Why UVic Education?
There are so many reasons to choose the Faculty of Education at UVic, from Vancouver Island’s year-round mild climate and Victoria’s lively and welcoming atmosphere to the Faculty’s wide range of courses and outstanding scholarship.
UVic is ranked among the world's best universities and is the top-ranked university in Canada without a medical school.
Our campus is one of the most spectacular in the country, located on scenic Vancouver Island, in a city consistently rated one of the most livable in the world. Our stunning location makes this a place students choose to come to – and a place that shapes their view of the world.
UVic is a destination university for people all over the world. More than two-thirds of our students come from outside Victoria.
We take pride in helping everyone feel welcome – undergraduate and graduate students, international and Indigenous students, young and old, on-campus and distance learners. Whether you come to our faculty from down the street or across the globe, you’ll find a warm welcome and supportive network here. Just ask any student, "why UVic?" They'll tell you, "the people."
Though we have one of the largest faculties at UVic, we believe in meeting the individual needs of each student. We take great pride in knowing our students' names and providing an intimate learning environment.
Nearly half of our faculty members have joined us during the past five years. During that short time, five of these new faculty members and two sessional instructors have been recognized for teaching excellence. We don't just tell you how to teach - we demonstrate it on a daily basis.
Our programs provide a broad base of knowledge and skills that help you deal with people, communicate effectively and lead others. Whether you want to be a classroom teacher, a business leader, join the health industry or enter the burgeoning sports field, there’s no better place to start than here. Learn more about the programs we offer.
To give you the support you need to transform your education into a successful career, we provide extensive practical experience. You'll be supported by an exceptional team of mentor teachers, most of them considered master-teachers in their school districts, faculty supervisors and leading employers in the fields of kinesiology, recreation and health.
A 2006 survey of our graduates by the University Presidents Council of BC found that two years after graduation, 97% were employed. 94% of students surveyed said their education program had been relevant to their current job.