Teacher Education – Consecutive Technological Education

The Technological Education Teacher Preparation program will be running its next intake starting in January 2019. If you are interested in applying for the next intake, please monitor this page in early 2018 for updated communication regarding information sessions, applications, and admissions.

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 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 beginning with completion in May of the following year. All students must be available to begin in January.

This program is generally 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 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.

 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.

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 technician designer – diploma/diploma

Hairstyling and 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 and 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 – certification

Marine – certification

Current admissions criteria used in 2017

General Admission Requirements:

  • Brock University accepts applications from degree- and non-degree-holding applicants.

Degree Applicants:

  • Must present a general degree from a recognized university or post-secondary degree-granting institution.

Non-Degree Applicants:

  • Must present, at a minimum, a two-year diploma from a college of applied arts and technology or equivalent (including a minimum 16 months postsecondary education).

In addition to a degree or diploma (or equivalent), both degree and non-degree applicants must meet the following minimum admission requirements:

  1. Proof of competence, advanced knowledge and skill in the broad-based technology subject selected. Competence will be determined by members of the Faculty of Education Technological Education department using documentation provided and, if applicable, an interview.
  2. One of:
  • Five years of wage-earning experience, including business or industrial experience, where you used your skills and knowledge in your selected broad-based technological education subject. If you hold a two-year (four-semester) college diploma or equivalent you must meet this wage-earning experience requirement.
  •  A combination of at least two years of continuous wage-earning experience and successful completion of a postsecondary education program that includes at least six semesters of academic study (equivalent to a three-year diploma or degree), where the experience and education used your skills and knowledge in your selected broad-based technological education subject.
  • A combination of at least two years of wage-earning experience, including business or industrial experience. You may include co-op placements and/or apprentice placements as part of the two years, as long as they are/were not less than four months in duration. You must also present proof of successful completion of a postsecondary education that includes at least six semesters of academic study (equivalent to a three-year diploma or degree), where the experience and education used the your skills and knowledge in your selected broad-based technological education subject.
  1. 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 skilled wage-earning work experience in one of the areas listed under your broad-based technology.
  2. For communications technology, computer technology, green industries, health care, and technological design: certification and/or equivalent technical education proving competence, as well as skilled wage-earning work experience in one of the areas listed under your broad-based technology.