Career possibilities

UVic student Dominique Rochefort studying
Dominique Rochefort wants a career where she can help students of all abilities learn and be nurtured.

What can I do with a degree in curriculum and instruction?

Today, teaching happens in many environments, from the K-12 classroom to the corporate training room. Our programs will give you the edge you’ll need to teach and inspire your students—whoever they are.

With us, you'll get the skills and knowledge to:

  • Teach kindergarten to grade twelve in our practicum-based teacher education programs
  • Apply educational theory outside the classroom with the Minor in Education
  • Enhance your career with our professional specialization certificates and graduate programs

Career options for curriculum and instruction graduates

  • Adult learning specialist
  • Athletic coach
  • Civil servant
  • Corporate trainer
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Director of learning
  • Education technology specialist
  • Employment services manager
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Principal/vice-principal
  • Program manager
  • Recreation director
  • Special education teacher
  • Social director
  • Teacher

More information from UVic Co-op + Careers (pdf)

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Meet our alumni

Lindsay Cavanaugh

Research Assistant
Indigenous Policy & Engagement Branch, Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training

Lindsay is passionate about queering and Indigenizing schools. She has taught on call with the Greater Victoria School District, Maria Montessori Academy in BC, and full-time in a remote Anishinaabe Oji-Cree community in Northern Ontario. Read more

Bachelor of Education (2015), MA in Educational Studies (2017-present)

Rohan Gowda

Elementary school teacher

As a District Technology for Learning Teacher, Rohan supported the staff and students through technology for learning initiatives such as co-teaching, facilitating Pro-D events and building teacher resources. Read more

Bachelor of Education, Elementary Post-Degree Professional Program (2016)

Sara McKinnon

Primary school teacher

As a teacher in Sydney, Australia, Sara teaches, plans and implements effective teaching and learning, creates and maintains supportive and safe learning environments, and assesses, provides feedback and reports on student learning. Read more

Bachelor of Elementary Education (2016)

Megan Wood

Sooke School District 62

Megan has held a variety of teaching and support roles in her career so far, each contributing to her teaching style and philosophy.  She completed a semester of International Student Support; a year of Indigenous Education support, advocacy and community connection; and a year of English classes, including a cohort model for students requiring greater wrap-around support. Read more

Bachelor of Education, Secondary Post-Degree Professional Program (2015)