TEAS – University of Windsor

Last updated: October 20, 2020

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

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Program Codes

N10 – Primary/Junior
N20 – Junior/Intermediate
N30 – Intermediate/Senior
N80 – BEd/Diploma in Technological Education

Selection of applicants to the Faculty of Education is based on:

  • academic standing,
  • an equity consideration form, where applicable, and
  • the English-language proficiency requirement, where applicable.

This program is highly competitive, and admission depends on the number of applications received and the spaces available in individual programs.

We will not consider applications submitted to the OUAC after December 1, 2020, for admission. You must submit all program and/or teaching subject changes, along with documents, by December 1, 2020.

In addition, you must pay the TEAS base application fee and the Windsor $50 supplementary evaluation fee by December 1, 2020, if paying by electronic payment.

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Additional Information for BEd Applicants (Excluding Technological Education)

  • You must have a minimum cumulative average of 70% (“B‑”) or higher.
  • We calculate your academic average on your best 30 semester courses (not including college transfer credit) at the time you apply. We will not use courses you have completed after August 2020 in the calculation of the average.
  • You will receive additional credit in the evaluation process if you complete an honours or graduate degree by October 2020.
  • You must complete the requirements for a minimum 3‑year bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution by May 2021, with the degree conferred by the 2021 spring convocation (3 years of full-time study or 90 credits or equivalent beyond the Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent).
  • If you attended university outside of Ontario, you must have official transcripts sent directly to the Office of the Registrar from the home institution. A certified translation of transcripts in languages other than English is required.
  • You must have at least 10 semester courses completed at the time of application.
  • For Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior applicants, you will receive preference if your degree is in the teaching subject area you applied to. In addition, we consider academic proficiency in the subject area.

To complete the application, you must submit a current transcript to the Office of the Registrar by December 1, 2020. If you attended an Ontario university (excluding the Royal Military College of Canada), you must complete a TEAS online transcript request to send your transcript.

University of Windsor graduates who apply to the University of Windsor do not need to order or send Windsor transcripts.

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Equity Consideration Form

The Faculty of Education affirms its principle and policy of fairness and equity for individuals who are qualified for the teaching profession and who reflect the ethno‑cultural and social diversity of the population of students in Ontario’s schools.

In pursuit of this principle and policy, we seek to identify candidates representing different backgrounds whose perspectives will diversify and enrich the teaching and learning community. We encourage applications from groups that are traditionally under‑represented in the teaching profession.

We must receive this form by December 1, 2020.

Access the Equity Consideration Form.

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English-language Proficiency Requirement

If English is not your first language and you have not lived in an English-speaking country for 5 years or more, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a minimum iBT total score of 92 (with a minimum Speaking and Writing component of 25), or an equivalent test score.

All official scores must be submitted by December 1, 2020.

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Program Prerequisites

N10 – Primary/Junior

Teaching subjects are not required in Primary/Junior; however, it is desirable that you study a wide range of subject areas. Therefore, if you have 1 or more university courses in these curriculum areas, you will receive preference:

  • Canadian Geography/History
  • English
  • Fine Arts (Visual Arts/Drama/Music/Dance)
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science

N20 – Junior/Intermediate

Junior/Intermediate applicants choose 1 teaching subject. You must have at least 6 semester university courses (18 semester hours) in the teaching subject, except for French and Music, which require additional courses.

At least 2 of these courses must be at the second‑year level or above. Teaching subject courses must be completed by the end of April 2021.

Teaching Subjects for Junior/Intermediate

  • Dramatic Arts (135)
  • English (319)
  • French as a Second Language (325)
  • Geography (740)
  • Health and Physical Education (860)
  • History (750)
  • Mathematics (652)
  • Music – Instrumental (158)
  • Music – Vocal (159)
  • Science – General (430)
  • Visual Arts (190)

Junior/Intermediate candidates are placed to practice teach at the Grade 4-8 levels.

