Program offering is contingent upon funding and adequate enrolment.
Our on-campus TechEd program will prepare you to teach grades 9-12 in one of the many broad-based technological areas that are taught in Ontario, including communications technology, computer technology, health care, green industries, technological design, and more.
We have an on-campus version of this program and a multi-session (blended) option - find out more about the differences.
- Offered to Consecutive Education teacher candidates.
- There are two program options:
- Bachelor of Education (BEd) Individuals with a combination of wage-earning experience and completed post-secondary education, consisting of a post-secondary degree or diploma (min. 2 year) or apprenticeship program acceptable to Skilled Trades Ontario, that totals five (5) years*, of which at least two (2) years* must be wage-earning experience in their Broad-based Technology and at least four (4) months in this two year timeframe must be continuous will receive a BEd.
- Diploma in Education (DipEd) Individuals with a high school diploma and a minimum 5 years* of wage-earning experience, including business or industrial experience, where the applicant used skills and knowledge in the area of Technological Education selected for their Broad-based Technology will receive a DipEd. DipEd graduates are able to convert their DipEd to a BEd by completing a postsecondary degree or diploma or apprenticeship program acceptable to Skilled Trades Ontario, obtaining a red seal, or appealing to Skilled Trades Ontario. *Please note that 1 year equals 1850 hours
- 4 successive terms, starting in May and ending in August the following year. Queen's graduates are out into the job market early.
- Teacher candidates complete 21 weeks of placements, including an alternative practicum that can be done outside a school setting and anywhere in the world as long as it is related to the program.
- Travel fellowships support education-related travel outside Canada such as for alternative practicum placements.
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- Minimum 5 years* of wage-earning experience, including business or industrial experience, where the applicant used skills and knowledge in the area of Technological Education selected for their Broad-based Technology.
- At least 2 years* of wage-earning experience and successful completion of a postsecondary education program in the area of Technological Education selected for their Broad-based Technology. The postsecondary education program must be a minimum of six (6) semesters of academic studies where the experience and education use the applicant’s skills and knowledge in their Broad-based Technology.
- A combination of wage-earning experience and education that totals five (5) years*, of which at least two (2) years* must be wage-earning experience in their Broad-based Technology and at least four (4) months in this two years must be continuous.
*Please note that 1 year equals 1850 hours
Applicants must provide proof of competency in the same Broad-based Technology area to which they are applying in order to teach. This proof is a combination of both academic background and work experience in the same Broad-based Technology. Examples of activities that are not counted towards your skilled wage-earning experience are teaching, supervisory functions, management activities, customer service, and sales activities. Activities such as these cannot be counted even if they require knowledge of the Broad-based Technology area.
Proof of competence in the Broad-based Technology subject area must be demonstrated as follows:
- a minimum of 2 years of related postsecondary skilled work and/or wage-earning experience (in the same area of trade certification and in the same Broad-based Technology subject area that the applicant is seeking qualification)
- an acceptable combination of related academic studies and related skilled work and/or wage-earning experience
- Related university degree: A minimum of 2 years experience
- Related college diploma (3 years): A minimum of 2 years experience
- Related college diploma (2 years): 3 years experience
- 1 year of a 2-3 year related college diploma: 4 years experience
- Tradesperson (Secondary School Graduation Diploma): 5 years experience
*Please note that 1 year equals 1850 hours.
- Communications Technology
- Computer Technology
- Construction Technology
- Green Industries
- Hairstyling and Aesthetics*
- Health Care
- Manufacturing Technology
- Technological Design
- Transportation Technology*
* indicates that applicants must hold a Certificate of Qualification in the regulated trade.
Below are the ten Broad-based Technological areas that are taught in Ontario secondary schools. Under each area, we have included some of the specific skills that a future teacher should have to help you determine which Broad-based Technological area fits your related postsecondary skilled work and/or related wage-earning experience.
A broad range of technical skills and knowledge are needed in the specific Broad-based Technology to which you are applying. A single technical skill set is not acceptable at this point in time. This means that you should have a minimum range of 2 to 4 skill sets in one Broad-based Technology to be considered for admission.
- Audio-visual equipment
- Computer electronics
- Graphic artist/designer
- Radio and TV arts
- Hardware and software development
- Computer interfacing
- Network setup
- Robot construction
- Air conditioning and refrigeration
- Cabinet maker
Hairstyling and Aesthetics*
- *Aestheticians must hold a Hairstyling trade certificate.
