Program Highlights

Technology Education

Technology Education teacher candidates are engaged in learning about processes and knowledge related to trades and technology. In this vibrant curricular area, educators teach a variety of vocational and applied subjects such as electronics, engine repair, metal and wood working, as well as robotics, graphic design and/or computer-aided design (CAD).

Physics Teacher Education

UBC’s Physics Teacher Education program has a long and renowned history in BC. The program focuses on educating teacher candidates through inquiry, hands-on experiences, engagement in public outreach, and mentoring.

Teacher Education (BEd) – French Specialization — Quoi de neuf à UBC

The UBC Faculty of Education is continuing to see high demand for its French Teacher Education Program at both the elementary and secondary levels. This year, in fact, we are doubling our elementary immersion intake!

Home Economics Teacher Education

Home Economics teacher education within UBC’s Bachelor of Education program is unique within BC. As a discipline, Home Economics offers rewarding possibilities for working with young people through food, textiles and families. Teachers of Home Economics work with young people building skills that are lifelong and have meaning for everyday use.

Indigenous Education at UBC: Pre-service and In-service Teacher Education

Indigenous education in the Faculty of Education continues to respond to the important changes in the educational landscape that include provincial and national curriculum reform emphasizing Indigenous perspectives and learning approaches, including BC’s redesigned curricula’s First Peoples Principles of Learning. Further, the work of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation has called for professional learning for educators that supports their knowledge about Canada’s residential school history and learning about how to effectively integrate Indigenous knowledges and perspectives into teaching and learning.

Developing Students’ and Educators’ Mental Health Literacy Makes a Difference!

Launching October 31, a massive open online course (MOOC) will be available to anyone interested in developing mental health literacy, defined as a) understanding about how to obtain and maintain good mental health, b) understanding mental disorders and their treatments, c) decreasing stigma, and d) increasing help-seeking efficacy.