The Faculty of Education is internationally recognized for its research, researchers, and partnerships with educators around the globe. Faculty members conduct and present research abroad and also collaborate with research partners around the world on a variety of international initiatives and projects.
Teacher candidates and graduate students also have opportunities to participate in international projects, exchanges, and practica as a part of their programs, and they are advised about seeking international work opportunities by our advisors in Education Career Services.
The Faculty provides generous support to faculty members, graduate students, and teacher candidates for creating and maintaining international connections through the Elliott/Upitis/Bamji/Hajee Travel Fellowships.
The Alternative Practicum is completed by BEd candidates in March each year and may be done abroad. Hundreds of teacher candidates have completed international placements in more than 75 partner countries over the past 15 years. Placements have been done in schools and international schools as well as institutions such as museums, galleries, hospitals and theatres.
Assessment & Evaluation Group (AEG)
AEG faculty members and graduate students engage in independent and collaborative research, program reviews and consulting both domestically and internationally.
International Teacher Placement Service (ITPS)
For teachers or schools unable to attend the Teachers' Overseas Recruiting Fair, Education Career Services maintains a registry of teachers interested in international opportunities, the International Teacher Placement Service. This service operates on a year-round basis and is open to teachers with certification in North America.
The Faculty has developed agreements for faculty visits, student exchanges, and research collaboration with partner universities in Australia, Europe, Asia, and South America.
Queen's Education Letter
The Queen's Education Letter engages educators and the public at home and abroad in a discussion of current educational issues by making accessible the ideas and research of prominent scholars on compelling topics.
Queen's School of English
Queen’s School of English offers a variety of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs and courses for international students, including intensive academic English, summer or winter short-term programs and tailored options.
Social Program Evaluation Group (SPEG)
SPEG is an applied research, development, and evaluation unit within Queen's University, supported by the Faculty of Education. It is recognized nationally and internationally for multidisciplinary applied research and program evaluation projects designed to inform social policy and programs.
Teachers' Overseas Recruiting Fair (TORF)
The Faculty of Education organizes the annual Teachers' Overseas Recruiting Fair. With approximately 80 international schools participating, this is the original and largest event of its kind in Canada.
Theory and History of Education International Research Group
The Theory and History of Education International Research Group aims at sharing research, engaging in collaborative scholarly work, generating academic exchanges or symposia, and producing scholarly work in various languages related to the history and philosophy of education.
UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning
The UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning promotes the priorities of UNESCO in relation to arts education, creativity, teacher education, research, and e-learning. The main priority is to encourage and strengthen international linkages and capacity building in arts education.