Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education Program Delivery – (COVID-19 Updates)


Update: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Queen’s is planning for a resumption of in-person activity in September and is supported in this plan by advice from KFL&A Public Health. There are many complexities to consider when planning for the expansion of in-person campus operations, and we appreciate your patience as we work to identify issues and develop resources to assist units in the transition, including the role that online learning will play.


Update: Wednesday September 23rd, 2020

On September 22, the Provost sent a message outlining that, with some exceptions, most courses would continue to be delivered remotely in the winter term. He also stated that each Faculty would provide additional information.


Taking into account such factors as regional COVID-19 infection rates, ability to access testing with quick results, continuing social distancing protocols, provincial regulations for occupancy in a building, the nature of our program timetable, and our ability to offer the program to a subset of our final year, the January – April term of the B.Ed./Dip.Ed “final year” program will continue to be taught as remote delivery.

We are hopeful that the situation will improve so that we can bring teacher candidates to campus for June, July, or both months. Of course, this is dependent on advice from provincial and regional public health.


Graduate courses will continue to be offered remotely with some courses having optional blended sessions, as was the case this fall.


COVID-19 has been an unprecedented crisis and requires us to carefully balance the desire to return to regular program delivery with the need to keep our students and community safe and healthy.

Queen’s has worked with public health to develop a university-wide plan to bring students back to in-person classes gradually over the course of the 2020-21 academic year.

Under this plan, all B.Ed. courses will be offered remotely in the fall 2020 term.

The Faculty of Education will continue to provide teacher candidates a high-quality remote learning experience for the fall 2020 term. It is our strong hope that all teacher candidates will be back on campus for the start of the winter term in January 2021. Fall practicum will be based on how school boards are delivering classes.

We will continue to share updates on this webpage, by email to current students, and offer Town Halls as needed.


Graduate Studies

Updated: May 20, 2020

Presently, we plan to deliver graduate courses in-person for fall 2020. This plan, as well as all of our decisions concerning a return to in-person instruction, is based on the latest public health advice. Our utmost priority is the safety of our students, staff, and faculty. We will continue to follow the latest public health advice as we move into the winter and summer 2021 terms, and update the timetable as needed.

The Faculty is working on operational plans to ensure graduate students will be able to safely return in-person for the fall 2020 term. Remote delivery options will be available for those unable to attend in-person as a result of COVID-19. Some instructors have already chosen to use remote delivery for their courses, in which case students are not expected to come to campus. Unless otherwise stated, all other courses will use a blended delivery, meaning the instructor will be on campus with students who are able to attend courses in-person, but students are permitted to attend these courses via remote delivery.

School of English

The Queen’s School of English will be holding all fall programs using a combination of live online and asynchronous student work. For more information please visit the QSoE website or contact QSoE via email.


Queen’s, community organizations, and the government are all providing support during this difficult time. Queen’s Student Affairs has compiled a list of resources offered by Queen’s, including counselling services and an emergency bursary. More information.