TEAS – Western University

Last updated: September 17, 2020

Note: University program information changes regularly. View the application for the most up-to-date details.

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Program Codes

E10 – Primary/Junior
E11 – French as a Second Language Primary/Junior
E20 – Junior/Intermediate
E30 – Intermediate/Senior

Selection is based primarily on academic achievement. We also consider your experience as indicated by the Experience Profile and your CASPer® score. Admission to the Faculty of Education is competitive; fulfilling the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

We reserve the right to cancel teaching subject/program options where insufficient applications are received.

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Minimum Requirements for BEd Programs

You must meet the following conditions when you apply to the Faculty of Education:

  • For admission in September 2021, you must complete your program of study from an acceptable undergraduate degree program at an accredited university by August 31, 2021. Your degree must be conferred by fall 2021.
  • You must successfully complete 10 full-undergraduate university credits (or the equivalent) by August 31, 2020. We do not accept transfer credits from colleges and CEGEPs.
  • We give preference if you have attained a 4‑year degree or completed at least 20 full credits (or the equivalent).
  • You must have a minimum average of 70% in your best 10 full-undergraduate courses (or the equivalent). As well, those applying to Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior must have a minimum average of 70% in those courses supporting their teaching subjects.
  • We cannot include courses taken after August 2020 in the calculation of averages, but we will count these courses in support of program requirements. List these and other courses taken to meet final degree requirements in your TEAS application by the application deadline.

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Experience Profiles

You must submit Western University’s online Experience Profile to the Faculty of Education at Western University by December 1, 2020. We do not consider additional information or other documentation (such as letters of reference).

You must submit a new Experience Profile each year.

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CASPer – Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics

To be considered for admission, you must complete CASPer, a 90-minute online computer-based assessment. CASPer is designed to evaluate non-cognitive skills, and interpersonal and professional characteristics essential for success in the BEd program and as practicing teachers.

Testing takes place outside of the TEAS application. You will need 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 CASPer.

Provide the same name and email address on the TEAS application and CASPer.

Testing dates for the 2021 application cycle are not yet confirmed; we will provide these as part of the acknowledgement email that we send upon receipt of your application.

You must complete a new CASPer test each year.

Read more about CASPer.

Find frequently asked questions about CASPer.

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Program Choice

You may choose up to 2 programs. You may make amendments to your application and Experience Profile at any time prior to the December 1, 2020, deadline.

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Program Prerequisites

E10 – Primary/Junior Program (P/J)

You will receive preferred status if you complete at least 1 half-undergraduate or graduate credit in 4, 5 or 6 of the following areas:

  • English (courses in English Culture, Linguistics, Essay Writing and Writing for Business or Science are not acceptable)
  • Fine Arts (courses include Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts)
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Science/Humanities (Canadian History/Geography preferred)

E11 – Primary/Junior – French as a Second Language Program (FSL)

You must possess oral and written fluency in French and a thorough knowledge of grammar. You must also meet all minimum requirements for the Primary/Junior program.

Normally, 5 full-French courses (or the equivalent) with a 70% average, at least 2 of which should be language courses, are required for admission to the FSL program.

One or more full-course equivalents in French Literature are 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 Western.

The Faculty of Education reserves the right to test candidates (fee required) to ensure they meet the required standard.

E20 – Junior/Intermediate Program (J/I)

Teaching Subjects:

  • French as a Second Language (325)
  • Music – Instrumental (158)
  • Music – Vocal (159)
  • Religious Education in Catholic Schools (218)

Four full-undergraduate or graduate courses (or the equivalent) with a minimum average of 70%, are required to support the teaching subject you select.

You will be given preferred status if you completed at least 1 half-undergraduate or graduate credit in 4, 5 or 6 of the following areas:

  • English (courses in English Culture, Linguistics, Essay Writing and Writing for Business or Science are not acceptable)
  • Fine Arts (courses include Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts)
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Science/Humanities (Canadian History/Geography preferred)

E20 – Requirements and Exceptions

French: You must possess oral and written fluency in French and a thorough knowledge of grammar.

