Elementary BEd - East Kootenay Program
UVic's Bachelor of Education Program (Elementary Curriculum) is also offered in Cranbrook, BC on the College of the Rockies campus.
This four-year program has been carefully designed to provide engaging, relevant, and high-quality preparation for the responsibilities, complexities and challenges inherent in today's classrooms. Offering a generalist orientation, it provides a comprehensive introduction to the full range of teaching subjects in the elementary curriculum (kindergarten through grade seven).
You may take the admission requirements (year 1) as a College of the Rockies student or at another university or college. You will then apply to enter the University of Victoria's Faculty of Education for years 2, 3 and 4. You may view the program outline in the UVic calendar.
Once completed you will qualify for a Bachelor of Education degree and a BC teaching certificate.
If you already have an undergraduate degree please consult an academic adviser about the Bachelor of Education Post-Degree Professional Program (Elementary).
The requirements for admission to this program are:
- 3.0 units approved English, and
- 3.0 units approved Canadian studies, and
- 3.0 units approved mathematics with a C+ average, and
- 3.0 units approved laboratory science, and
- 3.0 units approved academic electives, and
- demonstrated competency in written English. For details see regulation 8.1: Written English Competency, in the University of Victoria Calendar, or speak to an academic adviser.
- a sessional grade-point average of at least 4.00 on a 9-point scale (equivalent to UVic’s B- grade) on your most recent 12.0-unit session. If your most recent session is less than 12.0 units, you must have a grade-point average of at least 4.00 on a 9-point scale (equivalent to UVic's B- grade) on your most recent consecutive 12.0 units. Learn how a GPA is calculated at UVic.
Participation in an interview is also required.
All admission requirements must be completed by April 30 of the year you intend to enter this program.
Note: A unit value of 3.0 is given to a full year UVic course, commencing in September and ending in April. A one term UVic course (either September to December or January to April) normally has a 1.5 unit value.
Approved College of the Rockies English, Canadian studies, mathematics and laboratory science courses are listed here.
Consult an academic adviser if you plan to take courses at another post-secondary institution.
If you plan to take the admission requirements at a college other than COTR, please contact an academic adviser in the Faculty of Education.
Tuition is based on a per-unit fee which varies from year to year. You'll take 18.0 units in year two.
Additional costs will include books, miscellaneous fees, room and board, practicum travel and other living expenses.
Please note that tuition fees are subject to increase each year. See a breakdown of annual costs.
Eligible applicants will be ranked according to a score based on their interview (30%) and their sessional grade-point average (70%). We will admit applicants (up to our quota) starting with the highest score first and working towards the lowest score.
Having the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you an offer of admission. If the number of eligible applicants exceeds the established quota, some applicants will be not admitted. For further information contact an academic adviser.