Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for B.Ed. Applicants

  • You must have a minimum cumulative average of 70 percent ("B-") or higher.
  • The academic average is calculated on the best 30 semester courses (not including college transfer credit at the time of application). 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 three-year 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, preferences is given to those with a degree in the teaching subject area. In addition, academic proficiency in the subject area will be considered. 

Document Submission Guidelines

All documents must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar, as follows:

Office of the Registrar, University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue,
Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4

Telephone: 519-253-3000 ext. 3315
Admission Questions Email: admissions@uwindsor.ca 
Program Questions Email: educ@uwindsor.ca

Equity Consideration Form

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2018

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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.

English-Language Proficiency Requirement

If English is not your first language and you have not lived in an English-speaking country for five 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.

To complete the application, you must submit a current transcript to the Office of the Registrar. 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. 

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:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Canadian Geography/History
  • Fine Arts (visual arts/drama/music/dance)
  • 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 2nd‑year level or above. Teaching subject courses must be completed by the end of April 2018.

Teaching Subjects:

  • Dramatic Arts
  • English
  • French as a Second Language
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music – Instrumental
  • Music – Vocal
  • Science – General
  • Visual Arts

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:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Canadian Geography/History
  • Fine Arts (visual arts/drama/music/dance)
  • 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 2nd‑year level or above. Teaching subject courses must be completed by the end of April 2018.

Teaching Subjects:

The teaching subjects are available in the following combinations only:

  • Business Studies – General
    • English
    • French as a Second Language
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Social Sciences – General
  • Dramatic Arts
    • English
    • French as a Second Language
    • Health and Physical Education
    • History
    • Music Vocal or Instrumental
    • Social Sciences – General
    • Visual Art
  • English
    • Business Studies – General
    • Dramatic Arts
    • French as a Second Language
    • Geography
    • Health and Physical Education
    • History
    • Music Vocal or Instrumental
    • Social Sciences – General
    • Visual Arts
  • French as a Second Language
    • Business Studies – General
    • Dramatic Arts
    • English
    • Geography
    • Health and Physical Education
    • History
    • Music Vocal or Instrumental
    • Social Sciences – General
    • Visual Arts
  • Geography
    • English
    • French as a Second Language
    • Health and Physical Education
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Social Sciences – General
  • Health and Physical Education
    • Dramatic Arts 
    • English
    • French as Second Language
    • Geography
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Science – Biology
    • Science – General
    • Social Sciences – General
    • Visual Arts
  • History
    • Business Studies – General
    • Dramatic Arts
    • English
    • French as a Second Language
    • Geography
    • Music Vocal or Instrumental
    • Health and Physical Education
    • Social Sciences – General
    • Visual Arts
  • Mathematics
    • Business Studies – General
    • Geography
    • Health and Physical Education
    • Music Vocal or Instrumental
    • Science – Biology
    • Science – Chemistry
    • Science – General
    • Science – Physics
  • Music Vocal or Instrumental
    • Dramatic Arts
    • English
    • French as a Second Language
    • Mathematics
    • Social Sciences – General
    • Visual Arts
    • History
  • Science – Biology
    • Health and Physical Education
    • Mathematics
    • Science – Chemistry
    • Science – Physics
    • Science – General
    • Social Sciences – General
  • Science – Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Science – Biology
    • Science – Physics
    • Science – General
  • Science – General
    • Health and Physical Education
    • Mathematics
    • Science – Biology
    • Science – Chemistry
    • Science – Physics
  • Science – Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Science – General
    • Science – Biology
    • Science – Chemistry
  • Social Sciences – General
    • Business Studies – General
    • Dramatics Arts
    • English
    • French as a Second Language
    • Geography
    • Health and Physical Education
    • History
    • Music Vocal or Instrumental
    • Science – Biology
    • Visual Arts
  • Visual Arts
    • Dramatic Arts
    • English
    • French as a Second Language
    • Health and Physical Education
    • History
    • Music Vocal or Instrumental
    • Social Sciences – General

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. 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, 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.

After Acceptance

Upon confirmation of acceptance, you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • a copy of birth certificate and Social Insurance card
  • proof of Canadian Citizenship or permanent residency as defined by the Immigration Act (Canada), or of eligibility for employment in Canada (if the recommendation is to be made for a Certificate of Qualification to the Ontario College of Teachers);
  • proof of change of name must be submitted where the name being used differs from that shown on the birth certificate;
  • a recent photo (passport size) for identification purposes within the Faculty of Education;
  • prior to September, the candidate must present proof of a tuberculin test as required by the Ontario Ministry of Health.
  • prior to September, a police record check must be completed through the Ontario Education Services Corporation.