About the Program

The Queen’s-Trent Concurrent Teacher Education program is an exciting educational opportunity that provides students interested in a teaching career with a unique opportunity to experience life and learning at two of Canada’s finest universities. The Faculty of Arts and Science at Trent University (Peterborough, ON) and the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University (Kingston, ON) have offered this partnership program since 1973.

As part of the changes currently taking place in teacher education programs in Ontario, intake into the Queen's-Trent Concurrent Education Program is being suspended for September 2015.

The last class is entering the program in September 2014.

No further applications are being accepted.

Characteristics of the program

The Queen’s-Trent Concurrent program offers an opportunity to explore the wide variety of course options and interdisciplinary study at Trent, the chance to couple those learning experiences with a full year of teacher education courses from Queen’s, and the ability to gain teaching experience in real classroom settings starting in the first year of the program.

  • The program sustains a commitment to academic excellence and to learning how to learn, and reflects teaching as both an intellectual and practical activity, according to Queen’s principles.
  • The program considers that all Teacher Candidates should possess the literacy and critical skills associated with an educated person.
  • The program promotes caring as a central value in the profession of teaching, and inclusivity as a fundamental pedagogical principle.
  • The program integrates the following domains: school context, curriculum, teaching and learning, assessment, evaluation and reporting, educational ends, purposes and values and their philosophical and historical grounds.
  • The following themes are embedded in the program: inclusivity and social justice; collaboration and leadership; the use of information and communication technologies in teaching and learning.
  • The program promotes the preparation of future educators who will address issues of sustainability in their classrooms by becoming environmentally aware, practicing resource conservation, and exploring new ways to minimize the impact of human beings on the environment.