In addition, you will receive preference if you have 1 or more university courses in the main curriculum areas:

  • Canadian Geography/History
  • English
  • Fine Arts (Visual Arts/Drama/Music/Dance)
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science

Junior/Intermediate Teaching Subject Requirements

Dramatic Arts: Acceptable undergraduate courses are those offered through a drama or theatre arts department. Courses should include practical components in theatre or drama production (acting, performance, production).

English: A minimum of 2 semester courses must be in English literature or poetry. The remaining 4 semester courses can be a combination of literature, poetry and writing. Two semester courses in Canadian content are preferred.

French as a Second Language: 10 undergraduate semester courses in French are required. You must possess oral and written fluency in the French language and a thorough knowledge of grammar.

Geography: You must have at least 1 semester course in Geo-Informatics (GIS). Courses in all 3 of the following recommended areas:

  • Physical geography (geomorphology, biogeography, climatology)
  • Human/Economic geography
  • Canadian geography (geography or social science course covering global issues, such as tourism, development, environment or poverty)

Health and Physical Education: You must have courses offered through Kinesiology or Physical Education. Two semester courses in health studies are allowed. (We prefer that you have 1 semester course in at least 4 of the following areas: Biomechanics/ergonomics, exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, motor development/motor control and health/nutrition.)

History: A minimum of 2 semester undergraduate courses in Canadian history are required, with preference for survey courses in the pre‑ and post‑Confederation eras. In addition, you will receive preference if you have at least 2 semester undergraduate courses in some combination of the ancient world, European history or American history.

You will also receive preference if you have a diversity of courses from the political, economic, social, cultural and military history fields.

Mathematics: You must have completed courses in the following areas:

  • Calculus
  • Linear algebra
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • 1 course with an emphasis on proof (e.g., Geometry, Number Theory, Abstract Algebra, Combinatorial Math or Graph Theory)

Music (Instrumental and Vocal): Eight undergraduate semester courses are required, with courses in music history and music theory (at least 2 courses in each), 1 course in conducting and 1 course in an applied area (Major Instrument/Voice).

  • We will give preference to instrumental applicants who have at least 1 semester of study in woodwinds, brass, percussion, string or guitar techniques and to vocal applicants who have at least 1 semester study of vocal techniques.
  • Vocal music applicants are advised that, as the focus of the music programs of the 2 local school boards is on instrumental music, at least 1 placement will be in instrumental music.

Science – General: Two core semester courses from each of the following areas are required: Biology, chemistry and physics.

Visual Arts: A combination of 4 semester studio courses is required (e.g., Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Drawing). A maximum of 2 undergraduate semester courses may be chosen from Photography, Architecture or Art History.

N30 Intermediate/Senior

Intermediate/Senior candidates choose 2 teaching subjects. You must have at least 10 semester undergraduate courses (30 semester hours) in the first teaching subject and 6 semester undergraduate courses (18 semester hours) in the second teaching subject, except for French and Music, which require additional courses.

At least 2 of these courses must be at the second‑year level or above. Teaching subject courses must be completed by the end of April 2021.

Teaching Subjects for Intermediate/Senior

  • Business Studies – General (044)
  • Dramatic Arts (135)
  • English (319)
  • French as a Second Language (325)
  • Geography (740)
  • Health and Physical Education (860)
  • History (750)
  • Mathematics (652)
  • Media Arts (195)
  • Music – Vocal (159) or Instrumental (158)
  • Science – Biology (412)
  • Science – Chemistry (420)
  • Science – General (430)
  • Science – Physics (470)
  • Social Sciences – General (165)
  • Visual Arts (190)

Intermediate/Senior Teaching Subjects Requirements

Business Studies – General: As a first teaching subject, 10 semester undergraduate core business courses are required.

Two undergraduate courses in economics can count as a first teaching subject only. As a second teaching subject, 6 semester undergraduate core business courses are required.

Dramatic Arts: Acceptable undergraduate courses are those offered through a drama or theatre arts department. Courses should include practical components in theatre or drama production (acting, performance, production).

A maximum of 2 undergraduate semester courses in theory or history of theatre/drama/dramatic literature is allowed.

English: A minimum of 2 undergraduate semester courses in English literature or poetry is required.

The remaining required courses can be a combination of literature, poetry and writing. Two semester courses in Canadian content are preferred.

French as a Second Language: As your first or second teaching subject, 10 undergraduate semester courses in French are required. You must possess oral and written fluency in the French language and a thorough knowledge of grammar.

Geography: You must have at least 1 semester course in Geo-Informatics (GIS) and courses in all 3 of the following recommended areas:

  • Physical geography (geomorphology, biogeography, climatology),
  • Human/Economic geography and
  • Canadian geography (geography or social science course covering global issues, such as tourism, development, environment or poverty).

Health and Physical Education: You must have courses offered through Kinesiology or Physical Education. Two semester courses in health studies are allowed. (It is preferred that applicants have 1 semester course in at least 4 of the following areas: biomechanics/ergonomics, exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, motor development/motor control and health/nutrition.)

History: A minimum of 2 semester undergraduate courses in Canadian history is required, with preference for survey courses in the pre‑ and post‑Confederation eras.

You will receive preference if you have at least 2 semester undergraduate courses in some combination of the ancient world, European history or American history. This also applies if you have a diversity of courses from the political, economic, social, cultural and military history fields.

Mathematics: You must have completed courses in the following areas:

  • Calculus
  • Linear algebra
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • 1 course with an emphasis on proof (e.g., Geometry, Number Theory, Abstract Algebra, Combinatorial Math or Graph Theory)

Media Arts: As a first teachable subject, 10 semester undergraduate core courses in Communications, Media and Film are required. You may count 2 undergraduate courses in Visual Arts. As a second teachable subject, 6 semester undergraduate core courses in Communication, Media and Film are required.

Music (Instrumental and Vocal): For a first teaching subject, 10 undergraduate semester courses are required, with courses in music history and music theory (at least 4 courses in each), 1 course in conducting and 1 course in applied study (Major Instrument/Voice).

We will give preference to instrumental applicants who have at least 2 semesters of study in woodwinds, brass, percussion, string or guitar techniques and to vocal applicants who have at least 1 semester of study in vocal techniques. Experience in ensembles is preferred.

As a second teaching subject, 8 undergraduate semester courses are required, with at least 2 courses in each of music history and music theory, 1 course in conducting and 1 course in an applied area (Major Instrument/Voice).

We will give preference to instrumental applicants who have at least 1 semester of study in woodwinds, brass, percussion, string or guitar techniques and to vocal applicants who have at least 1 semester of study in vocal techniques. Experience in ensembles is preferred.

We advise you that, as the focus of the music programs of the 2 local school boards is on instrumental music, at least 1 placement will be in instrumental music.

Science – General: For a first teaching subject, 10 semester undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry and physics are required, with at least 2 courses in each of the following areas: Biology, chemistry and physics. At least 2 of these courses must include a lab component.

For a second teaching subject, 2 core semester courses are required from each of the following areas: Biology, chemistry and physics. At least 2 of these courses must include a lab component.

Science – Biology: There must be a lab component with at least 2 of the courses for a first or second teaching subject.

Science – Chemistry: There must be a lab component with at least 2 of the courses for a first or second teaching subject.

Science – Physics: There must be a lab component with at least 2 of the courses for a first or second teaching subject.

Social Sciences – General: Courses can be chosen from the following areas of study:

  • Anthropology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Women’s Studies

We strongly recommend that you select this area as a second teaching subject.

Note: Social Sciences – General is an optional subject in the high school curriculum; therefore, entry to this teaching subject is extremely limited.

Visual Arts: A combination of studio courses is required (e.g., Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Drawing). A maximum of 2 undergraduate semester courses may be chosen from Photography, Architecture or Art History.

N80 BEd/Diploma in Technological Education

Teaching Subjects for Technological Education

  • Communication Technology
  • Computer Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Green Industries
  • Hairstyling and Aesthetics
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Technological Design
  • Transportation Technology

Courses are designed to be meaningful to candidates regardless of their broad-based discipline. Assignments, however, are discipline specific. The program is offered over a 14-month period of 2 summer institutes with the internship/practicum being completed during the intervening fall/winter school year.

Supporting Documentation

  • Resumé
    • The resumé should provide a clear and concise overview of your work experience, including employer, start and end dates, and a brief description of the position.
    • You must provide a record of secondary and postsecondary education, including start and end dates, degrees, diplomas, certificates and/or trade licences.
    • The resumé should reflect experience in the Broad-based Technological Education subject area the application is being made to.
  • Official secondary and postsecondary academic transcripts
    • Official secondary and postsecondary academic transcripts, bearing the original seal and/or signature of the institution, must be sent directly by the issuing institution.
    • Photocopies and student copies are not acceptable.
  • Photocopies of trade licences, if applicable
    • The teaching of some special curriculum components within the Broad-based Technological Education areas requires that the teacher hold a valid trade licence. For example, Automotive, Electrical, Cosmetology, etc.
  • A Ministry of Colleges and Universities Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) accompanied by a Certificate of Apprenticeship (C of A) and the details of the examination showing at least 70% (“B-”) standing.
    • The diploma-size version of the C of Q is required to provide evidence that you have satisfied this requirement.
    • Your C of Q must be valid at the time that you are applying for admission to the University of Windsor.
    • Note: If your work experience is in a trade that requires a C of Q, then you must submit the C of Q, details of exam results and your C of A. No other proof of competence can be accepted.
  • Letters confirming wage-earning experience
    • The following would apply: 5 years of wage earning, 3 years of wage earning plus 2-year college degree/diploma, 2 years of wage earning plus 3-year college degree/diploma or wage earning plus university degree (for a total of 5 years). Wage earning includes business or industrial experience where you used skills and knowledge in the area of technological education selected for your optional courses.
  • In exceptional cases where it is impossible to provide original and appropriate documentation, an original sworn statement (by the applicant), signed by a commissioner of oaths that indicates the reason(s) why this information is not available, is acceptable.
    • This sworn statement should indicate the duration of employment, start and end dates, and the nature of employment (providing a specific statement of the skills used in the position).
    • The support, duration and place of employment noted in the notarized statement, copies of T4 tax forms or a statement from an accountant confirming income should accompany the statement.
  • Self-employed applicants or applicants employed in a family business must submit an original sworn statement, signed by a commissioner of oaths, that indicates the applicant was self-employed or employed in a family business.
    • The statement should detail the duration of employment, the start and end dates, and the nature of duties (providing specific statements of the skills used in the position).
    • In addition, to validate the applicant’s sworn statement, the following supporting documentation must be submitted:
      • A copy of business licence or registration supporting the duration of employment noted in the sworn statement.
      • Copies of income tax assessments (which indicate self-employment) supporting the duration of employment noted in the sworn statement, or a statement from an accountant, confirming income, or an annual report.
      • At least 1 letter (representing the period of self-employment) from a major supplier attesting to materials purchased and/or a client attesting to the work completed.
    • These documents should reflect work experience in the Broad-based Technological Education subject area the application has been made to.
    • Visit the Ontario College of Teachers website for wage-earning work experience requirements.

Applicants to the Technological Education program must upload documents directly to UWinsite. Find instructions for how to upload documents to UWinsite..

Read more about admission requirements for the University of Windsor’s BEd/Diploma in Technological Studies program.

Additional qualifications:

  1. Prior to August 15, 2021, the candidate must present proof of a Tuberculin test as required by the Ontario Ministry of Health. The test must have been administered during the previous 12 months.
  2. An official Police Record Check. The check must have been obtained within the previous 6 months.
  3. After acceptance, students are required to submit to the Faculty a recent photograph (passport-size) for identification purposes within the Faculty of Education.
  4. Candidates are responsible for their own transportation to and from field placements.

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Contact Information

University of Windsor
Office of the Registrar
Windsor ON  N9B 3P4

Telephone: 519‑253‑3000, ext. 3315

Questions?
BEd Admissions information: ask.uwindsor.ca
BEd Program email: educ@uwindsor.ca
BEd/Diploma in Technological Studies email: educ@uwindsor.ca

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