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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Education
April 20, 2014
 
 
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Bachelor of Education Prospective Students



The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the continued acceptance of applications into our consecutive Bachelor of Education program.

Both our Primary/Junior (Grades K – 6) and Junior/Intermediate (Grades 4 -10) programs remain open for Fall 2014 admission. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m., Wednesday January 15, 2014.

Potential applicants are encouraged to review our admission policies: http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=1867&p=6209 and submit an application via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) at: http://www.ouac.on.ca/teas/ no later than Wednesday January 15, 2014.

Fall 2014 marks the final year of the one-year consecutive Bachelor of Education program in Ontario. Beginning Fall 2015, all Ontario Faculties of Education will begin a two-year program in line with all other Canadian provinces.

For more information or specific program inquiries please contact: eduadmission@wlu.ca .

The Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University fosters excellence in teacher education and scholarship through inquiry, reflection, and collaborative sustained partnerships in learning.

Our aim is to cultivate graduates who will be knowledgeable about and prepared to teach the Ontario curriculum at either the primary/junior or the junior/intermediate level. Students will use instructional and assessment practices that reflect current research, and act to collaboratively and continuously improve student learning, as well as their own practice and that of their learning community.

What is unique to the Laurier teacher education method is the Professional Development Schools (PDS) Practicum model. Teacher education candidates will spend one and a half days a week throughout the year in host schools, in addition to scheduled teaching practica. In total, students will spend over 17 weeks in the classroom. 

In terms of school placements, Laurier has partnered with the Waterloo Region, Waterloo Catholic, Upper Grand and Wellington District school boards to provide our TECs with extensive, in-depth and sustained field experiences.

Technology is an integral part of the Laurier program and students will have the option to purchase a laptop that is leased-to-own from the University or will have the option to register for our Alternative Computer Program. The Alternative Computer Program allows our students to choose to opt-out of the lease-to-own program if one’s laptop meets our minimum standards. Detailed information outlining both programs will be sent out in all offer packages in early April to those successful candidates who are granted an Offer of Admission.

Enrollment in the Faculty of Education is limited and fulfillment of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. Mature students must meet the same requirements as all other candidates. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Admission into the Faculty of Education is based 50 percent on academic achievement and 50 percent on information submitted in the Experience Profile.  CLICK HERE FOR FALL 2014 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To begin your application for entry into fall 2014 of Laurier's BEd. program please visit the Teacher Education Application Service at www.ouac.on.ca/teas/  in mid. September 2013.

IMPORTANT: 

BEd. Decisions will be posted on April 1st, 2014, please log into your OUAC/TEAS account to see the results at that time. If you are granted an offer of admission  

Click here to find out how to accept your offer of admission at Laurier

PLEASE NOTE:  Laurier's Faculty of Education will be offering two-year (four-semester) Bachelor of Education programs to prepare for teaching in the Primary/Junior or the Junior/Intermediate division, starting in 2015-2016.  The revised program design and curriculum is currently under development.



For more Admissions information please contact:  eduadmissions@wlu.ca