Guaranteed Admission

Admission to the Bachelor of Education program at the Faculty of Education at Western

You may take one of two routes of entry to the Bachelor of Education program at the Faculty of Education at Western University.

1. Traditional Application

  • Apply to the Faculty of Education during the fall term of the fourth year of the Honours Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree.
  • For admission to the Faculty of Education, students must complete the Honours Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree requirements AND must meet all other requirements for the specific program to which they are applying.
  • Requirements for the Primary/Junior, Primary/Junior French as a Second Language, Junior/Intermediate, and Intermediate/Senior programs can be found on the Faculty of Education website.

2. Guaranteed Admission

  • Applies to students who have met slightly more rigorous requirements and satisfy the criteria for guaranteed entry to the Bachelor of Education program. Details of these criteria are stated below.
  • Complete application form in the Fall of Year 3 expressing an interest in the Bachelor of Education program.
  • Write a short essay (ca. 1000 words) explaining why you want to become a teacher. Include discussion of the ways you believe you meet the Faculty of Education’s expectations of teacher candidates as stated at appendix 1, below.
  • Guaranteed pathway students need to complete an OUAC/TEAS application but do not need to complete an Experience Profile or a CASPer assessment.

Traditional Application
to Faculty of Education

Guaranteed Admission
to Faculty of Education

Applies to PJ, JI, and IS levels

Applies to JI (vocal) and IS (vocal/instrumental) levels

Complete application during year 4, term 1 (available through Faculty of Education website)

Complete interest form/essay during year 3 (available through Music Education website)

Meet graduation requirements for Bachelor of Music with Honours in Music Education, including

  • Cumulative average of 70% or above in music courses
  • No mark under 60% in senior music courses
  • Passing grade in all non-music courses

(Note: Faculties of Education frequently require a 70% average in each teachable subject, so simply passing non-music courses may not support a second teachable subject)

Surpass graduation requirements for Bachelor of Music with Honours in Music Education

  • Cumulative average of 75% or above in music courses
  • A 70% average in courses for a second teachable subject, if applicable
  • No mark below 60%

(Note: Students interested in applying to teach at the PJ level should apply through the traditional process.)

Additional information and important resources

  • Faculty of Education; details about programs and teachable subjects
  • Faculty of Education; traditional admission application information and forms
  • Faculty of Music; Music Education program requirements
  • The form and instructions on its completion and submission are placed on the Department of Music Education website and advertised to students during the fall term.