September 18, 2017

Belleville, Ontario, September 18, 2017 – Loyalist College has signed a pathway agreement with York University which will provide eligible Animation, Journalism & Communications and Film & TV Production diploma graduates the opportunity to enter York’s Consecutive Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Technological Education program.

“This pathway enhances educational opportunities for Loyalist graduates and opens doors in a dynamic field of study they may not have otherwise considered,” said Ann Drennan, Senior Vice-President Academic and Chief Learning Officer at Loyalist.

York’s program complies with the Ontario College of Teachers’ requirements to be eligible for an Ontario Teaching Certificate as a teacher of Technological Education in an Ontario secondary school. This full-time, professional degree program is offered at York’s Keele campus. It includes coursework, school and community practicum placements in the Toronto area, and the opportunity to be involved in student life and international learning. It also provides the opportunity to earn advanced standing credits towards a Master of Education (MEd) degree at York.

“York University is very pleased to be able to increase access to the teaching profession for Loyalist graduates who have expertise in the broad-based technologies aligned with Ontario’s curriculum,” said Chloë Brushwood Rose, Associate Dean, Academic Programs in the Faculty of Education.

The program requires 60 credits offered in two consecutive Fall/Winter sessions in addition to meeting Loyalist’s program requirements. Students who successfully complete the York program will receive a BEd in Technological Education degree granted by the Senate of York University.

About Loyalist College
Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. Loyalist provides personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior student services. To prepare students for in-demand careers, Loyalist offers more than 65 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 70 university transfer agreements. The College’s wide selection of advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates aligns with market-driven disciplines including applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business and management studies, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media, arts and design, and skills and technology. In Ontario, the College’s new Digital Media Centre and The Bay of Quinte Skills Centre, which is LEED® Silver certified, are training centres of choice for students, as well as College business and industry partners. The College is a key driver of the social and economic health and prosperity of the area and contributes 5.4 percent to the Gross Regional Product. This represents an overall effect on the regional economy of $530 million annually – based on a 2014 Report by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit

About York University
York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 26 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 295,000 alumni. York U’s fully bilingual Glendon campus is home to Southern Ontario’s Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.



Kerry Lorimer, Director of Marketing, Communications & Recruitment,
Loyalist College,, 613-969-1913 ext. 2536

Janice Walls, Advisor & Deputy Spokesperson,
York University Media Relations,, 416 736-5543