Program Highlights

Home Economics Teacher Education

Home Economics teacher education within UBC’s Bachelor of Education program is unique within BC. As a discipline, Home Economics offers rewarding possibilities for working with young people through food, textiles and families. Teachers of Home Economics work with young people building skills that are lifelong and have meaning for everyday use.

Indigenous Education at UBC: Pre-service and In-service Teacher Education

Indigenous education in the Faculty of Education continues to respond to the important changes in the educational landscape that include provincial and national curriculum reform emphasizing Indigenous perspectives and learning approaches, including BC’s redesigned curricula’s First Peoples Principles of Learning. Further, the work of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation has called for professional learning for educators that supports their knowledge about Canada’s residential school history and learning about how to effectively integrate Indigenous knowledges and perspectives into teaching and learning.

Developing Students’ and Educators’ Mental Health Literacy Makes a Difference!

Launching October 31, a massive open online course (MOOC) will be available to anyone interested in developing mental health literacy, defined as a) understanding about how to obtain and maintain good mental health, b) understanding mental disorders and their treatments, c) decreasing stigma, and d) increasing help-seeking efficacy.

Sky, Water, Earth Engaging Youth in Science

UBC Faculty of Education has engaged in the Sky, Water, Earth project, a year-long joint initiative between UBC Faculty of Education, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, and the HR MacMillan Space Centre. We are sharing this free resource with teachers across the province as an invitation to support secondary students with an interest in the field of science.

UBC Transformative Educational Leadership Program

On July 12, 2017, UBC’s Faculty of Education welcomed and celebrated twenty-nine graduates of the second cohort of the Transformative Educational Leadership Program (TELP). These leaders, from districts across British Columbia and the Yukon, will take their collective learning back to their schools and districts to make a difference in their learning communities.

Ready for September!

Almost 750 UBC teacher candidates are ready to start their 2017/18 BEd year! Classes are full and anticipation is high because the demand for our graduates is greater than ever.