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Academic Calendars

Our Academic Calendars provide information on our regulations, policies, programs, courses, and degree requirements.

Master's, Professional Online Master's, and Ph.D.

B.Ed./Dip.Ed. Academic Calendar

2016-17 B.Ed./Dip.Ed. Academic Calendar

Characteristics of the Program

Our vision of the graduate of Queen's University Faculty of Education is that of a critically reflective professional. Graduates are expected to integrate theoretical, practical, and experiential knowledge in the understanding and resolution of professional issues. We see the beginning teacher as an active agent in the development of a socially inclusive pedagogy aimed at social justice. In our vision, the critically reflective teacher is the one who asks questions that go beyond immediate pressures of daily practice, and who has a disposition to work in collaboration with other members of the profession and with all those involved in the education and development of all learners.

  • The program sustains a commitment to academic excellence and to learning how to learn, and reflects teaching as both an intellectual and practical activity, according to Queen's principles.
  • The program considers that all teacher candidates should possess the literacy and critical skills associated with an educated person.
  • The program promotes caring as a central value in the profession of teaching, and inclusivity as a fundamental pedagogical principle.
  • The program integrates the following domains: school context, curriculum, teaching and learning, assessment, evaluation and reporting, educational ends, purposes and values and their philosophical and historical grounds.
  • The following themes are embedded in the program: inclusivity and social justice; collaboration and leadership; the use of information and communication technologies in teaching and learning.
  • The program promotes the preparation of future educators who will address issues of sustainability in their classrooms by becoming environmentally aware, practicing resource conservation, and exploring new ways to minimize the impact of human beings on the environment.
Sessional Dates

Class/Practicum Block Summary

2016        
4-6 May     Summer 1 Introduction to the Program   3 days
9-27 May    Summer 1 Practicum (Victoria Day 23 May)  14 days
2-27 May    Summer 2 Practicum (Victoria Day 23 May)    19 days
30 May-22 June    Summer 1 class block 1    18 days
30 May-23 June    Summer 2 class block 1    19 days
23-30 June    Summer 1 break (Canada Day 1 July)    6 days
24-30 June    Summer 2 break (Canada Day 1 July)    5 days
4-27 July    Summer 1 & 2 class block 2    18 days
28 July-18 Aug    Summer 1 class block 3 (Civic holiday 1 Aug)    15 days
29 July    Summer 2 Professional Conference    1 day
5 Aug    Summer 2 Session ends    
24-28 Aug    OEE: EDST 417 Field Camp   5 days
28 Aug   ACE program begins: EDST 425   1 day
29 Aug    Final Year Concurrent and Consecutive F/W Opening Day    1 day
30 Aug-7 Oct    Fall class block 1    28 days
11 Oct-18 Nov    Practicum (Thanksgiving 10 October)    29 days
21 Nov-16 Dec    Fall class block 2 (Commemoration Day 6 December.  Classes will not be held.)    17 days, 45 days total Fall Term
        
2017        
3 Jan-10 Feb    Winter class block 1 (January 2 University closed. Classes will not be held)    29 days
13 Feb-10 March    Practicum (Family Day 20 Feb)    19 days
13-17 March    March Break    5 days
20 March-7 April   Alternative Practicum    15 days
10 April-28 April  Winter class block 2 (Good Friday 14 April)   14 days, 43 days total Winter Term
1-26 May    Summer 2 Practicum (Victoria Day 22 May)    19 days
3-5 May    Summer 1 Introduction to the Program    3 days
8-26 May    Summer 1 Practicum (Victoria Day 22 May)    14 days
29 May-21 June    Summer 1 class block 1    18 days
29 May-22 June    Summer 2 class block 1    19 days
22-30 June    Summer 1 break (Canada Day 1 July)    6 days
23-30 June    Summer 2 break (Canada Day 1 July)    5 days
3-26 July    Summer 1 & 2 class block 2    18 days
27 July-17 Aug    Summer 1 class block 3 (Civic Holiday 7 Aug)    15 days
28 July    Summer 2 Professional Conference    1 day
4 Aug    Summer 2 session ends           
        

