Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

How to Apply - Indigenous Teacher Education Community-Based

For information on this program, please visit the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (Community-Based).

Applicants to the Primary-Junior Indigenous Teacher Education Community-Based program submit official transcripts from each institution attended and the Supplemental Documents listed below.

Application Deadlines:

For the Lambton-Kent (Q16), Manitoulin North Shore (Q14), and Mushkegowuk Territory (Q13) programs:
Dec 1: Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS) online application deadline.
Dec 10: Deadline for receipt of official transcripts and supplemental documents.
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ITEP Community Based students in Manitoulin Island

Supplemental Documents for Indigenous Teacher Education

Please submit one email containing all applicable Supplemental Documents.

Please see our Supplemental Documentation Guide for more details about the process.

  Supplemental Document Method of Submission

The online Indigenous Teacher Education Applicant Information Form (the information collected is kept confidential and is used to maintain data on Indigenous admissions).

Automatically submitted using the form

A résumé providing a clear and concise overview of both (a) your academic background, and (b) work experience.

Submit PDF to: Student Services Office as part of your complete application package

Reference letters from two respected members of your Indigenous 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 Indigenous community contributions which you have made, and your potential to serve in the field of Indigenous education.

Letters of reference should be submitted by the referees directly to:
Student Services Office

Statement of Indigenous Experience (SIE). Please consider your future in Indigenous education when you are completing the SIE. Personal qualities and experiences are vitally important to the successful educator. The Faculty of Education encourages applicants to focus their SIE on what would make you a good teacher. When listing an extracurricular activity or employment opportunity, describe the impact of this experience and the greatest learning outcome for you from the perspective of how that would make you a good teacher. The readers of your SIE will be looking for you to explain how your experiences will help you as a future educator.

Automatically submitted using the form

Highschool transcript showing completion of Ontario Secondary School Diploma (for those without an undergraduate degree).

Submit PDF to:
Student Services Office as part of your complete application package

If you have questions or for contact information, please see Student Services Office.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Key Dates Description Method of Submission
17 Sept 2021

Teacher Education Applicant Service (TEAS) online applications open

1 Dec 2021

Teacher Education Applicant Service (TEAS) online application deadine

10 Dec 2021

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

MyQueens Portal/SOLUS

15 Feb 2022

Queen's sends offers of admission

1 March 2022

Deadline to accept Queen's offers of admission through TEAS and pay deposit to Queen's

30 June 2022

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




Application Fees

To reduce a potential barrier for applicants to the ITEP Community-Based program, the Faculty of Education will offer payment vouchers to cover the base OUAC/TEAS application fee (maximum $159) and the Queen’s supplemental fee (maximum $80).

*Applicants are encouraged to apply to any Teacher Education program. However, if an applicant to the Q13, Q14, or Q16 ITEP Community-Based (P/J) program is applying to other programs/choices through OUAC/TEAS, the commitment of Queen’s Faculty of Education to subsidize the application fees will only extend to the Q13, Q14, or Q16 programs. If an applicant applies to more than the Q13, Q14, or Q16 programs, it is the responsibility of the applicant to pay all OUAC/TEAS upfront. Queen’s will reimburse applicants for the Q13, Q14, or Q16 portion of application fees. Questions should be addressed to educstudentservices@queensu.ca.

Steps to Apply

  1. Create an account through Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS) and select the Q13, Q14, or Q16 Program Code for Indigenous Teacher Ed Community-Based (P/J).
  2. Send an email to educstudentservices@queensu.ca with your name and email address to obtain a payment voucher. The payment voucher is to be applied towards the OUAC and Queen’s application fees specific to this program. You must obtain the voucher before paying the fees, reimbursements will not be issued.
  3. Login to your OUAC Account and input the payment voucher number to complete the application payment.

If you have questions about the ITEP Community-based program offerings and/or the application process, please contact Student Services or the ITEP Office:

Indigenous Teacher Education Program Office

Faculty of Education Student Services Office