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                           TEAS 2011 – Addenda
                              Teacher Education Application Service
 Changes provided in these addenda modify the information in this document, published in September 2010.
           Contact the appropriate university directly if you have questions about these changes.
           Service de demande d’amission en formation à l’enseignement
     Les changements fournis au présent addenda modifient les renseignements dans ce document, produit en
               septembre 2010. Veuillez adresser toute question à leur sujet à l’université en cause.


The University of
Western Ontario
On October 19, 2010, The University of Western
Ontario informed the OUAC of the following change
to the TEAS 2011 booklet:

On page 56, under “Minimum Requirements for
BEd Programs” DELETE:

•	     All	 candidates	 must	 have	 successfully	 completed	
       10 full undergraduate university credits (or the
       equivalent) by August 31, 2011.

and REPLACE with:

•	     All	 candidates	 must	 have	 successfully	 completed	
       10 full undergraduate university credits (or the
       equivalent) by August 31, 2010.




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                                           TEAS 2011 – ADDENDA
Last revised: October 19, 2010                                       Dernière mise à jour : le 19 octobre, 2010
The University                                                     courses taken to meet final degree requirements
                                                                   must be listed in the TEAS application.

of Western Ontario                                            Experience Profiles
                                                              Applicants must submit The University of Western
                                                              Ontario’s Experience Profile form to the Faculty
                                                              of Education at The University of Western Ontario
Registrarial Services – Office of the Registrar
                                                              by December 1, 2010. Experience Profile forms are
Professional Admissions - Education
                                                              available at www.edu.uwo.ca/programs/preservice-
The University of Western Ontario
                                                              education/profiles.html    or   www.ouac.on.ca/teas/.
Western Student Services Building
                                                              Additional information or other documentation
London ON N6A 3K7 Canada
                                                              (such as letters of reference) will not be considered.
Telephone:                      519-661-2111, ext. 84891
                                                              Documents supporting applications are not carried
                                                              forward from year to year. New documents must be
Preservice Office, Faculty of Education
                                                              submitted each year.
Telephone:                                519-661-2093
Website:                              www.edu.uwo.ca
                                                              Program Choice
Email:                                  eduwo@uwo.ca
                                                              Applicants must choose one program only. Applications
                                                              with more than one program selected will be
Program Codes
                                                              processed for the first choice only. Amendments to the
E10   Primary/Junior
                                                              application or experience profile form must be made
E20   Junior/Intermediate
                                                              before December 1, 2010.
E30   Intermediate/Senior
E80   Technological Education
E11   French as a Second Language Primary/Junior              Program Prerequisites
                                                              E10 Primary/Junior Program (P/J)
Selection of applicants is based primarily upon
                                                              Preference will be given to candidates who have
academic achievement. Experience as indicated by
                                                              completed at least one half undergraduate or graduate
the Experience Profile is also considered. Admission to
                                                              credit in four or more of the five following academic
the Faculty of Education is competitive; an applicant’s
                                                              areas: English*, fine arts*, mathematics, science, and
fulfillment of the minimum requirements does not
                                                              social science/humanities (Canadian history/geography
guarantee admission.
                                                              preferred).
Minimum Requirements for BEd Programs
                                                              * English: Courses in English culture, linguistics, essay
All the following conditions must be met when an
                                                              writing, and writing for business and sciences are not
application is submitted to the Faculty of Education:
                                                              acceptable.
•	   For	 admission	 in	 September	 2011,	 all	 candidates	
                                                              * Fine arts courses include dance, drama, music, and
     must complete their programs of study from an
                                                              visual arts.
     acceptable undergraduate degree program at
     an accredited university by August 31, 2011. The
                                                              E11 Primary/Junior French as a Second Language
     degree must be conferred by fall 2011.
                                                              Program
•	   All	 candidates	 must	 have	 successfully	 completed	
                                                              Applicants must be fluent in French and meet all
     10 full undergraduate university credits (or the
                                                              minimum requirements for the P/J program. Five
     equivalent) by August 31, 2010. Transfer credits
                                                              full French courses (or the equivalent), at least two
     from community colleges and CEGEP courses are
                                                              of which must be language courses, are required for
     not accepted. Preference will be given to graduates
                                                              admission to the FSL program. One or more full course
     who have attained four-year degrees or at least 20
                                                              equivalents in French literature is desirable for those
     full credits or the equivalent.
                                                              hoping to teach in French-immersion settings.
•	   All	applicants	must	have	a	minimum	average	of	70	
     percent in their best 10 full undergraduate courses
                                                              E20 Junior/Intermediate Program (J/I)
     (or the equivalent). As well, Junior/Intermediate
                                                              Teaching Subjects:
     and Intermediate/Senior applicants must have a
                                                              English (319)
     minimum average of 70 percent in those courses
                                                              Family Studies (230)
     supporting their teaching subjects. Courses taken
                                                              French as a Second Language (325)
     after August 2010 cannot be included in the
                                                              Geography (740)
     calculation of these averages, but will be counted in
                                                              Health and Physical Education (860)
     support of program requirements. These and other
                                                              History (750)


