Welcome Teacher Candidates
Why Choose the Queen's program
You will be taking a Concentration, which includes two courses and a 3-week Alternative Practicum in the same topic, in areas such as:
- Arts in Education
- At-Risk Children or Adolescents & Young Adults
- Drama in Education
- Educational Leadership
- Educational Technology
- Environmental Education
- Exceptional Learners
- International Education
- Social Justice
- Teaching and Learning Outside of Schools
- Teaching English as a Second Language.
You will gain invaluable experience in an area outside of the regular in-school practicum with our Alternative Practicum. You can choose to go overseas and apply for our Travel Fellowships.
You will get career advice throughout your program, and after as an alumni, from our Education Career Services Advisors. Register for our Teachers’ Overseas Recruiting Fair, which has linked thousands of Canadian teachers to exciting international teaching opportunities for almost 30 years.
You will work alongside education professionals in classrooms during Practicum placements:
- 3 weeks in the first summer
- 6 weeks in fall (two 3 week components)
- 4 weeks in winter, followed by a 3 week alternative practicum
- 4 weeks in the second summer.
And finally, you will get into the job market a year early (after 4 successive terms).
- To learn more about the courses you will be taking, see: http://educ.queensu.ca/consecutive-reqs.
- Course enrollment details for the Summer term will be emailed in mid-March.
- Information about Opening Day and the first week of classes (May 3-5) will be sent in April.
3-5 May: Introduction to the Program - 3 days
8-26 May: Practicum (Victoria Day 22 May) - 14 days
29 May-21 June: Summer class block 1 - 18 days
22 June-3 July: Summer Break (Canada Day 1 July, University closed 3 July in lieu of Canada Day) - 12 days
4-27 July: Summer class block 2 - 18 days
28 July-18 Aug: Summer class block 3 (Civic holiday 1 Aug) - 15 days
30 Aug-3 Sept: OEE Field Camp - 5 days
3 Sept: ACE Introduction - 1 day (tentative)
5 Sept: Opening Day and first day of Fall Term classes for final year Concurrent and Consecutive Education programs
5 Sept-6 Oct: Fall class block 1 - 24 days
10 Oct-17 Nov: Practicum (Thanksgiving 9 October) - 29 days
20 Nov-20 Dec Fall class block 2 (Commemoration Day 6 December, classes will not be held) - 22 days, 46 days total Fall Term
3 Jan-9 Feb: Winter class block 1 (Classes will not be held January 2) - 28 days
12 Feb-9 March: Practicum (Family Day 19 Feb) - 19 days
12-16 March: March Break - 5 days
19 March-6 April: Alternative Practicum (Good Friday 30 March) - 14 days
9-27 April: Winter class block 2 - 15 days, 43 days total Winter Term
30 April-27 May: Summer 2 Practicum (Victoria Day 21 May) - 19 days
28 May-21 June: Summer 2 class block 1 - 19 days
22 June-2 July: Summer 2 break (Canada Day 1 July. University closed 2 July in lieu of Canada Day.) - 11 days
3-26 July: Summer 2 class block 2 - 19 days
27 July: Summer 2 Professional Conference - 1 day
3 Aug: Summer 2 session ends
How Much Will It Cost?
Queen’s Student Awards provides estimated costs for the 4-term program, including rent, food, etc.: http://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/costs.
2017-18 tuition and fees are expected to be announced by May 2017 (and are subject to change from 2016-17). To give you an estimate for the 4-term program:
- the 2016-17 tuition rate was $209.79 per unit http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/financials/tuition-fees (does not include student assistance levy and student activity fees, and is for domestic students).
- Primary-Junior take 63 units total, Intermediate-Senior and Technological Education take 60 units total. A breakdown of units and courses taken per term is available here: http://educ.queensu.ca/consecutive-reqs
- tuition is due at the beginning of each term.
- some courses and programs have compulsory fees, which are in addition to tuition fees. See the "Fees" section of the Academic Calendar.
Activity Fees and the Health and Dental Plan for Consecutive students are administered by the Society of Graduate and Professional Students. 2017-18 fee information is forthcoming. For questions see www.sgps.ca, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-533-6376.
Financing and Awards
Queen’s Student Awards has a website with information about Financing Your Queen’s Education program: http://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/financial-assistance/teacher-education-program. For questions contact Student Awards: email@example.com, 613-533-6894.
You may contact Student Awards to make an appointment if you need help with your budget. You may also meet with an Awards Officer privately for support and guidance about financing your time at Queen’s.
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) makes bursaries available to candidates who are entering Ontario’s faculties of education. For information, click here.
Queen’s Faculty of Education offers Primary-Junior teacher candidates the opportunity to take a French placement and an Additional Qualification (AQ) course in French as a Second Language (FSL) Part 1. The placement is completed in French Immersion, Extended, or Core.
FSL Part 1 is the only AQ course that can be taken while enrolled in a B.Ed. program; all others must be taken after you graduate and are certified by the Ontario College of Teachers.
To receive a French placement you must indicate your intention to register in FSL Part 1 to the Practicum Office by 31 March, through online Practicum registration, and register in FSL Part 1 through Continuing Teacher Education (CTE) at Queen’s: https://coursesforteachers.ca/courses/CONT536. FSL Part 1 is an online course, is in addition to your B.Ed. course load, and has a separate course fee.
FSL Part 1 can be taken in:
- Summer 2017 - register by June 2, course starts June 26. French placement will be in fall 2017 (6 weeks), OR
- Fall 2017 - register by August 18, course starts September 25. French placement will be in winter (4 weeks).
Note that a limited number of French placements may be available.
Questions? Contact the Practicum Office regarding placements: firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-533-6202. Contact Continuing Teacher Education regarding FSL Part 1 registration: email@example.com, 613-533-2387.
If you are a student with a disability for which you need academic accommodations, you will need to register with Student Wellness Services. Please complete the registration process and submit it along with documentation of your disability to Accessibility Services: http://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/accessibility-services/how-register-0. If you have a learning disability or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, you will need to send your most recent psycho-educational assessment as early as possible, so that advising staff can review it in advance of your appointment. More information on documentation requirements for these disabilities and others.
- The Faculty of Education Housing Board is intended primarily for teacher candidates. It lists short-term accommodation rentals, where the arrangement is by the week or block.
- Queen's Community Housing offers leases for University owned rentals, and offers an Accommodation Listing Service which advertises local rental units for students.
- Main campus residence rooms are available to book for the summer term through Event Services. The walk from main campus to the Faculty of Education at west campus takes about 20 minutes.
- Jean Royce Hall Residence is connected to the Faculty of Education and is available beginning in the fall term.
We offer tours of Duncan McArthur Hall, home to the Faculty of Education. Please contact us if you are interested, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-533-6205. Staff from Student Services are available to answer any questions you may have about the program, Queen’s and Kingston.
Duncan McArthur Hall is an integrated educational complex that provides teaching and learning facilities, support services, and administrative offices under one roof.
If you are considering making a request to defer your offer of admission, please review the Consecutive Education Program Deferral Policy.