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 July each year and is 16 months in duration. It is comprised of four terms, delivered in a blended 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.
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.
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
- 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
General Admission Requirements & Application Process
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.
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 in the broad-based technology subject area must be demonstrated in one of two ways:
- 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)
- 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:
Applicants must have one of the following:
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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 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: A minimum of 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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Emails sent to this account will be responded to in the order in which they are received.
The July 2020 intake is now closed.
January 2021 intake application dates and deadlines:
- April 1, 2020: Applications open for January 2021 intake
- June 15, 2020: Deadline to submit the OUAC Technological Teacher Education (TEAS) application, the TEAS application service fee and the Brock supplementary $65 non-refundable service fee. You will need to create OUAC account profile to complete the TEAS. Visit the TEAS website for more information.
- June 12, 2020: Deadline to submit official/final educational transcripts, proof of English proficiency (if applicable), and all other supporting documents as requested by Brock.
Request to convert Certificate to BEd with proof of Undergraduate Degree completion
Did you graduate prior to 2015 from the Technological Education Teacher Education Program? Are you interested in converting your Certificate of Education to a BEd?
Graduates of the expired 8 month Technological Education Teacher Education program with a Certificate of Education program have until September 15, 2020, to convert their Certificate in Education to a Bachelor of Education by submitting documentation of a completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution. See the How to Start the Process section below for information. After September 15, 2020, all requests for conversion must follow a new Bridging Policy.
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:
- Successful completion and convocation from a recognized university bachelor’s degree program, and
- 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.