Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Admission Information for B.Ed/Dip.Ed.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Key Dates Description Method of Submission
Mid-Sept 2019 Teacher Education Applicant Service (TEAS) online applications open. TEAS
1 Nov 2019 Applicants can access the online Personal Statement of Experience (PSE) through SOLUS online Student Centre.  Submission details will be emailed to you after you apply. MyQueens Portal/SOLUS
1 Dec 2019* Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS) online application deadline. TEAS
10 Dec 2019*

Deadline for receipt of PSE.
Deadline for receipt of official transcripts and supplemental documents. For policies on transcripts, see TEAS Requirements for Queen's.

MyQueens Portal/SOLUS

15 Feb 2020 Queen's sends offers of admission. TEAS
1 March 2020 Deadline to accept Queen's offers of admission through TEAS and pay deposit to Queen's TEAS
30 June 2020 Deadline for applicants with conditional offers to submit final transcripts indicating completion of required and/or recommended courses and/or degree conferral.

Submit to:
Student Services Office

*Note the deadlines for application, official transcripts, PSE and supplemental document submission are firm, due to the Queen's program starting in May.

2020/2021 Program Dates

Dates Description
6 May 2020 Consecutive Education program begins
30 May to 7 June 2020 Summer Term Break
6 August 2020 Summer Term classes end
26 - 30 August 2020 (tentative) OEE Field Camp
31 August 2020 Fall Term classes begin
18 December 2020 Fall Term classes end
4 January 2021 Winter Term classes begin
30 April 2021 Winter Term classes end
3 May 2021 Summer Term classes begin
29 May to 6 June 2021  Summer Term Break
6 Aug 2021 Summer Term ends

*Dates are subject to change.

Equity Admissions

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.

English Language Requirements

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

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.