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. When you apply to the program, you are required to submit a academic requirements supplemental form to assist Admissions in the evaluation of your transcripts.

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

Secondary General Admission Requirements Summary

Teachable Subject
Business Education
Computer Science
Culinary Arts Post-Degree Path
Please contact an admissions officer in the Teacher Education Office about this teachable subject.
Culinary Arts Concurrent Path - Currently teaching in a BC public school
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
Science: Biological Science
Science: Chemistry
Science: Earth Sciences
Science: Physics
Social Studies: Geography
Social Studies: History
Social Studies: Social Science
Technology Education

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 & 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.