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.

 

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 (pdf) and complete the appropriate pdf for your teachable subject/s (e.g., Art, Business Education, Computer Science, English, etc).

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

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.