TECVF-DP Technical Vocational Teacher Education

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Overview

  • One-year accelerated diploma
  • August entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg 
  • Practicum placements
  • Credit transfer opportunity: Joint RRC - University of Winnipeg Bachelor of Education
  • International applicants contact RRC's International Education Office at intled@rrc.mb.ca or 204-632-2143 for information on this program and space availability
  • If you have a criminal record or are listed on a Child Abuse Registry you may not be able to complete this program. See Program Progression Requirements for more info.

Description
This program develops the knowledge and skills you need to be certified as a vocational teacher by Manitoba Education.

You will study teaching methodology, the development and assessment of vocational courses, computer applications, and the design of facilities for delivery of vocational education programs. You will spend 18 weeks of the program in a teaching practicum at a local high school.

Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive credit for up to 45 credit hours toward the Vocational Training and Related Work Experience course.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive a diploma from Red River College and be eligible for a Special Vocational Teaching certificate issued by Manitoba Education.

This program makes up the first three years of the five-year Joint RRC - University of Winnipeg Bachelor of Education Degree with a major in vocational education. The fourth and fifth years are taught at the University of Winnipeg.

Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/Information/MyEducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Not all Red Seal and designated trades are considered teachable technical vocational subject areas in Manitoba provincial secondary schools. A listing of Red Seal and designated trades can be found on the Apprenticeship Manitoba website.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you do not meet this admission requirement, contact RRC's Teacher Education department to discuss a plan for meeting the regular admission requirements before applying to this program
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes.
        or
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option.  If you choose to complete an English language assessment, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
        or
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for review.
        and
  3. Training and Work Experience
    • Submit proof of training and work experience:
      • Red Seal Trades
        -  A certificate of qualification (journeyperson’s certificate or equivalent to a Manitoba trade specific credential as determined by Apprenticeship Manitoba)
        - Two years of approved trade experience from the documented date of receiving the approved trade credential
        - The Red Seal endorsement is required for a Permanent Special Vocational Certificate issued by Manitoba Education Professional Certification Branch upon graduation from this program.
        or
      • Designated Trades
        - A certificate of qualification (journeyperson’s certificate or equivalent to a Manitoba trade specific credential as determined by Apprenticeship Manitoba)
        - Two years of approved trade experience from  the documented date of receiving the approved trade credential
        or
      • Non-designated Trades
        - At least one year of formal training (can be included in the six years of work experience)
        - At least six years of approved work experience including two years under the supervision of a person who holds an approved credential or has approved training in the trade
    • In Manitoba:
      • Hairstylists must hold an Authorization to Practise, Temporary Permit, or a Limited Practise Permit issued by Apprenticeship Manitoba. The Authorization to Practise and Limited Practise Permits (for existing holders only) are renewable every two years. The Temporary Permit is issued by Apprenticeship Manitoba and the renewal date varies according to applicant type.
      • Construction Electricians and Industrial Electricians must also hold a Journeyperson Electrician License issued by the Mechanical and Engineering Branch of Manitoba Labour and Immigration. This license must be renewed every four years
      • Early Childhood Educators must hold an ECE III designation
      • For more information regarding requirements set out by Apprenticeship Manitoba, visit their website
    • Post-secondary transcripts must have been issued within 6 months prior to your application date, and submitted in a sealed envelope directly from the post-secondary institution.
      and
  4. Letters of Reference
    • Submit a minimum of two letters of reference that confirm recent work experience in your area of specialty (trade) obtained after the completion of qualification* (journeyperson's certificate or equivalent to a Manitoba trade specific credential as determined by Apprenticeship Manitoba), or formal training (non-designated trades)
      and
  5. Personal Resume
    • Submit a personal resume
      and
  6. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
  7. Candidate Information and Verification Meeting
    • The candidate meeting is an important part of the admission process, as it allows both the applicant and representatives of Teacher Education to discuss:
      • Submitted documentation
      • Credit for acceptable education
      • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) opportunities
      • Manitoba Education’s professional certification requirements
      • Details of the program, including expectations of both in-class and mentorship experiences
      • The applicant's interests and strengths relative to this teachable subject area
    • Applicants should allow one hour for the conversation
    • Meetings are arranged by the Teacher Education office once all admissions documentation is received by Enrolment Services
    • This item is not due within 30 days of applying and will be requested by the College at a later date

Program Progression Requirements
Program progression requirements are not due within 30 days of applying. These requirements have expiration dates and should be completed close to your program start date. Further information will be provided by the College at a later date.

Prior to registration into your practicum placement, you will be required to submit the following:

  • An original official Adult Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search (ACRVS)
  • An original official Child Abuse Registry (CAR) Check (provincial)

If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the program.

If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program.

Who Should Enrol?

You should have a broad knowledge of your field, a genuine interest in working with young people, and good interpersonal skills. Initiative, self-motivation, and the ability to work with others also are important attributes, as are good oral and written communication skills.

