Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Religious Studies
King's University College

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Catholic Studies for Teachers

Pre-Admission to the Catholic Studies for Teachers Program
Exceptional secondary school students are extended conditional pre-admission status to the Honors Specialization or Major modules in Catholic Studies for Teachers. The pre-admission of each candidate is determined by the Admissions Committee. In the pre-admission process, candidates are chosen according to academic and non-academic criteria. In addition to meeting the minimum academic requirements for the Faculty of Arts, applicants to this program will submit:

a) a personal statement;
b) reference letters;
c) an experience profile.

Catholic Studies for Teachers is a limited enrollment program. Pre-admission is dependent upon meeting both academic and non-academic requirements. More competitive academic standing may be required when demand exceeds capacity.

Admission Requirements for the Catholic Studies for Teachers Program
The admission of each candidate is determined by the Admissions Committee. In the admissions process, candidates are chosen according to academic and non-academic criteria:

1. Completion of first-year requirements with an overall average of at least 75% on at least 5.0 courses including Religious Studies 1027E and the necessary first-year course, if required, for a declared second teachable subject. Philosophy 1900E is highly recommended; and
2. Submission of:

a) a personal statement;
b) reference letters;
c) an experience profile.

Catholic Studies for Teachers is a limited enrollment program. Admission is dependent upon meeting both academic and non-academic requirements. More competitive academic standing may be required when demand exceeds capacity.

Progression Requirements
1. To progress in the Catholic Studies for Teachers program students must:

a) have a minimum modular average of 73%;
b) have a minimum average of 73% on courses used to support the second teachable subject;
c) have a minimum cumulative average of 65%;
d) have no course grade below 60%.


Graduation Requirements for CST Intermediate/Senior
Students wishing to enter into the Intermediate/Senior program at the Faculty of Education require a minimum average of 75%, with no mark below 60% in any course, in the Honors Specialization or Major module in Catholic Studies for Teachers, as well as in the course group supporting the second teachable subject. Meeting the graduation requirements for this program will guarantee acceptance into the BEd Intermediate/Senior program at the Faculty of Education at The University of Western Ontario with Religious Education as a teachable subject.

Graduation Requirements for CST Junior/Intermediate:
Students wishing to enter into the Junior/Intermediate program at the Faculty of Education require a minimum average of 75%, with no mark below 60% in any course, in the Honors Specialization or Major module in Catholic Studies for Teachers. Students must also have successfully completed a half university credit or more in four, five or six of the following areas: English; Fine Arts; Health and Physical Education, Mathematics; Science and Social Science/Humanities (Canadian History/Geography recommended). Students should consult the Department for recommended and approved courses that fulfill these subject requirements. Meeting the graduation requirements for this program will guarantee acceptance into the BEd Junior/Intermediate program at the Faculty of Education at Western University with Religious Education as a teachable subject.

Students who fall short of the requirements in this program may well meet the requirements for an Honors Bachelor Degree with either an Honors Specialization in Catholic Studies or a double Major including a Major in Catholic Studies, or a Four-Year Bachelor Degree with a Catholic Studies module, and may apply to the Faculty of Education on that basis. These modules offer students an excellent preparation for studies at Faculties of Education where Religious Education (as taught in Roman Catholic schools) is offered as a teachable subject, but do not guarantee admission to Western's Faculty of Education.

Vulnerable Sector Screening

See: the RECORDS CHECK AND VULNERABLE SECTOR SCREENING POLICY section for details.

Teaching Catholic Studies
Prospective students should be aware that a supporting letter from their parish priest confirming their commitment to their faith, is a requirement for employment in the Catholic school system and may be essential for fulfillment of the service learning component of the program.