Teacher Education – Consecutive Technological Education

Applications for the January 2019 intake have closed. Please watch the website for updates and future application deadlines for our next intake.

If you have questions, please feel free to email teched@brocku.ca. Emails sent to this account will be responded to in the order in which they are received.

Program description

Brock University’s Technological Education Teacher Education program (Bachelor or Certificate of Education) provides candidates with the professional education necessary to become certified teachers in Ontario.  The program begins in January and is 16 months in duration. It is comprised of four terms, delivered in a blended format, with completion in May of the following year. All students must be available to begin in January. Three in school teaching practicums (comprised of a total of 80 days) must also be completed. Successful candidates may elect to continue working while attending this program during the online portions. In class attendance is mandatory during the face to face component of the program.

This program is offered at the Hamilton campus only.

The Technological Education program is competitive, and admission is not guaranteed with attainment of minimum admission requirements. Assessment is based on your academics, proof of competency in a technical area, and documented wage-earning work experience. Subsequent to this, you may be asked to interview before selections are made. All graduates will achieve a single subject qualification allowing them to teach Grades 9 to 12 at the secondary level in their area of expertise.

General Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide evidence of technological competency in the broad-based technology area they are applying to teach. This proof is a combination of both academic background and work experience in the broad-based technology subject.

Proof of competence must be demonstrated in one of two ways:

  1. a minimum of 2-5 years of related postsecondary skilled work and/or wage-earning experience (in the same area of trade certification and in the same broad-based technology subject area that the applicant is seeking qualification)
  2. or an acceptable combination of related academic studies and related skilled work and/or wage-earning experience.

The pathways for meeting these requirements are shown below:

Technological teacher education program pathways

Wage-Earning Experience

Applicants must have one of the following pathways:

  1. Certificate of Qualification (CofQ) in a Skilled Trade and a Secondary School Diploma with a minimum of 5 years* of paid wage-earning experience related to the Broad-Based Technology (BBT) subject you will be qualified to teach. A list of BBT areas can be found further below on this website.
  2. Secondary School Diploma with a minimum of 5 years of paid wage-earning experience related to the BBT subject you will be qualified in (extenuating circumstances may be considered).
  3. Two (2) Year College Diploma along with a minimum of 3 years of wage-earning experience. The Diploma must be in the same area as the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach. The wage-earning experience must be in a minimum of 4 months continuous paid work experience, in the same area as the BBT subject you will be qualified in.
  4. Three (3) Year College Advanced Diploma along with a minimum of 2 years wage-earning experience directly related to the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach. The Advanced Diploma must be in the same area as the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach. The wage-earning experience must be in a minimum of 4 months continuous paid work experience.
  5. University or College Degree along with a minimum of 2 years wage earning experience. The Degree must be in the same area as the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach. The wage-earning experience must be in a minimum of 4 months continuous paid work experience.

*Please note that 1-year equals 1700 hours

NOTE: The CofQ work experience, diploma, advanced diploma, or degree must be in the same BBT area that you will be qualified to teach. See the definition of technological competence explained on the College of Teachers site (http://bit.ly/TechEdOCT2018).

Examples of supporting documents for wage-earning experience

Sample work letter from employer
Sample sworn statement for a company no longer in business
Sample self-employment sworn statement

Required Academic/Work Experience Combinations

Qualifications and assessments of individual academic/work experience combinations are made by members of the Faculty of Education Technological Education program using documentation provided for related postsecondary skilled work and/or wage-earning experience, and an interview, if applicable. The proven number of years paid work-experience needed for each academic background is as follows:

Related university or college degree: A minimum of 2 years paid work- experience

Related college advanced diploma (3 years): A minimum of 2 years paid work-experience

Related college diploma (2 years): a minimum of 3 years paid work-experience

Certificate of Qualification in a Skilled trade, Secondary School Diploma: 5 Years of paid work-experience related to the BBT area you will be qualified to teach and Secondary School Diploma

*Please note that 1-year equals 1700 hours.

NOTE: The CofQ, work experience, diploma, advanced diploma, or degree must be in the same BBT area that the individual will be qualified to teach.

Additional Notes

For recognized and/or regulated trades associated with construction, hairstyling and aesthetics services, hospitality and tourism, manufacturing, and transportation: formal education, proof of competence (Certificate of Qualification) and evidence of paid work experience in one of the areas listed under the broad-based technology subject you will be qualified to teach.

For communications technology, computer technology, green industries, health care, and technological design: certification and/or equivalent technical education proving competence, as well as paid work experience in one of the areas listed under the broad-based technology subject you will be qualified to teach.

Broad-Based Technology (BBT) Teaching Subjects Offered

(Grades 9 and 10; Grades 11 and 12)

  • Communications Technology
  • Computer Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Green Industries
  • Hairstyling and Aesthetics
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Technological Design
  • Transportation Technology

Below are some of the related trades and professions recognized within each BBT. Only those trades or professions listed can be accommodated in Brock University’s program, although not all subject areas may be offered each year since demand within the technological education field fluctuates.  Offers of admission are made to reflect demand.

Includes the study of electronic, live, and graphic communications.

  • Graphic artist/designer technician/technologist – diploma/degree
  • Photography technician/technologist – diploma/degree
  • Radio and television arts technician/technologist – diploma/degree

Includes the study of Computer Technology Fundamentals including the systems required to initiate hardware solutions; maintain, troubleshoot and service computers; and participate in software implementation as well as computer programming.

  • Computer engineering technician/technologist – diploma/degree
  • Electronics engineering technician/technologist – diploma/degree

Includes the study of residential, commercial, industrial and other built environments, including the systems required to maintain and service them.

  • General carpenter – certification
  • Cabinet maker – certification/diploma
  • Electrician construction and maintenance – certification
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning certification/diploma

Includes areas of study covering the following sectors: agriculture, forestry, horticulture and landscaping.

  • Agriculture – diploma/degree
  • Horticulturalist – certification/diploma
  • Landscape architect/technician – degree/diploma

Includes the study of hairstyling and aesthetics.

  • Hairstylist – certification

Includes the study of child development, gerontology and health care.

  • Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse – diploma/degree

Includes the study of food preparation and other hospitality issues.

  • Chef – certification
  • Cook BR.2 – certification
  • Baker Patissier – certification

Includes the study of product design, process and production planning, manufacturing processes, and quality control.

  • General machinist – certification
  • Industrial mechanic millwright – certification
  • Tool and die maker – certification
  • CNC/Robotics
  • Welding/fabrication – certification

Includes the in-depth study of a variety of design processes that may be used in solving technological challenges in the fields of architecture, communications, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, electronics, and transportation. It also includes the development of industrial and commercial products and services, as well as health, safety and environmental systems.

  • Architectural design technologist – diploma/degree
  • Mechanical engineering design technologist – diploma/degree
  • Electro-mechanical engineering design technologist– diploma/degree
  • Interior designer – diploma/degree

Includes the study of transportation from the point of view of personal transportation, mass transit systems, and the transportation of people and materials.

  • Truck and coach technician – certification
  • Automotive service technician – certification
  • Autobody and collision damage repairer BR.1 – certification
  • Aviation – certification
  • Marine – certification