based on six intertwined principles: learning, inquiry, collaboration, connections, reflective practice and the final one, concurrent school improvement and teacher education. These combine in various ways with four themes or “pillars” of the program:  learner-centered, knowledge-centered, pedagogy-centered, and community-centered.  The four pillars of the program have informed the selection and organization of program content as well the assessment practices and ongoing program improvement.

There is a commitment to and an understanding of the conceptual framework and the four pillars of the program by stakeholders.  The conceptual framework and the pillars of the program are referenced throughout the courses, practicum and teaching practice of the teacher education candidates.

Conclusion

Based upon the information provided for the Accreditation Committee to consider, it finds that Requirement 2 is fully satisfied for the consecutive program with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions, and for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Requirement 3

The program is consistent with and reflects,

  • the College’s “Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession” and “the Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession”,
  • current research in teacher education, and
  • the integration of theory and practice in teacher education.

Findings

The evidence indicates that the program of professional education for the Primary/Junior concentration is consistent with and reflects the Ontario College of Teachers’ Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession and the Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession, current research in teacher education, and the integration of theory and practice in teacher education. Additional evidence is required to fully satisfy this requirement for the curriculum of the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

In the existing program with concentrations in Primary/Junior, the College’s standards are reflected in the course work, practica and assessment practices. Teacher education candidates and alumni demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the standards.

Current research in teacher education informs the program’s design and content. Specifically, the program has implemented a professional development school model that reflects the associated research.

The professional development school model utilized by Wilfrid Laurier University allows teacher education candidates to establish, through sustained involvement with one school site, close, practical and interactive professional relationships with students, school personnel, community and faculty. The professional development school model requires the integration of theory and practice by teacher education candidates, faculty and associate teachers. The integration of theory and practice is also a focus in the foundation and method courses in the existing Primary/Junior concentration.

The proposed Junior/Intermediate addition is intended to be consistent with  the existing program for Primary/Junior candidates; however, the Accreditation Committee was unable to examine course outlines for evidence of the standards, of current research in teacher education or of the integration of theory and practice in teacher education for the Junior/Intermediate addition.  

Conclusion

Based upon the information provided for the Accreditation Committee to consider, it finds that Requirement 3 is fully satisfied for the consecutive program with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions, and substantially satisfied for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Reasons for Conclusion

The Accreditation Committee accepts that the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University intends to ensure that the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition satisfies Requirement 3. Fully satisfying this requirement is contingent upon the Accreditation Committee examining all of the course outlines for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition for evidence the requirement is satisfied.

Requirement 4

The program curriculum is current, references the Ontario curriculum, includes the application of current research in teacher education and represents a wide knowledge base in the divisions and components of the program.

Findings

The evidence indicates that the curriculum for the Primary/Junior concentrations is current, references the Ontario curriculum, includes the application of current research in teacher education, and represents a wide knowledge base in the divisions and components of the programs. Additional evidence is required to fully satisfy this requirement for the curriculum of the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Evidence considered indicates that the curriculum is current. Course content is based on current research and demonstrates a wide knowledge base in the components of the Primary/Junior concentrations. The library contains all of the recent Ontario curriculum documents. Teacher education candidates have Ontario curriculum documents loaded onto their laptops. The professional development school model provides opportunities for teacher education candidates to gain wide knowledge in the primary and junior divisions.

At the time of the review, four proposed course outlines for the addition of the Junior/Intermediate divisions were available; however, the Accreditation Committee was unable to examine evidence from final course outlines, resources and assignments for the Junior/Intermediate concentrations to determine if requirement 4 is fully satisfied for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Conclusion

Based upon the information provided for the Accreditation Committee to consider, it finds that Requirement 4 is fully satisfied for the consecutive program with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions, and substantially satisfied for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Reasons for Conclusion

The Accreditation Committee accepts that the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University intends to ensure that the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition satisfies Requirement 4. Fully satisfying this requirement is contingent upon the Accreditation Committee examining all of the finalized course outlines for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition for evidence that the requirement is satisfied.

