TEAS – Brock University

Last updated: September 13, 2021

Note: University program information changes regularly. View the application for the most up-to-date details.

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Fall 2022 Teacher Education Program

We appreciate and welcome your interest in Brock University’s Teacher Education program.

Our well-established and popular program typically receives more applications than available spaces. Therefore, spaces in the Teacher Education program are limited, and admission is not guaranteed by fulfilling the minimum requirements.

If you are a mature student, you must meet the same requirements as all other applicants and will not be individually reviewed.

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Program Codes

B10 – Primary/Junior
B20 – Junior/Intermediate
B30 – Intermediate/Senior
B80 – Technological Education

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Important Dates

For B10, B20 and B30 applicants:

December 1, 2021

  • Submit the TEAS application to the OUAC.
  • Request official transcripts from all Ontario postsecondary institutions you attend(ed) using an online transcript request and submit it with the TEAS application.
    • Brock graduates who apply to Brock University do not need to order or send Brock transcripts.

Notes:

  • Payment of the TEAS application service fee and the non-refundable Brock supplementary $70 service fee is due by the application deadline.
  • TEAS forwards applications to us only once the OUAC receives both the application and supplementary fees; consider your payment method and the processing time to ensure we receive your payment before the December 1, 2021, deadline so we can receive your application by the deadline.

December 10, 2021

  • Submit all other transcripts ordered directly from postsecondary institutions (that cannot be requested via a TEAS online transcript request).
  • Submit your Teacher Education Experience Profile via your Brock student portal.
  • Submit an English‑language proficiency test (if required).
  • Submit your Teachable Subject Course Clarification form (if applicable), for Junior/Intermediate (B20) and Intermediate/Senior (B30) divisions (form found in your Brock student portal) or any additional course descriptions that will assist our Office with reviewing classes that satisfy your teachable subject requirements.
  • For Junior/Intermediate (B20) and Intermediate/Senior (B30) applicants only:
    • Teachable subject credits that are not completed by this deadline must show as “In Progress” on the transcript submitted at the time of application.
    • Indicating on the TEAS application that you are registered in a course is not sufficient proof.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure that “In Progress” courses show on the transcript your institution sends.

B80 applicants: See the Technological Education section to review important dates for both intakes, June 2022 and January 2023.

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Admissions Accessibility Policy

If you meet the minimum admission requirements and feel you have been academically disadvantaged, outline your reasons in a personal statement and we will individually review your application.

If you have less than 70% on your top 10 full university credits, unfortunately, we will not consider you under the Admissions Accessibility Policy.

If you are admitted under this policy, you will be required to meet the same progression and graduation standards as other students.

Read more about the Admissions Accessibility Policy.

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English-language Requirements

English is the primary language of instruction at our university. If your first language is not English, you will be required to submit proof of English‑language proficiency.

Read more about the English-language Requirement Policy.

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Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirements for consideration are:

  1. A minimum “B” average, equivalent to 70% at Brock, based on the best 10 full undergraduate degree-level credits (not including college diploma transfer credits). These 10 credits must be complete at the time of application. The academic average accounts for 50% of the admission decision.
    • A full undergraduate university (degree-level) credit is the equivalent of 1 academic year of study. For example, a full university course normally runs from September to April, or is the equivalent of 2 semester-long courses.
    • Only those credits completed at the undergraduate degree level within an acceptable undergraduate degree program are used to calculate admission averages and satisfy teaching subject requirements. If you have college diploma credits assigned as advanced standing in a degree program, we are unable to use those credits for these purposes.
    • If you have successfully completed an Early Child Education diploma as part of a degree-completion pathway, we will consider you with a minimum of 8 university-level courses at the time of application for the Primary/Junior Division. In these cases, your overall diploma average will be calculated and used in place of the missing credits toward the weighted average calculation.
  2. For Junior/Intermediate (B20) and Intermediate/Senior (B30) applicants, completion of appropriate teachable subject credits.
  3. Two teaching-related experiences, as submitted on the Experience Profile. The Experience Profile accounts for 50% of the admission decision.
  4. Completion of a recognized and acceptable degree by April 2022.

Enrollment in the Faculty of Education is limited; as a result, satisfying the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. We give some preference if you have graduate‑level qualifications.

Acceptable Degrees

The minimum credential for admission is an undergraduate degree from an acceptable university or other postsecondary institution, as outlined:

  • In Canada, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates.
  • In Canada, an acceptable college is one that is authorized to confer degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates; the college must be publicly funded.
  • In the United States, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates. The university must be considered equivalent to a university referred to in number 1. The university must be recognized by 1 of the following regional accreditation agencies:
    • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • In a country other than Canada, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates.
    • Typically, in the case of a country that is a member of the Commonwealth, the university is eligible for membership in the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
    • For all other countries, eligibility for membership in the International Association of Universities is expected.
    • A university must be considered equivalent to an institution referred to in number 1.

