Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

How to Apply - Aboriginal Teacher Education

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

Concurrent Education students submit the following documents to Student Services by 15 December 2017, if their final B.Ed. year is in 2018-2019.

Consecutive Education applicants submit official transcripts of all 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. The online Aboriginal Teacher Education Applicant Information Form (the information collected is kept confidential and is used to maintain data on Aboriginal admissions).
  2. The Statement of Aboriginal Experience.
  3. A résumé providing a clear and concise overview of both (a) your academic background, and (b) work experience.
  4. Reference letters from two respected members of your Aboriginal community (e.g., Elders, Community Leaders, Work Supervisors, Social/School Counsellors, Educators, Director of local Friendship Centres). The referees must be able to comment on Aboriginal community contributions which you have made, and your potential to serve in the field of Aboriginal education. Only original letters in a sealed envelope, containing original signatures, will be accepted.

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

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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.

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.