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Guaranteed Admission to Western Faculty of Education

This form is to be completed by students in their 2nd and 3rd year of study in the French or Family Studies program. The purpose for this form is to allow the Brescia Academic Advising team to work with you in achieving the requirements needed for guaranteed admission. Please note that while you will be required in your final year to provide a Teaching Profile Statement and Reference Letters, these documents are not required for the purpose of this expression of interest.

*The CASPer profile is not required by students who are following the guaranteed admission pathway to Western's Faculty of Education.

The following are the criteria for which your application will be assessed in your final year of undergraduate studies for the purpose of your Bachelor of Education application:

Criteria to be assessed for French students (to be completed by Brescia Staff):

  • Cumulative average of 75% or above in French courses
  • Intermediate/ Senior: 70% average in at least 3 full courses supporting a second teachable subject
  • Junior/ Intermediate: at least 1/2 course in at least four of six background subject areas
  • Primary/Junior: at least 1/2 course in at least four of six background subject areas
  • 70% in best 10.0 courses

Criteria to be assessed for Family Studies students (to be completed by Brescia Staff):

  • Cumulative average of 75% or above in Family Studies and Human Development courses
  • Intermediate/ Senior: 70% average in at least 3 full courses supporting a second teachable subject
  • 70% in best 10.0 courses

Note: If the required criteria are not met, students may still apply to the Faculty of Education through the regular application process during first-term of their graduation year.

The following documents are NOT required until September 30 of your FINAL year of study:

  • Applicant's Teaching Profile Statement: (1000 word Maximum): The Faculty of Education at Western embodies a commitment to equity, diversity, social justice and inclusive education in program development, teaching, research, hiring practices and recruitment. Becoming a professional educator, means understanding and respecting the needs of all learners. It means using your knowledge, skills, agency and voice as a professional to advocate for those who cannot yet advocate for themselves. It means ensuring that all students feel safe and supported while in our care, so that they may grow to engage fully in their own lives as informed citizens. Using this information as a guide, describe your reasons for wanting to become a teacher and how you feel that the commitment described above apply to you. Feel free to include French and your personal teaching-related experiences in your discussion. What do you feel are your strongest characteristics? Are there any areas on which you still need to work?
  • Reference Letters: Please provide two reference letters; one from a Faculty member who can speak to your Academic achievements, and one from a teacher, counselor, principal, or other education professional who would be able to attest to your suitability as a future teacher. Reference letters should be forwarded directly to Melanie Molnar, Associate Registrar, Student Success - mmolnar8@uwo.ca. Alternatively, the letters can be delivered to The Hive in the Mother St. James Building. Submission of reference letters must be directly by the person giving the reference or submitted by the student in a sealed envelope signed by the reference.