- Registered Nursing certification
- Dental Assistant
- Child care/child development
Hospitality and Tourism
- Hospitality industry
- Forestry and forest management
- Horticulture and landscaping
- Greenhouse operation
- General machinist
- Tool and Die Maker
- Architectural/mechanical drafting
- Architectural/mechanical engineer
- Engineering design technologist
- Automotive body service technician certification
- Automotive vehicle service technician certification
- Heavy duty/truck service technician certification
- Motorcycle/small engine service technician certification
*Applicants for Hairstyling and Aesthetics or Transportation Technology require a Certificate of Qualification because they are compulsory regulated trades.
Breadth of Experience
The examples below show how breadth of technological experience would be interpreted in Construction Technology.
Very Narrow (NOT ADMISSIBLE)
- 1 skill set in 1 BBT subject area. (e.g., stonemasonry or electrical or plumbing)
- 2-3 skill sets in 1 BBT subject area. (e.g., house framing and cabinetmaking and electrical). Has used computers.
- 4 or more skills sets in 1 BBT subject area. (e.g., house framing and cabinetmaking and electrical and CAD). Computer literate.
- Near complete skill sets for 1 BBT (e.g., Construction Technology) and some skill sets from a 2nd BBT. Must have CAD and/or design experience.
When you complete our Teacher Education program, you will be prepared to teach students in the Grade 9 Integrated Technologies course, and then courses in one of the above Broad-based Technological areas at the Grades 10-12 levels in which you are qualified.
For more information about secondary school courses, see the following Ministry of Education curriculum documents:
- For Grades 9 and 10: The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10: Technological Education, 2009.
- For Grades 11 and 12: The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12: Technological Education, 2009.
If the content of the secondary school courses you examined matches your technical background AND a minimum range of 2 to 4 skill sets in one Broad-based Technology, then you should apply to that Broad-based Technology.
If your technical background does not match the content of the secondary school courses you have examined, start this process over to consider another Broad-based Technology.
If you do not find that there is a course that matches your technical background, then you do not have the technical background to apply for a teacher education program in Technological Education. The Ontario secondary school curriculum does not address all technical fields.
- CURR 360: Teaching Technological Education
- CURR 368: Curriculum Development in Technological Education
- FOCI 213: Broad-Based Technological Education
These courses will introduce to new ideas and practices, and ask you to critically reflect on how you will practice as an educator. Our faculty has a technological education shop specifically designed for project development and learning about the teaching of technological education. For details on courses taken in the program, click here.
Regular Practicum placements mean that you will work alongside other education professionals in classrooms for 21 weeks: one component in the first summer (3 weeks); two components in the fall (3 weeks and 4 weeks); one component in the winter term (4 weeks) followed by an alternative practicum (3 weeks); and one component in the second summer (4 weeks).
The practicum blocks take place in schools within the designated catchment area, which includes 26 boards spanning from Burlington to Cornwall. You will complete a practicum registration where you select four different potential school boards for placement.
The three-week Alternative Practicum offers an opportunity to gain experience in a concentration and placements are typically completed outside the public school system. You can do the Alternative Practicum anywhere in the world as long as it is related to your program. We also provide travel fellowships that can help you get there. Examples of previous placements include tourist resorts, community colleges, radio and television corporations, and many others in business and industry. Guidance and support will be given in selecting your placement.
Finance Your Studies
Queen's Student Awards provides charts with guidelines for costs that Teacher Candidates may incur, including education and basic living expenses. The amount it costs to attend Queen's will depend somewhat on the choices you make, which will affect your budget (such as where your extended practicum and/or alternative practicum is located).
For information on financial assistance please contact Queen's Student Awards.
For most entrance awards, all eligible candidates will be considered automatically. Most of these awards are based on academics. Visit the Student Awards Website to learn more.
