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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Frequently Asked Questions - USA

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Q: How do Queen's online courses work?

Our courses are built in Desire2Learn, a robust learning management system that allows candidates to interact seamlessly with their instructor and peers. All course materials, including a variety of teaching resources and full access to the Queen's library system, are accessed online. Courses are divided into modules, each with a specified due date, and you are free to complete course tasks at a time and place that are most convenient for you.

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Q: How much does the program cost?

Tuition fee for each course in the certificate program is CAN$250. Fees are paid online on a course-by-course basis.

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Q: How do I get my transcript?

You can order a transcript through SOLUS any time during your program.

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Q: Can I complete these courses if I’m not a certified teacher?

Yes! We encourage those from related disciplines (e.g., EA and ECE) to apply, as well as educators and interested applicants from across the country or around the world.

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Q: Who instructs the courses?

Our highly experienced teachers write and facilitate our courses. Their knowledge and experience ensure that candidates have access to the practical and current professional knowledge that will benefit their teaching careers.

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Q: Do I have to be online at specific times or attend on-site classes?

No. Our online courses are completely asynchronous, meaning that you can work at a time and place convenient to you and different from your peers. Our online courses have no classroom-based practicum requirements.

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Q: How much time per week is required to keep up with the course load?

Depending on the session (e.g., Fall, Fall/Winter, etc.), the average workload commitment is about 5 hours per week.

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Q: When are your courses offered? When can I register?

Courses are offered up to eight times per year, allowing multiple entry points into the program. Check our offerings page for more detailed information on courses and dates.

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