Teacher education

Transform lives

Think of three people in your life who have had the most influence on you personally.

Who were your heroes and role models? Who inspired you to think outside the box and challenge new ideas? Who motivated you to look out into the world for a deeper meaning?

Chances are, at least one was a teacher.

We believe teaching is one of the most important professions in the world. Our programs will help you guide, inspire and lead the students you'll teach. Learn about our teacher education programs.

Certification - Our graduates qualify for certification as elementary, middle or secondary teachers in British Columbia.

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Make an impact on the future, today. Apply to one of our programs in elementary, middle-years or secondary education.

Our programs

Our elementary teacher education programs will give you the knowledge and skills you need to be a general classroom teacher for students in kindergarten to grade 7.

Courses have been designed to be engaging, relevant and practical and to give you a comprehensive introduction to all the subjects you will be required to teach.

Our middle years teacher education program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to teach early adolescents.

Courses have been designed to be engaging, relevant and practical and to give you a comprehensive introduction to all the subjects you will be required to teach.

Our secondary teacher education programs prepare you to teach one or two of the following subjects to students in grades 8 - 12: art1, biology, chemistry, computer science, English, French2, information and communication technologies, Japanese, Mandarin, mathematics3, music, physical education4, physics, social studies, Spanish and theatre.

Notes:

1Students wishing to teach art may take the five-year BEd Secondary Curriculum program or a visual arts degree followed by the Secondary Post-Degree Professional Program.

2Students wishing to teach physical education, combined with a second approved teaching subject, take the five-year BEd Secondary Curriculum program. 

3Students wishing to teach French may complete a French degree before entering the Secondary Post-Degree Professional Program or they may apply to take a Bachelor of Arts degree in French concurrently with the Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education. Consult the French department or the Teacher Education Advising Office for more information.

4Students wishing to teach mathematics may complete a mathematics degree before entering the Secondary Post-Degree Professional Program or they may apply to take a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics concurrently with the Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education. Consult the French department or the Teacher Education Advising Office for more information.