Elementary & Middle Years Registration Guide
Winter Session 2017/18

Elementary Winter Session registration opens May 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

All teacher candidates take the same core courses and remain together in cohorts for most of their course work. Cohorts may have different timetables and some variation in courses. All cohorts prepare teacher candidates to teach Grades K-7.

Teacher candidates may not add or drop courses from the standard timetable.

Cohorts have pre-determined practicum locations. Teacher candidates must arrange for transportation to assigned schools. Change requests based on transportation will not be approved. After you register in your cohort on May 19, you should complete the Elementary & Middle Years Practicum Placement Request Form.

Advising is available from the Teacher Education Office throughout the program. Policies and Guides are available here.

Registration Instructions

All new students register on the same day and time.  There are limited seats in all cohorts and cohorts fill quickly. Therefore, it is necessary to have several cohort choices prepared. The Teacher Education Office will not register students in cohorts that are full.
Step 1 Pay your registration deposit prior to the date and time above. Your registration date and time will be displayed on your Student Service Centre account two weeks prior to registration. The registration deposit can be paid beginning two weeks prior to your registration date. Payment is online.
Step 2 Review the list of cohorts under the Cohorts tab above. You can create one or more worklists at www.students.ubc.ca/ssc by adding available standard timetables (STT).
Step 3 On your registration date, log in to the SSC and register in a selected worklist or add a standard timetable as follows:

  1. Click Course Schedule.
  2. Select "Session: 2017 Winter".
  3. Click Browse > Standard Timetables.
  4. Select your program ("BEEM, Year 1").
  5. Click on the selected cohort* and the Register STT button.

    * If a cohort is full and registration is not successful, select your next cohort choice's STT and register.

The standard timetable contains all required courses for the Winter Session.

Step 4 Click on Timetable to print your course schedule. Re-print the schedule in mid-August in case changes have been made.
Step 5 Click on Financial Summary for information about deadlines for tuition and fee payment.
Step 6 Review your mailing and email addresses. Make sure they are correct.

Registration is for Winter Session (September to June). Students will register in March 2018 for Summer Session.


To view full cohort descriptions, please visit the Elementary & Middle Years Option page.

Cohort Section No. Practicum Location Program Credits
Arts-Based & Creativity (ABC) Cohort 117 Delta or Vancouver 60
Community of Inquiry in Teacher Education (CITE) 101 or 111 Richmond 60
Elementary French Specialists — Core French/French Immersion
Restricted to students with a French specialization
105 or 115 Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, or West Vancouver 62
Indigenous Education 107 Delta, North Vancouver, Vancouver or Surrey 60
International Baccalaureate – Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP)
See further registration information here.
102 Maple Ridge (Fraser Valley); or Delta, Surrey, North Vancouver, Vancouver, or West Vancouver (Lower Mainland) 63
Kindergarten – Primary Program (KIPP) 108 or 118 North Vancouver, Vancouver, or West Vancouver 60
Middle Years – Self Regulated Learning (MY/SRL) 110 or 120 Coquitlam, Langley, or New Westminster 60
See further registration information here.
112 Coquitlam, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, Langley or Vancouver 66
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) 104 or 114 Delta (104) or Surrey, Langley (114) 60
Teaching English Language Learning Through a Cross-Curricular Case-Based Inquiry Approach (TELL-3C) 109 Burnaby, Richmond, or Vancouver 60

IB & Montessori Options

International Baccalaureate – Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP)

Teacher candidates in the IB-PYP cohort will register in an additional 3 credit IB seminar and will also be required to attend a full-day IB orientation session at UBC during the week before the program begins in September.


Teacher candidates in the Montessori cohort who wish to have their BEd program recognized towards continuing Montessori professional development will register in an additional 6 credits of Montessori coursework and complete a pre-program Introduction to Montessori Foundations online course that can be completed at one’s own pace between May to August and one on-campus course at UBC in late August. These courses and the BEd practicum will be recognized as a partial laddering towards an AMS credential should the teacher candidate wish to continue their professional development by enrolling in an AMS-affiliated Montessori Teacher Education Program.