Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t find the answer to your question, submit it to us using this online form. You can also contact the Teacher Education Office at teacher.ed@ubc.ca or 604 822 5242.

Elementary & Middle Years FAQs

Applications will be accepted until January 31. Late applications may be accepted until March 31.

Please click here for current UBC domestic and international tuition fees.

You may apply with a completed degree of minimum 90 credits while also meeting the academic admission requirements.

The criminal record check is only required after you have been admitted to the BEd program.

You will receive detailed instructions, criminal record check consent form, payment authorization and a memorandum of understanding to sign and return to our office after you have been admitted. Clearance of this criminal record check is mandatory before starting the BEd program. Please note there is a fee to process this check,which you will be charged after registration. Detailed instructions are provided with the admission offer.

Applicants should not obtain a criminal record check in advance as any prior criminal record checks undertaken outside of this office will not fulfill this requirement.

If you have been convicted of, or given an absolute or conditional discharge, or received a pardon on a criminal offence and you are considering a teaching career, you should contact the Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB) before undertaking a teacher education program.

In addition to all other academic and experience requirements, applicants must complete an acceptable French proficiency assessment.

You will be evaluated for the regular Elementary & Middle Years option.

WKTEP is one cohort within our UBC-Vancouver administered BEd program. You follow the same application process as for UBC-Vancouver but choose WKTEP for your first choice program option, credential version.

The offer of admission for September of a given year is for the program commencing in that year only. We can save your reference reports and transcripts for one year if you wish to re-apply to the following admission year.

Your application is evaluated for both academic requirements (specific course work, GPA, overall academic history) and biodata (including experience, writing abilities and references). When we receive your biodata, it is read by education professionals who evaluate and make recommendations for admission based upon quality, quantity and relevance of your combined experiences, written language skills, and references. All applications are evaluated at the same time (February to April).

If the number of available places in your program option is exceeded by the number of applicants, not every qualified applicant will be admitted.

Yes. Under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), those individuals who possess an unrestricted teaching certificate in a Canadian jurisdiction will be eligible for a teaching certificate in any other Canadian jurisdiction. It is strongly recommended that you contact the governing body in the province in which you wish to teach for additional information.

For more information, please see:

Moving Jurisdictions
Certification Regulations by Province/Territory

Secondary FAQs

Applications will be accepted until January 31. Late applications may be accepted until March 31.

Please click here for current UBC domestic and international tuition fees.

You may apply with a completed degree of minimum 90 credits while also meeting the academic admission requirements for a secondary teachable subject(s).

This option prepares you to teach secondary grade levels with one to two teachable subjects.

WKTEP is one cohort within our UBC-Vancouver administered BEd program. You follow the same application process as for UBC-Vancouver but choose WKTEP for your first choice program option, credential version.

The criminal record check is only required after you have been admitted to the BEd program.

You will receive detailed instructions, criminal record check consent form, payment authorization and a memorandum of understanding to sign and return to our office after you have been admitted. Clearance of this criminal record check is mandatory before starting the BEd program. Please note there is a fee to process this check, which you will be charged after registration. Detailed instructions are provided with the admission offer.

Applicants should not obtain a criminal record check in advance as any prior criminal record checks undertaken outside of this office will not fulfill this requirement.

If you have been convicted of, or given an absolute or conditional discharge, or received a pardon on a criminal offence and you are considering a teaching career, you should contact the Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB) before undertaking a teacher education program.

The offer of admission for September of a given year is for the program commencing in that year only. We can save your referee reports and transcripts for one year if you wish to re–apply to the following admission year.

Your application is evaluated for both academic requirements (specific course work, GPA, overall academic history) and biodata (including experience, writing abilities and references). When we receive your biodata, it is read by education professionals who evaluate and make recommendations for admission based upon quality, quantity and relevance of your combined experiences, written language skills, and references. All applications are evaluated at the same time (February to April).

If the number of available places in your program option is exceeded by the number of applicants, not every qualified applicant will be admitted.

Yes. Under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), those individuals who possess an unrestricted teaching certificate in a Canadian jurisdiction will be eligible for a teaching certificate in any other Canadian jurisdiction. It is strongly recommended that you contact the governing body in the province in which you wish to teach for additional information.

For more information, please see:

Moving Jurisdictions
Certification Regulations by Province/Territory

You need to qualify for and choose one to two teachable subjects. For more detailed information, please see the Secondary Academic Requirements Summary.