Applications for the Fall 2024 term have closed.

Decisions will be posted on your Western Student Centre profile in mid-February, 2024.

Applications for Fall 2025 will open mid-September and close on December 1st, 2024.
(More information will become available during Spring 2024)

For the September 2024 intake, there will be a special pathway for the Primary/Junior French stream. The admission requirements include: 

  1. Successful completion of grade 12 Core or French Immersion with a minimum 75% final grade in the grade 12 course
  2. Passion for the French Language - short essay required
  3. Meet all other requirements for the regular Primary-Junior stream
  4. Submission of other required documents as stated on the How to Apply page (CASPer is mandatory - Step 3)
  5. Make sure ‘E10’ is one of the programs on your TEAS application. 


Important, please make sure to complete the OUAC/TEAS application and sign up for the CASPer test on December 5 by the deadline - December 1, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. (ET) 

  1. You will need to submit the OUAC/TEAS application to have the OUAC reference to sign up for CASPer
  2. You will still have access to the TEAS application even after submitting it up until the application deadline to make any changes


Upon successfully completing the above steps, please complete this form by January 4, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET ( 


In addition, we will also be hosting virtual Zoom sessions to discuss any questions you might have regarding this pathway: 

  1. Session 1:
    • Friday, November 24, 2023
    • 4 – 5 p.m. ET


  1. Session 2:
    • Tuesday, November 28, 2023
    • 4 – 5 p.m. ET

Step 1

Learn about Western's Teacher Education Programs

Choose a Program and Area of Study

Fees and Funding

Application Deadlines

Applications for the Fall 2023 term have closed. 

Applications for Fall 2024 will open in mid-September and close on December 1st, 2023. 

Step 3

CASPer: Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics


Testing dates for the 2023-2024 application cycle are:

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023 – 8:00 p.m. EDT
  • Sunday, November 05, 2023 – 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023 – 8:00 PM EST (This will be the final CASPer test date for the 2023 - 2024 application cycle. Registration must be completed by December 1, 2023, at 11:59 pm (ET). Any registration after the mentioned date will not be accepted.)


You will have to complete the CASPer test on one of the two slots mentioned above. Applications without a CASPer result will be considered incomplete. You must complete a new CASPer test each year.

*CASPer Assessment is a mandatory requirement for all applicants including guaranteed pathway applicants.

Testing takes place directly through the CASPer site. You will require your OUAC/TEAS Reference Number and government-issued ID to sign up for CASPer. You will receive your OUAC/TEAS Reference Number after you submit your TEAS application. CASPer results are sent directly to the Faculty of Education at Western by the CASPer agency.

You will register for Altus Suite for CSP-20209 Canadian Teacher’s Education – After Degree (Consecutive Degree)

Be sure to use the same name and email address on the TEAS application and CASPer.

Access Acuity InsightsTaking the Casper assessment - Take Casper ( to create an account and for more information on important dates and requirements, and the assessments.

Step 4

Submit Your Documents

Use the list below to discover what you may need.


You must submit transcripts by December 1 or within five business days of application, whichever is later.  Transcripts are required for all postsecondary institutions attended, including letter of permission and exchange coursework.

After you apply you will receive an email with your Western Student Number and step-by-step instructions on how to access your Western Student Center. Your Student Center will provide you with your personalized To Do List, which indicates the status of any academic documentation required to evaluate your application.

  • If you attended an Ontario university, you must order transcripts using a TEAS online transcript request, selecting the “Immediate” option for delivery.
  • If you attended university outside of Ontario, but within North America, obtain an official copy of your transcript and upload this following the instructions on your personalized To Do List in your Western Student Center for initial assessment.  Please wait for your email and follow all instructions within your Western Student Center.  Official documents would be required prior to entering the program.
  • If you attended an international university, you must submit transcripts to World Education Services (WES) at  Be sure to select “Western University – Undergraduate Admissions” as the recipient and the “WES – Course-by-Course” evaluation to be sent by electronic delivery.  Please note – the WES evaluation process can be lengthy, and it is your responsibility to ensure the documentation arrives on time.  It is recommended that you submit required documentation to WES as soon as possible.
  • If you attended Western University you do not need to order or send Western transcripts; however, Western students must order submit for institutions attended prior to attending Western, while on an exchange program during enrollment at Western or after completion of a Western degree.

Related Courses

If you’ve taken courses that aren’t obviously related to teaching subjects or general background areas, you must submit course descriptions by the application deadline for these courses to be considered.

Course descriptions must be copied directly from the granting institution's academic calendar. Western reserves the right to accept or deny the appropriateness of any course submitted for consideration.

Please refer to the Related Subject Chart (PDF) for further details on related courses. Course descriptions (if applicable) must be submitted through your OUAC/TEAS Application using the SAM Messaging tool.

English Language Proficiency Tests

If applicable, English language proficiency tests must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar before an offer of admission can be made.

The following are Senate requirements for the Faculty of Education.

For admission to the Bachelor of Education, you must:

(a.) speak English as a first language;


(b.) provide documentation confirming at least three years of full-time study (or equivalent in part-time studies) in an accredited university or college where the language of instruction and of examinations was English and which was located in a country where the first language is English. (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.)

*A two-year Master’s degree is not sufficient to be considered for the English proficiency waiver.


(c.) provide an official statement of results on one of the tests of English language proficiency listed below; the statement is required before an offer of admission can be made, and must indicate at least the following levels of proficiency:

  1. Preferred: IELTS - Academic (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; OR
  2. Test of Oral Proficiency (TOP) showing a minimum score of 7 and Test of Written English (TOW) with a minimum score of 3; OR
  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 28 and a writing score of 28; OR
  4. MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) with a minimum score of 90 and at least 4 on the oral interview; 

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.

If, after admission, you show an inadequate command of spoken or written English, you will be required to improve your proficiency to the Faculty's satisfaction. You may be asked to withdraw from the program if your inadequate command of English interferes with your ability to communicate effectively in a classroom or during practicum.

Equity Admission Application (Optional)

We’re strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusivity in all that we do. For a designated number of places in the Teacher Ed. program, preference will be given to members of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, and those disadvantaged and discriminated because of their race, religion, gender, sexuality, socio-economic status, ability and/or other factors identified by the applicant. Those wishing consideration under the equity admissions process must submit the Equity Admission Application (PDF) by the application deadline to the Teacher Education Office by email to

Step 5

You're Done! What's Next?

Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive an email confirming receipt of your application from the Ontario Universities Application Centre.