We do not guarantee or imply that your credentials will be accepted by the Ontario College of Teachers, the professional licensing body that you must eventually apply to for your teaching certificate upon completion of the Consecutive Teacher Education program.

Applicants with International Documents

If you are submitting international documents, review the international document submission process to ensure you have completed all the required steps.

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Division-specific Admission Information

B10 – Primary/Junior

We encourage you to have an area of concentration related to school curriculum. Some preference is given to Primary/Junior (B10) applicants with a major in Child and Youth Studies and Early Childhood Education.

We also give preference to Primary/Junior (B10) applicants who, at the time of application, present completed university degree-level courses (half- or full-credit) in 1 or more of the following: Mathematics, Science, English and/or Indigenous Studies.

B20 – Junior/Intermediate

Teaching Subjects:

  • Dramatic Arts (135)
  • English (319)
  • French as a Second Language (325)
  • Geography (740)
  • Health and Physical Education (860)
  • History (750)
  • Mathematics (652)
  • Music – Vocal (159)
  • Science – General (430)
  • Visual Arts (190)
Important:

  • You must have the equivalent of at least 3 full undergraduate credits, averaging 70%, in 1 of the teaching subject areas.
  • At least 1 full undergraduate credit must be at the second-year level or above.
  • At a minimum, 2 out of 3 teaching subject credits must be completed by December 10, 2021. Credits completed after April 2022 are not considered.
    • Teachable subject credits that are not completed by the application deadline must show as “In Progress” on the transcript you submit when you apply.

We also give preference to Junior/Intermediate (B20) applicants who, at the time of application, present completed university degree-level courses (half- or full-credit) in 1 or more of the following: Mathematics, Science, English and/or Indigenous Studies..

Junior/Intermediate (B20) applicants normally practice teach at the Grade 4-8 levels. We will make placements at the high school level (Grades 9 and 10) only under special circumstances.

B30 – Intermediate/Senior

Teaching Subjects:

  • Dramatic Arts (135)
  • English (319)
  • French as a Second Language (325)
  • Geography (740)
  • Health and Physical Education (860)
  • History (750)
  • Mathematics (652)
  • Science – Biology (412)
  • Science – Chemistry (420)
  • Science – General (430)
  • Science – Physics (470)
  • Visual Arts (190)
Important:

  • You must have the equivalent of at least 5 full undergraduate credits, averaging 70%, in 1 teaching subject area and 3 full undergraduate credits, averaging 70%, in a second teaching subject area.
  • For the first teaching subject, at least 3 of the 5 undergraduate credits must be at the second-year university level or higher.
  • For the second teaching subject, at least 1 of the 3 undergraduate credits must be at the second-year university level or higher.
  • At a minimum, 3 out of 5 first teaching subject credits must be completed by December 10, 2021. At a minimum, 2 out of 3 second teaching subject credits must be completed by December 10, 2021. We are unable to accept credits completed after April 2022.
    • Teaching subject credits that are not completed by the application deadline must show as “In Progress” on the transcript you submit when you apply.

Due to our limited capacity, not all subjects may be offered in any year and, given the Faculty’s need to respond to teacher shortages, we may give special priority to areas of high need.

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Clarification of Teaching Subjects

In most cases, courses that are eligible to meet requirements for major programs are counted to satisfy teaching subject area requirements.

Dramatic Arts, Intermediate/Senior and Junior/Intermediate

  • Undergraduate course credits in creativity-based practical work with a reflective component are required (e.g., Acting, Performance, Production).
  • As a first or a second teaching subject, a maximum of 1 undergraduate credit in theory-based courses, the History of Theatre, Drama or Dramatic Literature is allowed.

English, Intermediate/Senior

  • As a first teaching subject, a minimum of 1 undergraduate credit in English Literature or Poetry is required. The remaining 4 credits can be a combination of Literature, Poetry and Writing.
  • As a second teaching subject, a minimum of 1 undergraduate credit in English Literature or Poetry is required. The remaining 2 credits can be a combination of Literature, Poetry and Writing.
  • We give some preference to applicants who present 1 full undergraduate credit in Canadian content.
  • Note: Credits completed in English as a Second Language courses are not accepted. In cases where this is not clear, we have the right to request course descriptions.

