The Faculty of Education and Academic Development at the University of Windsor offers future educators unique learning opportunities through service-learning, enrichment courses and global initiatives.
Our enrichment courses and initiatives coupled with strategic collaborative partnerships with school boards, universities and community-based organizations provide our teacher candidates with rich intellectual and experiential learning opportunities.
In addition to our annual Career Day Fair and Social Justice Conference, the Faculty of Education and Academic Development presents our teacher candidates with extensive leadership and network opportunities through student involvement in the Education Society, Teacher Education Committee (TELC) and Science Olympiad.
Our enrichment courses further enhance our inclusive, comprehensive B.Ed. program, taking teacher training to a new level. Service-learning courses blend service activities with academic curriculum to address community need (whether it be local or international) while providing the teacher candidate with the skills to develop the professional attitudes and values required for successful teaching.
The Faculty of Education and Academic Development offers a comprehensive and extensive range of service-learning courses. Teacher candidates, from all three divisions, are required to take a service-learning, enrichment course as part of their teacher training, listed below.
- Introduction to Early Childhood Education [PJ]
- Urban Education Project [P/J]
- MILE Project [P/J]
- Beginning Time Teachings - Ab/Original Cultural Training & Education [P/J, J/I]
- Leadership Experience for Academic Direction (LEAD), [J/I & I/S]
- English Language Learners, [P/J, J.I, I/S]
- Ecology & Wellness, [P/J, J.I, I/S]
- Global Learning: Cultural Engagement, [P/J, J.I, I/S]
Our B.Ed. Consecutive Program affords the teacher candidate opportunity to extend their teacher training experience beyond Canadian culture and borders through established global partnerships in Tanzania, Scotland and China. Our heralded, global initiatives provide our pre-service teachers with international learning experiences, as well as a global and intercultural education.
- Global Education Research Development Initiative (Tanzania)
- Scotland Alternative Placement
- Teacher Reciprocal Learning Program (China