|J. Bolton and Kathleen Slack Scholarship||Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering the consecutive Bachelor of Education program in the Faculty of Education.|
|Milton Frederick Pummell Scholarships||Two entrance scholarships are to be awarded on the basis of excellent teaching-related experience and academic standing to teacher candidates entering the consecutive Bachelor of Education program in the Primary-Junior option.|
|Paul Park Scholarship||Established to encourage students entering the Faculty of Education to teach in the fields of Mathematics, Science and Technological Education. Up to 10 scholarships are to be awarded on the basis of academic excellence.|
|Senator Frank Carrel Upper Year Scholarships||Up to ten scholarships are to be awarded on the basis of general proficiency to candidates who for at least one year at the time of their application have been and remain domiciled in the Province of Quebec.|
|John R. McCarthy Scholarship
|Awarded to a student who has graduated with at least second-class standing from either a three-year or four-year degree program in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's University who is normally domiciled in Ontario and will be enrolling in the Faculty of Education at Queen's University in the fall session immediately following graduation.|
|Indigenous Teacher Education Practicum Award||Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement to part-time or full-time students in the Diploma or Bachelor of Education programs in the Faculty of Education wishing to broaden their studies through a practicum placement within a First Nations school or provincial school.|
|Johnny Biosphere Environmental Education Fund||Established to promote environmental awareness among children. Teacher candidates, graduate students, and faculty are eligible to apply for funding. The application deadline is normally in late November.|
|Bamji International Practicum Placement Award||Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to support a final year full-time Concurrent Education student in the Faculty of Education, wishing to broaden their studies in the international environment through and alternative placement.|
|Charles Martyn Elliott and Kathleen Mead Elliott Award for Travel Fellowships in Education||Elliott Travel Fellowships for study outside Canada in the field of teacher education, pedagogy, or a related field are awarded to students enrolled in the Faculty of Education. In order to be eligible for this award, applicants must demonstrate financial need.|
|The Hajee Family Travel Fellowships in Education||Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to full-time students in teacher education or graduate programs in the Faculty of Education wishing to broaden their studies through an alternative practicum placement or research project in Africa.|
|Rose A. Freeman Memorial Award||It is given to a graduate student Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Education who directly contributes to the learning experience of Bachelor of Education (ConEd, BEd, DipEd) students through exhibiting outstanding commitment to the value of learning, availability to students, good organizational skills, and motivation.|
|Upitis International Study Award||Awarded annually to full-time students in teacher education and graduate programs enrolled in any Faculty of Education program wishing to broaden their studies in the international environment through an alternative placement.|
Students who are currently registered at Queen's University in the Faculty of Education can apply for the following external awards.
|Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO/FEEO) Faculty of Education Award
|Awarded by ETFO/FEEO to a student at a publicly-funded university/institution in Ontario, during the final year of their teacher training. The deadline to submit your application to ETFO/FEEO is April 30.|
|F.D. Sawyer Memorial Award, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO)
|The FD Sawyer Memorial Award was established in the memory of Frank D Sawyer, who was a member of the Provincial Executive during some of its most stirring years from 1952 to 1959 and President of OSSTF in 1954. At the time of his death in 1960 he was principal of Petrolia District High School. Frank Sawyer's great contribution to Federation lay in his ability to discover the basic issues in the many difficulties which arose in teacher-board relationships during his term of office and in his having a sense of humour in periods of crisis. The OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education Award, valued at $1,000 annually, shall be awarded to a graduating Intermediate/Senior or Technological Studies teacher candidate.|
|Margaret Craig Education Award
This award is be presented annually by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Nu Chapter, on the basis of merit and need, to a female student who:
The deadline to submit your application to the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Nu Chapter, Scholarship and Awards Committee is December 1. You can find more information and the application on OnQ under BEd >> Awards >> Margaret Craig Education Award
|OMLTA Helen G. Mitchell Award||
This award is granted annually by the Ontario Modern Language Teachers Association (OMLTA) to honour students graduating from a pre-service Modern Language program in Ontario Faculties of Education. The candidate must exemplify the attributes of a potentially outstanding Classical/FSL/International Language teacher. Nominations must only be submitted by the language instructor at the Faculty of Education; no applications are required from teacher candidates.
|Phyliss M. Beatty Memorial Award
|This award will be granted annually by the Ontario Alpha Delta Kappa Lambda Chapter to a female teacher candidate who is graduating from the Faculty of Education at Queen's University, and is a graduate of a high school in the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. The deadline to submit your application August 31.|
Students currently registered at Queen's University in the Faculty of Education may be nominated for the following graduation awards.
|A. Lorne Cassidy Award||Awarded to the graduating student who best displays outstanding talents and interests in the education of exceptional children during their program of study at the Faculty of Education.|
|Chiltern Way Academy Scholarship||The Chiltern Way Academy Scholarship in Exceptional Education is awarded to the graduating student on the basis of academic excellence in Exceptional Education.|
|L.W. Copp Award||Awarded to the student graduating from the Primary-Junior stream with high overall achievement and who demonstrates the qualities of an exemplary primary educator.|
|Frank J. Fowler Award||Awarded to the student graduating from the Primary-Junior stream who best demonstrates the qualities of an exemplary primary educator.|
|D. E. Loney Prize||Awarded to the graduating Technological Education student who has shown the most outstanding qualities of character and scholarship and demonstrated potential as a teacher.|
|Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) Scholarships||Awarded to the graduating student who has demonstrated academic excellence in one or more of the courses preparing candidates to teach in Ontario Roman Catholic Schools: EDST 456, A Study of the Religious Education Program in the Roman Catholic Schools of Ontario; FOUN 416, Catholic Education.|
|John Deakin Buckley Walton Excellence in Student Teaching Award||Awarded to the student graduating in the Intermediate-Secondary stream or Technological Education who has demonstrated excellence in student teaching.|
|John Watson Award||Awarded to the graduating student in the Primary-Junior stream who has demonstrated excellence in student teaching.|