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Interested in studying education, but don’t want to work in a school? Informal educators work in a wide range of settings. This program focuses on the basic foundations of learning, teaching and instructional design.

Quick facts

Program options:
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Practicum required


  • Corporate trainer
  • Museum or tour guide
  • Park guide
  • Social service worker
  • Workshop instructor

Sample courses

  • Introduction to Education - EDUC 100
  • Learning Strategies for University Success - ED-D 101
  • The History of Indigenous Education in Canada - IED 371
  • Indigenous Epistemologies - IED 372


This program can be added to your primary degree as a minor, enabling you to broaden your studies. You can declare your minor after one or more years of full-time study at UVic.

Your academic advisor can help you plan your courses to ensure you meet the requirements of both your major and minor programs.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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