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Elementary Curriculum

In this program, you’ll learn how you can make a positive impact on children and other learners.

Potential careers

What can you do with an elementary curriculum degree? Here are a few jobs that relate to the program: 

  • teacher
  • curriculum specialist
  • athletic coach
  • adult learning specialist
  • director of learning
  • employment services manager
  • recreation director
  • principal or vice-principal
  • education technology specialist
  • social director
  • special education teacher
  • instructional coordinator
  • civil servant
  • corporate trainer
  • program manager

Some of these roles may require post-graduate studies or training.

Find a career that fits you

Experience & connections

  • Career Services offers programs, workshops and support during your time at UVic and beyond. 
  • With a work study position you can develop skills during your study term.
  • Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community while you build skills.

Networks you can connect to

Here are a few professional associations related to elementary curriculum:

Hands-on learning opportunities

These courses in the elementary curriculum program offer extensive hands-on learning.


EDCI 303 - Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Canadian Education
Interview retired teachers to gain insight into the Canadian education system

Field experience         

EDCI 403 - Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary or Middle School Science              
Spend time in schools to gain experience in practical planning for science classes

EDCI 453 - Ecology for Teachers
Take field trips to gain skills in using the outdoors as a focus for instruction

EDCI 454 - Environmental Education
Take field trips to explore environmental education issues and teaching methods

EPHE 310 - Physical Education for General Classroom Teachers I
Assist teachers in planning and implementing physical education programs

EPHE 311 - Physical Education for General Classroom Teachers II
Develop further physical education at a local school


ED-P 251 - Three-Week Practicum
Gain experience teaching in an elementary classroom (3 weeks)

ED-P 351 - Six-Week Practicum 
Gain experience teaching in an elementary classroom (6 weeks)

ED-P 451 - Nine-Week Practicum
Gain experience teaching in an elementary classroom (9 weeks)

ED-P 497 - Professional Seminar or Practicum
Gain or validate your teaching certificate or update your teaching skills through this professional seminar or supervised practicum

These courses are not always offered as described.

What's next?

To explore more visit the elementary curriculum site. For degree planning contact your adviser for help.