Teacher education

Teacher speaking to students in a forest
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

Elementary Bachelor of Education

About the Elementary Bachelor of Education

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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Elementary post-degree professional program

About the Elementary post-degree professional program

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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Secondary post-degree professional program

About the Secondary post-degree professional program

This post-degree professional program (PDPP) is for degree holders who want to teach one or two subjects in a secondary school. In this program, you’ll move through intensive course work over four terms, work in schools right away, and formalize your hand on experiences through two practicums. You’ll graduate with a Bachelor of Education degree (BEd) and be eligible to apply for a BC teaching certificate.

Program information

 

Level: Undergraduate

Program length: 16 months

Intake: 66 (2 groups of 33)

Includes summer term: Yes

Practicum: 2

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

Department: EDCI

Location: UVic

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Elementary Bachelor of Education – East Kootenay

About the Elementary Bachelor of Education – East Kootenay

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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Elementary post-degree professional program – East Kootenay

About the Elementary post-degree professional program – East Kootenay

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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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