Bachelor of Education Program 12-Month Teacher Education Program

The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education offers BC’s largest and most comprehensive teacher preparation program, the only one that includes all teachable subjects for secondary education, along with an elementary option.

In addition, the Faculty offers an extensive graduate program, professional development options for teachers and BC’s longest running teacher education program for those of Aboriginal heritage (NITEP). We are committed to preparing teachers for their responsibilities as educators in both local and global contexts. When you receive a Bachelor of Education (BEd) from UBC, a whole world of opportunity becomes available to you in classroom contexts and beyond.

Completing our 12-month program leads to a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree and recommendation for teacher certification by the Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB). You will be qualified to apply for certification to teach in the province of British Columbia. You can also apply for certification in other provinces and countries—each province and country has its own certification requirements.

To be eligible for the BEd degree, individuals must have completed a Bachelor’s degree including relevant academic preparation. Applicants must also have volunteer or work experience in a group setting with children or youth, preferably at the age level you wish to teach.



WKTEP — The West Kootenay Teacher Education Program

The West Kootenay Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) is the rural education option for elementary and secondary years. It is located in Nelson, BC.

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NITEP — The Indigenous Teacher Education Program

NITEP is the teacher education option designed for Aboriginal students who are interested in teaching elementary and secondary years.

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The Dual Degree Option

The Faculty of Education offers the option of beginning your teacher education program at the secondary level, while concurrently enrolled in specific Bachelor degree studies at UBC, in one of the following teachable subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Home Economics, Physical Education, and Music.

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French Options

The BEd Secondary and Elementary options are available for French language teaching opportunities

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International Baccalaureate (IB)

Teacher candidates selecting the IB Educator stream have an interest in an international education that is concept-based, inquiry-driven and student-centred.

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Teacher candidates will work with children aged 6 to 12 in Montessori classrooms in public schools throughout the Lower Mainland.

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