Love your placement host? Share the love!

The Teacher Education Office is currently accepting nominations for the Award for Excellence!

Field experiences are a critical part of the preparation of new teachers and are only possible because of the many volunteer Associate Teachers and AFE Supervisors that support our teacher candidates. The Faculty of Education recognizes the dedication and commitment of these community members through the Award for Excellence, awarded annually since 2001.

Did you have a placement host that went above and beyond? That inspired you and their students? Celebrate them by nominating them for the Award for Excellence!

  1. Complete the Nomination Form
  2. Attach a letter of support
  3. Submit to the Teacher Education Office before April 20, 2019

Nomination Forms:

*you are welcome to submit more than one nomination

Hiring: Stratford Middle Years School

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Hiring: Secondary Math/Science, Mossley ON

Do you want to join an innovative and progressive school that offers small class sizes and a supportive and team environment?

Sterling North is seeking a dynamic and creative Secondary Teacher (Mathematics & Sciences) for our Mossley Campus in Mossley, ON for a full-time position. This candidate will teach grade 8 classes using the Self Directed Learning model, to ensure our incredible students develop their full potential of “Learning To Learn”, while upholding Christian values and beliefs.

Special Education qualifications would be considered an asset.

CLICK HERE for Details and Application

Sterling North – Mossley Campus has an enrollment of approximately 45 students from grades 3-12.


Sterling Education, founded in 2005, is a school system of excellence, comprised of 38 private schools located across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. Currently, the system provides over 1 100 students aged 8-18 with an outstanding and challenging education, using the latest in technology and teaching pedagogy. Staff have the opportunity to travel and collaborate with like-minded professionals from across the continent.

NOTE: Nancy, a Western BEd Class of ’18, is currently teaching at Sterling North – Mossley North and recommends the school. If you’d like to learn more about her experience you can contact her at

3rd Annual Learning Disabilities Symposium

Supporting Learning through Understanding and Collaboration

3rd Annual Learning Disabilities Symposium

Saturday April 13th, 2019 – 9 am to 2 pm

St. Andre Bessette Catholic Secondary School, London ON

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Registration closes April 4, 2019

In partnership with London District Catholic School Board, Thames Valley District School Board and Learning Disabilities Association of London Region:

  • Parents, educators and community encouraged to attend
  • Various breakout sessions led by inspiring and passionate speakers
  • Tools and strategies to support children with Learning Disabilities to reach their full potential at home and at school
  • Refreshments and light lunch provided
  • Child care available upon request


Hiring: High School, China

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Hiring: Kent School, Niagara Falls

We are a private school, registered with the Ministry of Education and specialize is 9-12 education. 

Teacher Positions available in the following subject areas:
Intermediate and Senior Mathematics
Grade 11 and 12 Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Biology),
Business Studies, English, Humanities

• Position: full-time
• Location: Niagara Falls Ontario
• Contract duration: September 2019 to June 2020
• Start Date: September 3, 2019
• OCT or equivalent qualifications required
• Room and Board available if required

How to apply:

An application package must include following:
• Cover letter
• Resume
If you need any further information contact Tom Yu at:

Conference Week – Thank you and feedback

Conference Week 2019
Monday, March 11 to Thursday, March 14, 2019

This week is run by students, for students. The Teacher Education Office would like to thank the Education Students’ Council for their considerable effort compiling this week-long event.

Congratulations on completing Term 2 classes and Conference Week!

We hope you enjoyed your learning this week. The event facilitators had a great time working with you and passed on very positive comments.

Feedback: The Education Students’ Council will be reaching out for your feedback in mid-April, after their next council meeting. Both ESC and Teacher Ed are looking forward to hearing your experiences and ideas!

Enjoy a well-deserved rest this week and all the best at practicum.

For previous Conference Week updates, visit


FAQ – Co-Curricular Record

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What is Western’s Co-Curricular Record (WCCR)?

Western’s Co-Curricular Record is an official document from Western that chronicles your participation in activities outside of the classroom. You compile the virtual version and are able to download customized records for job applications and teaching portfolios.

What sessions and events can I find in the WCCR?

The Teacher Education Office adds all of the T2P and Conference Week micro-credentials to the WCCR. These are identified on the Teacher Ed schedule with a WCCR “stamp of approval”. You will also find events run by other Western departments.

Note that we do not add employment related sessions (resume review, mock-interviews, etc.) to the WCCR, as they are not typically considered professional development.

How do I add a session to my WCCR?

To create your WCCR and add a session, login at Click on “Co-Curricular Record” in the left panel and, in the Directory, search for the session title or use keyword “5008 Transition to Professional Practice”. After you request that a session be added to to your WCCR, validators will confirm your attendance before approving the request.

Can I add other sessions to the WCCR if they aren’t listed already?

Yes! While we strive to enter all Teacher Education-arranged professional development sessions into the WCCR, there are many other events and special projects happening that are not yet included. To request an activity be added to the WCCR, fill out the online request form.

Can I add activities I did at Western in previous years?

No. Unfortunately the WCCR follows the academic calendar and does not allow activities to be added retroactively from previous years. It is very important that you keep your record up-to-date.

The last date to add 2018-2019 activities to your WCCR is April 30, 2019. 

Summer Job Opportunity in Calgary

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Tutor Needed – Grades 1, 3, 5

Tutor needed for local family from Syria. Widowed mother with five young girls (grades 1, 3, 5, 6, 8).

Looking for a tutor to support the girls in grades 1, 3 and 5 with English (reading/writing) and Math.

  • Support the girls in grades 1, 3 and 5
  • English (reading/writing) and Math specifically
  • Female teacher candidates only, ideally with experience in ESL and Math
  • Located in North London (Sarnia/Wonderland)
  • Volunteer opportunity (unpaid)

If interested, contact Sarah at or 519-200-9241 (cell)