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Bachelor of Education (BEd), Technological Education

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There is a current shortage of qualified technological education teachers in Ontario and it is expected to become critical in the next few years.

York University’s Bachelor of Education (BEd), Technological Education program will provide you with the skills and knowledge to earn a degree to teach one of ten broad-based technologies.

Program Benefits

How can you benefit from this program?

  • Combine your passion for your sector with your passion to teach by earning your Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree to go with your Certificate of Qualification and/or Advanced Diploma/Applied degree
  • Meet a growing demand for technological education teachers in high schools across Ontario
  • Teaching is an excellent career with great job security and benefits
  • Potential employment opportunities with companies requiring trainers with a teaching degree
  • Be an ambassador for your sector/trade as a Technological Education teacher

Overview

The Bachelor of Education (BEd), Technological Education is a full-time, professional degree. Graduates will be qualified to teach one of the following technological subjects at the Intermediate-Senior (grades 9 to 12) certification levels:

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

The program is offered in both a Consecutive and Concurrent delivery model.

NOTE:
 For those who qualify, Technological Education may be taken as one teachable subject at the Intermediate-Senior level, and a second teaching subject can also be taken as a part of the BEd degree.

BEd, Technological Education podcast with program coordinator Carmen Camuti

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Consecutive Model

The Bachelor of Education (BEd) Technological Education is offered in a Consecutive program model open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Have a recognized three-year Advanced Diploma* in a technology field that aligns with the Technological Education curriculum from a recognized College program.These applicants are required to have a minimum of a “B” average and a minimum of two years of related work experience prior to graduating from the York BEd Technological Education program.
  2. Have a recognized degree in a technology field that aligns with the Technological Education curriculum from a recognized College or University program. Applicants are required to have a minimum of a “B” average and a minimum of two years of related work experience in the area of their degree prior to graduating from the York BEd Technological Education program.
  3. Have a recognized degree and who have five years of work experience in technology field that aligns with the Technological Education curriculum. These applicants are required to have a minimum of a “B” average.
  4. Have Certificate of Qualification in technology field that aligns with the Technological Education curriculum** in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades. These applicants are required to have a minimum of two years of related work experience prior to graduating from the York BEd Technological Education program.

*Click here for a list of three-year Advanced College Diplomas.

Apprenticeship Programs that are aligned with the curriculum requirements for the BEd, Technological Education

** Applicants are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Education, Office of Students Services at 416-736-5001 or email osp@edu.yorku.ca to inquire about the Certificate of Qualification.

NOTE: For those who qualify, Technological Education may be taken as one teachable subject at the intermediate-senior level, and a second teaching subject can also be taken as a part of the BEd degree.

How To Apply

Please be advised that programs in the Faculty of Education are intended to be delivered on campus or in official offsite locations in Toronto; community placements can only be completed in partner organizations and school placements can only be completed at partners school boards, which are located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Although mandated restrictions resulting from covid-19 have required classes to run online in the 2020-21 academic year, all students should be prepared to commute to campus for in-person classes and to complete in-person placements in partner Boards when classes resume on campus. It is an expectation that students attend all classes in their scheduled format (whether online, blended or in-person) and complete their school and community-based placements where they are assigned in order to complete degree requirements.   

Students apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) websiteDeadline to apply has been extended from  is December 1 to January 31, 2021.

Concurrent Model

The BEd in Technological Education (Concurrent program model) is open to York University students who are pursuing a degree in a related technology field* who are currently in the third year of their program. Applicants are required to have a minimum of a “B” average and a minimum of two years of work-related experience in the area of their degree prior to graduating with the BEd Technological Education degree.

NOTE: For those who qualify, Technological Education may be taken as one teachable subject at the intermediate-senior level, and a second teaching subject can also be taken as a part of the BEd degree.

*Click here for a list of York Degree programs.

How To Apply

Please be advised that programs in the Faculty of Education are intended to be delivered on campus or in official offsite locations in Toronto; community placements can only be completed in partner organizations and school placements can only be completed at partners school boards, which are located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Although mandated restrictions resulting from covid-19 have required classes to run online in the 2020-21 academic year, all students should be prepared to commute to campus for in-person classes and to complete in-person placements in partner Boards when classes resume on campus. It is an expectation that students attend all classes in their scheduled format (whether online, blended or in-person) and complete their school and community-based placements where they are assigned in order to complete degree requirements.   

York University students can email the Faculty of Education, Office of Student Services at osp@edu.yorku.ca.

Deadline to apply is March 15.

How to Apply

Application Deadlines
  • Consecutive BEd in Technological Education - December 1
  • Concurrent BEd in Technological Education - March 15

Learn about applying with special consideration through the Access Initiative. Please contact the Office of Student Services at osp@edu.yorku.ca.