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Aug 10, 2020 Apply now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$5,147.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$575.00
Program/Student Fees (International)
Year 1
$14,375.00

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Red River College is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
AEPUCE (Academic English Program of University and College Entrance )
8888
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada))
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
8888
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
RRC Institutional or Official CanTEST accepted EXCEPT for the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program. The MLS program requires the Official CanTEST (the RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted).
4.54.54.54.0
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
6.56.56.56.5
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
20201924

Program Outline

The Red River College Technical Vocational Teacher Education accelerated one-year program makes up the first three years of the five-year Joint Red River College - University of Winnipeg Bachelor of Education Degree with a major in vocational education.

Year 1
Students receive credit for the following upon acceptance into the RRC accelerated program
RRC     Vocational Training and Related Work Experience (45 credit hours)

Year 2
Students complete the following as part of the RRC accelerated program
RRC     Training and Work Experience
RRC     Liberal Arts/Science Course Work - communications, math/science, microcomputers, social science
RRC     Seminar and School Experience

Year 3
Students complete the following as part of the RRC accelerated program
RRC     Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment – Vocational Education
RRC     Educational Psychology
RRC     Organizing Vocational Education Facilities
RRC     Principles of Vocational Education
RRC     Audio Visual and Technical Education
RRC     Student Teaching Practicum – Vocational Education

Graduates will receive a Diploma in Vocational Teacher Education and eligibility for a Permanent Special Vocational Teaching Certificate.

Year 4
U of W  Arts/Science course work in teachable minor
U of W  Arts/Science electives

Year 5
U of W  Education Electives
U of W  Reading in Content Areas
U of W  Educational Policy
U of W  Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment – Teachable Minor
U of W  Student Teaching Practicum – Teachable Minor

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
COMM-1097Communication Skills
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This course involves reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The basic purpose is to create an increased awareness of the communication process. It is designed to interest and inform, provoke and challenge. Students are presented with both theoretical and practical concepts, emphasis being placed on their application within the education structure.

Prerequisites:
Consult the program handbook or program coordinator for information on course prerequisites
COMP-1997Introduction to Computer Applications
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This course provides exposure to the use of computers and common productivity software such as word processing, presentations and spreadsheets.  Microsoft Office will be used as the software package for this course.

Prerequisites:
EDUC-1077Testing and EvaluationRPL
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This course examines a wide variety of assessment targets and analyzes their purpose, techniques, and quality indicators. The focus is on teacher-prepared tests and techniques through methods such as observation; written, oral, and performance tests; peer-and self-reports; portfolio documentation; and direct personal communication used to assess the different learning targets. The course culminates with an analysis of methods of interpreting assessment results and providing feedback and direction that promotes on-going improved instructional decision-making and learning.

Prerequisites:
Consult the program handbook or program coordinator for information on course prerequisites
EDUC-1090Introduction to EducationRPL
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This introductory course is the first in a series of courses offered in the Technical Vocational Education program, and is designed to provide beginning instructors with the basic skills to begin teaching in an applied educational environment. The course will focus on the ideals of effective instruction, adult learning and motivation, learning outcomes, lesson planning, course outlines, and the basics of classroom management. This course is a prerequisite to all courses in the Technical Vocational Teacher Education program.

EDUC-1091Instructional MethodsRPL
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The focus of this introductory course is on the creation of effective learning environments and the use of teaching strategies and techniques. The theoretical foundation and practical application of a variety of teaching approaches, lesson planning, questioning techniques, active lectures, and demonstrations will be explored and critically assessed within the context of sound curriculum design principles and processes. The overall focus is on the application of newly learned information to the classroom. A classroom simulation will take place where the student’s presentation is videotaped and will be reviewed for reflection and evaluation.

Prerequisites:
Consult the program handbook or program coordinator for information on course prerequisites
EDUC-1093Organizing Technical Education
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This course provides instruction in the planning, organization, and management of several types of vocational education facilities and an introduction to the different organizational and delivery systems used in vocational education programs. The scope of this course includes the preparation of instruction in a laboratory including: plan of organization and management, indicating the necessary equipment, materials and supplies, methods of purchasing and budgeting, and financial control and inventory procedures. In addition, sources of revenue and alternative delivery systems will be examined. Additional topics will include adaptations for disadvantaged students, motivation and learning environment management, and adult learners.

Prerequisites:
Consult the program handbook or program coordinator for information on course prerequisites
EDUC-1094Course DevelopmentRPL
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The focus of this course is on curriculum design in the area of Technical Vocational Education. Students will develop a course of study directly related to their subject specialty using a sequential process of formulating, selecting, and organizing course material. This course presents an organized format that potential teachers can apply to future courses to be planned and delivered. Students will study topics that include learning models, learner needs, learning outcomes, assessment, evaluation, structural frameworks, and instructional analysis.

