Undergraduate apply

Information on how to apply for September 2016 entry will be available on this site in November. In the meantime, you can check admission requirements. See below.

The Faculty of Education offers undergraduate degree programs in kinesiology (BSc), recreation and health education (BA) and teacher education (BEd elementary and secondary).

High school students planning to be an elementary school teacher may apply to the Faculty of Education for year one. Admission requirements and application deadlines are provided on the Undergraduate Admissions website at http://www.uvic.ca/future-students/undergraduate/admissions/index.php. The information provided on this page is meant for students who will have completed at least one year of university-level courses.

Students who have completed at least one year of university-level courses should review the admission requirements for their chosen program before filling out an application. Links can be found in the Programs and deadline tab.   

Go to the Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education site if you are applying to the:

If you plan to apply, or have already applied, to a teacher education program* for September 2015 entry, you'll find useful information on this page.

  • Click on the New to UVic tab if you've never attended UVic. Read the the "How to apply'" document for your program of choice even if you have already submitted the online UVic undergraduate application. The "How to apply" document explains what supporting documents are needed for your application and when you might find out if you've been admitted.
  • Click on the Continuing and returning UVic students tab if you've taken at least one course at UVic. Here you will find the Teacher Education Application form, a courses-in-progress form and three 'How to apply" documents. Read the appropriate "How to apply" document to find out what supporting documents need to be submitted and when you might find out if you've been admitted. 

*but not to the five-year secondary curriculum program with a PE teaching area.

Programs and deadlines

Undergraduate programs Application deadlines Transcript deadlines Entry point
BEd - Elementary curriculum February 28* February 28 & May 31 September
BEd - Elementary post degree professional program (for degree holders) January 2* January 31 & May 31 September
BEd - Middle years post degree professional program (for degree holders) January 2* January 31 & May 31 September
BEd - Secondary curriculum January 31 January 31 & May 31 September
Secondary PDPP - BEd or Diploma (for degree holders) January 2* January 31 & May 31 September
BSc - Kinesiology January 31 January 31 & May 31 September
BA - Recreation and Health Education January 31 January 31 & May 31 September

* We do accept late applications, but applicants who apply on-time have priority. Late applications will be held for consideration should space become available.

Transcript deadlines

January 31: transcripts showing grades for courses attempted to December 31. Note: February 28 for students applying for year two of the BEd (Elementary Curriculum) program.

January 31: transcripts showing course registration for January - April, new UVic applicants only

May 31: transcripts showing grades for courses attempted to April 30  

Admission requirements

Follow the program links above for admission requirements and program details.

Indigenous admission

Indigenous Admission

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, applicants must submit an application form for Indigenous students. For more information, refer to the University of Victoria Undergraduate Calendar or speak with the Faculty of Education's Indigenous adviser, Nick Claxton.

New to UVic

Step 1 - Choose your teacher education program (see above) and learn about its admissions requirements.

Step 2 – Learn about the application process for your chosen program.  

  • How to apply: Bachelor of Education (Elementary Curriculum)
  • How to apply: BEd Post-Degree Professional Program (Elementary)
  • How to apply: Secondary Post-Degree Professional Program  (BEd or Diploma)

Note: Contact the Teacher Education Advising Office if you wish to apply to the five-year Bachelor of Education (Secondary Curriculum) program with an art education teaching area. The application deadline is January 31.

Step 3 – Submit the UVic Undergraduate Admissions Application, application fee and supporting documents by deadlines. Refer to the appropriate 'How to apply' pdf in step 2.

Secondary PDPP applicants: Select Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education as your program of choice. The option to ladder the diploma into a Bachelor of Education program will be offered to you at the end of the first year.

Step 4 – Order your transcripts. Refer to the appropriate 'How to apply' pdf in step 2.

Step 5 - If you are applying to a Post-Degree program, order a statement of degree completion if you are taking courses to complete the degree in the January to April term. Refer to the   appropriate 'How to apply' pdf in step 2.

Step 6 – Be sure to regularly check your application status on My UVic Application.

Continuing and returning UVic students

Step 1 - Choose your teacher education program (see above) and learn about its admission requirements.

Step 2 – Learn about the application process for your chosen program.  

  • How to apply: Bachelor of Education (Elementary Curriculum)
  • How to apply: BEd Post-Degree Professional Program (Elementary)
  • How to apply: Secondary Post-Degree Professional Program  (BEd or Diploma)

Note: Contact the Teacher Education Advising Office if you wish to apply to the five-year Bachelor of Education (Secondary Curriculum) program with an art education teaching area. The application deadline is January 31.

Step 3 - Submit teacher education program application and supporting documents.  Refer to the appropriate 'How to apply" pdf in step 2. If you are taking courses at an institution other than UVic in the January to April 2016 term, please complete a courses in progress form.

Note: You must use Adobe Acrobat or Reader on a desktop computer to fill out and submit the form (s). Forms completed on and submitted from a mobile device arrive blank.

Step 4 – Order transcripts if needed. Refer to the appropriate 'How to apply' pdf in step 2.

Step 5 – Be sure to regularly check your application status on My UVic Application.