All teacher candidates in the Bachelor of Education program must apply to graduate.

Attendance at the graduation ceremony is optional, but each teacher candidate must apply to graduate to have his or her degree conferred and to be eligible for recommendation for a teaching certificate.

Applications to graduate for all programs and certificates are done online through the Student Service Centre.

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Graduating from the Bachelor of Education Program

Teacher candidates who are eligible to graduate are recommended to the Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB) for certification in British Columbia.

If you are planning to teach outside of BC, check requirements in the jurisdiction involved as deadlines and requirements may be different.

While marks are assigned in a few elective courses, all mandatory courses are judged on a pass/fail basis. We believe that achieving a passing mark in our courses is contingent on a high standard of performance within all learning experiences (e.g., courses, practica).

Our standard for a pass within our BEd program is equivalent to at least a B+ (76%) in UBC’s standard marking system and our students often exceed the B+ minimum by achieving work that is comparable to A-, A or A+.

Graduating from the Teacher Updating Program Diploma in Education—Curriculum and Instructional Studies

Diploma completion: 30 credits

Applications must be submitted by September 17 in order to graduate in November.

Please visit Professional Development & Community Engagement (PDCE) for graduation information on the Diplomas and Certificates in Education.