Faculty of Education

Why is Western's B.Ed./Dip.Ed. for me?

Lindsey Marshall

I chose to go to Western for my education degree because of the extended practicum sessions and the integration of service learning through the transition to professional practice placements. I was eager to have extended time for hands on learning in the classroom and the wider community. – Lindsey Marshall

Did you know?

  • In Ontario, a Bachelor of Education/Diploma in Education is required to become a school teacher.
  • Ontario's Teaching Certificate is valid throughout Canada and recognized around the world.
  • Over 80% of our graduates would recommend our program to a friend!
  • Our program offers a special focus in Early Years Education.
  • Our Transition to Professional Practice opportunities can set you apart from other graduates.

Benefits and Skills

A Bachelor of Education/Diploma in Education provides you with skills in:

  • Education and training
  • Organization and time management
  • Innovating thinking and problem solving
  • Communication and presentation
  • Cooperation and relationship building
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Supervision and evaluation


Many career options are available to our graduates (additional education or training may be required).

  • Adult Education teacher
  • Special Education teacher
  • ESL teacher
  • Corporate trainer
  • Recreation program coordinator
  • Curriculum developer
  • Educational materials writer or sales representative
  • School or college counselor
  • International school recruitment officer
  • Educational administrator
  • School social worker
  • School psychologist

A Bachelor of Education/Diploma in Education can also help to prepare you for a career in these areas of employment:

  • Educational leadership
  • Education and law
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Occupational/Speech therapy
  • Educational publishers
  • Administration offices
  • Provincial and Federal government agencies
  • Post-secondary education (colleges and universities)
  • Youth and social services
  • Community development agencies
  • Arts, culture, and educational centres