Requirement 5

The course content of the program includes theory, method and foundation courses and makes appropriate provision for the application of theory in practice.

Findings

The evidence indicates that the course content for the Primary/Junior concentrations includes theory, method and foundation courses and appropriate provision for the application of theory in practice. Additional evidence is required to fully substantiate this finding for the curriculum for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

The course content for the Primary/Junior concentrations includes theory and provision for the application of theory in practice. A review of the Primary/Junior methods courses indicates evidence of provision for methods education. The Primary/Junior Professional Learning Seminar builds connections between theory and practice.

At the time of the review, sufficient final course outlines were unavailable to make findings about the course content for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition. Course outlines will be developed upon the reallocation of existing staff and the hiring of new faculty.

Conclusion

Based upon the information provided for the Accreditation Committee to consider, it finds that Requirement 5 is fully satisfied for the consecutive program with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions, and substantially satisfied for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Reasons for Conclusion

The Accreditation Committee accepts that the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University intends to ensure that the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition satisfies Requirement 5. Fully satisfying this requirement is contingent upon the Accreditation Committee examining all of the finalized course outlines for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition for evidence the requirement is satisfied.

Requirement 6

The program’s format and structure are appropriate for the course content.

Findings

The evidence indicates that the program’s format and structure are appropriate for the course content.

The Primary/Junior program has an appropriate format and structure for the course content, utilizing the professional development school model. The format and structure of the program reflects the relationship between theory and practice in both the course content and the opportunities teacher education candidates have to spend extended periods of time working in schools and classrooms. Teacher education candidates must successfully complete three practica of 11 weeks in total.

Evidence indicates that there is a demonstrated understanding of and a commitment to the Primary /Junior program’s format and structure by all stakeholders. 

The faculty of education will apply similar principles to the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition. The format and structure of the proposed addition will be consistent with the format and structure already in place for Primary/Junior candidates.

Conclusion

Based upon the information provided for the Accreditation Committee to consider, it finds that Requirement 6 is fully satisfied for the consecutive program with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions, and for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Requirement 7

Students are assessed and informed of their progress on an ongoing basis throughout the program.

Findings

The evidence indicates that teacher education candidates are assessed and informed of their progress on an ongoing basis throughout the program.

The program utilizes a variety of assessment practices. Assessments are consistently completed and returned in a timely manner.

There is an evident intention to apply those principles to the proposed addition to the program.

Conclusion

Based upon the information provided for the Accreditation Committee to consider, it finds that Requirement 7 is fully satisfied for the consecutive program with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions, and for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Requirement 8

The program includes a practicum that satisfies the requirements set out in Regulation 347/02, Subsection 9. (2). The requirements for the practicum portion of the program are as follows:

  • The practicum must include observation and practice teaching in an instructional setting in schools or other situations that use the Ontario curriculum or in situations approved by the College.
  • The practicum must be completed in accordance with the requirements of Ontario Regulation 184/97.
  • The practicum enables every student to participate in settings related to each division and at least one of the subject areas of the program that are relevant to the student.
  • An experienced teacher supervises the students and assesses their practicum.
  • A faculty member is appointed as an advisor for each student.

Findings

The evidence indicates that the practicum for the existing Primary/Junior concentrations satisfies all of the necessary requirements. Teacher education candidates undertake observation and practice teaching in schools that use the Ontario curriculum.

The practicum is completed in accordance with Ontario Regulation 184/97 requirements. Teacher education candidates complete three practica (a total of 11 weeks) in one school placement location during the year. Every teacher education candidate has the opportunity to participate in a practicum in each of the Primary and Junior divisions. The professional development school model enables teacher education candidates to be supervised and evaluated during each practicum by an experienced teacher in one school location.  Faculty members also advise and support teacher education candidates in that location.

