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B.Ed. / Diploma in Technological Studies

B.Ed. / Diploma in Technological Studies - Photo of welder

The Faculty of Education, in partnership with the Windsor-Essex Catholic School Board and the Greater Essex County District School Board, is offering Technological Studies to those qualified to teach this subject in Ontario High Schools.

This unique program is offered in blended delivery over the course of fourteen months, with practical face-to-face courses being held on campus during July of Summer I and August of Summer II.  Online courses are scheduled in August of Summer I and July of Summer II, as well as September through April.  A minimum of 80 practice teaching days will occur September – May between Summer I and II. Courses are designed to be meaningful to candidates regardless of their broad-based discipline. Assignments, however, are discipline-specific.

This program provides the preparation required for certification by the Ontario College of Teachers for teaching Technological Studies in Ontario High Schools. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree receive a B.Ed. degree in Technological Studies and candidates with no degree receive a Diploma in Education - Technological Studies. Graduates of the Diploma in Education – Technological Studies who later obtain an acceptable degree can apply to Registrar’s to have the Diploma converted to a B.Ed.

In addition, successful completion of Summer I and a practicum of a minimum of ten days will qualify candidates to apply to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) for a Transitional Certificate of Qualification and Registration. Upon successful completion of the entire program, candidates are qualified to apply to the OCT for a Certificate of Qualification and Registration.

Broad-Based Technological Areas

Examples of related trades and professions:

Communications Technology

  • Computer electronics
  • Electronics/repair
  • Graphic artist/designer
  • Photography
  • Radio and TV arts

Computer Technology

  • Hardware and software development
  • Computer interfacing
  • Programming
  • Network setup

Construction Technology

  • Refrigeration/air conditioning
  • Carpentry construction
  • Electrical/electronics
  • Woodworking

Green Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Floristry
  • Forestry and forest management
  • Horticulture and landscaping
  • Farming
  • Greenhouse operation

Hairstyling and Aesthetics

  • Aesthetician
  • Hairstylist

Health Care

  • Registered nursing
  • Dental assistance
  • health care professionals (preventative and healing services)

Hospitality and Tourism

  • Chef / hospitality industry

Manufacturing Technology

  • General machinist
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Welding/fabrication

Technological Design

  • Architectural/mechanical drafting
  • Architectural/mechanical engineer
  • Engineering design technologist

Transportation Technology

  • Automotive body service technician
  • Automotive vehicle service technician