Technological Education Programs

We have two Technological Education programs at Queen’s – one is full-time, on campus, called Technological Education and is considered a program track and a blended program, Technological Education Multi-Session, designed to allow skilled tradespeople to continue working during the program.

  Technological Session Program Track (on-campus) Technological Education Multi-Session (blended format)
Length 16 months - you start in May and finish in August of the following year.  6 terms (or about 2 years). You can find a sample schedule on the Academic Calendar webpage
Who is the program for?  This program was designed for people who work in the trades and are interested in teaching in schools.  This program was designed for people who are currently teaching TechEd in schools, would like to become certified teachers, and would like to continue working while completing this program.  
Location All classes take place at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. 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. Classes take place in a blended format: some are online, some take place in person in Markham (3 weekends per term over 5 terms) and there are two 4-week summer sessions that take place at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
Practicum 21 weeks total – with three weeks of an alternative practicum which can be completed anywhere in the world. 18-weeks of practicum
Learn & Earn Not eligible After successfully completing the first session of the TEMS Program, candidates are eligible to apply to the OCT for a Transitional Certificate of Qualification and Registration (CoQR). With a CoQR, candidates employed by school boards will gain valuable practical experience in instructional settings which are related to the areas of concentration of the candidate's program of professional education while continuing to earn a salary.

Both Programs:

  • Have the same admissions requirements and broad-based technology areas. You can find more information about the technology areas on the program pages. 
  • Provide the same 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 post¬secondary 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
  • Allow graduates to be eligible for Ontario College of Teachers certification for grades 9-12.