The format and structure of the practicum for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition will be consistent with the program already in place for Primary/Junior candidates. However, professional development school sites and other necessary considerations, such as the availability of appropriate subject and divisional placements and faculty advisors, have not yet been fully determined. 

Conclusion

Based upon the information provided for the Accreditation Committee to consider, it finds that Requirement 8 is fully satisfied for the consecutive program with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions, and substantially satisfied for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Reasons for Conclusion

The Accreditation Committee accepts that the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University intends to ensure that the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition satisfies Requirement 8. Fully satisfying this requirement is contingent upon the Accreditation Committee examining appropriate documentation for evidence that the requirement is satisfied. Documentation might include a list of faculty advisors and agreements with professional development school sites, indicating the availability of members of the Ontario College of Teachers to supervise teacher candidates in junior and intermediate placements, including a placement in their chosen teaching option in the intermediate division.

Requirement 9

Successful completion of the practicum is a requirement for successful completion of the program.

Findings

The evidence indicates that the successful completion of the practicum is required for successful completion of the program.

Successful completion of all three practica is a requirement for successful completion of the existing Primary/Junior concentrations – and this would also be the case for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Conclusion

Based upon the information provided for the Accreditation Committee to consider, it finds that Requirement 9 is fully satisfied for the consecutive program with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions, and for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Requirement 10

The teaching method courses in the program are appropriate in relation to the divisions to which they relate.

Findings

The evidence indicates that the teaching method courses in the program for the Primary/Junior divisions are appropriate to the Primary/Junior divisions. Additional evidence is required to fully satisfy this requirement for the program curriculum for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Course outlines for all methods courses for the existing program are appropriate for the Primary/Junior divisions. 

At the time of the review, four course outlines for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition were available; however, the Accreditation Committee was unable to examine evidence from all finalized method course outlines to determine their appropriateness in relation to the Junior/Intermediate divisions. The Dean indicates that all course outlines will be available soon after the hiring of full-time and sessional faculty who will teach in the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Conclusion

Based upon the information provided for the Accreditation Committee to consider, it finds that Requirement 10 is fully satisfied for the consecutive program with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions, and substantially satisfied for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Reasons for Conclusion

The Accreditation Committee accepts that the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University intends to ensure that the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition satisfies Requirement 10. Fully satisfying this requirement is contingent upon the Accreditation Committee examining all of the finalized method course outlines for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition for evidence that the requirement is satisfied.

Requirement 11

The teaching theory and foundation courses in the program include courses on human development and learning and on the legislation and government policies relating to education.

Findings

The evidence indicates that the theory and foundation courses for the Primary/Junior concentrations include courses on human development and learning and on legislation and government policies relating to education. Additional evidence is required to fully substantiate this finding for the program curriculum for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

In the program for the Primary/Junior concentrations, there is a compulsory theory and foundation course on human development and learning, and two courses that address legislation and government policies relating to education.

At the time of the review, four course outlines for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition were available; however, the Accreditation Committee was unable to examine evidence from finalized theory and foundation course outlines to determine whether their content satisfies this requirement.

Conclusion

Based upon the information provided for the Accreditation Committee to consider, it finds that Requirement 11 is fully satisfied for the consecutive program with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions, and substantially satisfied for the addition of the concentrations in the Junior/Intermediate divisions.

Reasons for Conclusion

The Accreditation Committee accepts that the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University intends to ensure that the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition satisfies Requirement 11. Fully satisfying this requirement is contingent upon the Accreditation Committee examining the finalized theory and foundation course outlines for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition for evidence the requirement is satisfied.

Requirement 12

The faculty members teaching the program are an appropriate combination of,

  • persons with appropriate academic qualifications,
  • practitioners with appropriate experience in the field of education, and
  • persons with appropriate expertise in the divisions and components of the program.

