Host a Placement

Within Western University’s two-year Bachelor of Education, all teacher candidates complete multiple placements: four Practicum blocks and two Alternative Field Experience blocks.

View our Academic Calendars to see specific placement block schedules.

Teacher Candidates can find more information by logging into and visiting their “BEd Class of 20##” program site.


During Practicum, teacher candidates work with Ontario Certified Teachers, completing practice teaching in grades and subjects specific to their future teaching licenses.

Placements are arranged by the Teacher Education Office and host teachers, referred to as Associate Teachers, receive an $8 per diem.

For more information, visit our Practicum website or contact Joanne Lombardi, Practicum Coordinator, at

Alternative Field Experience (AFE)

During the Alternative Field Experience (AFE), teacher candidates learn about education- and youth-related community supports. They are encouraged to consider completing their AFE in a wide array of grades or subjects; with school resource personnel or specialist teachers, in non-profit organizations or community centres, or in independent studies.

Placements are arranged by teacher candidates and there is no per diem for hosts.

For more information, visit our Host an AFE website or contact Erin Peterson, Program Coordinator, at  

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Visit our Submit an Opportunity page to share your job posting, volunteer posting, event or resource.

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