Admission Information for Bachelor of Education Diploma in Education

Key Dates and Deadlines 

Key Dates Description Method of Submission
Sept 15 2022 Teacher Education Applicant Service (TEAS) online applications open. TEAS
Oct-Nov 2022 Attend Admission Webinars for more information about programs and program tracks  
Nov 1 2022 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
Dec 1 2022* Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS) online application deadline. TEAS
Dec 8 2022 Extended Deadline for ITEP Community-Based, Tech Ed, and Tech Ed Multi-Session 
Dec 10 2022*

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

Dec 17 2022 Extended Deadline for supplemental documents (including PSE) for ITEP Community-Based, Tech Ed and Tech Ed Multi-Session.  MyQueens Portal/SOLUS
Feb 15 2023 Queen's sends first round of offers of admission. TEAS
March 1 2023 Deadline to accept Queen's offers of admission through TEAS and pay deposit to Queen's TEAS
June 30 2023 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.

2023/2024 Program Dates* (On-campus programs only, for those admitted in 2023) 

Dates Description
May 3 2023 Consecutive Education program begins
May 8 - 26 2023 Practicum
May 29 - June 2 2023 Summer Term Break
June 5 - 29 2023 Summer Class Block 1
July 3 - 28 2023 Summer Class Block 2
August 23 - 27 2023 (tentative) OEE Field Camp
August 28 - September 28 2023 Fall Term Class Block 1
October 2 - November 17 2023 Practicum
November 20 - December 20 2023 Fall Term Class Block 2
January 2 - February 2 2024 Winter Term Class Block 1
February 5 - March 1 2024 Practicum
March 4 - 8, March 18 - 28 2024 Alternative Practicum
April 1 - 26 2024 Winter Term Class Block 2
April 29 - May 24 2024 Practicum
May 27 - 31 2024 Summer Term Break
June 3 - 28 2024 Summer Term Class Block 1
July 2 - 26 2024 Summer Term Class Block 2

*Pending approval. 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.


  • 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