How to Apply - Indigenous Teacher Education Community-Based

ITEP Community Based students in Manitoulin IslandProgram offering is contingent upon funding and adequate enrolment.

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.

Dec 1: Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS) online application deadline.

Dec 10: Deadline for receipt of official transcripts and supplemental documents.

Steps to Apply

  1. Create an account through Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS) and select the Q11 (Tyendinaga), Q13 (Mushkegowuk Territory), Q14 (Manitoulin North Shore), or Q16 (Lambton-Kent) Program Code for Indigenous Teacher Ed Community-Based (P/J).
  2. Send an email to 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.

Supplemental Documents for Indigenous Teacher Education

Please submit all supplemental documents using the Supplemental Documents Form.  Please note: this form can only be completed once, so please ensure all your documents are finalized and ready for submission.

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

Supplemental Document Method of Submission

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.

Submit PDF to Supplemental Documents Form

Highschool transcript showing completion of Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Submit PDF to Supplemental Documents Form
A résumé providing a clear and concise overview of both (a) your academic background, and (b) work experience. Submit PDF to Supplemental Documents Form
Applicant information sheet Automatically submitted through Supplemental Documents Form

Key Dates and Deadlines

Key Dates Description Method of Submission
Sept 15 2022

Teacher Education Applicant Service (TEAS) online applications open

Dec 1 2022

Teacher Education Applicant Service (TEAS) online application deadline

Dec 10 2022

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

MyQueens Portal/SOLUS

Feb 15 2023

Queen's sends first round of offers of admission

March 1 2023

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

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

IMPORTANT: The deadlines for application, official transcripts, and supplemental document submission are firm, due to the Queen's program starting in May.

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

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 Q11, 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 Q11, Q13, Q14, or Q16 programs. If an applicant applies to more than the Q11, 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 Q11, Q13, Q14, or Q16 portion of application fees. Questions should be addressed to

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