  • Normally, 5 full-French courses (or the equivalent), at least 2 of which must be language courses, are required for admission.
  • One or more full-course equivalents in French Literature are 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 Western.
  • The Faculty of Education reserves the right to test you (fee required) to ensure you meet the required standard.

Music – Instrumental: Courses should include at least 1 Instrumental Conducting course, several minor instrument courses in Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion and 1 Music Theory course.

Music – Vocal: Courses should include at least 1 Choral or Vocal Techniques course, 1 Choral Conducting course and 1 Music Theory course.

Religious Education in Catholic Schools: 5 full courses (or the equivalent) with Roman Catholic content are required. Applicants with course credits in the following areas receive preference for admission to Religious Education in Catholic Schools:

  • Old and New Testament Studies
  • Catholic Church Teachings in Morality and Social Justice
  • The Sacraments
  • Sexuality and Marriage in the Catholic Tradition
  • 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 schools only.

E30 – Intermediate/Senior Program (I/S)

Teaching Subjects:

  • Economics (050)
  • English (319)
  • Environmental Science (447)
  • Family Studies (230)
  • French as a Second Language (325)
  • Geography (740)
  • Health & Physical Education (860)
  • History (750)
  • Law (770)
  • Mathematics (652)
  • Music – Instrumental (158)
  • Music – Vocal (159)
  • Philosophy (775)
  • Politics (780)
  • Religious Education in Catholic Schools (218)
  • Science – Biology (412)
  • Science – Chemistry (420)
  • Science – General (430)
  • Science – Physics (470)
  • Social Sciences – General (165)

Five full-undergraduate or graduate credits (or the equivalent) with a minimum average of 70% are required to support the first teaching subject.

Three full-undergraduate or graduate credits (or the equivalent) with a minimum average of 70% are needed to support the second teaching subject.

E30 – Requirements and Exceptions

English: Courses in English Culture, Linguistics and Writing for Business or Science are not acceptable.

Family Studies: Applicants with course credits in the following areas receive preference for admission to Family Studies as a first or second teaching subject:

  • Child and Family Development,
  • Clothing and Textiles,
  • Family Resource Management (Consumer Economics),
  • Foods and Nutrition or
  • Housing and Interior Design.

French (as either a first or second teaching subject): You must possess oral and written fluency in French and a thorough knowledge of grammar.

  • Normally, 5 full-French courses (or the equivalent), at least 2 of which must be language courses, are required for admission.
  • One or more full-course equivalents in French Literature are 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 Western.
  • The Faculty of Education reserves the right to test you (fee required) to ensure you meet the required standard.

Geography: Applicants with course credits in Canadian Geography receive preference for admission to Geography as a first or second teaching subject.

Health & Physical Education: Applicants with 3 or more activity course credits receive preference for admission to Health & Physical Education as a first or second teaching subject.

History: Applicants with course credits in Canadian History receive preference for admission to History as a first or second teaching subject.

Mathematics: Applicants with at least 1 full-course credit in senior Mathematics receive preference for admission to Mathematics as a first of second teaching subject.

Music: You may select either Music – Instrumental or Music – Vocal as a teaching option, but not both.

Music – Instrumental: Courses should include at least 1 Instrumental Conducting course, several minor instrument courses in Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion, and 1 Music Theory course.

Music – Vocal: Courses should include at least 1 Choral or Vocal Techniques course, 1 Choral Conducting course and 1 Music Theory course.

Religious Education in Catholic Schools: Five full courses (or the equivalent) with Roman Catholic content are required. Applicants with course credits in the following areas receive preference for admission to Religious Education in Catholic Schools:

  • Catholic Church Teachings in Morality and Social Justice
  • Old and New Testament Studies
  • Sexuality and Marriage in the Catholic Tradition
  • The Sacraments
  • 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.

