Western announces changes to BEd program to enable completion in 16 months


Western University will introduce a new model for its Bachelor of Education (BEd) program, where students will graduate after 16 months (four terms of consecutive study) in order to meet the need for more teachers. All classes that require physical engagement and hands-on learning will occur in person during the first two terms, while the latter two terms will be offered online. The program will have more research and alternative field placements, and students will be able to access practical experiences at over 40 school boards across the province. Western Associate Dean of Teacher Education Kathy Hibbert said that the changes will help students from different backgrounds and stages of life to complete their coursework in the locations that they are doing their fieldwork and practicums.

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