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Teacher Education: Elementary Curriculum (post-degree professional program)

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Thinking about what to do after you complete your undergraduate degree? Do you enjoy working with children and challenging them with new ideas? We believe that teaching is one of the most important professions in the world. Learn how you can guide, inspire and make a positive impact on learners’ lives.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:
On-campus
Dynamic learning:
Practicum required

Careers

  • Corporate trainer
  • Education consultant
  • Public and private school teacher
  • Tutor

Admission

This post-degree professional program (PDPP) is for degree holders who want to teach elementary or middle classes. Apply to the Faculty of Education as a post-secondary degree holder.

Application deadlines

September entry

  • Apply to UVic by: January 2

Admission requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized institution that is acceptable to the University of Victoria.
  • A minimum average of "C+" (3.00 on the UVic 9-point scale) on the most recent 12 UVic units attempted (24 credits = approximately 8 courses).
  • A minimum average of "C+" (3.00 on the UVic 9-point scale) on the most recent two full years of courses attempted (30 UVic units = 60 credits).

Note: 3.0 UVic units are equivalent to two half-year courses or 6 credits at most BC colleges and universities.

English

  • Two courses in approved English (total of 3.0 UVic units), including a minimum 1.5 units of approved literature.
  • A minimum C+ grade in each of your two approved English courses.

Canadian Studies

  • Two courses in approved Canadian Studies (total of 3.0 UVic units).

Mathematics

  • Two courses in approved Mathematics (total of 3.0 UVic units), completed within ten years of program entry.
  • A minimum C+ average grade in your two approved mathematics courses.

Laboratory Science

  • Two courses in approved Laboratory Science (total of 3.0 UVic units), completed within ten years of program entry.

Supplemental application information

In addition to meeting the admission requirements, you must have a minimum of 50 hours of practical experience working with children or youth from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Submit the following supplemental information by January 2:

  • Summary of experience
  • Reflection on experience
  • Two references

See the Teacher Education website for instructions.

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.

Ready to apply?

We'll walk you through all of the steps in the process, from submitting your online application to accepting your offer of admission.

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