Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

How to Apply - Technological Education 

For information on this program, please visit the Technological Education site.

Consecutive Education applicants submit official transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary studies, a Personal Statement of Experience (PSE), and the following 4 documents, after submitting their application to the Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS) of the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). All documents must be submitted to Student Services by 15 December 2017. See how to apply to Consecutive Education.

  1. A résumé providing a clear and concise overview of both your academic background: specify the highest grade of secondary school attained and any postsecondary education, including start and end dates, and diplomas, degrees, and certificates or trade licenses received; and your work experience: include employer names, start and end dates of work, and a brief description of the position held. Relevant work experience is that which clearly reflects the broad-based technological subject area to which application has been made.
  2. Copies of your certificate(s) of qualification and/or certificate(s) of apprenticeship (if applying to teach a regulated trade). To teach in automotive (Transportation), electrical (Construction) or hairstyling, the applicant must hold a valid trade license. If you are accepted to the Faculty, we will request that you bring in these original documents for validation by Student Services on your first day of classes.
  3. Letters of wage earning experience including your name, your position(s) in the company, the length of work experience(s), with start and end dates, typical hours of work per week, indication as to whether it was full or part-time employment, a description of the work, a detailed description of duties and skills used in the position. These letters must be original signed letters on official company letterhead, with the supervisor’s name, title, address and contact phone number and/or email address. As we cannot return letters to you, we would suggest that you ask your references for additional original copies of their letters for your records and future use.
    If it is impossible to provide original and appropriate documentation, submit a sworn statement or solemn affirmation made before a commissioner of oaths indicating the reason(s) why this information is not available. As well, submit copies of T-4 tax forms or a statement from an accountant to confirm the income and dates of employment.

If you have been self-employed or employed in a family business, applicants are required to submit:

  1. A sworn statement or solemn affirmation made before a commissioner of oaths indicating that the applicant was self-employed in a family business. The statement should include the duration of employment, the actual start and end dates, and the nature of duties (providing specific statements of the skills used in the position).
  2. A copy of business license or registration supporting the duration of employment noted in the sworn statement.
  3. Copies of income tax assessments (which indicate self-employment) supporting the duration of employment noted in the sworn statement, or a statement from an accountant, confirming income, or an annual report.
  4. At least one letter (representing the period of self-employment) from a major supplier attesting to materials purchased and/or a client attesting to the work completed.
  5. The Technological Education Applicant Information Sheet.

All documents submitted become property of Student Services and will not be returned. Successful applicants will require the same documentation to be forwarded to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) as a part of the application for teacher certification.

If you have questions or for contact information, including mailing address, please see Student Services.

Equity Admissions for Bachelor of Education/Diploma in Education

Queen’s University attempts each year to admit a student body reflective of the general population of Canada. The Faculty of Education has developed an admission policy regarding equitable representation of groups that are underrepresented in the teaching profession, and has reserved a number of equity admission places in the Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Education Programs. Those who complete the voluntary Equity Admission form will be considered both under the general admission procedure and under the equity admission policy.

Language Proficiency

English is the language of instruction at Queen’s University and in the schools in Ontario where our teacher candidates carry out their required practice teaching. Applicants who are non-native speakers of English are required to provide evidence of oral and written proficiency in English in one of two ways:

  • Candidates must have studied full-time at least three full years (or the equivalent) at a university where the language of instruction and examination was in English in a country where one of the official languages is English. Time spent in ESL courses or in an ESL program is not counted toward this three-year requirement. Applicants who have attended university other than in North America must submit a letter directly from the university verifying that the language of instruction and examination was English.

Or

  • Candidates must have achieved the required level of proficiency on one of the three tests of English language listed below.

Each of the following language tests has a minimum score that must be attained before the applicant will be considered for admission to the Faculty of Education:

  1. The Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based (TOEFL iBT). The TOEFL iBT test code number 8573 must be used to ensure that the results are forwarded directly to the Faculty of Education. Required test scores: Minimum 24 on the Reading component, 23 on the Listening, 28 on each of the Writing and Speaking components, with a minimum 103 overall.
  2. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Request the Academic test. Required test scores: minimum 6.5 on both the Reading and Listening components, and a minimum of 7.0 on the Writing and Speaking components, with a minimum 7.0 overall.
  3. Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL). Select “Test Takers” from the top bar menu to access information, including test locations and dates. Required test score: Minimum 70 in all 4 categories and minimum 70 overall.

Candidates admitted to the program who are found to have an unsatisfactory command of the English language, either spoken or written, where their language skills interferes with their ability to communicate effectively in the classroom, may be required to take remedial work or may be asked to withdraw from the program.

International Transcripts (Bachelor of Education/Diploma of Education Admissions)

For the Bachelor of Education/Diploma in Education, applicants who obtained a degree from a foreign institution (from non-Canadian or American institutions) must have all international official transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (WES) (ICAP course-by-course assessment).

Note that it can take upwards of six weeks for WES to receive official transcripts from a foreign academic institution, after which point the WES evaluation can take a week or longer to complete. Applicants should begin the evaluation process as early as possible.

Ensure you are on the Canadian page (a maple leaf in the banner). Applicants are responsible for the costs associated with the WES evaluation and any translation required. Applicants must request that WES evaluations be sent directly to Student Services by the official transcript deadline.

If you have questions, please contact Student Services.

Note: the Ontario College of Teachers set their own document and assessment requirements and policies, which may be different from the requirements noted in this policy. Completion of the B.Ed. degree requirements does not guarantee a teaching certificate. All graduates who apply to the Ontario College of Teachers must meet all their requirements. Current licensing requirements may be found on the web at oct.ca.