Dual Degree Option Bachelor of Education Program

Complete the Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree (Secondary option) at the same time as UBC Bachelor degree studies. UBC students enrolled in one of the following undergraduate programs can pursue a dual degree in education:

  • Food, Nutrition and Health (Faculty of Land and Food Systems, BSc FNH)
  • Mathematics (Faculty of Science, BSc)
  • General Studies: Secondary Music Education (School of Music, BMus)
  • Physical and Health Education (School of Kinesiology, BKin)
  • Physics (Faculty of Science, BSc)

The dual degree option will be completed in five years with reduced credits rather than the traditional four- plus one-year degree path to the BEd degree.

After completing all the requirements, students are normally eligible for a British Columbia Professional Teaching Certificate. Students must satisfy all of the specified dual degree program option requirements for Mathematics; Physics; Food, Nutrition and Health; Kinesiology; or Music in their degree and the Education degree.

Admission acceptance into the program will be determined based on a review of both the applicant’s transcript and a statement of academic purpose. Entry into and continuation of a dual degree program requires that the student remain in good academic standing.

The program is currently open only to students pursuing a degree in Mathematics; Physics; Food, Nutrition and Health; Kinesiology; or Music. Dual degrees are not open to students with a previous degree.

Contact a program coordinator in the TEO to learn more about the Dual Degree option: teacher.ed@ubc.ca.

Food, Nutrition and Health + Home Economics Education
= Bachelor of Science: Land and Food Systems (BSc FNH) & Bachelor of Education (BEd)

home-ec-dual-degree-overviewIf you are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science: Food, Nutrition & Health Program, you can pursue a dual degree in Science (BSc – Food, Nutrition and Health) and Education (BEd – Home Economics Education), which may lead to teaching secondary courses in Home Economics (Grades 8 to 12).

For more information about this dual degree, please contact Natalie Lim at natalie.lim@ubc.ca.

Math + Math Education
= Bachelor of Science (BSc) & Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Math-Dual-Degree-OverviewIf you are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program, you can pursue a dual degree in Science (BSc – Math) and Education (BEd – Math Education), which may lead to teaching secondary courses in Mathematics (Grades 8 to 12).

For more information about this dual degree, please contact Kim Chan at kchan@science.ubc.ca.

General Studies: Secondary Music Education + Music Education
= Bachelor of Music (BMus) & Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Music-Dual-Degree-OverviewIf you are enrolled in the Bachelor of Music program (BMus), you can pursue a dual degree in Music (BMus – General Studies: Secondary Music Education) and Education (BEd – Music Education), which may lead to teaching secondary courses in Band or Music (Grades 8 to 12).

For more information about this dual degree, please contact Rayne Graham at music.advisor@ubc.ca.

Physical and Health Education + Physical Education
= Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) & Bachelor of Education (BEd)

phys-ed-dual-degree-overviewIf you are enrolled in the Bachelor of Kinesology program (BKin), you can pursue a dual degree in Kinesiology (BKin – Physical and Health Education) and Education (BEd – Physical Education), which may lead to teaching secondary courses in Physical Education (Grades 8 to 12).

For more information about this dual degree, please contact Fran Harrison at fran.harrison@ubc.ca.

Physics + Physics Education
= Bachelor of Science (BSc) & Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Physics-Dual-Degree-OverviewIf you are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program, you can pursue a dual degree in Science (BSc – Physics) and Education (BEd – Physics Education), which may lead to teaching secondary courses in Physics (Grades 8 to 12).

For more information about this dual degree, please contact Kim Chan at kchan@science.ubc.ca.

Pathway for the BEd Dual Degree Option