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B.Ed./Diploma Technological Studies Program - Application Information

Application Process

All applications must be submitted through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) by January 20, 2011.

Applications for Summer 2012 will be available on-line mid September19 , 2011. at www.ouac.on.ca/teas/. 

Applications submitted to OUAC after December 1, 2011 will not be considered for admission. In addition, applicants must include the OUAC base application fee of $130, and a supplementary $50 evaluation fee along with their application.

Applicants from an Ontario University (excluding the Royal Military College of Canada) must complete the TEAS TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM indicating the transcript be sent immediately. Graduates from the University of Windsor who apply to the University of Windsor need not order or send Windsor transcripts.

Please ensure that your supporting documentation complies with the following criteria:

1. Resumé

The resumé should provide a clear and concise overview of your work experiences, including employer, start and end dates, and a brief description of the position. A record of secondary and post-secondary education should be provided including start and end dates, and degrees, diplomas, certificates and/or trade licences. It is important that the resumé reflect experience in the Broad-Based Technological Education subject area to which application is being made.

2. Official secondary and post-secondary academic transcripts
Official secondary and post-secondary academic transcripts, bearing the original seal and/or signature of the institution, must be sent directly by the issuing institution. Photocopies and student copies are NOT acceptable.

3. Photocopies of trade licences, if applicable
The teaching of some special curriculum components within the Broad-Based Technological Education areas requires that the teacher hold a valid trade licence, for example, Automotive, Electrical, Cosmetology, etc.

4. A Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) accompanied by a Certificate of Apprenticeship (C of A) and the details of the examination showing at least 70% (B) standing.
The diploma size version of the C of Q is required in order to provide evidence that you have satisfied this requirement.
Your C of Q must be valid at the time that you are applying for admission to University of Windsor

NOTE: If your work experience is in a trade which requires a C of Q, then you must submit the C of Q, details of exam results and your C of A. No other proof of competence can be accepted.

5. Letters confirming wage-earning experience
Appropriate documentation of wage-earning experience is an original signed letter on official company letterhead, written by a supervisor familiar with the applicant’s work. Letters must contain information detailing the nature and duration of the employment, including start and end dates, and the nature of employment (providing specific statements of the skills used in the position).

In exceptional cases,where it is impossible to provide original and appropriate documentation, an original sworn statement (by the applicant), signed by a commissioner of oaths, that indicates the reason(s) why this information is not available is acceptable. This sworn statement should indicate the duration of employment, start and end dates, and the nature of employment (providing specific statement of the skills used in the position). To support the duration and place of employment noted in the notarized statement, copies of T-4 tax forms or a statement from an accountant confirming income should accompany the statement.

Self-employed applicants, or applicants employed in a family business are required to submit an original sworn statement, signed by a commissioner of oaths, that indicates the applicant was self-employed or employed in a family business. The statement should detail duration of employment, the start and end dates, and the nature of duties (providing specific statements of the skills used in the position). In addition, to validate the applicant’s sworn statement, the following supporting documentation must be submitted:

A copy of business license or registration supporting the duration of employment noted in the sworn statement
Copies of income tax assessments (which indicate self-employment) supporting the duration of employment noted in the sworn statement, or a statement from an accountant, confirming income, or an annual report
At least one letter (representing the period of self-employment) from a major supplier attesting to materials purchased and/or a client attesting to the work completed. It is important that these documents reflect work experience in the Broad-Based Technological Education subject area to which application has been made.

Please see Ontario College of Teachers website at www.oct.ca regarding wage-earning work experience requirements.

6. If you a have teaching position within the Broad-Based Technology subject area for which the applicant seeks qualification, the applicant must provide us with a letter on school board letterhead providing confirmation of a full-time teaching position for the 2012-2013 academic year. The letter must also list the course codes and course names that comprise the full-time teaching position. This letter should be written by the school Principal or the Human Resource employee at the board level.

7.  If you do not have a teaching position, you are required to complete a 60-day practicum which is arranged by the Faculty of Education in a School Board within the county you reside in.  The practicum is held during the months of  November, February and April.

Following successful completion of Summer 1, a recommendation will be forwarded to the Ontario College of Teachers for the Certificate of Qualification (Transitional) which will allow teacher candidates to teach full-time in the 2010-2011 internship year.

ALL DOCUMENTS NEED TO BE SENT TO:

The University of Windsor
Faculty of Education
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, ON  N9B 3P4