Certificate in Technology Education Program

The next cohort will start September 2023. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2023. All program seats are now full.

Please contact Extended Learning to inquire about waitlist.

Eligible students who submit their complete applications with full supporting eligible documentation will be given priority in the acceptance process to each cohort.

If you are a teacher of technology presently working in Nova Scotia, you can upgrade and diversify your technology background with the Certificate in Technology Education.

Explore a variety of hands-on experiences and teaching methodologies that strengthen traditional skills and introduce new technologies to better meet the demand for qualified technology educators for the public school system. 

Certificate requirements

You must complete 10 approved courses with a cumulative average of 65%. Eight of the 10 courses must be from the Faculty of Agriculture's course list. The other two courses are teaching methodology courses offered by Acadia University for this program. You will have a maximum of six years to complete the program. Courses are conducted outside regular school hours in evenings and summer sessions. There are no transfer credits accepted into this program.

Note: It is the responsibility of individual teachers to ensure they comply with the requirements of the NS Department of Education for continuing education and upgrades.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the 8 courses taken at the Faculty of Agriculture is $884.40/course

Tech Ed Program Fee is $185/course

All NS students will receive an NS government bursary for each course they register for that is approximately $128.31. Please note this bursary may change from year to year. This amount will be deducted from your tuition cost each semester.

*Please note Dalhousie reserves the right to make changes without notice in its published scale of changes for tuition and other fees. Tuition will typically increase in April each year. New fees for 2020/2021 have not been announced yet. Update to follow. 

Students are required to apply to Acadia University before registering for the two online courses. The Program Manager will help you with this process. The Acadia application fee is $50. Course tuition is set through Acadia University.

Please note: there are two applications fees for this program: Dalhousie is $70 and Acadia is $50. 


The certificate is completed over two years. 

Classes will take place on the Agricultural Campus in Truro and will run one evening a week from 5:30-8:30 pm for 12-13 weeks. Within those weeks students will be required to participate in two full Saturdays (8:30-4:30) to complete the hours needed for each class.

There will be two classes that will be completed over the summer and run during the first two and half weeks in July. Those classes will run back to back, 7 days each, from 8:30-4:30 each day, excluding weekends. 

In no particular order

*Wood and Metal Construction classes will require steel-toed boots and safety glasses. 

Students are responsible for arranging their own summer accommodations for the summer courses. 

Acadia University courses (delivered online)

  • EDUC 5873- Technology & Curriculum: Technology Studies -Online
  • EDUC 5053- Problems in Education: Technological Education and Sustainability - Online

*Please note that you will be required to apply to Acadia with a $50 application fee during your time in the program. You will require your Dalhousie transcript, to verify you are taking courses in the Technology Education program, which you will request after you have started this program. 

What do I need to apply?

You must have a valid Nova Scotia teacher’s license and be a current Technology Education teacher or a teacher designated to teach Technology Education. 

1)      Paper copy of the application form can be downloaded here [PDF].
2)      A copy of your NS Teachers License.
3)      A listing of all teaching experience (Resume/CV)
4)      All Post-Secondary OFFICIAL Transcripts. You DO NOT need your high school transcript.
5)      Application fee for Dalhousie University is $70 by either cheque or state Visa or Mastercard number on the form.
6)      Principal's letter of support if not currently a Technology Teacher.

Please forward all of the above information to Extended Learning on the Agricultural Campus in Truro, NS.

Note: DO NOT send to the Registrar's office in Halifax. Those applications submitted directly to Halifax will not be processed or considered for the current course offering. 

Send to:

Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture
Extended Learning, Haley Institute
23 Sheep Hill Lane
Truro NS  B2N 5E3
or Fax 902.895.5528

We are currently accepting applications to be waitlisted for future cohorts. Please begin the process by emailing extended.learning@dal.ca and by ordering transcripts to be sent to the Faculty of Agriculture - Extended Learning from ALL post-secondary institutions that you have attended.

If you require further information please contact extended.learning@dal.ca, or phone 902.893.6666