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Program Change Decisions

Accredited teacher education programs are reviewed on a regular cycle to ensure that they continue to meet required regulatory requirements. When institutions intend to add to, or modify their accredited programs, they must notify the Accreditation Committee. There are three types of program changes:

  1. Minor changes that do not affect the character, duration or components of a program (e.g. program name change) are considered administrative changes.
  2. Changes to the character, duration or components of a program are considered substantial changes. The Accreditation Committee determines whether the program, as modified, continues to meet accreditation requirements.
  3. An addition to program consists of adding a new element to an accredited program, such as (i) an area of study, (ii) a language of instruction, or (iii) a specific component of teacher preparation described in legislation. An accreditation panel reviews program changes that would result in an addition to program, using a process similar to the one used for program accreditation renewals. The Accreditation Committee reviews the panel’s findings to decide whether the program, with the addition, qualifies for accreditation.

The Accreditation Committee has issued decisions for program changes submitted by the following institutions.

Institution Program Program Change Type Program Change Description Accreditation Committee Decision Date
York University, Faculty of Education
  • Consecutive and concurrent programs of professional education with areas of study in the Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior divisions, including the Primary/Junior divisions with a focus on teaching French as a Second Language, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree
  • Consecutive or concurrent program of professional education with areas of study in Technological Education subjects at the grades 9/10 and grades 11/12 levels, and one General Education subject for Intermediate/Senior divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree
Substantial Program Change (character, duration or component) Add an area of study in the Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior divisions in the subject First Nations, Métis & Inuit Studies April 30, 2019
Queen’s University, Faculty of Education
  • Consecutive program of professional education with areas of study in the Primary/Junior and Intermediate/Senior divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree
  • Concurrent program of professional education with areas of study in the Primary/Junior and Intermediate/Senior divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree
Addition to Program Addition of a focus on the teaching of French as a second language to the Primary and Junior divisions April 30, 2019
Queen’s University, Faculty of Education
  • Consecutive program of professional education with areas of study in Technological Education subjects at the Grades 9/10 and Grades 11/12 levels, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree or a Diploma in Education
Substantial Program Change (character, duration or component) Addition of a multi-session mode of delivery April 30, 2019
University of Windsor, Faculty of Education
  • Multi-session consecutive program of professional education with areas of study in Technological Education subjects at the Grades 9/10 and Grades 11/12 level, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree or a Diploma in Technological Studies
Substantial Program Change (character, duration or component) Change to the format of the program November 29, 2018
Lakehead University, Faculty of Education
  • Multi-session consecutive program of professional education with an area of study in teaching Native Languages, leading to a Diploma in Education (known as Indigenous Language Teacher’s Diploma program)
Substantial Program Change (character, duration or component) Modified delivery for a single cohort partnership with Georgian College. November 29, 2018
Nipissing University, Schulich School of Education
  • Consecutive program of professional education with areas of study in the Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree
  • Concurrent program of professional education with areas of study in the Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree
Substantial Program Change (character, duration or component) and Addition to Program Addition of a focus on teaching French as a Second Language to the Primary/Junior divisions and an area of study, Social Sciences – General, to the Intermediate/Senior divisions August 16, 2018
Nipissing University, Schulich School of Education
  • Multi-session consecutive program of professional education with an area of study in teaching Native Languages, leading to a Diploma in Education (known as “Teacher of Anishnaabemwin as a Second Language program” or TASL)
Substantial Program Change (character, duration or component) In addition to Anishnaabemwin, the accredited language, the provider will be offering the following Native languages: Lunaape, Mohawk, Cayuga and Cree (change to component) using program partners for community-based programs (Munsee-Delaware, Attawapiskat, Six Nations) (change to program character). The program also now offers a Bachelor of Education along with its Diploma. April 13, 2018
Lakehead University, Faculty of Edcation
  • Concurrent program of professional education that combines studies in education with an area of study in the Primary/Junior divisions, leading to an Honours Bachelor of Education (Aboriginal Teacher Education) degree
Administrative Change Name change to Honours Bachelor of Education (Indigenous Teacher Education) April 13, 2018
Lakehead University, Faculty of Education
  • Multi-session consecutive program of professional education with an area of study in teaching Indigenous Languages, leading to a Diploma in Education (known as Aboriginal Language Teacher’s Diploma program)
Administrative Change Name change to Multi-session consecutive program of professional education with an area of study in teaching Indigenous Languages, leading to a Diploma in Education (known as Indigenous Language Teacher’s Diploma program) January 12, 2018
York University, Faculty of Education
  • Full-time consecutive program of professional education with areas of study in the Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior
Substantial Program Change (character, duration or component) Full time consecutive Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior program, adding a new Primary/Junior component to an existing degree program; candidates of FNMI ancestry, adding NEW site (main campus, change of duration, from 4 semesters over 2 years to 4 consecutive semesters) November 28, 2017
York University, Faculty of Education
  • Consecutive and Part-time consecutive program of professional education with areas of study in Technological Education subjects at the Grades 9/10 and Grades 11/12 levels, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree
  • Concurrent technological education program of professional education with areas of study in Technological Education subjects at the grades 9/10 and grades 11/12 levels, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree and an applied degree
Addition to Program Adding to existing programs to create Technological Education /general education combined program. November 28, 2017
Université d’Ottawa, Faculté d’éducation
  • Consecutive program of professional education with areas of study in the Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree (French-language program)
  • Multi-session consecutive program of professional education with areas of study in the Primary/Junior and Junior/Intermediate divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree (French-language program offered by partial or full distance education)
  • Concurrent program of professional education with areas of study in the Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree (French-language program)
Substantial Program Change (character, duration or component) Creation of an alternate practicum for the Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior divisions October 25, 2017
Queen’s University, Faculty of Education
  • Consecutive program of professional education for persons of First Nations, Métis or Inuit ancestry with an area of study in the Primary/Junior divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree or Diploma in Education (Part-time Aboriginal Teacher Education Community-Based or ATCB)
Substantial Program Change (character, duration or component)