Science – General: Applicants with course credits in the following areas receive preference for admission to Science – General as a first or second teaching subject: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Environmental Science, and Physics.

Social Sciences – General: At least 1 full credit from each of the areas of Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology is preferred. Social Sciences – General is an optional subject in the high school curriculum, and entry to this teaching subject is limited. We advise you to select this as a second teaching subject only.

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English-language Proficiency Requirement

If English is not your first language or you have not studied full‑time for at least 3 years (or the equivalent in part‑time studies) at an accredited university where English was the language of instruction and examination, and that was located in a country where English is the first language, you must achieve the required level of proficiency on 1 of the following tests and provide an official statement of results:

  • English Language Diagnosis and Assessment (ELDA): Test of Oral Proficiency (ELDA/TOP), minimum score 7, and Test of Written English (ELDA/TOW), minimum score 46.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Score of 103 internet‑based, including a Speaking score of 28 and a Writing score of 28.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Minimum score 7, including at least 6.5 in Reading and Speaking, and at least 7 in Writing and Speaking.

We will not consider you until we receive your English-language proficiency tests. You can upload copies of your English-language proficiency scores using Secure Applicant Messaging (SAM). A supplementary profile or interview may be required.

If, after admission, you show an inadequate command of spoken or written English, you must 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.

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Transcripts

You must submit transcripts by December 1, 2020, or within 5 business days of applying to Western, whichever is later. Transcripts are required for all postsecondary institutions attended, including letter of permission and exchange course work.

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 it following the instructions on your personalized To Do List in your Western Student Center for initial assessment.
    • Wait for your email and follow all instructions within your Western Student Center.
    • Official documents are required prior to entering the program.
  • If you attended an international university, you must submit transcripts to World Education Services (WES).
    • Be sure to select “Western University – Office of Undergraduate Admissions” as the recipient and the “WES – Course-by-Course” evaluation to be sent by electronic delivery.
    • Note: The WES evaluation process can be lengthy, and it is your responsibility to ensure the documentation arrives on time. We recommend 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 transcripts for institutions attended prior to attending Western, while on an exchange program during enrollment at Western or after completion of a Western degree.

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Supporting Documentation

The following supporting documentation may be required as part of your application and can be uploaded using SAM:

  • Permanent resident card – if you are a permanent resident (landed immigrant) of Canada, upload a clear image of both the front and back of your permanent resident card.
  • Name change documentation – if you have applied under a different name than your previous education, upload a clear copy of your legal name change or marriage certificate and a piece of government issued photo identification.

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Deadlines

December 1, 2020, is the deadline for the following:

  • The OUAC must receive your application and online transcript request. We cannot consider late applications.
  • The Faculty of Education at Western University must receive your Experience Profile.
  • Transcripts must be submitted. Select the “Immediate” option when you order your transcripts through TEAS.
    • We are unable to evaluate transcripts ordered “at the end of the fall term”, as this is a late submission.
  • The OUAC must receive the TEAS application service fee and Western’s non‑refundable $80 supplementary fee, if you are paying by electronic payment (for online applications).
  • If you have courses on your undergraduate or graduate degree transcripts that are not obviously related to the required teaching subjects or elementary school general academic areas, you must submit course descriptions to the Office of the Registrar at Western University for the courses to be considered during the evaluation process.
    • Copy course descriptions directly from the granting institution’s academic calendar. We reserve the right to accept or deny any course submitted for consideration.

You may not make amendments to program or teaching subject selections after December 1, 2020.

We will send you an acknowledgement email once we receive your application from the OUAC.

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.

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Admissions – Office of the Registrar
Western Student Services Building – Room 3140
London ON  N6A 3K7
Telephone: 519‑661‑2100

Teacher Education Office, Faculty of Education
1137 Western Road, Room 1156
London ON  N6G 1G7
Telephone: 519‑661‑2093
Email: eduwo@uwo.ca

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