Sessional Date Details

May 2016        
1    Summer Term begins.    
1    Tuition fees due in full for Summer term.    
4-6    Summer 1 Introduction to the Program.    
18     Last date to add Summer Term classes. Last date to drop Summer Term classes without financial penalty.    
2-27    Summer 2 Practicum. (Victoria Day 23 May)   
9-27     Summer 1 Practicum (Victoria Day 23 May)   
30     Summer 1 & 2 class block 1 begins.    
        
June 2016       
10    Spring Convocation.    
1-22 Summer 1 class block 2.
1-23 Summer 2 class block 2. 
23-30    Summer 1 break. (Canada Day 1 July)  
24-30    Summer 2 break. (Canada Day 1 July)  
        
July 2016   
1     Canada Day. (University closed. Classes will not be held.)   
4-27     Summer 1 & 2 class block 2.    
22    Last date to drop Summer Term courses.    
28-29 July    Summer 1 class block 3 begins.    
29 July    Summer 2 Professional Conference.    
        
August 2016        
1    Civic Holiday. (University closed.  Classes will not be held.)    
2-18  Summer 1 class block 3.
5 Aug    Summer 2 Session ends.   
24-28    OEE: EDST 417 Field Camp.
28 Aug   ACE program begins: EDST 425.   
29    Final Year Concurrent and Consecutive Fall/Winter Opening Day.    
30    Class block 1 begins.    
        
September 2016        
1    Tuition fees are due in full for Fall Term.    
5    Labour Day. (University closed. Classes will not be held.)    
13    Last date to add Fall Term and Fall-Winter Term classes.    
23    Last date to drop Fall Term and Fall-Winter Term classes without financial penalty.    
        
October 2016        
7     Class block 1 ends.    
10    Thanksgiving Day. (University closed.  Classes will not be held.)    
11    Practicum begins. (11-28 Oct PRAC 420/421, 14 days.)   
        
November 2016        
TBA    Fall Convocation.    
4    Last date to drop Fall Term classes.    
11    Remembrance Day.    
18    Practicum ends. (31 Oct-18 Nov PRAC 430/431, 15 days, 29 days total Fall term.)   
21    Class block 2 begins.    
        
December 2016        
1    First date to apply in SOLUS to graduate in Spring 2017 (tentative).    
6    Commemoration Day. (Class will not be held.)   
16    Class block 2 ends. (19 days in block 2, 17 days of class due to Building Futures, 45 days total in Fall term.)   
31    Fall Term ends.    
        
January 2017        
1    Winter Term begins.    
2    University closed. Classes will not be held.    
3    Winter Term classes begin.      
10    Tuition fees are due in full for Winter Term.    
16    Last date to add Winter Term classes.    
20    Last date to drop Winter Term classes without financial penalty.    
        
February 2017        
10    Class block 1 ends.    
13    Practicum begins.    
20    Family Day. (University closed. Classes will not be held.)    
        
March 2017        
3     Last date to drop Winter term and multi-term classes.    
10    Practicum ends.    
13-17    March Break.    
20   Alternative Practicum begins.    
        
April 2017        
7    Alternative Practicum ends.   
10    Class block 2 begins.    
14    Good Friday (University closed.  Classes will not be held.)    
21    Last date to apply in SOLUS to graduate in Spring 2017 (tentative).    
28    Class block 2 ends.    
30    Winter Term ends.    
        
May 2017        
1    Tuition fees are due in full for Summer Term.    
1-26 Summer 2 Practicum
3-5  Summer 1 Introduction to the Program.    
8-26 Summer 1 Practicum
17 Last date to add Summer Term courses. Last date to drop Summer Term classes without financial penalty.
22    Victoria Day. (University closed.)    
29    Summer 1 & 2 class block 1 begins.    
        
