Teacher Education

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We prepare you for a successful teaching career.

About Teacher Education

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.

Programs

Bachelor of Education (Elementary Curriculum)

About the Bachelor of Education (Elementary Curriculum)

A cross-disciplinary program that prepares you for the dynamic challenges and responsibilities of teaching in today’s elementary and middle years classrooms. Through this critically-informed, engaging, and experiential course and practicum-based program, you graduate at the leading edge of your field with a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree and eligibility to apply for a BC teaching certificate, or work in non-formal educational, public sector, or personnel-related settings. 

Program information

Level: Undergraduate

Program length: 4 years

Intake: 70 (2 cohorts 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)

A post-degree professional program (PDPP) for degree holders who want to teach in the dynamic, professional field of elementary or middle years education. During four terms, 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.

Program information

Level: Undergraduate

Program length: 16 months

Intake: 35 (one cohort)

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 cohorts 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 a 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)

A cross-disciplinary program that prepares you for the dynamic challenges and responsibilities of teaching in today’s elementary and middle years classrooms. Through this critically-informed, engaging, and experiential course and practicum-based program, you graduate at the leading edge of your field with a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree and eligibility 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)

A program for degree holders who want to teach in the dynamic, professional field of elementary or middle years education. Following the East Kootenay special schedule, 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 any UVic undergraduate baccalaureate program other than teacher education to study teaching and learning for informal and non-formal education environments (non K-12) of social agencies and/or businesses who have an instructional component to their organization. Graduates of the program will have a basic foundation of learning, teaching, assessment, and instructional design to meet the needs of informal and non-formal education 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