Prerequisites:
Consult the program handbook or program coordinator for information on course prerequisites
EDUC-1115Foundations of Applied EducationRPL
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The focus of this course is to develop a critical understanding of vocational/technical/applied education, both its historical development and its current practice. This course is designed to encourage critical thinking and analysis of the foundations of vocational education: historical roots, socioeconomic context, philosophical approaches, as well as current issues and barriers to participation. Students will also explore delivery structures of applied education including colleges, and reflect upon their successes and limitations. By understanding the foundations of vocational education, students will be clearer about their own beliefs, values, and choices as educators in vocational-technical training institutions and systems.

Prerequisites:
Consult the program handbook or program coordinator for information on course prerequisites
EDUC-1117Intro to Technology in Education
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This course will expose students to a complete survey of technologies used in an instructional setting. Digital technology and computer technology have played a major role in transforming this subject area. With the use of these technologies we are able to accomplish many communication and instructional goals more efficiently. It is the intention of this course to provide students with an exposure to a wide variety of instructional technologies and demonstrate them in today’s classroom.

Prerequisites:
Consult the program handbook or program coordinator for information on course prerequisites
EDUC-1118Classroom Management
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This course covers the foundations of classroom management with an emphasis on the characteristics of an effective teacher. The course will also examine the major causes of unproductive student behaviour and provide a theoretical and philosophical foundation from which to examine approaches that encourage positive student behaviour and achievement and respond to the disruptive behaviour. Other course topics will include lesson design, developing classroom norms and guidelines, as well as structuring the physical environment.

Prerequisites:
Consult the program handbook or program coordinator for information on course prerequisites
EDUC-2092Advanced Instructional MethodsRPL
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The focus of this course is on differentiating instructional strategies and techniques that respond to the diverse learning styles and needs of learners. The theoretical foundation and practical application of various teaching strategies will be explored and critically assessed within the context of sound curriculum design principles and processes. The overall focus is the application of newly learned information to the classroom. A classroom simulation will take place where students' presentations are videotaped and reviewed for reflection and evaluation.

Prerequisites:
Consult the program handbook or program coordinator for information on course prerequisites
MATH-1009Applied Math
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Applied mathematics involves the basic skills required for a senior high teacher in an applied teaching environment. Integers and algebraic concepts will be reviewed and applied throughout the teaching course. There will be an emphasis on teaching applied math in a vocational setting.

Prerequisites:
Consult the program handbook or program coordinator for information on course prerequisites
PRAC-3002Student Teaching
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The school experience practicum for the major teaching area (vocational education) is organized through RRC and totals 18 weeks in length. Due to the limited availability of suitable school placements within the city limits, some students may be placed in communities outside of Winnipeg.

Prerequisites:
Consult the program handbook or program coordinator for information on course prerequisites
PRAC-3002Student Teaching
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The school experience practicum for the major teaching area (vocational education) is organized through RRC and totals 18 weeks in length. Due to the limited availability of suitable school placements within the city limits, some students may be placed in communities outside of Winnipeg.

Prerequisites:
Consult the program handbook or program coordinator for information on course prerequisites
PRAC-3002Student Teaching
More Information

The school experience practicum for the major teaching area (vocational education) is organized through RRC and totals 18 weeks in length. Due to the limited availability of suitable school placements within the city limits, some students may be placed in communities outside of Winnipeg.

Prerequisites:
Consult the program handbook or program coordinator for information on course prerequisites
PRAC-3002Student Teaching
More Information

The school experience practicum for the major teaching area (vocational education) is organized through RRC and totals 18 weeks in length. Due to the limited availability of suitable school placements within the city limits, some students may be placed in communities outside of Winnipeg.

Prerequisites:
Consult the program handbook or program coordinator for information on course prerequisites
PSYC-1025Educational Psychology
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This course focuses on the effective application of psychological concepts and principles in the instructional process, the development of teaching strategies and skills, and the perspectives that enhance the learning environment. Students will become familiar with the key conceptual frameworks of educational psychology, and analyze their use in the classroom. Course topics include principles and conditions that facilitate positive learning, action research as an instructor, learning and teaching/leadership styles, the diversity of learners, and the process of transforming assumptions.

Prerequisites:
Consult the program handbook or program coordinator for information on course prerequisites
WRKE-1057Vocational Training and Related Work Experience
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On admission to the program, the WKRE-1057 credit is granted for the first 45 credit hours of the program based on meeting the admission requirements for training and work experience in an approved vocational area.

Recent Changes

This program was previously named Vocational Industrial Teacher Education.

Transfer Credit Opportunities

Graduates from the Red River College Technical Vocational Teacher Education one-year accelerated diploma program will be granted credit for 90 credit hours (three years) in the five-year Joint RRC - University of Winnipeg Bachelor of Education program.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Employment Potential

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be eligible for a Permanent Special Vocational Industrial Teaching Certificate issued by Manitoba Education, Training and Youth, and a Diploma from Red River College.

Graduates have found employment in high schools that offer vocational industrial programs and in community colleges.

Contact Information

For general information about this program or how to apply, contact Enrolment Services at 204-632-2327.

For detailed program information, contact:

Teacher Education Office
Room C312, Building C
2055 Notre Dame Avenue
204-632-2300

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/howtoapply

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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