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Mathematics (652)                                           Native Studies: Courses in the history, languages,
Music – Vocal (159)                                         culture and art of Canadian First Nations peoples are
Native Studies (200)                                        desirable.
Religious Education (218)                                   Religious Education: Five full courses or the
Science – General (430)                                     equivalent, with Roman Catholic content, are required.
Visual Arts (190)                                           Courses should address several of the following areas:
                                                            Old and New Testament studies; Catholic Church
Four full undergraduate or graduate courses, or the         teachings in morality and social justice; the sacraments;
equivalent, with a minimum average of 70 percent are        sexuality and marriage in the Catholic tradition;
required to support the teaching subject selected by        Vatican II theology. Religious Education is offered as
the applicant. See exceptions below.                        a teaching subject only for Roman Catholic schools;
                                                            student teaching in this subject area will occur in
Preference will be given to candidates who have             Roman Catholic elementary schools only.
completed at least one half undergraduate or graduate       Science – General: Courses in at least three of the
credit in four or more of the five following academic       following areas are required: biology, chemistry, earth
areas: English*, fine arts*, mathematics, science, and      and space science, environmental science, physics.
social science/humanities (Canadian history/geography       Visual Arts: At least one survey course in art history or
preferred).                                                 criticism, plus studio courses, is required.

* English: Courses in English culture, linguistics, essay   E30 Intermediate/Senior Program (I/S)
writing, and writing for business and sciences are not      Teaching Subjects:
acceptable.                                                 Business Studies – General (044)
                                                            Dramatic Arts (135)
* Fine Arts courses include dance, drama, music, and        English (319)
visual arts.                                                Family Studies (230)
                                                            French as a Second Language (325)
Teaching Subjects                                           Geography (740)
                                                            Health and Physical Education (860)
Requirements and Exceptions                                 History (750)
English: Courses in English culture, linguistics, and       Mathematics (652)
writing for business and sciences are not acceptable.       Music – Instrumental (158)
Family Studies: At least two of the following               Music – Vocal (159)
five areas must be represented: child and family            Native Studies (200)
development, foods and nutrition, clothing and              Religious Education (218)
textiles, housing and interior design, family resource      Science – Biology (412)
management (consumer economics).                            Science – Chemistry (420)
French: Applicants must possess oral and written            Science – General (430)
fluency in French and a thorough knowledge of               Science – Physics (470)
grammar. Five full French courses (or the equivalent),      Social Sciences – General (165)
at least two of which must be language courses, are         Visual Arts (190)
required for admission. One or more full course
equivalents in French literature is desirable for           Five full undergraduate or graduate credits, or the
those hoping to teach in French-immersion settings.         equivalent, with a minimum average of 70 percent are
The Faculty of Education reserves the right to test         required to support the first teaching subject. Three full
candidates to ensure they meet the required standard.       undergraduate or graduate credits, or the equivalent,
Geography: At least a half credit (and preferably a         with a minimum average of 70 percent are needed to
full credit) in Canadian geography must be included.        support the second teaching subject.
Health and Physical Education: Five full courses in
physical education (or the equivalent) are required.        Teaching Subjects Requirements and Exceptions
Activity courses, preferably three or more, must be
included.                                                   Business – General: Business – General is offered
History: At least a half credit (and preferably a full      conditionally pending a sufficient number of qualified
credit) in Canadian history must be included.               applicants. If Business – General is not offered, all
Mathematics: At least one full senior math credit           applications will be re-evaluated to determine if
must be included.                                           admission can be granted in an alternative subject
Music – Vocal: Courses should include at least              area.
one choral or vocal techniques course, one choral           Drama: As a second teaching subject, two full courses
conducting course, and one music theory course.             in Dramatic or Theatre Arts are required. Courses


