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The Technological Education Pathway Development Project (TEPD) is a consortium of Ontario Colleges including Fanshawe College, Niagara College, Conestoga College, Fleming College, Canadore College, Mohawk College and College Boreal. TEPD has developed degree completion opportunities to technological education teachers with an apprenticeship, diploma or advanced diploma background. TEPD has partnered with Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia and IT Sligo in Ireland. The degree completion programs provide a mixture of credit transfer and Prior Learning Recognition and Assessment (PLAR), and are offered via online learning. We have included a Spec Sheet, sample candidates, and FAQs regarding the degree completion options.
The ‘Spec Sheet’ outlines the distance learning programs at both IT Sligo and Thompson Rivers University, and the various components that may be considered based on background and experience. The degree completion options are a mixture of credit transfer and Prior Learning Recognition and Assessment (PLAR). OCT and OCTE have been consulted during the development of these pathways.
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The TEPD project team has developed sample candidates from different backgrounds and skills. IT Sligo and Thompson Rivers University assessed these sample candidates, and provided an estimate of the amount of credit transfer each would receive. These are intended only as a case study. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the institution regarding their credit transfer and recognition of prior learning assessment. Program requirements at both institutions are subject to change.
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1. What is the TEPD project?
The Technology Pathway Development (TEPD) project is lead by seven Ontario Colleges. The project team has identified online degree completion pathways for technology teachers who have an apprenticeship, diploma or advanced diploma background.
2. Who is eligible for this pathway?
Any technology teacher or College faculty with an apprenticeship, diploma or advanced diploma background.
3. Where can I complete my degree?
TEPD has identified online degree completion pathways with Thompson Rivers University (British Columbia) and Institute of Technology Sligo (Ireland). Degree completion is offered through 100% online delivery.
4. What about my previous experience?
This pathway is designed to give you recognition for your academic, work, and teaching experience. Credits can be applied to help you earn your degree through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and credit transfer.
5. Where can I find more information about the specific degree completion programs?
Please see the ‘Spec Sheet’ which outlines the distance learning programs at both institutions - and the various components that may be considered based on background and experience. The degree completion options are a mixture of credit transfer and Prior Learning Recognition and Assessment (PLAR). OCT and OCTE have been consulted during the development of these pathways.
6. How do I find out more information about applying?
“acceptable post-secondary degree” means a degree for which a person is required to complete at least 90 post-secondary credits or their equivalent and that is,
Therefore, in order to determine if a credential satisfies the requirement of an acceptable postsecondary degree, the College uses three different criteria to make the determination as follows:
8. If I complete my undergraduate degree, will my Teaching Certificate/Diploma be converted into a Bachelor of Education retroactively?
Some universities have indicated there is a process for updating the Teaching Certificate to a Bachelor of Education once an undergraduate degree is completed. Contact your institution’s Registrar’s Office to confirm the process and required documentation.