Findings

The evidence indicates that the faculty members teaching in the program for the Primary/Junior divisions are an appropriate combination of persons with appropriate academic qualifications, practitioners with appropriate experience in the field of education, and persons with appropriate expertise in the divisions and components of the program. Additional evidence is required to fully substantiate this finding for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Faculty members’ qualifications and experience include the following: JK-12 classroom teachers, administrators, consultants and program coordinators whose experience crosses all subject areas offered in the program.

The Dean indicates that three additional tenure track members of faculty will be hired for the proposed program for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Conclusion

Based upon the information provided for the Accreditation Committee to consider, it finds that Requirement 12 is fully satisfied for the consecutive program with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions, and substantially satisfied for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Reasons for Conclusion

The Accreditation Committee accepts that the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University intends to ensure that the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition satisfies Requirement 12. Fully satisfying this requirement is contingent upon the Accreditation Committee examining acceptable documentation, such as faculty academic profiles, to verify that faculty with an appropriate combination of academic qualifications, experience in the field of education and expertise in the divisions and components of the program have been hired for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Requirement 13

The permitted institution maintains adequate internal controls to preserve the integrity of student records relating to the program.

Findings

The evidence indicates that Wilfrid Laurier University securely maintains student records.  Electronic records are password protected and access is restricted to authorized staff. The staff are regularly trained and kept up to date on relevant policies and procedures related to the security of records.

The Registrar’s office is accessible only by keypad entry. Only authorized staff have the combination. Further, there is an alarm system and security cameras inside and outside the office.  Documents are kept in locked cabinets to which only authorized employees have access.

The University operates within the ambit of Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

Conclusion

Based upon the information provided for the Accreditation Committee to consider, it finds that Requirement 13 is fully satisfied for the consecutive program with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions, and for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Requirement 14

The permitted institution is committed to continuous improvement and quality assurance of the program and, if the program is an existing program, has implemented measures demonstrating that commitment.

Findings

The evidence indicates that the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to continuous improvement and quality assurance of the program.

Wilfrid Laurier University has employed a professional development school model that by design encourages continual improvement and assurance of quality through collaboration with local school boards and other education stakeholders.

There are clearly defined internal structures, policies and practices that facilitate improvement. A cyclical review of the whole program occurs as part of university policy which applies to all faculties.

Conclusion

Based upon the information provided for the Accreditation Committee to consider, it finds that Requirement 14 is fully satisfied for the consecutive program with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions, and for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.

Requirement 15

The program has a Teacher Education Advisory Committee or similar body that functions in an advisory or liaison capacity in relation to the program.

Findings

The evidence indicates that the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University has a Teacher Education Advisory Council (TEAC) that functions in an advisory capacity in relation to the program.

There is a commitment to participation by stakeholders and community through the Teacher Education Advisory Committee (TEAC), which is comprised of system and school administrators from the four partnering boards of education and teacher federation representatives. The TEAC process is ongoing and effective.

Conclusion

Based upon the information provided for the Accreditation Committee to consider, it finds that Requirement 15 is fully satisfied for the consecutive program with concentrations in the Primary/Junior divisions, and for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition.


Decision of the Accreditation Committee

Consecutive Program of Professional Education - Primary/Junior Divisions

For the reasons set out above, the Accreditation Committee finds that the
consecutive program of professional education offered by the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree, and including a concentrated study of the Primary/Junior divisions, fully satisfies the requirements of Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs.

The Accreditation Committee grants general accreditation for a period of seven years (June 11, 2016) or such shorter period of time as may be requested by Wilfrid Laurier University or agreed to by the Accreditation Committee and the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Consecutive Program of Professional Education - Junior/Intermediate Divisions

For the reasons set out above, the Accreditation Committee finds that the proposed addition of Junior/Intermediate concentrations to the consecutive program of professional education to be offered by the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree, substantially satisfies the requirements of Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs.

