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Teacher Education: Secondary Curriculum (post‑degree professional program)

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of youth? We believe that teaching is one of the most important professions in the world. Learn how you can motivate secondary school students to find deeper meaning from the world.

Quick facts

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


  • Corporate trainer
  • Education consultant
  • Educational events coordinator
  • Public and private school teacher
  • Tutor


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

Application deadlines

If the deadline for an upcoming entry point has passed, you may still be able to submit a late application.

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.


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

Teachable subject areas

  • Approved studies in one or two teachable subject areas with a grade-point average of at least 4.00 on a 9-point scale (equivalent to UVic's B- grade) on the specified courses needed for each teachable area.
  • See the Teacher Education website for more information on teachable subject areas and their specified courses.

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
  • 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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