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Teacher Education

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Graduates of our Teacher Education programs are champions of lifelong learning.

Join a community of educators who believe that teaching and learning can be transformative and that every learner has a right to succeed. UVic students benefit from these distinctive offerings of our Teacher Education programs: 

  • Cohort-based 
  • Integrated Indigenous ways of learning and knowing
  • Early opportunities for active observation and participation in local classrooms
  • Hands-on learning through multiple practicum and field experiences in diverse settings
  • Competency-based learning that supports academic and professional success
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Bachelor of Education - Elementary Curriculum

Our flagship four-year undergraduate degree program will set you up to teach confidently in elementary school settings.

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Bachelor of Education - Elementary Curriculum PDPP

Do you already have a degree and want to become certified to teach in elementary schools? Our 16-month post-degree professional program (PDPP) is for you. 

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Bachelor of Education - Secondary Curriculum PDPP

As a secondary school teacher, you'll engage with adolescents to guide their inquiries and build critical life skills. This 16-month post-degree professional program (PDPP) is for current degree holders. 

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Bachelor of Education - Indigenous PDPP

This program is designed to provide Indigenous and non-Indigenous aspiring teachers with a relevant, relational, and transformative teacher training rooted in First Nations, Inuit and Métis histories, cultures, and ways of knowing and being.

French Teacher Education

Parlez-vous français? We are dedicated to supporting teacher candidates find pathways forward to teach in French Immersion and/or Francophone programs. There are several opportunities to get involved in French language education, including French module courses and French immersion practicum opportunities.

East Kootenay Teacher Education Programs

Did you know you can complete your Bachelor of Education degree from UVic while living in the East Kootenays? Our East Kootenay Teacher Education Programs (EKTEP) provide students with the opportunity to complete their UVic teaching degree at the College of the Rockies (COTR) campus in Cranbrook, BC, within the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa Nation. We offer two programs: 

  • Bachelor of Education - Elementary Curriculum
  • Bachelor of Education - Elementary Curriculum Post-Degree Professional Program (PDPP)
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Teacher Education Office

The Teacher Education Office is responsible for the elementary and secondary teacher education programs. We coordinate all field experiences and practica for elementary, middle and secondary school teacher candidates. We work closely with local, provincial and international schools to coordinate practicum placements that afford teacher candidates a variety of experiences and perspectives.

While on practicum, teacher candidates work with school-based mentors and field advisors who assist with the support and evaluation of the practicum. We would like to thank our school-based education partners for mentoring teacher candidates.

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Monday -Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Fax: (250) 721-7598

Mailing address
Faculty of Education Field Experience Office
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2


The Education Advising Office is available to help future and current students of our teacher education programs. We can assist future students with admissions requirements and application preparations for teacher education programs, as well as program requirements for the Minor in Education, Minor in Art Education, and Minor in Applications of Psychology & Leadership. We can assist current students with Letters of Permission, program and CAPP report planning, graduation requirements, and your academic standing in the Faculty of Education.

Book an appointment to speak with an advisor in person or virtually. You may call, email, or visit us in person to book an appointment. We offer both in-person and phone appointments on the following days:

  • Tuesdays: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Thursdays: 9:30 am - 11:30 am and 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Alumni stories

Undergraduate student Merah Gasmo is pictured outside the Maclaurin Building.

Merah Gasmo

Merah Gasmo is nearing completion of her Bachelor of Education - Elementary. She plans to integrate Indigenous worldviews in her classroom.

Trevor MacKenzie is pictured in a studio session, he is seated in a green armchair and wearing a red and black checkered collared shirt.

Trevor MacKenzie

Trevor MacKenzie is a high school teacher and advocate for inquiry-based learning. He received a 2024 UVic Distinguished Alumni Award.