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 teaching specializations for secondary education, along with elementary and middle years options.
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.
The West Kootenay Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) is the rural education option for elementary and secondary years. It is located in Castlegar, BC.
NITEP is the teacher education option designed for Aboriginal students who are interested in teaching elementary and secondary years.
The BEd Secondary and Elementary options are available for French language teaching opportunities.
Teacher candidates selecting the IB Educator stream have an interest in an international education that is concept-based, inquiry-driven and student-centred.