English, Junior/Intermediate

  • A minimum of 1 undergraduate credit in English Literature or Poetry is required. The remaining 2 credits can be a combination of Literature, Poetry and Writing.
  • We give some preference to applicants who present 1 full undergraduate credit in Canadian content.
  • Note: Credits completed in English as a Second Language courses are not accepted. In cases where this is not clear, we have the right to request course descriptions.

French as a Second Language, Intermediate/Senior and Junior/Intermediate

  • As a first or second teaching subject, a minimum of 2 undergraduate credits must be in Grammar/Composition and must be taught in the French language.
  • A maximum of 1 undergraduate credit may be in Translation.
  • Introductory-level language courses are not considered toward teaching subject requirements.

Geography, Intermediate/Senior and Junior/Intermediate

  • As a first or second teaching subject, you must have 0.5 of an undergraduate credit in Canadian Geography.
    Note: This Canadian Geography credit must fall under the Geography department listing in the appropriate course calendar or be cross-listed as a Geography credit.
  • A maximum of 1 undergraduate credit in Earth Sciences/Environmental Studies is allowed.

Health and Physical Education, Intermediate/Senior

As a first teaching subject, you must present the equivalent of 2 undergraduate Physical Education credits that are action-based, 2 Health Studies undergraduate credits and 1 undergraduate credit from Kinesiology, Health Studies or Physical Education.

Examples of Brock’s action-based courses include:

  • KINE 1P93
  • KINE 2F00
  • KINE 2P00
  • KINE 2P03
  • KINE 2P06
  • KINE 2P92
  • KINE 3P00
  • KINE 3P03
  • KINE 3P06
  • KINE 3P13
  • KINE 3P16
  • KINE 3P91
  • KINE 4P00

As a second teaching subject, you must present 2 undergraduate Physical Education credits that are action-based and 1 undergraduate credit in Health Studies.

Health and Physical Education, Junior/Intermediate

You must present 2 undergraduate Physical Education credits that are action-based and 1 undergraduate credit in Health Studies.

Examples of Brock’s action-based courses include:

  • KINE 1P93
  • KINE 2F00
  • KINE 2P00
  • KINE 2P03
  • KINE 2P06
  • KINE 2P92
  • KINE 3P00
  • KINE 3P03
  • KINE 3P06
  • KINE 3P13
  • KINE 3P16
  • KINE 3P91
  • KINE 4P00

History, Intermediate/Senior and Junior/Intermediate

As a first or second teaching subject, your credits must meet the following requirements:

  • 1 undergraduate credit in Canadian History and
  • a maximum of 1 undergraduate credit in the History of Art or Greek/Roman Civilization is allowed.
    • All remaining History credits, including the Canadian History credit, must fall under the History department listing in the appropriate course calendar or be cross-listed as a History credit.
    • Canadian Politics and Canadian Studies courses are not accepted.

Mathematics, Intermediate/Senior

  • As a first teaching subject, a maximum of 2 undergraduate credits in Statistics are allowed.
  • As a second teaching subject, a maximum of 1 undergraduate credit in Statistics is allowed.
  • Courses in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Engineering Sciences and Mathematical Economics are considered. Business Math credits are not accepted.

Mathematics, Junior/Intermediate

  • A maximum of 1 undergraduate credit in Statistics is allowed.
  • Courses in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Engineering Sciences and Mathematical Economics are considered. Business Math credits are not accepted.

Music – Vocal, Intermediate/Senior and Junior/Intermediate

  • A maximum of 1 undergraduate credit from the History of Music is allowed.

Science – Biology, Intermediate/Senior

  • As a first or second teaching subject, a maximum of 1 undergraduate credit in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry or Biomechanics is allowed.
  • Courses in Biology, Biophysics, Botany, Environmental Science, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Plant Science, Zoology, Immunology and Genetics are considered.

Science – Chemistry, Intermediate/Senior

  • As a first or second teaching subject, Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry courses are accepted. Pharmacology credits are not accepted.

Science – General, Intermediate/Senior

As a first teaching subject, your credits must include:

  • 3 undergraduate credits from Biology, Chemistry or Physics (including Astronomy) with a minimum of 2 credits in 1 subject and 1 credit in 1 of the remaining subjects.
  • The remaining 2 credits may be from any of the subjects listed in this section that are not used, or from Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Neuroscience, Zoology, Applied Chemistry or Health Sciences.

If you declare Science – General as your first teaching subject, and wish to declare Physics, Chemistry or Biology as a second teaching subject, you may only do so using a Science credit that you did not use for the Science – General teaching subject.

For example: Science – General using 2 biology credits and 1 chemistry credit; neither Biology nor Chemistry may be declared. This ensures all eligible applicants have a breadth of knowledge they can share in classroom.