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should include practical components in theatre or           process to candidates who choose one senior science
drama production.                                           option and accompany it with either general science or
English: Courses in English culture, linguistics, and       a teaching option from another subject area.
writing for business and sciences are not acceptable.       Science – General: Courses in at least three of the
Family Studies: As a first teaching subject, at least       following areas are required: biology, chemistry, earth
three of the five following areas must be represented:      and space science, environmental science, physics.
child and family development; foods and nutrition;          Social Sciences – General: At least one full credit
fashion, clothing and textiles; housing, shelter and        from each of the areas of anthropology, psychology
interior design; family resource management (consumer       and sociology is preferred. Social Studies – General is
economics). As a second teaching subject, at least two      an optional subject in the secondary school curriculum,
of these areas must be represented.                         and entry to this teaching subject is limited. Applicants
French (as either a first or second teaching subject):      are advised to select this as a second teaching subject
Applicants must possess oral and written fluency in         only.
French and a thorough knowledge of grammar. Five            Visual Arts: At least one survey course in art history or
full French courses (or the equivalent), at least two       criticism, plus studio courses, is required.
of which must be language courses, are required for
admission. One or more full course equivalents in           E80 Technological Education Program
French literature is desirable for those hoping to teach    Teaching Subjects:
in French-immersion settings. The Faculty of Education      Communications Technology
reserves the right to test candidates to ensure they        Computer Technology
meet the required standard.                                 Construction Technology
Geography: At least a half credit (and preferably a         Green Industries
full credit) in Canadian geography must be included.        Hairstyling and Aesthetics
Health and Physical Education: Activity courses must        Health Care
be included. Three activity courses are preferred.          Hospitality and Tourism
History: At least a half credit (and preferably a full      Manufacturing Technology
credit) in Canadian history must be included.               Technological Design
Mathematics: At least one senior math credit, or the        Transportation Technology
equivalent, must be included.
Music: Candidates are strongly encouraged to select         Applicants    for   Technological    Education    must
either Instrumental Music or Vocal Music as a teaching      demonstrate proof of competency in the area for which
option, but not both. Strong preference will be given       they are applying. Competency is demonstrated by
during the admissions process to candidates who             formal technical education or training or by completion
choose one Music option and accompany it with a             of a trade qualification, professional designation, or
teaching option from another subject area.                  similar credential.
Music – Instrumental: Courses should include at least
one instrumental conducting course, several minor           In accordance with Ontario Regulation 184/97,
instrument courses in woodwinds, brass and percussion,      applicants must hold a secondary school graduation
and one music theory course.                                diploma (Grade 12) or equivalent. An undergraduate
Music – Vocal: Courses should include at least              degree is not required for the Diploma in Education
one choral or vocal techniques course, one choral           (Technological Education).
conducting course, and one music theory course.
Native Studies: Courses in the history, languages,          Applicants must have proof of competency in the
culture and art of Canadian First Nations peoples are       chosen Technological Education area. Applicants must
desirable.                                                  also show proof of one of the following:
Religious Education: Five full courses or the               a. at least five years of full-time wage-earning
equivalent, with Roman Catholic content, are required.          experience, including business or industrial
Courses should address several of the following areas:          experience, where the candidate used skills and
Old and New Testament studies; Catholic Church                  knowledge in the area of technological education
teachings in morality and social justice; the sacraments;       selected for his or her optional courses; or
sexuality and marriage in the Catholic tradition;           b. at least two years of wage-earning experience and
Vatican II theology. Religious Education is offered as          successful completion of a postsecondary education
a teaching subject only for Roman Catholic schools;             program acceptable to the College that includes
student teaching in this subject area will occur in             at least six semesters of academic studies, where
Roman Catholic elementary schools only.                         the experience and education used the candidate’s
Science: Candidates are strongly encouraged to select           skills and knowledge in the area of technological
only one teaching option from among the senior                  education selected for his or her optional courses;
science courses of biology, chemistry, and physics.             or
Strong preference will be given during the admissions

