All teacher candidates in the Bachelor of Education program must apply to graduate. Attendance at the graduation ceremony is optional.

November 2017 BEd Graduation

Teacher candidates completing the BEd program this August can now apply online for graduation. Application for November 2017 graduation is available on the SSC. The deadline to apply for graduation is September 15, 2017.

In order to receive the BEd degree, and be recommended to the Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch for certification, you must apply for graduation—even if you do not plan to attend the ceremonies.

Further details about applying to graduate can be found here. Information about the graduation ceremonies is available at

If you have any questions about your graduation application, please contact

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.

Graduation information for Diplomas and Certificates in Education