Undergraduate Admission, Queen's University, Canada

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Concurrent Education

Concurrent Education

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Bachelor of Arts, Honours (BAH/B.Ed.)
OUAC code: QB or QIB


Bachelor of Science, Honours (BScH/B.Ed.)
OUAC code: QF


Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual), Honours (BFAH/B.Ed.)
OUAC code: QTT


Bachelor of Music (BMus/B.Ed.)
OUAC code: QMM

Popularly known as Con-Ed, Concurrent Education is a program for high school graduates with a passion for teaching and learning. From their very first day at Queen’s, our students work on two degrees: one in Arts, Science, Music or Fine Art (Visual Art), the other a Queen’s Bachelor of Education.

An education degree from Queen’s is widely accepted across Canada, and around the world, for teacher certification. You may even decide to do your first-year at the Bader International Study Centre in East-Sussex, England.

Why Study Con-Ed at Queen's

Queen’s Con-Ed is designed to give our students the opportunity to get out into the job market earlier. It is a 5-year + 1 summer semester program, while most other universities offer Con-Ed over six years. We offer two program options: Primary-Junior (Junior Kindergarten-Grade 6) and Intermediate-Senior (Grades 7-12).

First year Con-Ed at Queen’s is about exploring your options, and all our students take the same introductory courses before choosing their preferred program option. The courses we offer in Con-Ed help you to expand your perception of education, introduce you to new ideas and methodologies, and ask you to reflect critically on how you will practice as an educator. The flexibility available in your Arts and Sciences courses allows you to explore different fields of learning to take into the classroom.

One of the most important reasons for choosing Queen’s is our community spirit, referred to by our Queen’s Concurrent students as “Con-Ed love.” We offer you a professional home and services, including our specialized Education Career Services, with advisors who provide career and job-placement support to Education students during their years at Queen’s and after graduation.

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Our Facilities

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Duncan McArthur Hall is home to the Faculty of Education. Con-Ed students have access to the Education Library, which holds thousands of professional and scholarly resources for teachers.

Duncan McArthur Hall also offers state-of-the-art e-learning classrooms, specialized classrooms such as the Tech Ed shop, and support for students such as the Aboriginal Teacher Education Office.

Learn by Doing

You will complete in-school placements, gaining work experience in classrooms alongside other education professionals. The Con-Ed program also includes a three-week alternative practicum that is completed outside a regular classroom setting and can be anywhere in the world as long as it is related to the program. Queen’s offers travel fellowships to support alternative practicum placements abroad. There are also opportunities for professional development through workshops and the Queen’s Conference on Education.

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