Secondary Practicum Placement Request

All teacher candidates should be aware of the Faculty’s policy surrounding practicum placements:

Practicum placements are in Lower Mainland school districts and in selected locations throughout the province. The availability of placements in some areas may be limited and students must be prepared to accept placement for the 2- and 10-week practica anywhere within 125 km of the UBC campus. Teacher candidates make their own arrangements for, and bear the cost of, personal transportation and accommodation during practica.

IB Educator Stream: teacher candidates who intend on applying for the IB Educator Stream must be prepared to travel anywhere in the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley, as IB schools and placements are limited.

Questions?




2019/20 Secondary Practicum Placement Request Form

EDUC 315 & 421/496 only
  • A. Placements in the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley



    Teacher candidates who wish to apply for the International Baccalaureate Educator Stream need to complete a second practicum preference form as part of the IB application process. This form will sent to you by email and must be completed between May 21 to 31. IB application preferences will supersede selections on this form.

  • B. Placements outside the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley

    Each year the Faculty of Education attempts to place teacher candidates who wish to have their 2-week and 10-week practica outside of the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley region of British Columbia. Requests will be accommodated if there is sufficient interest among students (at least four teacher candidates) and if suitable arrangements for practica can be made. If you are interested in taking your 2-week and 10-week practica outside of the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley, please indicate your top 2 options for BC school districts.

  • This year the Faculty of Education is able to place a select number of teacher candidates for the 2-week and 10-week practica in the Southern Okanagan region of British Columbia. School districts #23 (Central Okanagan – Kelowna) and #67 (Okanagan Skaha – Penticton) will be the primary participants in this project. If you are interested in taking your 2-week and 10-week practica in Kelowna or Penticton, please indicate your preference below.

  • C. Previous Schools & School Districts

    To ensure impartial evaluation of practicum performances, the Faculty asks that you notify the Program Coordinator – Practicum & Field Experience (Secondary) of any schools you have attended as a student or have volunteered with, or schools and/or districts in which relatives are enrolled or employed. All teacher candidates are requested to supply the name of the high school they graduated from, regardless of whether or not it was a British Columbia school.

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  • Your personal information is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This information will be used for the purpose of placing you on practicum. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to teacher.ed@ubc.ca.


Special Circumstances

Special circumstances which would affect practicum placements will be considered. Students are asked to make an appointment to see the Program Coordinator (Secondary Practicum) in regards to special circumstances affecting practica. Relevant documentation should be provided (e.g., medical condition).

While every effort will be made to accommodate special circumstances, specific placements can never be guaranteed. All incoming students must be ready to accept placement at any location.

Special Circumstances Form

Secondary French Immersion Program Option:

Because of the small number of French immersion classrooms, the practicum for a French Immersion secondary student teacher may consist of work in French as well as in English. An immersion student with only French as a teaching area may teach in classrooms of immersion French, immersion Humanities and Core French (FSL).