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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Program information

Indigenous programs

We offer programs with Indigenous Peoples and cultures in mind, including Indigenous Language revitalization programs, indigenized teacher education options and a master's degree in Indigenous Communities Counselling Psychology

Minor and electives

Looking for help succeeding as a UVic student? Wondering if the world of teaching is the right fit for you? Interested in learning about counselling, music and arts education, or recreation and health?

We offer a wide range of electives and a minor in Education open to all UVic students.

Co-operative education

Co-op programs are available in undergraduate recreation & health education and kinesiology programs and select graduate programs. Visit the co-op website for more information.

Professional development

Interested in developing your skills and advancing your career? Check out our courses, programs and workshops for professionals.

Departments and schools

The Faculty of Education includes: