TEAS – University of Windsor

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Last updated: September 18, 2017

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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 the following:

  • academic standing;
  • an equity consideration form, where applicable; and
  • 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.

Applications submitted to the OUAC after December 1, 2017, will not be considered for admission. All program and/or teaching subject changes, along with documents, must also be submitted by December 1, 2017.

In addition, you must pay the OUAC base application fee and the Windsor $50 supplementary evaluation fee by December 8, 2017, if paying by electronic payment (for online applications).

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Additional Information for BEd Applicants (excluding Technological Education)

  • You must have a minimum cumulative average of 70% (“B‑”) or higher.
  • The academic average is calculated on the best 30 semester courses (not including college transfer credit) at the time you apply. Courses completed after August 2017 are not used in the calculation of the average.
  • If you completed an honours or graduate degree by October 2017, you will be given additional credit in the evaluation process.
  • You must complete the requirements for a minimum 3‑year bachelor’s degree from a recognized university by May 2018, with the degree conferred by the 2018 spring convocation.
  • 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, preference is given to those with a degree in the teaching subject area. In addition, academic proficiency in the subject area will be considered.

To complete the application, you must submit a current transcript to the Office of the Registrar by December 1, 2017. If you attended an Ontario university (excluding the Royal Military College of Canada) you must complete the TEAS Transcript Request Form (TRF) to request that your transcript be sent immediately.

Graduates from the University of Windsor 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. Applications are encouraged from groups that are traditionally under‑represented in the teaching profession.

All forms must be submitted by December 1, 2017.

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 a paper‑based test with a total score of 580 (5.5 on the essay writing is required for the paper‑based test) and a TSE (Test of Spoken English) with a score of 55 (TSE is required for paper‑based tests only).

All official scores must be submitted by December 1, 2017.

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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, with the exception of 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 2018.

Teaching Subjects:

  • 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 be given 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. 2 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, bio-geography, 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. 2 semester courses in Health Studies are allowed.

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, preference will be given if you have at least 2 semester undergraduate courses in some combination of the ancient world, European history or American history.

Preference will also be given 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): 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).

  • Preference will be given 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: 2 core semester courses from each of biology, chemistry and physics are required.

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, with the exception of 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 2018.

Teaching Subject Combinations Allowed:

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

Intermediate/Senior Teaching Subjects Requirements

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

2 undergraduate courses in Economics are allowed to 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, history of theatre/drama/dramatic literature are allowed.

English: A minimum of 2 undergraduate semester courses in English literature or poetry are 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). Courses in all 3 of the following recommended areas:

  • Physical Geography (geomorphology, bio-geography, 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.

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 be given 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 be given 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): For a first teaching subject, 10 undergraduate semester courses are required, with at least 4 courses in each of music history and music theory, 1 course in conducting and 1 course in applied study (major instrument/voice).

Preference will be given 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).

Preference will be given 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.

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

For a second teaching subject, 2 core semester courses from each of biology, chemistry, and physics are required. 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

It is strongly recommended that you select this area as your 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

  • 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

  • Resume
    The resume should provide a clear and concise overview of your work experience, including employer, start and end dates, and a brief description of the position. A record of secondary and postsecondary education should be provided, including start and end dates, degrees, diplomas, certificates and/or trade licences. It is important that the resume reflect experience in the Broad-Based Technological Education subject area to which application is being made.
  • 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 curriculm 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 Training, 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 in order 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
    At least 5 years of full-time wage-earning experience is required, including business or industrial experience where the candidate used skills and knowledge in the area of technological education selected for his or her 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 specific statement of the skills used in the position). The support, the duration and place of employment noted in the notorized 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 are required to 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. It is important that these documents reflect work experience in the Broad-Based Technological Education subject area to which application has been made.
      Please visit the Ontario College of Teachers website regarding wage-earning work experience requirements.
  • If you are currently or expecting to be teaching on a Letter of Permission from a school board in the intervening Fall/Winter school year, we require a letter on school or board letterhead confirming your full-time position within the Broad-Based Technology subject area for which you are seeking qualifications. The letter must also list the course codes and course names that comprise the full-time teaching position.This letter should be written by the school Principal or the Human Resources employee at the board level.

For all applicants:

Following successful completion of Summer I and ten (10) days of practice teaching, you will be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers for a Transitional Certificate of Qualification, which allows teacher candidates who find employment within a school board to teach full-time in the intervening internship year.

If you are not teaching on a Letter of Permission as described above, you are required to complete a minimum 80-day practicum placement in your Broad-Based Technological area between Summer I and Summer II. Failure to complete a successful 80-day minimum practicum will result in suspension to Summer II of the program.

Note: The 80-day minimum practicum will be scheduled into blocks of time during the secondary school year. These placements will take place during the months of October through June at high schools and arranged solely through the Faculty of Education. Every effort will be made to place you in schools in your home district. You will be required to be in attendance full-time in the school during your practicum placements.

The following are required of all accepted applicants:

  1. Completed application form with the documents noted on form
  2. Birth certificate and Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  3. Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency as defined by the Immigration Act (Canada), or of eligibility for employment in Canada (if the Ontario Certification of Qualification or a Temporary Letter of Standing is to be awarded)
  4. Legal proof of change of name must be submitted where the name being used differs from that shown on the birth certificate

Additional qualifications:

  1. Prior to August 15, 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 criminal 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 advised that they 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 email: admissions@uwindsor.ca
BEd Program email: educ@uwindsor.ca
BEd/Diploma in Technological Studies email: educ@uwindsor.ca

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