Modifications to the Part-time Aboriginal Teacher Education Community-Based program to (change to component):

1) increase the number of courses and practicum length to reflect the requirements of the current consecutive P/J program

2) increase the course offerings to permit the ATEP to be classified as a full-time rather than a part-time program;

3) offer new opportunities for blended learning; and 4) extend the delivery of the program from five to six semesters.

October 25, 2017
Lakehead University, Faculty of Education
  • Single-degree consecutive program of professional education with areas of study in the Primary/Junior divisions, leading to a four-year Honours Bachelor of Education (Aboriginal) degree
Administrative Change

Addition of a community-based component to accredited program Honours Bachelor of Education (Aboriginal Education)

Program increased a year in length as a result of fewer courses being offered in each semester during pre-professional years

March 20, 2017
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Education
  • Consecutive program of professional education with areas of study in the Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree, and including the Primary/Junior divisions with a focus on teaching French as a Second Language (English-language program)
Substantial Program Change (character, duration or component) Consecutive program once accredited with two modes of delivery, on-site (in schools) and on-campus. On-site model had fewer course hours; accredited with a condition. Provider agreed to remove the on-site model from the program. (Change unclassified) November 29, 2016
Nipissing University, Schulich School of Education
  • Consecutive program of professional education with areas of study in the Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree
  • Concurrent program of professional education with areas of study in the Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree
Addition to Program Addition of Intermediate/Senior divisions to the professional years 1 and 2 of the concurrent program. Same structure as existing consecutive program for the Intermediate/Senior divisions. Cohorts from both programs in same classes as possible. June 1, 2016
York University, Faculty of Education
  • Part-time consecutive program of professional education with areas of study in Technological Education subjects at the Grades 9/10 and Grades 11/12 levels, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree
Addition to Program Add a full-time consecutive program to their already accredited (Addition of) Part-time consecutive program of professional education with areas of study in Technological Education subjects at the Grades 9/10 and Grades 11/12 levels, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree June 1, 2016
Brock University, Faculty of Education
  • Integrated consecutive program of professional education focusing on Aboriginal Education with areas of study in the Primary/Junior divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree (Aboriginal), identified in the application as the “Aboriginal Bachelor of Education Program”
Substantial Program Change (character, duration or component) Change in partner from the NNEC to another Indigenous distance education provider Change in location of community-based classes from Sioux Lookout to Thunder Bay. (change to program character) October 29, 2015
Université d’Ottawa, Faculté d’éducation
  • Multi-session consecutive program of professional education with areas of study in the Primary/Junior and Junior/Intermediate divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree (French-language program offered by partial distance education)
Addition to Program Addition of a full-distance education component; a program previously accredited. May 26, 2015

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