PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS TECVP-DP Technical Vocational Teacher Education

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  • 90-credit hour part-time program
  • Continuous entry possibilities
  • Notre Dame Campus
  • Credit transfer opportunity: Joint RRC/U of W Bachelor of Education
  • Graduates are certified to teach their vocation in a high school setting (technical vocational)
  • 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.
  • International applicants contact RRC's International Education Office at or 204-632-2143 for information on this program and space availability

Technical Vocational Teacher Education - Part-Time develops the knowledge and skills required for Vocational Industrial Teacher certification by Manitoba Education, Training and Youth.

Students will study teaching methodology, the development of courses and computer applications, and the design of facilities for delivery of vocational education programs.

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

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.

Students must submit an application (please specify you are applying for the Technical Vocational Teacher Education - Part- time program) and successfully meet all entrance requirements prior to registering for any courses within this program.

Admission Requirements

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College Polytechnic; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling; international secondary (high school) studies.
The college requires transcripts verifying your complete academic history including any public or private high school, college, university, or technical institute you have attended.


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  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.

If you do not have a Future Student Account or require assistance, please contact our Student Service Centre at 204-632-2327.

Internationally Educated Applicants - visit for credential assessment information.

Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 15 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

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

After reviewing these admission requirements, apply here

  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.
  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.
      • 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.
      • 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
  3. Training and Work Experience
    • Submit proof of following 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.
      • 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
      • 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:
      • 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.
  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)
  5. Personal Resume
    • Submit a personal resume
  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 15 days of applying and will be requested by the College at a later date

Program Progression Requirements
Program progression requirements are not due within 15 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.

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 )
Requirement: Submission of a parchment (certificate) indicating successful completion of the AEPUCE program, including language levels achieved if available.
CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
CLB (LINC) (Canadian Language Benchmark - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)


There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

Only Duolingo English Test scores that have been verified through the Duolingo English Test Portal will be accepted.

IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Please Note: 3 year expiry date for Nursing Program Applicants
Password Skills (An in person English Language Assessment hosted by RRC Polytech)
This in-person, computer-based test is composed of four test modules: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The test takes 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete and is conducted in two parts. The first part assesses reading, listening, and writing, and the second part assesses speaking in a separate room. Password Skills costs $139 to take through RRC Polytech. Password Skills is hosted by the RRC Polytech Testing and Assessment Centre: E440, Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae building, on the fourth floor. If you wish to do Password Skills remotely (not in-person), Password Skills Plus can be taken online. RRC Polytech does not offer Password Skills Plus, but we do accept the results for entry into program.
Password Skills Plus (Password Skills Plus is an online assessment that can be taken instead of Password Skills. )
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.

Program Outline

Course Delivery Options:

  • Classroom Delivery - Face-to-face delivery on campus
  • eTV - Video streaming streams the video and voice of the course instructor in the classroom to the computer. Students need to be available each week during scheduled class hours and either attend class or connect to the class. Students at the Notre Dame Campus attend classes in the CanWest Studio. Students at the Princess Street Campus can select either classroom or eTV option. Off-campus students connect to the internet for their courses.
  • Online - Courses are delivered through WebCT. Students work through the course at a pace set by the instructor; most of the work is completed during the week at a time that is convenient with the lstudent’s personal schedule. Course instructors may ask students to participate in an online chat/discussion at specific times throughout the course.
  • SDL - Student directed learning.

Courses and Descriptions

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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PRAC-3016Student Teaching 2
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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.

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.

WRKE-3057Vocational Training and Work Experience 2
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Computer/Laptop Requirements

All students in the Technical Vocational Education program participating in online courses are required to supply their own laptop as outlined by the college Laptop Standard Specifications under Type A Device: Standard

Students will be responsible for the purchase of specialized software. Information about specialized software will be provided in the course outline.

Do not purchase a laptop until you have been accepted for the program. 

The College will also provide information about software, network access, and help desk support if you require assistance. You will have on-campus access to e-mail, College networks, and the Internet.

Off-campus access to the Internet is the responsibility of the student.

Please refer to for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Recent Changes

This program was previously named Vocational Industrial Teacher Education.

Transfer Credit Opportunities

Graduates from the Technical Vocational Teacher Education (Part-Time) 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

Graduation Requirements

When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply to graduate. Complete details and forms can be found here.

Questions? Please call 694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 for assistance.

Part-time programs must be completed within 8 years from the start of the first course in the program unless otherwise stated in the program outline.

Students who obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better will graduate with honours. Students will not be granted more than 75% of credit requirements for graduation through transfer of credit. Students with any course failures within their program of study will not be eligible for the honours designation.

Employment Potential

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