Teacher education

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We prepare you for a successful teaching career.

As you grew up, who were your 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.

Teacher education programs

Bachelor of Education (Elementary Curriculum)

About the Bachelor of Education (Elementary Curriculum)

This program prepares you for the always-changing challenges and responsibilities of teaching in today’s elementary and middle years classrooms. This practicum-based program gets you hands-on classroom experience. You’ll graduate at the leading edge of your field with a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree and be eligible to apply for a BC teaching certificate. 

Program information

Level: Undergraduate

Program length: 4 years

Intake: 70 (2 groups of 35)

Includes summer term: No

Practicum: 3

Full-time or part-time: Full-time

Department: EDCI

Location: UVic

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Bachelor of Education Post-Degree Professional Program (Elementary Curriculum)

About the Bachelor of Education Post-Degree Professional Program (Elementary Curriculum)

This post-degree professional program (PDPP) is for degree holders who want to teach elementary or middle classes. After four terms and two practicum experiences you’ll graduate with a Bachelor of Education degree and be eligible to apply for a BC teaching certificate.

Program information

Level: Undergraduate

Program length: 16 months

Intake: 35 (one group)

Includes summer term: Yes

Practicum: 2

Full-time or part-time: Full-time (intensive)

Department: EDCI

Location: UVic

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Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education Post-Degree Professional Program

About the Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education Post-Degree Professional Program

A cross-disciplinary and practicum-based post-degree professional program (PDPP) for degree holders who want to teach at the secondary level in one or two of the following subjects: art, biology, chemistry, computer science, English, French, general science, Japanese, mathematics, Mandarin, music, physical and health education, physics, social studies, Spanish, technology innovation in education or theatre. This program qualifies you to graduate with a diploma and eligibility to apply for a BC teaching certificate. This program ladders into the Bachelor of Education Post-Degree Program (Secondary Curriculum) — see below for details.

Program information

Level: Undergraduate

Program length: 16 months

Intake: 70 (2 groups of 35)

Includes summer term: No

Practicum: 2

Full-time or part-time: Full-time

Department: EDCI

Location: UVic

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Bachelor of Education Post-Degree Professional Program (Secondary Curriculum)

About the Bachelor of Education Post-Degree Professional Program (Secondary Curriculum)

Students registered in the Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education will complete an additional six units of coursework offered in an intensive Summer Institute format to qualify for a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Curriculum). 

Program information

Level: Undergraduate

Includes summer term: Yes

Practicum: 2

Full-time or part-time: Full-time (intensive)

Department: EDCI

Location: UVic

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Bachelor of Education (Secondary Curriculum)

About the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Curriculum)

Last intake was in September 2017. Students preparing to teach art or physical education must now complete an undergraduate degree before applying for the Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education Post-Degree Professional Program (Secondary curriculum). 

Program information

Level: Undergraduate

Program length: 5 years

Department: EDCI

Location: UVic

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Bachelor of Education (Elementary Curriculum – East Kootenay Teacher Education)

About the Bachelor of Education (Elementary Curriculum – East Kootenay Teacher Education)

This program prepares you for the always-changing challenges and responsibilities of teaching in today’s elementary and middle years classrooms. Through this critically-informed, engaging, and hands-on program at the College of the Rockies in the East Kootenay, you'll graduate at the leading edge of your field with a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree and be eligible to apply for a BC teaching certificate, or work in non-formal educational, public sector, or personnel-related settings. This program is ideal for teaching in rural areas.

Program information

Level: Undergraduate

Program length: 4 years

Intake: 25

Includes summer term: No

Practicum: 3

Full-time or part-time: Full-time

 

Location: College of the Rockies

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Bachelor of Education Post-Degree Professional Program (Elementary Curriculum – East Kootenay Teacher Education)

About the Bachelor of Education Post-Degree Professional Program (Elementary Curriculum – East Kootenay Teacher Education)

This program is for degree holders who want to teach in the dynamic, professional field of elementary or middle years education. Following the East Kootenay special schedule at the College of the Rockies, you engage in critically-informed, cross-disciplinary course and practicum-based experiences that qualify you to graduate with a Bachelor of Education degree and eligibility to apply for a BC teaching certificate. This program is ideal for teaching in rural areas.

Program information

Level: Undergraduate

Program length: 2 to 3 years

Intake: 6

Includes summer term: No

Practicum: 2

Full-time or part-time: Full or Part-time

 

Location: College of the Rockies

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Professional Specialization Certificate in Teaching French Immersion

About the Professional Specialization Certificate in Teaching French Immersion

Teachers will gain the methodology and fluency to be highly effective in the French immersion environment. This new credit certificate consists of four courses—two offered online in fall and spring, and two offered face to face during the summer session.

Program information

Level: Professional Development (Graduate) Program Length: 6 months
  Includes summer term: Yes
Co-op: No Full-time or part-time: Part-time
Department: EDCI Location: UVic
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Minor in Education

About the Minor in Education

The Minor allows students enrolled in a UVic undergraduate program other than teacher education to study teaching and learning in a variety of educational environments such as social agencies or businesses with an instructional component to their organization. You'll graduate with a basic foundation of learning, teaching, assessment, and instructional design to meet the needs of various educational environments.

Program information

Level: Undergraduate

Location: UVic

Department: EDCI

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Careers

Some fields a degree in teacher education can open up for you:

  • Teacher

  • Adult learning specialist

  • Recreation program coordinator

  • Settlement worker

  • Communications and event coordinator

  • Youth group leader

  • Counsellor

  • ESL teacher

  • Principal/vice-principal

  • Early childhood education and care

  • Child and youth care, administrators in child care or family support programs

  • Interpreter

  • Community engagement leader

  • Museum and/or gallery curator and/or manager

  • Art teacher in schools or community

  • Independent artist and entrepreneur