Applying to our Bachelor of Education program is easy. It takes just six steps.

Before you start, make sure the deadline is open!

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the B.Ed. is December 1.

Step 1

Choose a program and area of study

Learn about our program and the areas you can study

Step 3

Submit Your Experience Profile

Get the Experience Profile form

As part of the application, you must submit the Experience Profile form online to the Faculty of Education. The Experience Profile, in addition to the TEAS online application, must be submitted by the application deadline.

As part of the application, you must submit the Experience Profile form online to the Faculty of Education. The Experience Profile, in addition to the TEAS online application, must be submitted by the application deadline.

Experience Profile Requirements

The Faculty of Education at Western is deeply committed to ensuring the preparation of teachers who represent the diverse cultures, backgrounds and life experiences in the communities they will serve. To realize this commitment, we have adopted an application process that welcomes and respects difference.  We invite all applicants to articulate how your knowledge, skills, and experiences of all kinds have contributed to who you are today, and how those experiences will contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of the students that you will serve as future teachers – and through that service, to the communities in which you will live and practice.  

Each of you will approach submission of your Experience Profile from your own perspective - there is no required/prescribed amount or kind of experience you must have in order to apply to our program.

Experience Profile Usage and Evaluation

The admissions committee uses your Experience Profile along with your other application data to make admissions decisions. Experience Profiles are assessed anonymously by faculty, teachers and principals.

Note: The form must be completed and submitted in one session. You can’t complete part of the form in one session and then return at a later time to complete the remaining portions. It’s recommended you prepare your responses with a word processor. You can then copy and paste text into the Experience Profile form. 

Step 4

CASPer: Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics

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.

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

Testing dates for the 2021 application cycle are:

  • Tuesday, November 2, 5:00pm EST
  • Thursday, December 9, 5:00pm EST

*Please register for the December 9th test date before the December 1st application deadline.

We will remind you of these dates in the acknowledgement email that we send upon receipt of your application.

You must complete a new CASPer test and Snapshot interview each year.

Read more about CASPer.

Find frequently asked questions about CASPer.

Step 5

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 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.)


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

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.

Not a Canadian Citizen?

If you aren’t a Canadian citizen, your Record of Landing must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

Step 6

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. 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).