Consecutive Bachelor of Education (2 year program)
For fall 2024 entry consideration, the following requirements apply:
- Minimum cumulative average of 70 percent (B-) or higher. Your academic average is calculated based on your best 30 semester courses (not including college transfer credits) at the time you apply. Courses completed after August 2023 will not be used in the admission average calculation
- Completion of requirements for a minimum 3-year bachelor's degree from a recognized institution by May 2024, with the degree conferred by the Spring 2024 convocation (3 years of full-time study or 90 credits or equivalent beyond the Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent). Intermediate/Senior division applicants whose degrees are in their declared teaching subject areas receive preference in the admission process. In addition, academic proficiency in the subject area is considered. You will receive additional credit in the evaluation process if you complete an honours or graduate degree by October 2023
- Completion of minimum 10 semester courses at the time of application
- Submission of current and official postsecondary transcript(s) to the Office of the Registrar by December 1, 2023. If you attended an Ontario university (excluding the Royal Military College of Canada), you must complete a TEAS online transcript request. 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. University of Windsor graduates who apply to the University of Windsor do not need to request or send UWindsor transcripts
Admission questions: submit through ask.UWindsor.ca
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Equity Consideration Form
The Equity Consideration Form must be sent via email only to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following information in the email Subject Line: Equity Form, Name, Student Number.
Deadline: December 1, 2023
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. The form must be received by the deadline specified above.
English-Language Proficiency Requirement
Deadline: December 1, 2023
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 another approved/equivalent English-Language proficiency test score. All official scores must be submitted by the deadline specified above.
See: What are the English language proficiency requirements for an Undergraduate student?
Teaching subject specializations are not required in the Primary/Junior division; 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
- Fine Arts (visual arts/drama/music/dance)
- Physical Education
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 2024.
Intermediate/Senior Teaching Subject 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 courses from all of the following 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)
- Geo-Informatics (GIS)
Please see the School of the Environment's webpage for specific course requirements pertaining to Geography as a teachable subject.
Health and Physical Education: You must have courses offered through Kinesiology or Physical Education. 2 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/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 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:
- Linear algebra
- 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 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:
- Political Science
- 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 Admission/Acceptance of Offer
You will be required to submit the following documents by September 2024. The Faculty of Education will send instructions and deadlines to all candidates via email in June 2023. Do not proceed with any document submissions before you are contacted by the Faculty of Education:
- Copy of birth certificate
- 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 Proof of Identity document
- One recent photo (approximately 2x2 or passport -sized) for identification purposes within the Faculty of Education
- Proof of a negative Tuberculin test, as required by the Ontario Ministry of Health
- Police Clearance with Vulnerable Sector Check