June 2017        
TBA    Spring Convocation.    
21 Summer 1 class block 1 ends.
22 Summer 2 class block 1 ends.
22-30 June    Summer 1 break.
23-30 June    Summer 2 break. 
        
July 2017        
1    Canada Day.    
3-26    Summer 1 & 2 class block 2.    
21    Last date to drop Summer term courses.    
27    Summer 1 class block 3 begins.    
28    Summer 2 Professional Conference.    
        
August 2017        
5    Summer 2 Term ends.    
7    Civic Holiday. (University closed. Classes will not be held.)    
17    Summer 1 class block 3 ends.    

 

 

 
Fees

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to make changes, without notice, in the scale of fees. If changes are approved after publication deadlines, every effort will be made to notify students affected. Lack of notification or error on the part of the university does not exempt a student from paying the appropriate fee. Tuition fee increases, if applicable, become effective 1 May each year. Administrative fee increases become effective 1 September each year. Details regarding Fees will be published on the web.

Tuition and Fees
Refer to the Tuition and Fees page on the Office of the University Registrar website.

Account Information
Students are given access to SOLUS, an on-line information system, and students are expected to access this system to determine account balances.

Confidentiality
In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), the contents of student records, including student fee account balances, are considered confidential personal information to all authorized users at the University. Unless compelled to do so by law, or authorized by the student (on SOLUS or in writing), the University does not disclose the contents of student records to any party outside the University. Please see the Office of the Access and Privacy Coordinator for more information.

All Programs (BEd/DEd Year)

$15  

Professional Learning Days

Program Tracks

$300

EDST 425AB
FOCI 222AB

Artist in Community Education 

$450

EDST 260AB
FOCI 260AB

Outdoor and Experiential Education

Primary-Junior

$20

CURR 359

Integrated Arts

$10

CURR 387AB

Science and Technology

$7

CURR 389

Art

$5

CURR 391

Drama

Intermediate-Senior

$10

CURR 303

Introduction to Biology Teaching

$20

CURR 311

Dramatic Arts

$25

CURR 312

Dramatic Arts

$30

CURR 323

Geography

$10

CURR 335

Introduction to Teaching History

$15

CURR 379

Visual Arts

Primary-Junior and Intermediate-Senior

$5

EDST 215AB

Museum Education

$5

FOCI 215AB

Arts in Education K-12

$25

FOCI 230AB

Drama in Education

$25

FOCI 285AB

Teaching and Learning Outside of Schools

$10

FOCI 295AB

Teaching Exceptional Learners

$6

PROF 503

Integrating Environmental Education in the Classroom

Technological Education

$60

CURR 360
CURR 361
CURR 368
CURR 369
FOCI 213

Materials Fee

 

Administrative Fees
(credit card, certified cheque or money order payable to Queen's University)

Appeal Fee

$40

A. to appeal program changes, late course changes, or late application to graduate;
B. to appeal academic sanctions

Additional Practicum Fee

$375

for additional Practicum weeks over and above the regular 17 weeks of assessed Practicum. The fee covers honoraria for the associate teacher, faculty liaison supervision, and base-rate travel costs for supervision.

Appeal Fee for Failed Grade

$100

to formally appeal failed grades.

Application Fee for Diploma Conversion

$150

for converting of a Diploma in Education to a Bachelor of Education.

Delayed OCT Reporting Fee

$100

for delayed reporting to the Ontario College of Teachers beyond a 12-month period from initial program completion.

Document Fee

$10

for completion of all documents related to registration at Queen's.

Official Transcript Fee

$15

as set by the University Registrar's Office.

Returned Cheque Charge

$20

in the event that a cheque is returned by the bank, there will be a "certified cheque only" requirement for all future payments made to the tuition fee account.

Student Card Replacement Charge

$20

as set by the University Registrar's Office.

*Administrative Fees are subject to change

 

Application Fee Refund Policy for Consecutive Education Programs

It is the policy of OUAC/TEAS that all application fees are non-refundable. This includes the Application Service Fee, Transcript Request Fee, Additional Choices Fee, and Supplementary Fees.