For a second teaching subject, your credits must include:

  • 2 undergraduate credits in 1 subject that must be from Biology, Chemistry or Physics (including Astronomy).
  • 1 credit that may be from 1 of these subjects not used or from Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Neuroscience, Zoology, Applied Chemistry or Health Sciences.

If you wish to declare Physics, Chemistry or Biology as a first teaching subject, you may do so only if the science subject is not used for the Science – General teaching subject. This ensures all eligible applicants have a breadth of knowledge they can share in classroom.

For example: If Biology is declared as your first teachable subject and Science – General as your second, no biology credits can be used to satisfy Science – General teachable subject requirements.

Science – General, Junior/Intermediate

  • 2 undergraduate credits in 1 subject must be from Biology, Chemistry or Physics (including Astronomy).
  • The remaining credit may be from 1 of these subjects not used or from Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Neuroscience, Zoology, Applied Chemistry or Health Sciences.

Science – Physics, Intermediate/Senior

A first teaching subject must meet the following requirements:

  • All 5 undergraduate credits must be in Physics related to:
    • forces and motion;
    • energy, work, power, matter and energy;
    • waves – light and sound;
    • electricity, magnetism, gravitation; and
    • hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Courses in Physics, Biophysics, Engineering Science, Geophysics and Astrophysics are considered, as long as they meet the aforementioned criteria.
  • A maximum of 1 credit in Astronomy is allowed.

A second teaching subject must meet the following requirements:

  • All 3 undergraduate credits must be from the subject areas listed under “first teaching subject” (1 undergraduate credit in Astronomy is allowed).

Visual Arts, Intermediate/Senior and Junior/Intermediate

  • Studio-based course credits are required (e.g., Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Drawing).
  • A maximum of 1 undergraduate credit from Film, Photography, Architecture, Fashion or History of Art is allowed.
Note: In general, it is best that you present a course credit from the teaching subject in question in order for it to be eligible for consideration toward a particular teaching subject (i.e., if your teaching subject is mathematics, a course in political statistics will generally not be recognized).

In most cases, only courses eligible to meet requirements for major programs can be counted in support of teaching subjects.

If you are using a course taken through a different department, or not clearly labelled as the specified teaching subject, you must indicate the course content using the Clarification of Teachable Subjects form, supplemented by calendar descriptions and course outlines, when necessary. This Clarification of Teachable Subjects form is accessible through your Brock student portal after you submit your application.

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Experience Profile Requirement

In addition to meeting both the minimum and division-specific academic requirements, you must complete the Experience Profile, which accounts for 50% of the application determination. You may access the Experience Profile only after you have submitted your application via TEAS.

Read more about the Experience Profile requirement.

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Technological Education Teacher Education Program

Program Description

Our Consecutive Technological Education Teacher Education program (Technological Education – Bachelor of Education [BEd] or Certificate in Education) provides candidates with the professional education necessary to become certified teachers in Ontario.

The program is comprised of 4 terms (a total of approximately 16 months in duration) beginning in January and June each year. It is delivered in a blended online and in-person format, allowing some students to continue working at least part-time while completing the program.

This program is currently offered at the Hamilton campus only. Brock is pursuing more modern facilities in Burlington and anticipates relocating by fall 2022.

Successful completion of this program will award a single-subject, BBT basic qualification in Grades 9 and 10, and Grades 11 and 12, allowing you to teach at the secondary level in your area of expertise.

Clarification of Broad-based Technology (BBT) Teaching Subjects Offered

Grades 9 and 10; Grades 11 and 12

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

Related Trades and Professions Within Each BBT

Find related trades and professions recognized within each BBT.

Only those trades or professions listed can be accommodated in our program, although not all subject areas may be offered each year since demand within the technological education field fluctuates. Offers of admission are made to reflect demand.

Program Codes and Admission Guidelines

Applicants apply on the B80 application and are considered for eligibility under the listed pathway combinations for the Technological Education – BEd.

Note:

  • Our program is competitive and admission is not guaranteed with attainment of minimum admission requirements.
  • The process of applying and collecting appropriate supporting documents can be time consuming. Anticipate the process to take upwards of 10 to 20 hours.

BEd Admissions Pathway Combinations

Applicants must have 1 of the following combinations of postsecondary education and wage-earning experience to be admitted to the BEd in Technological Education Program.

Note: One year of work experience equals 1,700 hours. The Certificate of Qualification (C of Q), work experience, diploma, advanced diploma or degree must be in the same BBT area that the individual will be qualified to teach.

