Areas of study

Teacher education

Teacher instructing young students in a forest

Our programs will help you guide, inspire and lead the students you'll teach.

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Curriculum studies

Students discuss curriculum changes during a class exercise.

Beyond teaching, we question what is worth knowing and who makes decisions in education.

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Indigenous language revitalization

Student writing

We support communities to retain and revive their own Indigenous language.

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Recreation & health education

Running shoes by the beach

You want to explore the impact of recreation and leisure and health, society, and quality of life.

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Physical education & coaching

Students playing basketball

Help people develop the knowledge and skills necessary to lead active, healthy lives.

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Kinesiology's anatomy lab

Study physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life.

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Educational psychology

Two students talking

Apply psychological theory and research to learning and instruction.

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Counselling psychology

Student talking on a beach near the fountain.

Develop the skills and understanding necessary to work as a professional counsellor.

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Canucks leaders on ice being studied

Broaden your understanding of leadership, education, learning and issues that affect all of us.

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Co-operative education

Undergraduate co-op programs are offered in our Recreation and Health Education and Kinesiology programs in the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education. Visit the co-op website for details.

Indigenous programs

We offer programs with indigenous students and peoples in mind. We offer Indigenous Language revitalization programs, and starting in September 2019, we will be offering an Indigenized Post-Degree Professional Program in elementary education as well as a master's degree in Indigenous Communities Counselling Psychology.

Minor and electives

Go above and beyond! Boost your degree with our minor or our electives. Whether you are looking for help succeeding as a UVic student, explore if the world of teaching is the right fit for you, learn about counselling, music and arts education, we have a wide range of electives and a minor in Education on offer to all UVic students not already enrolled in the same area of study.

Professional development

We offer a variety of courses, programs, and workshops for professionals wishing to further develop their skills.


The Faculty of Education includes the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Department of Indigenous Education, the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies and the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education.