Concurrent Education and Kinesiology
Popularly known as Con-Ed, Concurrent Education is a program for high school graduates with a passion for teaching and learning. For September 2023, Queen's will be expanding its popular Concurrent Education program to include the opportunity for students to complete a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Kinesiology, concurrently with their Bachelor of Education.
Queen’s Concurrent Education is a 5-year + 1 summer term program that prepares secondary school graduates to become educators and qualify for Ontario College of Teachers certification. Our graduates are out in the job market a year earlier, since most other Ontario faculties of education offer their programs over 6 years with typical fall and winter semesters.
With Queen’s ConEd, you will be working on 2 degrees at the same time, both from day 1! The Education degree from Queen’s (BEd) is widely accepted for teacher certification across Canada and around the world. What makes Queen’s grads more marketable is that they will all graduate with a concentration in 1 subject area.
Admission to Queen's is very competitive and we may use Supplementary Information, including the Supplementary Essay (SE), audition or portfolio, in addition to a student's academic record, to help make admission decisions. Each applicant to Queen's has a unique To Do List, detailing exactly what is needed to round out their application.
For applicants to Commerce and Health Sciences, submission of the SE by February 15 is required. For applicants to Nursing, submission of the SE is optional but recommended.
Applicants to Music, Concurrent Education/Music and Music Theatre are required to complete an audition. Applicants to Fine Art and Concurrent Education/Fine Art are required to submit a portfolio.
First-generation Admission Pathway
Queen’s encourages participation in postsecondary education by first-generation students. First-generation candidates include those affiliated with any of the community organization partners listed. Eligible candidates are offered an additional and alternative admission pathway to the first year of a full-time, first-entry undergraduate degree program.
- Pathways to Education
- Boys and Girls Club – Raise the Grade
- Extended Society Care Students (Formerly Crown Wards)
- Empowerment Squared
- Black Youth Mentorship Program
- Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment
- YMCA Newcomer and Youth Leadership Development Programs
- Leadership by Design
- For Youth Initiative
- Delta Family Resource Centre
- Big Brothers, Big Sisters
We will make offers of admission to first-generation candidates whose total application shows strong evidence of academic preparedness and potential. We will introduce you to the contacts and services available at the Student Academic Support Services, the Student Experience Office and the Student Awards Office during the application process and upon admission.
We encourage you to access these services throughout your time at Queen’s. If you are admitted through this pathway, we encourage you to make use of the academic advising and academic support services available to all students at Queen’s University.
Read more about the First-generation Admission Pathway or email us for more information.
Indigenous Admission Pathway
We offer Indigenous candidates an additional and alternative pathway for admission to the first year of a full-time, first-year-entry undergraduate degree program. You must self-identify on your OUAC application and submit a separate letter to the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre stating your interest in being considered under this policy. You must also provide evidence of Indigenous ancestry with your request.