Undergraduate apply

Ready to apply to the Faculty of Education? Begin by clicking on your program of choice below. Information on how to apply for September 2018 will be provided on this page in mid-September.

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.

  • If you've completed Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate studies during high school be sure to declare them on the online application. You may be eligible for transfer credit.
  • If you aren't selected to year 1 you may, instead, take year 1 at UVic in another faculty or at another post-secondary institution and then apply for year 2 entry.

If you have completed courses at a university or college, you may not be eligible to apply for year one entry. Consult an  Education adviser by writing to adve@uvic.ca or calling 250-721-7877.

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. Please come back in mid-September for the 2018 application package!

             You must have two individuals complete a reference form on your behalf. The forms will be available at the end of September 2017.

    • Hard Copy Reference Form - for referees who prefer to fill forms by hand and return them in the mail
    • Electronic Reference Form - for referees who prefer to fill out forms online and return them by email.

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. Please come back in mid-September for the 2018 application package!

       You must have two individuals complete a reference form on your behalf. The forms will be available at the end of September 2017.

    • Hard Copy Reference Form - for referees who prefer to fill forms by hand and return them in the mail
    • Electronic Reference Form - for referees who prefer to fill out forms online and return them by email.

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 (Professional Year) - Year 5

Entry to the final year of the Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Secondary Curriculum requires the completion of all year 1 - 4 courses by April 30. Your notice to attend professional year in 2018/19 will initiate a review of your academic record. An academic adviser will confirm that you have completed all professional year admission requirements.

Step #1 Review the professional year admission requirements.

Step #2 Read the How do I apply? document when it becomes available in November.

Step #3 Read the text below and then copy and paste it into an email. Send the email to Education Advising at MacLaurin (adve@uvic.ca) by January 15, 2018. Tip! Include your name and student number.

 I am applying for September 2018 admission to professional year (year 5).

  • I've reviewed the professional year admission requirements online.
  • I've read the professional year How do I apply document at http://www.uvic.ca/education/home/home/apply/ugapply/index.php.
  • I understand that it is my responsibility to ensure that all professional year admission requirements are completed by April 30, 2018.
  • I understand that if I have final grades (including incomplete, withdrawn) for studies attempted elsewhereto December 31, 2017, an official transript is due by January 31, 2018.
  • I understand that if I am attending studies elsewhere (letter of permission is required) in the second term, an offiicial transcript is due by May 31, 2018.
  • I will consult with an Education adviser (room A250 MacLaurin Building) before the winter closure, if I have any questions about my eligibility for professional year. 

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. Please come back in mid-September when the application information will be posted. You must have two individuals complete a reference form on your behalf. The forms will be available at the end of September 2017.

    • Hard Copy Reference Form - for referees who prefer to fill forms by hand and return them in the mail
    • Electronic Reference Form - for referees who prefer to fill out forms online and return them by email.

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 2018, you must take EDCI 476 in July 2018. You can't take EDCI 476 in July 2019 because you'll be enroled in other coursework. Consult an academic adviser if you would like to take EDCI 476 in July 2018. An additional application will be required.

    • If you're applying to the Secondary PDPP starting September 2018, may take EDCI 476 in July 2018 or 2019 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 2018. 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) 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.