Undergraduate apply

Ready to apply to the Faculty of Education? Begin by clicking on your program of choice below.

BA Recreation and Health Education

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Recreation and Health Education is a second-year entry program. If you've completed, or have in progress, at least 12 units of university-level coursework (8 courses) at UVic or another university or college:

Step #1 Review the admission requirements.

Step #2 Go to the Recreation and Health Education web page to read about the application process.

Step #3 Apply online by January 31 for entry in September of the same year.

BSc Kinesiology

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Kinesiology is a second-year entry program. If you've completed, or have in progress, at least 12 units of university-level coursework (8 courses) at UVic or another university or college:

Step #1 Review the admission requirements.

Step #2 Go to the Kinesiology application web page and read about the application process.

Step #3 Apply online by January 31 for entry in September of the same year.

BEd (Elementary Curriculum) - Year 1 entry

The Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Elementary Curriculum program accepts students into year one and year two. Each entry point has specific admission criteria.

If you are a current high school student or a high school graduate and wish to apply for year 1 entry:

Step #1 Review the admission requirements.

Step #2 Apply online by February 28 for year one entry in September of the same year.

 


 

BEd (Elementary Curriculum) - Year 2 entry

The Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Elementary Curriculum program accepts students into year one and year two. Each entry point has specific admission criteria.

If you've completed, or have in progress, at least 12 units of university-level coursework (8 courses) at UVic or another university or college:

Step #1 Review the admission requirements.

Step #2 Read the 'How do I Apply?' document to find out what you must submit in support of your application.

             You must have two individuals complete a reference form on your behalf. The forms are provided below.


Step #3 Apply online by February 28 for entry in September of the same year.

BEd Post-Degree Professional Program (Elementary)

The Bachelor of Education (BEd) Post-Degree Professional Program (Elementary) is designed for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree and now wish to become an elementary school teacher.

Step #1 Review the admission requirements.

Step #2 Read the 'How do I Apply?' document to find out what you must submit in support of your application.

       You must have two individuals complete a reference form on your behalf. The forms are provided below.

Step #3 Apply online by January 2 for entry in September of the same year.

Interested in teaching in French Immersion? Click on the French Immersion Option tab for more information.

BEd Secondary Curriculum (Art or Physical Education) - Year 2 Entry

  • The Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Secondary Curriculum program is a second year entry program for those who wish to teach at least one of art or physical education in a secondary school. Important! September 2017 will be the last year that new students will be admitted to this program.

If you've completed, or have in progress, at least 12 units of university-level coursework (8 courses) at UVic or another university or college:

Step #1 Review the admission requirements.

Step #2 (PE applicants only) Go to the PE teaching area web page for additional information.

Step #3 Apply online by January 31 for entry in September of the same year.

Note: If you've already completed an undergraduate degree and wish to become a secondary school teacher, please see BEd or Diploma Secondary PDPP.

 

BEd Secondary Curriculum (Art or Physical Education) - Year 5 (Professional Year)

Step #1 Review the professional year admission requirements.

Step #2 Read the 'How do I apply?' document.

Step #3 To apply for professional year, copy the text below and email it to Education Advising (adve@uvic.ca) by January 15, 2017. Be sure to include your name and your student number.

I am applying for September 2017 admission to professional year and

        •  I have read the professional year admission requirements online.
        • I understand that it is my responsibility to ensure that all professional year admission requirements are completed by April 30, 2017.
        • I undertand that if I have final grades (including incomplete, withdrawn) for studies attempted elsewhere to December 31, 2016, an official transcript is due by January 31, 2017.
        • If I am attending studies elsewhere (letter of permission required) in the spring term, an official transcript is due by May 31, 2017.
        • I have read the professional year “how do I apply” document online at http://www.uvic.ca/education/home/home/apply/ugapply/index.php.
        • If I have any questions about professional year eligibility, I will consult an Education Adviser (MacLaurin Building) before the winter closure begins on December 23. (UVic offices will reopen January 3.)

BEd or Diploma Post-Degree Professional Program (Secondary)

The Secondary Post-Degree Professional Program is designed for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree and now wish to become a secondary school teacher. 

Step #1 Review the admission requirements.

Step #2 Read the 'How do I Apply?' document to find out what you must submit in support of your application.

You must have two individuals complete a reference form on your behalf. The forms are provided below.

Step #3 Apply online by January 2 for entry in September of the same year.

Interested in teaching in French Immersion? Click on the French Immersion Option tab for more information.

French Immersion Option

Are you interested in taking a practicum in a French Immersion school?

Before you can be placed in a French Immersion school, you must

  • demonstrate French language proficiency, and
  • complete at least UVic's EDCI 476 Organization and Instruction in French Immersion.  

French language proficiency

  • satisfied with a category 1 score on the test de francais international (TFI). Go to the ETS website for more information about this test. You may not register for EDCI 476 until you have proven French language proficiency. If you do not obtain a category 1 score, you will also need to take FRAN 475. Please refer to Practica Regulations in the UVic Calendar for more details.

EDCI 476 Organization and Instruction in French Immersion

  • This course is offered on-campus in Victoria in July. You may not register for EDCI 476 until you have proven French language proficiency.
    • If you're applying to the Elementary PDPP starting September 2017, you must take EDCI 476 in July 2017. You can't take EDCI 476 in July 2018 because you'll be enroled in other coursework. Consult an academic adviser if you would like to take EDCI 476 in July 2017. An additional application will be required.
    • If you're applying to the Secondary PDPP starting September 2017, may take EDCI 476 in July 2017 or 2018 depending on whether you wish to take one or both practica in a French Immersion school. Consult an academic adviser if you would like to take EDCI 476 in July 2017. An additional application will be required. Note: Not all subjects can be taught in French (for example, Physics 11). 
    • If you're applying to the four-year BEd (Elementary Curriculum) or the five-year BEd (Secondary Curriculum) you'll have time to take the TFI and EDCI 476 after your first year in the Faculty of Education. Consult an adviser in your first term.

Indigenous applicants

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.

To be considered for distinct access, Indigenous applicants must submit a supplementary form. For more information, refer to the University of Victoria Undergraduate Calendar.