West Kootenay Rural Teacher Education Program – WKTEP

The 11-month West Kootenay Rural Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) is located in Nelson, BC and surrounding communities.

WKTEP has a strong focus on rural and small school settings, recognizing that they offer exciting educational opportunities for teachers. There is also an emphasis on place-conscious learning with strong ties to local communities and school districts.

The program includes the full complement of UBC’s BEd coursework and practica, with both a 2-week and a 10-week practicum hosted by four school districts (SD8, SD10, SD20, SD51), as well as a 3-week Community Field Experience in non-formal settings.

Completing the West Kootenay Rural Teacher Education Program leads to a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree and recommendation for teacher certification by the Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB).

To be eligible for the BEd degree, individuals must have completed a Bachelor’s degree including relevant academic preparation. Applicants must also have volunteer or work experience in a group setting with children or youth, preferably at the age level you wish to teach.

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