THINKING ABOUT TEACHING?
Perhaps you have always thought you would be a teacher. Perhaps it is a new idea for you. If you want more than a job—if you think you might have a calling or vocation to teach, and if you want to do something deeply meaningful with your life—then teaching just might be for you.
Check out these links for information about what it takes to be a teacher:
If teaching is right for you, and if you are right for teaching, Western wants you.
Your B.Ed. degree from Western’s Faculty of Education qualifies you for an Ontario Teaching Certificate which is recognized instantly across Canada. International employers also recognize the knowledge, competence, and skills that Western Education graduates have to offer and eagerly attend our job fairs. With the B.Ed., many of our alumni have gone on to work in diverse fields such as these—and more:
Western’s Bachelor of Education program consists of three streams leading to certification by the Ontario College of Teachers. Each teacher candidate must select one stream: Primary-Junior, Junior-Intermediate, or Intermediate/Senior.
As well as selecting a program stream, each teacher candidate must select a specialty area consistent with his or her interests and goals:
If after completing your B.Ed. you are interested in and qualify for admission to our graduate program, some of your B.Ed. specialization courses will earn you advanced standing in one of our Masters of Professional Education (M.P.Ed.) degrees.
Primary-Junior: prepare to teach all subjects, Kindergarten to grade 6.
Primary-Junior French: prepare to teach core and immersion French, K-6. If you meet the PJ French admission standards, and are intending to teach in French immersion schools, select the French option when you apply.
Junior-Intermediate: prepare to teach grades 4 to 10. Teacher candidates must choose French, Music or Religious Education for Catholic Schools as a teaching option.
Intermediate-Senior: prepare to teach grades 7 to 12. Teacher candidates must choose two teaching options from a list of teachable subjects.
The Bachelor of Education program is a full-time, four-term program. It may not be completed, in whole or in part, on a part-time basis. Some courses are offered fully on-site in face-to-face formats; other courses include on-line components, and a very few courses are fully on-line.
Teacher Candidates must be available to attend classes Monday through Thursday. Except during practicum blocks, no required classes or other activities are scheduled on Fridays. Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and are scheduled to end no later than 6:30 p.m.
During practicum blocks, Teacher Candidates must be in their assigned schools Monday through Friday. Morning arrival time and afternoon departure time for Teacher Candidates is at the discretion of the school and Associate Teacher; arrival as early as 7:30 a.m. is not unusual. Click the button to learn more about the practicum portion of the program.
The links below provide information about general admission requirements as well as requirements for each program stream. For an opportunity to ask questions and receive information in person, please join us at one of our many Information Events.
Tuition fees are decided by the University and are updated annually each July.
For the most up-to-date tuition information, please visit the Office of the Registrar by clicking the ‘learn more’ button.
There are a number of scholarship opportunities that reward academic and experience-based excellence. Check the list and discover how to apply here.
Ontario student funding is available to Ontario residents that meet the criteria for enrolment. Learn more about this avenue of funding by clicking to the Registrar’s Office here.
Applying to our program is easy. Click on the ‘how to apply’ button and follow the steps to submit your application for review. We look forward to seeing your unique qualities and how we might work together to help you achieve teaching excellence and succeed on your path to success.
Please ensure as part of your application you complete the experience profile.
If you’re already a student in the Bachelor of Education program you are well on your way to building the skills to reach your goals in education. Here are several important resources to help you maximize your experience throughout our program.