Admission Requirements

Supporting Documentation

Applicants to the Technological Studies teacher education program must upload documents directly to UWinsite Student (see: instructions for uploading documents to UWinsite). Do not upload supporting documents within the OUAC-TEAS portal. They cannot be viewed or retrieved by the Faculty of Education. 

All documentation should reflect direct experience in the broad-based technological area for which program admission is sought. 

Questions?

Contact: Dana Datta
Program Secretary
dwiley@uwindsor.ca

OPTIONAL DOCUMENT

 
PDF Download Equity Consideration Form 

Deadline: December 1, 2022

This optional document must be sent by mail to the Office of the Registrar at the address below, OR emailed to ask@uwindsor.ca as specified in UWindsor's OUAC-TEAS application instructions

Mailing address:

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

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

Deadline: December 1, 2022

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.

Please see: What are the English language proficiency requirements for an Undergraduate student?

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Academic postsecondary transcripts (including English translations, where necessary) from all postsecondary institutions attended. See: Instructions for submitting official transcripts
    • Official 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.
       
  • Letter of Intent/Personal Statement (maximum one page in length)
     
  • Résumé
    • Your résumé 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 for which the application is being submitted.
  • High school transcript (applicable to non-degree/diploma applicants only). See: Instructions for submitting official transcripts
    • Official secondary 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 (*visit the Ontario College of Teachers website regarding wage-earning work experience requirements External Link)
    • 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.

Applicants who are offered and officially accept their admission into the program are required to satisfy all document submission requirements and be in compliance with all of the following components: 

1. A completed OUAC-TEAS application and required supporting documents.

2. Proof of Identity and Birth Place: Submit a copy of one of the following documents (required for awarding the Ontario Certification of Qualification or a Temporary Letter of Standing):

  • Birth certificate 
  • Passport (must list all names and place of birth to be accepted) 
  • Certificate of Indian Status or Indian Status Card
  • Certificate of baptism if born in Québec or in Newfoundland or Labrador before January 1994 
  • Permanent Resident Card (front and back) 
  • Canadian immigration record and visa (front and back) 
  • Record of Landing (front and back)
These are not acceptable as proof of identity: provincial driver’s licence, provincial health card, Canadian citizenship card

3. Proof of Name Change: If your name is different from your Proof of Identity document, you must also submit a photocopy of one of the following documents:

  • ​Marriage certificate 
  • Change of name certificate 

4. Tuberculin (TB) Test and official results: As required by the Ontario Ministry of Health, Teacher Candidates are required to provide official proof that they are free from active tuberculosis prior to the commencement of their first teaching placement. TB test results are not to be read and dated any earlier than June 1, 2023. Do not proceed with this test before you are contacted.

5. An official and original Police Clearance with Vulnerable Sector Check, which must be valid during the practicum placement period of September 2023 through to June 2024. Do not proceed before you are contacted.

6. A recent photograph (passport-sized) for identification purposes within the Faculty of Education.

7. Responsibility for transportation/travel arrangements to and from field placement locations.