Academic & Experience Requirements

The UBC Teacher Education Program is a post-baccalaureate program that requires a completed degree of 90 credits (minimum). Frequently Asked Questions

Academic Requirements

Self-assessment worksheets will help you review the academic admission requirements for your program option.

Review the General Requirements Summary and complete a Self-Assessment Worksheet for your teachable subject(s).

 

Self-Assessment Worksheets

Art
Business Education
Computer Science

Culinary Arts Education:

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

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

Science:

Social Studies:

Technology Education
Theatre

Experience Requirements

Admission into the UBC Teacher Education Program is competitive. We require 75 hours (minimum) of practical experience working with groups of children or youth. To prepare for the Teacher Education Program, we recommend that you acquire classroom experience in a domestic setting to get a sense of what it will be like to teach in BC. Competitive applicants will have:

  • a range and variety of experiences
  • completed a substantial number of experience hours
  • experience working with the group of children or youth they wish to teach
  • experience documented within the last five years (preferably within the last two years)

If you wish to teach Elementary and Middle Years, your experience should be with children aged 5-12.
If you wish to teach Secondary, your experience should be with youth aged 13-17.

Examples of Experience:

  • working in school classrooms as a volunteer or assistant
  • teaching various subjects
  • coaching team sport
  • working as a summer camp counsellor
  • group tutoring
  • or working with church groups or other youth groups
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the Bachelor of Education program. To determine an applicant’s suitability for the program or profession, an interview and/or references (academic or experiential) may be required.