The Accreditation Committee grants accreditation with conditions as noted below for a period of time such that the addition expires at the same time as the accredited consecutive program (June 11, 2016).

The accreditation of the proposed addition of Junior/Intermediate concentrations to the consecutive program of professional education is subject to the following conditions:

  • The Dean of the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University submit finalized course outlines for the proposed Junior/Intermediate addition, or other acceptable evidence, for the Accreditation Committee to verify that Requirements 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11 have been fully satisfied.

  • The Dean of the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University submit additional information acceptable to the Accreditation Committee that the requirements set out in Regulation 347/02, Subsection 9 (2) for the practicum portion of the addition of the Junior/Intermediate program have been met. This condition must be satisfied prior to any teacher education candidates enrolled in the Junior/Intermediate consecutive program being recommended to the College for certification. Appropriate documentation may include the following: a list of faculty advisors for the Junior/Intermediate program, agreements with professional development school sites indicating the availability of members of the Ontario College of Teachers to supervise teacher candidates in junior and intermediate placements, including a placement in their chosen teaching option in the intermediate division. If the evidence submitted is acceptable for the Accreditation Committee to verify that Requirement 8 has been fully satisfied, the condition will be removed.

  • The Dean of the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University submit additional information acceptable to the Accreditation Committee that faculty with an appropriate combination of academic qualifications, experience in the field of education, and expertise in the divisions and components of the program have been hired for the proposed addition of the Junior/Intermediate divisions. Appropriate documentation may include a summary of the qualifications and experience of the faculty assigned to teach in the Junior/Intermediate program, as well as faculty profiles or curriculum vitae. Once the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University provides information that the Accreditation Committee finds to be acceptable evidence, Requirement 12 will have been fully satisfied.

As required in Section 16.(1) of Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs, the Dean of the Faculty of Education shall submit to the Accreditation Committee, within six months of the Accreditation Committee issuing its decision, a plan outlining the proposed methods and estimated time for satisfying the aforementioned conditions of accreditation, and report annually to the Accreditation Committee on the progress in satisfying the conditions.

Accreditation Committee
Ontario College of Teachers
June 11, 2009


Removal of Conditions

At its February 5, 2010 meeting, the Accreditation Committee considered the request of the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University to remove the conditions on the addition of concentrations in the Junior/Intermediate divisions to the consecutive program of professional education.

In making its decision, the Accreditation Committee considered the steps taken by the faculty to satisfy the conditions as presented by the Dean and Associate Dean. The committee also reviewed additional documentation that included the course syllabi for the Junior/Intermediate concentrations, the curriculum vitae for the faculty members teaching in the Junior/Intermediate program, and practicum agreements demonstrating the availability of appropriate placements and faculty advisors for the new addition.

In accordance with Section 16 (2) of Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs, the Committee issued an order to remove the conditions of accreditation having determined that the program now fully satisfies all of the regulatory requirements for accreditation.


Amendment to Expiry Date

Pursuant to Section 15.2 (0.a) of the Accreditation Regulation, the Accreditation Committee granted an extension of general accreditation until June 11, 2017 to the consecutive program of professional education with areas of study in the Primary/Junior and Junior/Intermediate divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree. This extension provides additional time for Wilfrid Laurier University, Faculty of Education to implement the enhanced teacher education program as required in September 2015.

Accreditation Committee
Ontario College of Teachers

May 13, 2014


Decision Regarding the Enhanced Teacher Education Program Verification Report

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Confirmation of Accreditation

The Accreditation Committee finds that the following program of professional education offered by the Faculty of Education, Wilfrid Laurier University fully satisfies the accreditation requirements of Regulation 347/02, Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs as they read on September 1, 2015:

  • Consecutive program of professional education with areas of study in the Primary/Junior and Junior/Intermediate divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree

The Accreditation Committee confirms general accreditation of this program to continue until June 11, 2017.

Accreditation Committee
Ontario College of Teachers
May 31, 2016

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