Technological Education FAQ's

Technological Education FAQ's

  1. How do I apply to the Technological Education program at Brock University?
  2. What is the Experience Profile?
  3. What are the requirements for admission into the program? How do I know that I am qualified to apply?
  4. I have read through the admissions criteria and I am still not certain if I am qualified to apply. What can I do?
  5. When do sessions to the program begin and end? Can I begin the consecutive education program in second term (e.g. January/February)?
  6. Are there scholarship, award, or bursary opportunities for successful applicants? Am I eligible for financial aid?
  7. If I am being sponsored and my tuition costs are being covered by a third party, what do I do?
  8. What is the cost of the Technological Education program at Brock University?
  9. One of my verifiers is from outside of Canada. Can I still use this person as a verifier?
  10. I understand that I require work related experience. Do I also require teaching related experience?
     

1. How do I apply to the Technological Education program at Brock University?
Applications to the Brock University Teacher Education program – and to all Faculties of Education in Ontario – must be completed at the Teacher Education Application Site (TEAS) at www.ouac.on.ca/teas. At this site you will find detailed information regarding admissions requirements and will be able to access the Technological Education Experience Profile package.

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2. What is the Experience Profile?
Applicants must print and complete the Experience Profile and submit it with other required documents by the deadline date.

The Experience Profiles will not be mailed to applicants but are available on-line through the TEAS application site at
www.ouac.on.ca/teas or at our web site www.brocku.ca/registrar/admissions/

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3. What are the requirements for admission into the program? How do I know that I am qualified to apply?
By carefully reading through the Admissions Criteria document, you should be able to determine if you will meet the minimum requirements for the program you have applied to. Please note that admission staff are not qualified to comment on whether your qualifications are acceptable or not acceptable. Only after your application has been made and a proper assessment completed will we be able to notify you (normally April 1). We will not under any circumstances pre-assess for application purposes.
For detailed information on our admissions requirements, please refer to:
www.brocku.ca/registrar/teacher-education/admission-criteria/technological-education

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4. I have read through the admissions criteria and I am still not certain if I am qualified to apply. What can I do?
We encourage all applicants to attend an information session. Approximately 4-6 are held each year, normally scheduled for Saturday mornings located at our Hamilton campus. For more information, please refer to:
www.brocku.ca/registrar/teacher-education/campus-visits

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5. When do sessions to the program begin and end? Can I begin the consecutive education program in second term (e.g. January/February)?
The Technological Education Teacher Education program comprises two inter-connected program components. The Bachelor of Education/Certificate of Education teacher education program component begins the last week of August and runs through to the beginning of May. The Additional Qualification component begins in the spring following completion of the Bachelor of Education/Certificate of Education teacher education program component. Additional qualification courses completed in the spring willl be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers, following confirmation of membership with the Ontario College of Teachers.

The program is not offered via distance, part-time or online. It is offered at our Hamilton campus which is located at 1842 King Street East.

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6. Are there scholarship, award, or bursary opportunities for successful applicants. Am I eligible for financial aid?
For information on student awards, please visit our Student Awards and Financial Aid Office at www.brocku.ca/safa, you may contact the office directly at: safa@brocku.ca for details.

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7. If I am being sponsored and my tuition costs are being covered by a third party, what do I do?
Please email finance@brocku.ca for more information.

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8. What is the cost of the Technological Education program at Brock University?
For information on tuition and other fees, please refer to the Finance Office website at:
brocku.ca/finance/students/teacher-education-2

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9. One of my verifiers is from outside of Canada. Can I still use this person as a verifier?
Yes. When international verifiers are being used, please remember that we will not accept faxed, emailed or photocopied submissions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to allow the time required for their verifiers to complete the forms and submit by the deadline date.

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10. I understand that I require work related experience. Do I also require teaching related experience?
Applicants are required to complete an Experience Profile package (found on our web-site), which includes at least two teaching and/or teaching related experiences. Each experience must be a minimum of 50 hours by the application deadline to be considered valid. The purpose of this teaching-related experience is to demonstrate an applicant’s interest in and aptitude for teaching. These two experiences are in addition to the wage-earning experience which is required of an applicant to the Technological Education program.

The wage-earning experience is a minimum admission requirement and refers to business or industrial experience, where the applicant used skills and knowledge in their selected broad-based technology subject. This experience is required in accordance with requirements set out by the Ontario College of Teachers for Technological Education teachers. It displays proof of competence, advanced knowledge and skill in the broad-based technology subject selected by the applicant.

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