Dual Degree Bachelor of Education Program

Complete your UBC Bachelor degree studies alongside the Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree (Secondary option).

The dual degree option is completed in five years with reduced credits rather than the traditional four years + one year degree path to the BEd degree. After completing all the requirements, students are normally eligible for a British Columbia Professional Teaching Certificate.

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)

Food, Nutrition and Health + Secondary 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 – Secondary 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.

Forest Sciences (Faculty of Forestry, BSc)

Forest Sciences + Secondary Biological Sciences Education
= Bachelor of Science (BSc) & Bachelor of Education (BEd)

If you are enrolled in the Bachelor of Forest Sciences, you can pursue a dual degree in Science (BSc – Forest Sciences) and Education (BEd – Secondary Biological Sciences Education), which may lead to teaching secondary courses in Biology (Grades 8 to 12).

For more information about this dual degree, please contact the Faculty of Forestry.

General Studies: Secondary Music Education (School of Music, BMus)

General Studies: Secondary Music Education + Secondary 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 – Secondary 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.

Mathematics (Faculty of Science, BSc)

Math + Secondary 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.

Natural Resources Conservation (Faculty of Forestry, BSc)

Natural Resources Conservation + Secondary Biological Sciences
= Bachelor of Science (BSc) & Bachelor of Education (BEd)

If you are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program, you can pursue a dual degree in Science (BSc – Natural Resources Conservation) and Education (BEd – Secondary Biological Sciences Education), which may lead to teaching secondary courses in Biology (Grades 8 to 12).

For more information about this dual degree, please contact the Faculty of Forestry.

Physical and Health Education (School of Kinesiology, BKin)

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 (Faculty of Science, BSc)

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.

Currently, the Dual Degree program is open only to students pursuing a degree in the subjects listed above. Dual degrees are not open to students with a previous degree. Contact the Teacher Education Office to learn more.

Pathway for the BEd Dual Degree Option