New Student Checklist

Welcome to Western’s Bachelor of Education!

This BEd New Student Checklist covers the steps that admitted students must complete before the BEd courses start in September. For more details, watch our Webinar for Admitted Students (February 2019)


All communications will be sent to your Western email address only. Access this at – for support, contact Western Technology Services.

Be sure to follow We will regularly post program information, events, reminders and job postings here over the course of your program.


A $500 non-refundable tuition deposit must be received by June 1, 2019 to confirm your place in the program. Please note:

  • It can take up to 5 business days for payment to reach us so be sure to submit your payment well before the June 1 deadline.
  • Late payments will not be accepted.
  • Failure to have your payment received by the June 1 deadline will result in program withdrawal.

Follow our payment instructions to pay your deposit online. (This amount owing does not show in your Student Center; however, once it is paid, it will show as a credit balance (-500.00) and will be credited to your tuition fees.)

The first tuition instalment is due August 15. The 2019-2020 tuition is posted to the Student Center over the summer. More information on tuition fees and payment is available here.

Proof of Identity

Proof of Identity must be provided to the Teacher Education Office in the Spring before Year 1. Email a copy of:

  1. your birth certificate (if born in Canada), or
  2. your Canadian passport (if born in Canada), or
  3. your Canadian citizinship/landed immigrant status documentation (if born outside of Canada), and/or
  4. proof of name change, ex. marriage certificate (if your current name differs from your proof of identity

Housing & Parking

Western’s Housing Office offers residence options for professional students and helps facilitate off-campus housing options.

The Faculty of Education building has it’s own Green Student Lot. Purchase a permit at the Parking Office.

Police Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening

In the Spring before Year 1, request a Vulnerable Sector Screening through your local police detachment. The specific process can vary; we strongly advise that you contact your local service to confirm their process before visiting in person.

Email a photo/scan of your original police check to by September 16, 2019.

A recent, valid Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required by each school board before you can begin practicum. If information appears on your police record check that is unacceptable to school boards you will not be able to be placed for a practicum and will be required to withdraw from the program. 

Health & Safety Training

All teacher candidates must complete the Worker Health and Safety Awareness eLearning module before the first day of class. Email your Certificate of Completion (dated May 1, 2019 or later) to by September 3, 2019.


You are invited to join us on Thursday, August 29, 2019! The day will run from approximately 9 am to 2:30 pm – a full agenda will be sent out closer to the event.

Bachelor of Education At-A-Glance


For the full Academic Calendar, visit Course Outlines


Each teacher candidate will specialize in one of eight areas of need in the teaching profession. Specialty areas will be confirmed by Western email in June.

Course Registration

Each August, the Teacher Education Office will enroll teacher candidates in their required courses. You will be emailed once your schedule is complete.

Visit to see the program overview and course descriptions.


Practicum placements are made by the Teacher Education Office in partnership with the school boards. The Teacher Education Office will arrange your placements to fulfill your program requirements and certification by the Ontario College of Teachers. Teacher candidates are invited to identify their preferred school board prior to each practicum placement but should be prepared to commute up to 90 minutes. Additional practicum policies are available here.

Teacher candidates must meet all of the school board’s pre-placement requirements before they are eligible to begin practicum.

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