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c.   a combination of wage-earning experience and           Applicants who have attended university in Ontario
     education that totals at least five full years, of     must order transcripts using the TEAS Transcript
     which two years must be wage-earning experience        Request Form (TRF). Graduates of The University of
     in the candidate’s chosen area, no less than four      Western Ontario do not need to order or send UWO
     months of which is continuous employment.              transcripts; however, UWO graduates must order
                                                            transcripts for institutions attended prior to or after
Preference will be given to applicants with formal          UWO.
apprenticeship, technician or technologist training who
can demonstrate expertise in more than one occupation       Applicants who have attended university outside
housed within their broad-based Technological               of Ontario must have official transcripts (including
Education teaching subject.                                 associate degrees) sent directly to the Registrar’s
                                                            Office from the home institution. If applicable, the
For additional information, please contact the Faculty      accompanying diploma or level of secondary school
of Education.                                               achievement must also be submitted. A certified
                                                            translation of transcripts in languages other than
English Language Proficiency Requirement                    English or French is required. Translations must be
All students applying for admission whose first             accompanied by the original document on which the
language is not English or who have not studied             translation is based. Acceptable translations are listed
full-time for at least three years (or the equivalent in    below:
part-time studies) in an accredited university where
the language of instruction and of examination was          •	    Made	 by	 or	 certified	 by	 the	 consulate,	 high	
English and that was located in a country where the               commission or embassy to Canada of the country
first language is English, must achieve the required              that issued the documents
level of proficiency on one of the following tests and      •	    Made	 by	 or	 certified	 by	 a	 Canadian	 embassy,	
provide an official statement of results for one of the           consulate or High Commission in the country from
following tests:                                                  which you emigrated
                                                            •	    Translated	 by	 an	 accredited	 translator	 (Association	
•	   English Language Diagnosis and Assessment                    of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario:
     (ELDA): Test of Oral Proficiency (ELDA/TOP),                 www.atio.on.ca)
     minimum score 7, and Test of Written English
     (ELDA/TOW), minimum score 46; or                       The University of Western Ontario does not accept
•	   Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL),         notarized transcripts.
     score of 100 internet-based including a Speaking
     score of 25 and a Writing score of 25; or              Registrarial Services – Office of the Registrar
•	   Michigan English Language Assessment                   Professional Admissions - Education
     Battery (MELAB), minimum score 90 and at least 4       The University of Western Ontario
     on the oral interview; or                              Western Student Services Building
•	   International      English   Language       Testing    London ON N6A 3K7 Canada
     System (IELTS), minimum score 7 including at
     least 6.5 in reading and speaking, and at least 7 in   Deadlines
     writing and speaking.                                  Applications and Transcript Request Forms must be
                                                            received by the OUAC no later than December 1, 2010.
Applicants cannot be considered until their English         Late applications will not be considered.
language proficiency tests have been received. A
supplementary profile or interview may be required.         Experience Profiles must be received by the Faculty
                                                            of Education at The University of Western Ontario by
Students who, after admission, show an inadequate           December 1, 2010.
command of spoken or written English must improve
their proficiency to the Faculty’s satisfaction. Students   Transcripts must be submitted by December 1, 2010.
may be asked to withdraw from the program if their          When ordering transcripts through TEAS, order the
inadequate command of English interferes with their         “Immediate” option. Transcripts ordered “at the end
ability to communicate effectively in a classroom.          of the fall term” will result in a late submission and will
                                                            not be evaluated. We do not notify applicants during
Transcripts                                                 the evaluation process of outstanding transcripts or
Official transcripts from any university attended must      other pertinent documents. It is the responsibility of
be sent directly from the granting institution to The       the applicant to follow up to ensure that transcripts
University of Western Ontario by the application            have been received.
deadline of December 1, 2010. Individuals cannot
deliver their own transcript.

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The TEAS application service fee and the non-refundable
$60 supplementary fee must be received by the
OUAC no later than December 8, 2010, if paying by
cheque, money order or electronic payment (for online
applications).

Amendments to program or teaching subject selections
cannot be made after December 1, 2010.

Applicants who have courses on their undergraduate
or graduate degree transcripts not obviously related
to required teaching subjects or elementary school
general academic areas must submit course descriptions
to the Office of the Registrar at The University of
Western Ontario by December 1, 2010, if the courses
are to be considered during the evaluation process.
Course descriptions must be copied directly from the
granting institution’s academic calendar. The University
of Western Ontario reserves the right to accept or deny
any course submitted for consideration.

A letter of acknowledgement will be emailed to each
applicant once an application arrives at UWO from the
OUAC.




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