TEAS – Western University

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Last updated: September 18, 2017

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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. Experience as indicated by the Experience Profile is also considered. Admission to the Faculty of Education is competitive; fulfilling the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

The Faculty of Education reserves the right to cancel teaching subject/program options where insufficient applications are received.

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Minimum Requirements for BEd Programs

The following conditions must be met when an application is submitted to the Faculty of Education:

  • For admission in September 2018, you must complete your programs of study from an acceptable undergraduate degree program at an accredited university by August 31, 2018. The degree must be conferred by fall 2018.
  • You must successfully complete 10 full undergraduate university credits (or the equivalent) by August 31, 2017. Transfer credits from community colleges and CEGEP courses are not accepted. Preference is given to graduates who have attained 4‑year degrees or 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, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior applicants must have a minimum average of 70% in those courses supporting their teaching subjects.
  • Courses taken after August 2017 cannot be included in the calculation of these averages, but will be counted in support of program requirements. These and other courses taken to meet final degree requirements must be listed in the TEAS application by the application deadline.

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Experience Profiles

You must submit Western University’s online Experience Profile form to the Faculty of Education at Western University by December 1, 2017. Additional information or other documentation (such as letters of reference) are not considered.

Documents supporting applications are not carried forward from year to year. New documents must be submitted each year.

Get an Experience Profile form.

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Program Choice

You may choose up to 2 programs. Amendments to the application or Experience Profile form must be made before December 1, 2017.

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Program Prerequisites

E10 Primary/Junior Program (P/J)

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)

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.

1 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. 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)

4 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.
  • 1 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.
  • 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)

5 full undergraduate or graduate credits, or the equivalent, with a minimum average of 70% are required to support the first teaching subject.

3 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.
  • 1 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.
  • 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 Math as a first of second teaching subject.

Music: You may select either Instrumental Music or Vocal Music 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: 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:

  • 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 Sciences 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 Studies – General is an optional subject in the high school curriculum, and entry to this teaching subject is limited. You are advised 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) in an accredited university where English is 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; or
  • 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; or
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), minimum score 90 and at least 4 on the oral interview; or
  • 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.

You will not be considered until your English-language proficiency tests are received. 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

Official transcripts from any university attended must be sent directly from the granting institution to Western University by December 1, 2017. You cannot deliver your own transcript.

If you attended an Ontario university, you must order transcripts using the TEAS Transcript Request Form (TRF). Graduates of Western University do not need to order or send Western transcripts; however, Western graduates must order transcripts for institutions attended prior to or after Western.

If you attended a university outside of Ontario, you must have official transcripts (including associate degrees) sent directly to the Registrar’s Office from the home institution. If applicable, the accompanying diploma or level of high school achievement must also be submitted. A certified translation of transcripts in languages other than English or French is required. Translations must be accompanied by the original document on which the translation is based.

Acceptable translations:

  • are made or certified by the consulate, high commission or embassy to Canada of the country that issued the documents
  • are made or certified by a Canadian embassy, consulate or High Commission in the country from which you emigrated
  • are translated by an accredited translator (Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario)

Western University does not accept notarized transcripts.

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Deadlines

The OUAC must receive your application and Transcript Request Form by December 1, 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

The Faculty of Education at Western University must receive your Experience Profile by December 1, 2017.

Transcripts must be submitted by December 1, 2017. Select the “Immediate” option, when you order your transcripts through TEAS.

Transcripts ordered “at the end of the fall term” will result in a late submission and will not be evaluated. Western does not notify you about outstanding transcripts or other pertinent documents during the evaluation process. It is your responsibility to ensure your transcript is received.

The OUAC must receive the TEAS application service fee and Western’s non‑refundable $80 supplementary fee by December 8, 2017, if paying by electronic payment (for online applications).

Amendments to program or teaching subject selections cannot be made after December 1, 2017.

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 by December 1, 2017, for the courses to be considered during the evaluation process.

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

You will be sent an acknowledgement email once Western receives your application from the OUAC.

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Admissions – Office of the Registrar
Western Student Services Building – Room 3140
London ON  N6A 3K7
Telephone: 519‑661‑2111, ext. 84891

Teacher Education Office, Faculty of Education
1137 Western Road, Room 1131
London ON  N6G 1G7
Telephone: 519‑661‑2093
Email: eduwo@uwo.ca

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