At the discretion of the Education Registrar, Queen's may refund application fees as follows:

A. For applicants assessed as qualified for admission, Queen's may refund the Supplementary Fee ($80 for 2013-14) under the following circumstances:

B. If the program option (IS, PJ, TE) or program track (ACE, ATE, OEE) or delivery format (full-time, part-time) for which the applicant has applied is not being offered for the specific year, providing that the applicant has not been offered an alternative program option, program track, or delivery format.

C. If the IS teaching subject for which the applicant has applied is not being offered for the specific year, providing that the applicant has not been offered an alternative teaching subject or program option.

D. If the TE BBT for which the applicant has applied is not being offered for the specific year, providing that the applicant has not been offered an alternative BBT, program or delivery option.
For applicants assessed as qualified for admission, Queen's may refund the Application Service Fee ($130 for 2013-14), Transcript Request Fee (to a maximum of $20), Additional Choice Fee, and Supplementary Fee under the following circumstance:

If the program option (PJ, IS, TE) or program track (ACE, ATE, OEE) or delivery format (full-time, part-time) for which the applicant has applied is not being offered for the specific year, providing that the applicant has not been offered an alternative program option, program track, or delivery option, and that the original program was the sole choice of the applicant.

 

Compulsory Course Fee Policy

1. The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ ancillary fee policy governs the application of compulsory course related (materials) fees levied by the Faculty of Education.

2. New fees will be approved annually by the Professional Studies Committee (PSC).  Instructors/coordinators will submit a request form for the upcoming academic year (summer, fall, winter terms) by 31 January, to be considered by PSC and Faculty Board February meetings. The request form must itemize the materials, purposes and costs associated with the fee. Strict adherence to the 31 January PSC submission deadline is required to meet the deadlines for the review process:
•    Professional Studies Committee
•    Faculty Board
•    Provost’s Advisory Group on Course Related Fees, with feedback solicited from both the AMS and SGPS
•    Capital Assets and Finance Committee and the Board of Trustees

3.     Allowable materials and events for compulsory course fees include special papers and consumable materials, course packs, photocopying beyond the per student per class allotment assigned $1.25/12 hour course, food, anything that the teacher candidate consumes or uses to make an artifact that they will keep. The fee collected must be used by the teacher candidate from whom it was collected. See Guidelines to Queen’s Compulsory Course Related Fees.

4.     Admission costs should only be included if there is a cost savings by group admission fee.

5.     Fee submissions that are incomplete or missing details will not be approved.

6.     Fees not approved will not be levied.

7.     Instructors will clearly detail in the course outline the materials, purposes and costs associated with the fee.

8.     Instructors are responsible for reporting the actual expenditures and balance of the fee charged for each course by 1 June for fall/winter courses, and by 1 September for summer courses, to the Professional Studies Committee. The Committee shall maintain these reports for disclosure upon request to the Education Students' Society and the Society of Graduate and Professional Students. Approved compulsory course fees will be maintained for subsequent academic years as long as reporting occurs each year.

9.     There must be a zero balance at the end of the term for each course collecting fees. In cases where a residual balance does exist, the remaining funds will be re-allocated to the Events and Professional Activity Days account.
    
10. Fees will be levied and collected centrally (e.g, Student Services office, Finance Office). Instructors are prohibited from collecting fees directly.
    
11. Disbursement of fees will be subject to University procurement and expenditure approval processes (e.g., approved by the Dean).

Faculty may not make it a requirement that students purchase access to online applications in order to access online assignments, tests and/or examinations that are required for successful completion of a credit course. These types of fees fall into the category of tuition-related compulsory ancillary fees. The costs associated with the administration of assignments, tests and examinations should be paid for out of operating revenue, and students should not be required to purchase these applications.

Disbursement of fees will be subject to University procurement and expenditure approval processes (e.g., approved by the Dean).