Western Education’s Bachelor of Education program has been purposefully designed to address current needs in education and prepare graduates to become educational leaders on a global scale. Our teacher candidates will gain real world experience through a unique combination of alternative practica and field placements, which will result in them spending as much time working directly in the field as studying on Western’s campus.
A Bachelor of Education from Western University gives you one of Canada's most recognized degrees in Education and beyond. Our graduates go on to work in diverse fields. National and international employers recognize the knowledge, competence and skills that Western Education students can offer. Here are just some of the areas in which our graduates are employed.
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Western’s Bachelor of Education program consists of three separate streams: Primary-Junior, Junior-Intermediate, and Intermediate-Senior. Teacher candidates will select one of these streams in which to complete their studies. Primary-Junior education builds skills for teaching young students in kindergarten to Grade 6. Junior-Intermediate prepares candidates to teach students in grades 4 to 10. Intermediate-Senior focuses on teaching grades 7 to 12.
Regardless of the stream selected, teacher candidates have the opportunity to customize their learning to suit their own individual interests by selecting one of seven distinct specialty areas in which to study: International Education, Early Years Education, French, Urban Schools, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), and Advanced Studies in the Psychology, of Achievement, Inclusion and Mental Health.
This specialized education can later be applied towards advanced standing in the Faculty of Education’s Masters of Professional Education (MPed) degree by successful applicants to that program.
This stream features curriculum and pedagogy courses in the core elementary curriculum areas designed to equip teacher candidates with skills to deliver education effectively to young students from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 6. For those applicants who meet the French admission standards, and who are intending to teach in French immersion schools, select the French option when you apply.
This stream features curriculum and pedagogy courses in the core elementary curriculum areas and prepares teacher candidates to impart education to students in Grades 4 through 10.
In this stream, teacher candidates will complete courses dedicated to curriculum and pedagogy in their teaching subject areas as well as additional co-curricular courses. Their training will focus on teaching students in Grades 7 through 12.
The two-year Bachelor of Education program is designed to provide teacher candidates with a unique combination of on-campus education and practical field experience that will see them spending as much time working directly in the field as studying on Western’s campus. Candidates will learn basic and advanced theories of education and have the chance to apply them in a variety of classroom and real-world settings during their practicum terms. Click the button to learn more about the practicum portion of our program.
We are looking for intelligent, well-rounded individuals with a passion for teaching and education. Please review the general admission requirements as well as those related to your specific program stream of interest. You are also invited to join us at one of our many Information Sessions.
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.