BEd Application Process
We are excited you'd like to apply! To submit your application, please carefully follow the steps below and contact us with any questions you might have. Our goal is to make the application process as seamless as possible and look forward to providing any assistance you might need and discussing how our program can help you succeed as an educational leader. The application deadline for September 2020 admission is December 1, 2019.
Step 1: Choose a Program Stream and Specialty Area
Be sure to have familiarized yourself with the three program stream options and their associated specialty areas on the main page. Each of our programs features courses and practical experiences that will allow you to develop your teaching skills related to a particular range of grades. Our specialty areas allow you to choose an additional focus within your program stream. Before beginning your application, check to ensure you meet both the "general" admission requirements for all students and the "stream-specific" admission requirements associated with your stream of interest.
Step 2: Submit The TEAS Application
The TEAS application (available through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre - OUAC) is common for all teacher education programs in Ontario and is accessible below. All fees (including the application fee plus the $80 supplementary fee) must be submitted directly to the OUAC. Applications will not be processed if fees are not received. Be sure to list courses in progress on the TEAS application. For an additional fee, the OUAC will mail you an application package. Please contact them at 519-823-1940.
Step 3: Complete the Experience Profile
As part of the application, candidates must submit an Experience Profile form online directly to the Faculty of Education. The Experience Profile, in addition to the TEAS online application outlined in the previous step, must be submitted by the application deadline.
Experience Profile Requirements
The Faculty of Education at Western University is committed to equity and social justice. Candidates are asked to identify three different experiences and to explain how these experiences are important to them as future teachers. We ask that at least one of these experiences be related to your understanding of and responsibility for equity and social justice as a future educator through your work with all students and their families. This is an opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of systemic inequities by describing an experience in a context that you, or someone you know, was advantaged or disadvantaged because of race, gender, socio-economic status, sexuality, religion, age, ability, indigeneity and other identity categories. Explain in detail (in your essay) what you learned from this experience and how this will help you as a future educator.
The experiences could include volunteering, paid work experience, coaching, tutoring, and many other enriching activities.
We do not prescribe how much experience an applicant must have before applying. Each person will approach this question from his/her own stance, and we are happy to see how any paid or volunteer work experience you have had sets you on this course. There are no time limits on when this experience should have taken place, although we will look for a sustained commitment to becoming a teacher.
Experience Profile Usage and Evaluation:
Your 'Experience Profile' is used along with your other application data to aid in the decision making process when applications are reviewed by the admissions committee. Assessment of submitted Experience Profiles is done anonymously by faculty, teachers and principals. Please Note: The form must be completed and submitted in one session. You cannot complete part of the form in a first session and then return at a later time to complete the remaining portions. It is recommended that your responses be prepared with a word processor. Text may then be copied and pasted into the ‘Experience Profile’ form. Note that applicants need to provide the names and telephone numbers of three referees (individuals who can verify your experiences), and you should ask their permission to use their names. One reference must be reachable within North America.
Step 4: Submit Your Documents
Transcripts must be received by the Registrar's Office by the application deadline. If you attended a university in Ontario, your transcript must be ordered through the TEAS Transcript Request Form (TRF). When ordering, please select the "immediately" option in the form. Graduates from Western who apply to Western's Faculty of Education need not order or send Western transcripts; however, Western graduates must order transcripts from institutions attended prior to, during (ie, exchange programs), or after attending Western. Transcripts must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar:
Registrarial Services, Office of the Registrar
Professional Admissions Education
1151 Richmond St.
Western Student Services Building
London, ON, Canada, N6A 3K7
How to Submit Transcripts
2. Submit Any Related Courses
If you have courses on your transcripts which are not obviously related to teaching subjects or general background areas, you must submit course descriptions by the application deadline in order for the 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 for further details on related courses. Course descriptions (if applicable) must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar:
Related Subjects (PDFs)
3. 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.
English Language Proficiency Page
4. Not a Canadian Citizen?
If you are not a Canadian citizen, your Record of Landing must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
Step 5: You're Done! What's Next?
Thank you for submitting your application! Within a short time, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application from the Ontario Universities Application Centre. Receipt of your Experience Profile is confirmed online as part of the online submission process. You may contact us any time to confirm receipt of your transcript(s).
We look forward to reviewing your application and welcome any questions you may have.