Teacher Education – Consecutive Technological Education

The Technological Education Teacher Education program (Bachelor or Certificate of Education) prepares candidates to become certified to teach one of ten broad-based technologies in Ontario high schools.

Applications for the July 2021 intake open Dec. 4, 2020. See the How to Apply section on this page for more details.

Program overview

The program begins in January and July each year and is 16 months in duration. It is comprised of four terms, delivered in a blended online and in-person format. All students must be available to begin in January or July, depending on which intake was applied for. 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. Brock is pursuing more modern facilities in Burlington and will operate at the current Hamilton Campus until the summer of 2022.

Upon successful completion of the program, teacher candidates are normally recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers for membership and to receive their Ontario Certificate of Qualification. All graduates will achieve a single subject BBT basic qualification in Grades 9 and 10, and Grades 11 and 12, allowing them to teach at the secondary level in their area of expertise.

General Admission Requirements

The Technological Education program is competitive, and admission is not guaranteed with attainment of minimum 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. 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. See the definition of technological competence explained on the College of Teachers site.

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Questions: teched@brocku.ca

Broad-based Technologies

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. See the list of accepted BBTs below.

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.

Communications Technology

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

Computer Technology

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

Construction Technology

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

Green Industries

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

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

Hairstyling & Aesthetics

Includes the study of hairstyling and aesthetics.

  • Hairstylist – certification

Health Care

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

  • Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse – diploma/degree

Hospitality & Tourism

Includes the study of food preparation and other hospitality issues.

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

Manufacturing Technology

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

Technological Design

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

Transportation Technology

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 Technician – certification
  • Marine Technician – certification

Admissions Pathway Combinations

Applicants must have one of the following combinations of postsecondary education and wage-earning experience to be admitted to the Bachelor of Education in Technological Education Program (please note that 1 year of work experience equals 1700 hours):

Pathway Required EducationRequired Experience
1Certificate of Qualification (CofQ) in a Skilled Trade and a Secondary School DiplomaA minimum of 5 years of paid wage-earning experience related to the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach. The CofQ must be in the same area as the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach.
2Two (2) Year College Diploma. The Diploma must be in the same area as the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach.A minimum of 3 years of wage-earning experience related to 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.
3Three (3) Year College Advanced Diploma. The Advanced Diploma must be in the same area as the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach.A minimum of 2 years wage-earning experience directly related to 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.
4University or College Degree. The Degree must be in the same area as the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach.A minimum of 2 years wage earning experience related to 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.
5University or College Degree is not aligned with the area in the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach.A minimum of 5 years wage earning experience related to 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.

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

Applicants without the above listed combinations of postsecondary education and wage-earning experience, holding OSSD and minimum five years of wage-earning experience, including business or industrial experience, where the applicant used skills and knowledge in the area of the broad-based technological education subject selected by the applicant, may be considered for admission to the Technological Education program and will be eligible to receive a Certificate in Education.

How to Apply

Visit the OUAC website or take a look at the Technological Education FAQs for more program and application details. Please note that dates are subject to change. 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.

July 2021 intake application dates and deadlines:

January 2022 intake application dates and deadlines:

Applicants must provide the following documents:

  • Academic postsecondary transcripts (including English translations, where necessary) from all postsecondary institutions attended
  • Resumé
  • High school transcript (if a non-degree applicant)
  • Certificate(s) of Qualification (if applicable)
  • Proof of Wage-earning Experience Summary Chart (available on the Consecutive Technological Education website to be completed and uploaded to the student portal)
  • Proof of wage-earning experience (we encourage you to submit as much work experience as possible)
  • Statement of intent/interest (in 500 words or less, explain why you are interested in becoming a Technological Education teacher)
  • Copy of Record of Landing if you are not a Canadian citizen
  • Evidence of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) if your first language is not English

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
Proof of Wage-Earning Experience Summary Chart

Request to convert Certificate to BEd with proof of Undergraduate Degree completion

Did you graduate prior to 2015 from the previous 8-month Technological Education Teacher Education Program? Are you interested in converting your Certificate of Education to a BEd?

Graduates of the 8 month technological education teacher education program of Brock’s Faculty of Education may apply for conversion of their Diploma in Education to a Bachelor of Education degree without the need to complete additional course work provided that they have met the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion and convocation from a recognized university bachelor’s degree program, and
  2. Full contract employment in a teaching or non-teaching leadership position in a school board within the last five years.

If the applicant does not meet the criteria for currency through full contract employment, the applicant must show 1) completion of a New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) or 2) completion of the following four Brock university courses: EDBE 8R73: ICT for Teaching and Learning, EDBE 8R77: Teacher as Researcher, EDBE 8Y95: Programming for the Inclusive Classroom, and EDBE 8R10: Special Topics in Technological Education.

All requests must be made via the my.brocku.ca student portal. Please go to your Student Self-Serve to log in using your Campus ID and password. Once you are logged in to your my.brocku.ca student portal, click on the Student Forms and Service Requests tab and submit your request via the Forms & Services link. The request is called Tech Ed Diploma Transfer and costs $50 for assessment and diploma printing and mailing. If you have never set up your Student Self-Serve portal, please click on the ‘Applicant, New, Returning Student or Alumni’ link. If you do not remember your Student ID Number, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 905 688 5550 x3099. Our Academic Records unit is happy to assist.