Academic & Experience Requirements


The UBC Teacher Education Program is a post-baccalaureate program requiring a completed degree of minimum 90 credits. Visit our FAQS for quick answers on commonly asked questions. Please scroll down for information on academic requirements and experience requirements.


Academic Requirements

These self-assessment worksheets can assist you in reviewing academic admission requirements. Please select from your program option below:

From the list below, please review the General Requirements Summary and complete the appropriate Self-Assessment Worksheet/s for your teachable subject/s.

Self-Assessment Worksheets:

Business Education
Computer Science

Culinary Arts Education:

Please contact an admissions officer in the Teacher Education Office about this teachable subject.

English Language Learner Education
Home Economics
Modern Languages Mandarin | German | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Punjabi | Russian | Spanish
Physical Education


Social Studies:

Technology Education


Experience Requirements

To meet the admission requirements for the BEd program, competitive applicants will have volunteered or worked in some capacity in a group setting with children or youth, of the age level you wish to teach (5-12 for elementary and middle years or 13-17 for secondary).

Typical experiences for applicants include working in school classrooms as a volunteer or assistant, teaching various subjects, coaching team sports, working as a summer camp counsellor, group tutoring, or working with church groups or other youth groups. While we recommend classroom experience, it is not required. If you wish to obtain classroom experiences, you should contact schools directly. Experience in international settings is valuable, but we also recommend experience in domestic settings.

A range and variety of experiences is encouraged to better prepare for the program. We require that you complete a minimum of 75 hours of practical experience working with groups of youth. It can be a total of various experiences put together. A substantial number of experience hours is generally favourable for your application, as admission is competitive. Although we consider all relevant experiences, we strongly recommend current experiences within the last five years, preferably some within the last two years.


Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the Bachelor of Education program. The Faculty may require an applicant to attend an interview with the Admissions Committee and/or submit additional references (academic or experiential) should there be concerns regarding the applicant’s suitability to enter the program or teaching profession.