Bachelor of Education Program
To help you become a teacher, the Faculty of Education offers a
one year Bachelor of Education or Diploma in Education
(Technological Education) program. It is a full-time, in-class
program that runs from September until May. When applying, you must
decide whether your academic background, experience, and interests
suit you best for elementary or secondary school teaching. The
application deadline for admission in 2013 is December 3, 2012.
There are four program routes to consider:
Primary-Junior (JK to Grade 6) & PJ FSL
Junior-Intermediate (Grades 4-10)
Intermediate-Senior (Grades 7-12)
Technological-Education (Grade 9-12)
To be considered for admission, all applicants must meet our Admission Requirements.
Applicants should also be familiar with the Essential Skills and Abilities Required for Becoming a Teacher before submitting an application.
Western’s Faculty of Education will support you from your initial interest in teacher education, through your graduation from our program, to your goal to be a practising teacher.
At Western, your program of study (6 credits) will include:
- Core courses in Social Foundations of Education and Educational Psychology & Special Education
- Curriculum and Pedagogy courses directly related to the grade levels and subjects you wish to teach
- Elective choices
- A practicum consisting of three components: two block practica, Professional Development days, and a two-week "Transition to Professional Practice" at the end of the academic year
- Professional Development and Career Search Support
View our Course Description Booklet for information on specific program requirements and course descriptions.
Many resources in the Faculty support you along the way. To prepare you for a career as a teacher, we hold regular employment seminars which give practical advice and assist you to develop a professional network. Our Library includes up-to-date resources such as current curriculum guides.
Graduates from our B.Ed. or Dip.Ed. (Technological Education) program are recommended for certification by the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT). (* Students in the Primary-Junior French Program take extra credits and receive an equivalent to the Additional Qualification, FSL Part 1). Click here for information on documents required for OCT certification.