Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Teacher Education 

Queen's Faculty of Education trains future educators for careers locally, nationally and globally. Our diverse array of Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Education programs provides you with just the education you need to build a career.

We have different options available based on your education level. All programs are full-time, on-campus in Kingston, except for ATEP community-based. Select on option below to find out about them. 

        

Teacher education program options if you have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Concurrent Education - Popularly known as Con-Ed, you complete two degrees at the same time: A Bachelor's in Arts, Fine Art, Music or Science and a Bachelor of Education. The program takes 5 years - getting you out in to the job market earlier than programs at other Universities, most of which take 6 years. 
  • Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (Community Based) - If you are of Aboriginal Ancestry, you can enter this program with grade 12 or equivalent. During the program, you spend two summer sessions at Queen's University and spend four fall and winter terms at Manitoulin-North Shore region (Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute).

Teacher education program options if you have a degree 

  • Consecutive Education - Our program starts in May and ends in August of the following year - getting you out into the job market a full year earlier than most other programs. You can select one of two program options that lead to certification in Primary-Junior (PJ) (Kindergarten to grade 6) and Intermediate-Senior (IS) (grades 7-12). Candidates in both programs choose a concentration. 
  • Technological Education -  Our Tech.Ed. Degree Program prepares teacher candidates with experience in a broad-based technology area to teach grades 9-12. Applicants must have wage-earning experience including business or industrial experience.
  • Program Tracks:
    • Aboriginal Teacher Education Program - Both PJ and IS students can specialize in Aboriginal education. 
    • Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (Community-Based) - If you are interested in teaching PJ, this specialization provides you with the opportunity to spend four fall and winter terms in Manitoulin-North Shore region in addition to two summer sessions spent at Queen's University. 
    • Artist in Community Education - This program is designed for practicing artists in visual art, music, drama and creative writing. Both PJ and IS students can complete this track. Graduates fully qualify for Ontario College of Teachers certification. 
    • Outdoor and Experiential Education​This program is designed to introduce teacher candidates to a wide variety of ways environmental and experiential programs can be offered in various school and community based settings. Both PJ and IS students can complete this track. 

Teacher education program options if you have a college diploma & wage earning experience 

  • Technological Education -  Our Tech.Ed. Diploma Program prepares teacher candidates with experience in a broad-based technology area to teach grades 9-12. Applicants must have wage-earning experience including business or industrial experience.