Bachelor and Diploma Program
English Language Proficiency
The following are Senate requirements for the Faculty of Education.
All students admitted to the Bachelor of Education/Diploma in Education programs must meet one of the following criteria:
(a.) their mother tongue or first language is English;
(b.) they have studied full-time for at least three years (or equivalent in part-time studies) in an accredited university where the language of instruction and of examinations was English and which was located in a country where the first language is English. (For applicants to the DipEd program, the equivalent amount of time at an accredited college where the language of instruction and of examination was English and which was located in a country where the first language is English will be accepted upon approval of the Dean.)
(c.) they have achieved the required level of proficiency on one of the tests in English language as follows and provided an official statement of results for:
- Test of Oral Proficiency (TOP) showing a minimum score of 7 and Test of Written English (TOW) with a minimum score of 3;
- TOEFL with a score of 580 paper based; 250 computer-based including a minimum score of 55 on the Test of Spoken English (TSE); and a total score of 103 internet-based including a speaking score of 25 and a writing score of 25 (for admission in 2013, speaking and writing scores must be 28);
- MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) with a minimum score of 90 and at least 4 on the oral interview;
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 7 including at least 6.5 in listening and reading and at least 7 in writing and speaking.
Test results must be submitted by February 28th. Western's institution code is 0984. Please leave the department code blank. Applicants cannot be considered until their English language proficiency tests have been received.
Students who, after admission, show an inadequate command of spoken or written English must improve their proficiency to the School?s satisfaction. Students may be asked to withdraw from the program if their inadequate command of English interferes with their ability to communicate effectively in a classroom.
Preservice Education Office
Faculty of Education
The University of Western Ontario
London ON N6G 1G7
Telephone: 519 661-2093