How to Apply - Indigenous Teacher Education Community-Based

ITEP Community Based students in Manitoulin IslandProgram is contingent on funding and 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.

Apply now at: TEAS

Step-by-step process

Step 1: Create an account through Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS) and select the correct program code for for Indigenous Teacher Ed Community-Based (P/J).

Program Codes

Location Code
Tyendinaga Q11
Mushkegowuk Territory Q13
Manitoulin North Shore Q14
Lambton-Kent Q16
Pikangikum Q40

Step 2: Send an email to with your name and email address to receive a payment voucher. The payment voucher will be applied towards the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) and Queen’s application fees specific to this program. You must obtain the voucher before paying the fees, reimbursements will not be issued.

Step 3: Login to your OUAC Account and input the payment voucher number to complete the application payment.

Step 4: Submit supplemental documents through the Supplemental Documents Form. Find out more about each requirement below under the heading 'Supplemental Documents'. Make sure you include: two reference letters from respected members of your Indigenous community, a Statement of Indigenous Experience, a high school transcript, résumé, and an applicant information sheet. 

Step 5: Wait for an offer of admission.

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, Q16, or Q40 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, Q16, or Q40 programs. If an applicant applies to more than the Q11, Q13, Q14, Q16, or Q40 programs, it is the responsibility of the applicant to pay all OUAC/TEAS upfront. Queen’s will reimburse applicants for the Q11, Q13, Q14, Q16, or Q40 portion of application fees. Questions should be addressed to

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.

*Reference letters cannot be written by relatives or friends of the applicant

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 SIE via this form 

High school transcript showing completion of Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12 Diploma) or GED must be completed by December 1, 2023. 

Submit PDF to Supplemental Documents Form
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 Fill out via Supplemental Documents Form

Key Dates and Deadlines

Key Dates Description Method of Submission

Teacher Education Applicant Service (TEAS) online applications open


Teacher Education Applicant Service (TEAS) online application deadline

Dec. 10 

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

MyQueens Portal/SOLUS

Feb. 26 

Queen's sends first round of offers of admission

March 3 

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

June 30 

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