Professional Studies Policies

All policies applicable to Queen’s University and the Faculty of Education apply to your conduct in a program or course with Queen’s Professional Studies. 

Policies of the Faculty of Education

To familiarize yourself with the policies of the Faculty of Education, including professional conduct, academic dishonesty, Student Code of Conduct, and Electronic  Information Security Policy Framework, refer to Policies of Queen’s  University, University Secretariat and Legal Counsel and Office of the University Ombudsman.

Ethical and Privacy Issues

Instructors and students are bound by the ethical procedures outlined at the following website:  

Electronic Information Security Policy Framework

Use of Electronic Communication and Social Media

When communicating through electronic communication and social media (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn) instructors and students are expected to maintain a formal, courteous, and professional tone. This same level of professionalism is expected when posting to the discussion forums throughout the program or course.


Instructors and students are reminded that all program and course materials are the property of Queen’s University and cannot be shared with anyone who is not registered in the course as either a student or instructor. The material on the online platform is copyrighted and is for the sole use of registered students.  The material on this website may be downloaded for a registered student’s personal use but must not be distributed or disseminated to anyone other than students registered in this program or course.

Failure to abide by these conditions is a breach of copyright and may also a breach of academic integrity under the University Senate’s Academic Integrity Policy Statement.

Instructors and students are further reminded that all material present in the discussion forums is the property of the original writer and may not be used in any way without the writer’s explicit permission.

Academic Integrity

Queen’s University has a policy designed to maintain academic integrity, and to foster “five core fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility” (Sub Committee on Academic Integrity Interim Report to the Senate Committee on Academic Development (SCAD) within our programs and courses).

Students are reminded that breaches of ethics and academic integrity will be dealt with by the Director of Queens | Professional Studies and possibly the Dean of the Faculty of Education and may jeopardize their success in the program or course.

Please view as well the Faculty of Education policy on Academic Integrity.

Note that posts to the discussion (community), and other assignments, must be students’ original work. Quotations can be included to support the points made, but they must be clearly cited with the source of the reference (book, website, journal, etc.) author, and page number included. Copying from books, journals, websites, or anyone else’s work, without proper citation, is not permitted and is considered plagiarism.

Students are required to adhere to the following statement when completing a quiz, exam, or assignment:

In submitting this [quiz, exam or assignment], I confirm that my conduct during this [quiz, exam or assignment] adheres to the Faculty of Education policy on Academic Integrity. I confirm that I did NOT act in such a way that would constitute cheating, misrepresentation, or unfairness, including but not limited to, using unauthorized aids and assistance, personating another person, and committing plagiarism.

Acceptable Use Guidelines for Electronic Resources

Queen’s University has license agreements with a variety of publishers to provide Queen’s students, staff, and faculty access to an abundance of electronic resources. As part of these licensed agreements, users should be informed about the acceptable and unacceptable uses of electronic resources. Those users who choose not to adhere to the established guidelines may lose access to resources, and other disciplinary action may be taken as well.

Copyright Guidelines for Students and Users of the Library

Copyright Guidelines for Students and Users of the Library

Refund Policy

Refunds can only be sent back to the original payment method.

Post-Graduate Certificate for Internationally Trained Teachers

  The refund policies below DO NOT apply to the Post-Graduate Certificate for Internationally Trained Teachers (ITT). Please refer to the ITT certificate page for details about refunds regarding the ITT program.

Course Refunds

If you drop a course (includes all programs except for the Post-Graduate Certificate for Internationally Trained Teachers):

  • by the midpoint of the course, you will receive 100% of your course fee
  • after the midpoint, before the end of the course, you will receive 50% of your course fee

The following courses are not eligible for refund:

  • CONT250: Communicating Effectively with Parents
  • CONT251: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
  • CONT252: Supporting Autistic Children in the Early Years
  • CONT253: Supporting Literacy and Numeracy Development in the Early Years

Please be aware that refunds may take longer to process when payment is made via Interac

Find out how to change or drop a course

Refund Schedule

Session 100% Refund Deadline 50% Refund Deadline
TESL 1 Winter 2024March 31, 2024May 31, 2024
TESL 2 Late Winter 2024April 30, 2024June 30, 2024
Spring 2024May 08, 2024June 07, 2024
Late Spring 2024June 01, 2024June 28, 2024
TESL Summer 2024July 31, 2024September 30, 2024
Summer 2024July 17, 2024August 09, 2024
Late Summer 24September 06, 2024October 04, 2024
Fall 2024November 01, 2024December 06, 2024
TESLFALL2024October 31, 2024January 31, 2025
Fall/Winter 2024December 20, 2024February 07, 2025
Winter 2025February 16, 2025April 04, 2025
Late Winter 2025March 14, 2025April 18, 2025