Middle years BEd post-degree professional program (PDPP)

This second-degree program has been carefully designed to provide engaging, relevant, and high-quality preparation for the responsibilities and challenges of today's classrooms.

Note: We don't expect to have an intake for 2017 - 2018 winter but the Elementary PDPP is a good alternate if you are most interested in teaching grades 6 and 7. You may take at least one of your practica in a middle school (grade 6 or 7).

Eligibility for admission requires:

  • an undergraduate degree from an accredited university that is acceptable to the University of Victoria
  • 3.0 units approved English, and
  • demonstrated competency in written English, and
  • 3.0 units approved Canadian studies, and
  • 3.0 units approved mathematics, and
  • competency in mathematics
  • 3.0 units approved laboratory science, and
  • a grade-point average of at least 3.00 on a 9-point scale (equivalent to UVic’s C+ grade) must have been obtained on:
    • your most recently completed session. If your most recent session is less than 12.0 units, you must have a grade-point average of at least 3.00 (equivalent to UVic's C+grade) on your most recent consecutive 12.0 units.
    • 30-units (equivalent to two years) of course work completed to December 31.

Note: 3.0 units is equivalent to two half-year courses at most BC post-secondary institutions.

Participation in an interview may also be required. In lieu of an interview, applicants may be asked to submit a letter of intent, resumé and reference letters. In your letter of intent and resumé you have the opportunity to tell us about your experiences and how they relate to your goal of becoming a teacher.

Consult an adviser in the Teacher Education Advising Office if you have any questions.

The Faculty of Education is committed to increasing the number of students with First Nations, Inuit and Métis ancestry in our programs. The faculty has developed distinct access initiatives:

  1. Reserved seats: 5% of the positions in all the faculty's undergraduate programs will be held for Indigenous applicants who meet the Faculty of Education's minimum program entrance requirements and Indigenous application requirements.
  2. Exceptional admission: Exceptional students who do not meet the standard faculty requirements may be eligible for admission through a case-by-case review process.

 For more information, refer to the University of Victoria Undergraduate Calendar or speak with the Faculty of Education's Indigenous adviser, Nick Claxton.

Admission requirements may be taken at another post-secondary institution. Please consult an adviser in the Teacher Education Advising Office for more information.

Tuition is based on a per-unit fee which varies from year to year.

Additional costs will include books, miscellaneous fees (athletic and student society fees, bus pass, etc), room and board, practicum travel and other living expenses.

Please note that tuition fees are subject to increase each year. See a breakdown of annual costs.