Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Teacher Education and English Language Programs

Professional Development for Korean Teachers

Do you want to become familiar with the Ontario education system and curriculum, while improving your English language skills? Do you want to prepare for teaching jobs in Ontario?

The Faculty of Education at Queen's University is offering you a unique opportunity to receive professional development in Canada for teachers who are certified to teach in South Korea. You can choose between two of the 8-month programs, depending on your interests and the experience that you are looking for in Canada. You will receive a transcript and a Certificate of Completion at the end of either of the programs. These programs will count towards the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) accreditation process.

Select Your Program:

Academic Program:

  • Enroll in two terms of the Bachelor of Education program
  • Join selected courses within the Bachelor of Education and gain academic credits (18 credit units in total)
  • Experience classes with other students in the program who are preparing to become teachers in Ontario
  • Entrance requirement: IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL iBT 90
  • Certificate issued: Ontario Teacher Preparation Certificate

Professional Program:

  • Enroll in five professional courses for teachers (Additional Qualification - AQ)
  • Join other Korean teachers who are gaining professional development like you
  • Experience continuing teacher education chosen by most of the Ontario teachers
  • Entrance requirement: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 80
  • Certificate issued: Preparing to Teach in Ontario: Post Grad Certificate

Programs Include

English Language Training

The English language training offers intensive, integrated practice in all four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The goal is to help you achieve IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL iBT 103 level of proficiency.

School Placement

You will complete 20 days of a practicum placement in a local school. During this placement, you will observe classes and gain experience in teaching in a Canadian classroom.

Employment and Career Preparation

You will have an opportunity to join workshops that will help you to prepare for job applications in Ontario. The workshops focus on resume writing, job searches, and preparing for job fairs.

Program Dates and Fees

Both programs are from August 26, 2019 to April 30, 2020.

  • Academic Program: Tuition fee is $25,820 CAD
  • Professional Program: Tuition fee is $13,600 CAD
  • Additional fees include student activity fee, University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), and accommodations (homestay is available)

You will receive an invoice with detailed fees after you apply for one of the programs

All fees are in Canadian dollars and subject to change without notice.

How to Apply

To apply for one of the programs, please follow the steps below:

  • Online application is available online: https://ctecentre.ca/
  • Click “Get Started” under the New Users box
  • Create your CTE Centre Account
  • Select “Ontario Prep Courses for Korean Teachers”

Important Deadlines

  • March 08, 2019:  Applications are accepted online. Program invoice will be issued if your application is successful.
  • June 01, 2019:  Deadline to apply and to submit supporting documents (transcripts and English language test scores).
  • June 15, 2019: Deadline to make a full payment.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email.


These programs are supported by the Korean Education Centre in Canada. 

These programs are pending Faculty Board approval.