Faculty of Music

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 Universty.

1. Traditional Application

2. Guaranteed Admission

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 2 or 3, term 1 (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 passingnon-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.)

Admission Options for Music Education Students to Faculty of Education

Additional information and important resources:

Appendix 1
Becoming a teacher requires knowledge, skills and abilities, and the characteristics and qualities of a caring and professional person.

Particular kinds of knowledge and skill can be learned during the teacher education program but many of the personal attributes required of good teachers – enthusiasm, fairness, compassion, honesty, courage, humility - should already be part of your character, ready for future nurturing and development as you become a teacher.

Western’s Faculty of Education is looking for teacher candidates with attributes such as these:

Teaching in Canada

A teacher who is interested in teaching in another province/territory should begin the process well ahead of the commencement of the school year.  The first requirement is to obtain an evaluation from the department of education in the new province/territory.  All teachers must apply to the appropriate agency for verification of their standing and the eligibility for certification, and will be required to submit appropriate documentation including official transcripts, birth certificate and in some cases, a health certificate.  For more information please visit the Canadian Teachers' Federation website.  

  1. Guaranteed Admissions Application Form (PDF, 205 KB)
  2. Expectation of Teacher Candidates (PDF, 28 KB)