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Concurrent Education Program

Queen's and Queen's-Trent Concurrent Programs

In co-operation with the Faculties of Arts and Science at Queen's University in Kingston and at Trent University in Peterborough, a concurrent teacher education program is offered whereby candidates complete Education courses concurrently with courses taken toward an undergraduate four-year honours degree, leading to one of the following degrees:

1) Bachelor of Arts Honours and Bachelor of Education (BA(Hons)/BEd),
2) Bachelor of Science Honours and Bachelor of Education (BSc(Hons)/BEd),
3) Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education (BMus/BEd)*, or 
4) Bachelor of Computing Science Honours and a Bachelor of Education (BCmp(Hons)/BEd)*.
*Available only at Queen's University.

With the strong field-centred orientation of the Education components, the Concurrent program has the advantages of clarifying vocational interest, sharpening awareness of issues inherent in teaching and learning, and achieving better integration of academic and professional studies. From the initial year, candidates are provided with in-school experiences which form the basis of theoretical studies. The Education portion of the program is developmental in nature, culminating in fifteen weeks of practicum in the final year.

The Queen's and Queen's-Trent Concurrent Education programs are distinct programs while the student is taking their Arts & Science courses at the respective universities.  Transfers are not permitted.
 
Program Components and Format
The Concurrent BEd degree requires the successful completion of 42.0 units in Education (see degree requirements below). The practicum includes eight weeks of school placement in the first three years, and fifteen weeks of school-based and alternate practicum in the final year.
 
Candidates will select either the Primary-Junior (JK-Grade 6) or the Intermediate-Senior (Grades 7-12) program option at the end of the first year. Candidates normally devote the entire fourth year to the completion of the BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), BMus or BCmp(Hons) degree.
 
Program Tracks
Concurrent Education teacher candidates completing the final year of their Arts, Science, Computing, or Music program may apply to be in one of three program tracks:  Aboriginal Teacher Education, Artist in Community Education, and Outdoor and Experiential Education.  For information about program tracks refer to the following website: http://educ.queensu.ca/teachereducation/programs/consecutive/tracks.html.  Concurrent Education teacher candidates do not apply for these program tracks through OUAC; instead they submit supplemental materials directly to the Education Registrar’s Office.  Detailed information about program track applications (and required documents) will be emailed to fourth year Teacher Candidates in the fall.  The deadline for submitting program track supplemental documents is the same as that for Consecutive Education Program Track applicants.
 
Queen's-Waterloo Joint Program
 
Designed for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours Mathematics Co-op) at the University of Waterloo, students may apply to the Joint Program in their second year and attend the Queen's Bachelor of Education program the following September. By the end of five years, candidates will have two degrees, one in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and one in Education from Queen’s. The program prepares graduates to teach mathematics and a second subject in Ontario secondary schools.

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