Bachelor of Education – Junior/Intermediate program
You’ve dreamed about stepping in front of the classroom. Take your first step in a rewarding career. Apply to our Bachelor of Education – Junior/Intermediate program.
If you enjoy working with children, our Junior/Intermediate program is for you. You’ll develop the skills and confidence to step into the classroom and teach Grades 4 to 10.
Get real-world experience
Spend half your time teaching
Develop confidence to teach
Choose from 5 specialties
What I like about my BEd program is the passion and commitment that educators show to the profession. It motivated me as a future educator to show the same commitment to my practice in the future. Their passion and commitment engaged me as a student and will hopefully engage my students similarly in the future.
- Tarik Omar
Junior/Intermediate program details
Minimum Academic Requirements for Primary-Junior, Junior-Intermediate, and Intermediate-Senior Programs, September 2022 Entry:
- For admission in September 2022, you must be on track to complete your undergraduate degree at an accredited university by Aug. 31, 2022. The degree must be conferred no later than the Fall of 2022.
- You must have successfully completed the equivalent of 10 full (or equivalent) university credits at the time of your application. Transfer credits from community colleges and CEGEP courses can’t be considered. Preference is given to those who have a four-year degree with the equivalent of 20 full credits.
- You must have a minimum average of 70% in your best 10 full or equivalent undergraduate courses.
If you’re applying to the Junior-Intermediate or Intermediate-Senior programs, you must also have a minimum average of 70% in those courses, which support your teaching subjects.
Courses taken after August 2021 cannot be included in the calculation of the overall and teaching subject averages, but will be counted in support of program requirements. List these and other courses, which will be completed to meet final degree requirements in the TEAS application form.
- In addition to meeting the general admission requirements, you must also meet your program stream requirements:
- For the Junior/Intermediate program, you must select one teaching subject from the following: French (Second Language), Music – Instrumental, Music – Vocal, Religious Education. Click here for a list of some acceptable courses (PDF).
- Four full or equivalent undergraduate or graduate credits, with a minimum average of 70%, are required to support your teaching subject.
- Applicants who have completed at least one-half undergraduate or graduate credit in four or more of the following areas receive preference in the admissions process: English, Fine Arts, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Science, Social Science/Humanities (Canadian History/Geography preferred). Click here for a list of some acceptable courses (PDF).
Junior-Intermediate Program Requirements and Exceptions
French: Applicants must possess oral and written fluency in French and a thorough knowledge of grammar. Normally, five full French courses with a 70% average (or the equivalent), at least two of which should be language courses, are required. One or more full course equivalents in French literature is desirable for those hoping to teach in French-immersion settings. Fluent French speakers who do not have university-level French courses may apply for special consideration by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . We reserve the right to test candidates to ensure they meet the required standard. A fee is required for testing.
Music - Instrumental: Credits should include at least one instrumental conducting course, several minor instrument courses in woodwinds, brass and percussion and one music theory course.
Music - Vocal: Credits should include at least one choral or vocal techniques course, one choral conducting course, and one music theory course.
Religious Education: Five full credits, or the equivalent, are required. Applicants with course credits in the following areas receive preference for admission to Religious Education: Old and New Testament studies, Catholic Church teachings in morality and social justice, sacraments, sexuality and marriage in the Catholic tradition, and Vatican II theology. Religious Education is offered as a teaching subject only for Roman Catholic schools; student teaching in this subject area will occur in Roman Catholic elementary schools only.
English Language Proficiency: If applicable, English language proficiency tests must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar before an offer of admission can be made.
Equity admission application
We’re strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusivity in all that we do. For a designated number of places in the B.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 email@example.com.
Applicants who don’t meet the minimum entry requirements will not be admitted. If you believe an error has been made in the evaluation of your application, you may submit an appeal using the form available here (PDF). Appeals for 2022 admission are due by March 1, 2022.
Offers of admission will be made online via the Student Center on Feb. 15. Access to the Student Center requires the activation of your Western identity. Account activation instructions are available here (PDF).
Western offers several programs which guarantee admission to the Faculty of Education:
- Kings' University College:
- Catholic Studies for Teachers program guarantees entry to Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior with Religious Education as a teaching subject.
- Social Justice and Peace Studies program guarantees entry to Intermediate/Senior with Social Science-General as a teaching subject.
- French program guarantees entry to Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior with French as a Second Language teaching subject.
- The Faculty of Music's Bachelor of Music with Honours in Music Education program guarantees entry to Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior with a Music-Instrumental or Music-Vocal teaching subject.
- Brescia University College:
- Huron University College’s French program guarantees entry to Primary/Junior French as a Second Language or Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior with a French as a Second Language teaching subject.
The University decides tuition fees and they’re updated annually each July. For the most up-to-date tuition information, please visit the Office of the Registrar's Fee Schedule page. Here, you'll find PDFs that outline program fees as they relate to you (such as international vs. domestic student). Please note that all fees are annual amounts and must be paid in both year 1 and year 2 of the program.
Learn more about the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
Scholarships and bursaries
At Western, you’ll be able to personalize your BEd program by choosing a Specialty Area. The following Specialty Areas are available for those admitted to the Junior/Intermediate program.
Junior/Intermediate Specialty areas
Junior/Intermediate teaching subjects
Our Junior/Intermediate program prepares you with the skills and confidence to teach Grades 4 to 10. Select one teaching subject from the following list:
- Religious Education