Pathway Required Education Required Experience
1 C of Q in a skilled trade and a secondary school diploma. A minimum of 5 years of paid wage-earning experience related to the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach. The C of Q must be in the same area as the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach.
2 Two-year college diploma. The diploma must be in the same area as the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach. A minimum of 3 years of wage-earning experience related to the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach. The wage-earning experience must be in a minimum of 4 months’ continuous paid work experience in the same area as the BBT subject you will be qualified in.
3 Three-year college advanced diploma. The advanced diploma must be in the same area as the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach. A minimum of 2 years of wage-earning experience directly related to the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach. The wage-earning experience must be in a minimum of 4 months’ continuous paid work experience.
4 University or college degree. The degree must be in the same area as the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach. A minimum of 2 years of wage-earning experience related to the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach. The wage-earning experience must be in a minimum of 4 months’ continuous paid work experience.
5 University or college degree is not aligned with the area in the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach. A minimum of 5 years of wage-earning experience related to the BBT subject you will be qualified to teach. The wage-earning experience must be in a minimum of 4 months’ continuous paid work experience.

Applicants without the listed combinations of postsecondary education and wage-earning experience, holding an Ontario Secondary School Diploma and a minimum of 5 years of wage-earning experience, including business or industrial experience, where the applicant used skills and knowledge in the area of the BBT education subject the applicant is applying to, may be considered for admission to the Technological Education program and will be eligible to receive a Certificate in Education.

Definition of a Recognized University or Postsecondary Degree-granting Institution

  • In Canada, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates.
  • In Canada, an acceptable college is one that is authorized to confer degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates; the college must be publicly funded.
  • In the United States, a university must be recognized by 1 of the following regional accreditation agencies. The university must be considered equivalent to a university referred to in section “1”.
    • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • In a country other than Canada, a university must be considered equivalent to an institution referred to in section “1”.
    • Typically, in the case of a country that is a member of the Commonwealth, this would also mean the university is eligible for membership in the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
    • For all other countries, eligibility for membership in the International Association of Universities would be expected.

Submission of Documents

As a Technological Education Teacher Education applicant, you must submit the following documents:

  • Academic postsecondary transcripts (including English translations, where necessary) from all postsecondary institutions attended
  • Resumé
  • High school transcript (if a non-degree applicant)
  • C of Qs (if applicable)
  • Proof of Wage-earning Experience Summary Chart (available on the Consecutive Technological Education website, and to be completed and uploaded to the student portal)
  • Proof of wage-earning experience (we encourage you to submit as much work experience as possible)
  • Statement of intent/interest (in 500 words or less, explain why you are interested in becoming a Technological Education teacher)
  • Copy of Record of Landing if you are not a Canadian citizen
  • Evidence of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) if your first language is not English

June 2022 Intake

Important Deadlines: March 1 and March 10, 2022

  1. December 3, 2021: The TEAS application for the Technological Teacher Education program opens.
  2. March 1, 2022: Deadline to submit the TEAS application for the Technological Teacher Education program, the TEAS application service fee and the Brock $70 non-refundable supplementary service fee.
  3. March 10, 2022: Deadline to submit official/final educational transcripts, proof of English proficiency (if applicable) and all other supporting documents that we request.

January 2023 Intake

Important Deadlines: August 1 and August 10, 2022

  1. April 1, 2022: The TEAS application for the Technological Teacher Education program opens.
  2. August 1, 2022: Deadline to submit the TEAS application for the Technological Teacher Education program, the TEAS application service fee and the Brock $70 non-refundable supplementary service fee.
  3. August 10, 2022: Deadline to submit official/final educational transcripts, proof of English proficiency (if applicable) and all other supporting documents that we request.

Official/Final Transcripts

If you completed a degree or diploma at an Ontario university or College of Applied Arts and Technology, order your official/final transcript by completing a TEAS online transcript request and submitting it with your TEAS application. Use the “immediate” option when ordering this transcript. If you are currently completing studies, choose the “final” option (after your degree/diploma is conferred).

If you have other degree and/or diploma transcripts completed at an institution other than an Ontario university or college, you will need to order and have these sent directly from the postsecondary institution to us (Attention: Office of the Registrar, Tech Ed Admissions).

If you have already completed your studies, have the transcript(s) sent immediately. If you are currently completing studies, arrange to have your transcript sent once you complete your studies. Your transcript should indicate “degree/diploma conferred”.

For any issues with submitting the final transcript showing “degree/diploma conferred”, email an Admissions representative.

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Contact Information

Office of the Registrar – Teacher Education Admissions
Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines ON  L2S 3A1

Telephone: 905‑688‑5550, ext. 4293
Email: futurestudent@brocku.ca
Technological Education Inquiries: teched@brocku.ca

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