We are excited you'd like to apply. To submit your application, please carefully follow the steps below and contact us with any questions you might have. Our goal is to make the application process as seamless as possible and look forward to providing any assistance you might need and discussing how our program can help you succeed as an educational leader.
Be sure to have familiarized yourself with the three program stream options and their associated specialty areas on the main page. Each of our programs features courses and practical experiences that will allow you to develop your teaching skills related to a particular range of grades. Our specialty areas allow you to choose an additional focus within your program stream. Before beginning your application, check to ensure you meet both the "general" admission requirements for all students and the "stream-specific" admission requirements associated with your stream of interest.
The TEAS application (available through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre - OUAC) is common for all teacher education programs in Ontario and is accessible below. All fees (including the application fee plus the $80 supplementary fee) must be submitted directly to the OUAC. Applications will not be processed if fees are not received. Be sure to list courses in progress on the TEAS application. For an additional fee, the OUAC will mail you an application package. Please contact them at 519-823-1940.
As part of the application, candidates must submit an Experience Profile form online directly to the Faculty of Education. The Experience Profile, in addition to the TEAS online application outlined in the previous step, must be submitted by the application deadline.
How much experience is enough experience?
Candidates are asked to identify three experiences and to explain how these experiences are important to them as future teachers. Volunteering, paid work experience, coaching, tutoring, and many other enriching activities may be identified.
We do not prescribe how much experience an applicant must have before applying. Each person will approach this question from his or her own stance, and we are happy to see how any paid or volunteer work experience you have had sets you on this course. There are no time limits on when this experience should have taken place, although we will look for a sustained commitment to becoming a teacher.
We recommend that at least one experience is recent (within the last two years). You will also need to note the names and telephone numbers of three references on your Experience Profile, and you should ask their permission to use their names. One reference must be reachable within North America.Experience Profile Usage and Evaluation:
Transcripts must be received by the Registrar's Office by the application deadline. If you attended a university in Ontario, your transcript must be ordered through the TEAS Transcript Request Form (TRF). When ordering, please select the "immediately" option in the form. Graduates from Western who apply to Western's Faculty of Education need not order or send Western transcripts; however, Western graduates must order transcripts from institutions attended prior to or after attending Western. Further information on submitting transcripts is available here. Transcripts must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar:
How to Submit Transcripts
If you have courses on your transcripts which are not obviously related to teaching subjects or general background areas, you must submit course descriptions by the application deadline in order for the courses to be considered. Course descriptions must be copied directly from the granting institution's academic calendar. Western reserves the right to accept or deny the appropriateness of any course submitted for consideration. Please refer to the Related Subject Chart for further details on related courses. Course descriptions (if applicable) must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar:
Related Subjects (PDFs)
If applicable, English language proficiency tests must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar before an offer of admission can be made.
English Language Proficiency Page
If you are not a Canadian citizen, your Record of Landing must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
Thank you for submitting your application! Within a short time, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application from the Ontario Universities Application Centre. Receipt of your Experience Profile is confirmed online as part of the online submission process. You may contact us any time to confirm receipt of your transcript(s).
We look forward to reviewing your application and welcome any questions you may have.