Academic Requirements

The UBC Bachelor of Education program is a post-baccalaureate teacher education program. To be eligible for admission consideration, applicants must meet specific academic and experience requirements depending on the age range and subject area you wish to teach.

Admission into the UBC teacher education program is competitive, and meeting requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

Eligibility Checklist

Bachelor Degree Requirement

  • A completed bachelor degree that is academically equivalent to a 4-year, 120-credit UBC bachelor degree, conferred by an accredited post-secondary institution
  • More information: Check Your Eligibility

Self-assess Your Academic History

  • Self-assessment worksheets will help you review the academic admission requirements for your BEd program option. You may apply to the Elementary & Middle Years option or to the Secondary option, but not to both.
  • Learn how to determine if your degree and coursework are equivalent to our requirements. Visit our Check Your Eligibility page.
Note: all academic work, including prerequisite courses, and coursework used to fulfill requirements for other programs of study, must be fully completed by June 30.
 

Elementary & Middle Years:

 

Note: Middle Years is a cohort within the BEd Elementary & Middle Years program that is selected as a preference after receiving an offer of admission.

 

Secondary:

Language Proficiency Requirements

English Language Proficiency

English is the primary language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of English proficiency. For entry to the Bachelor of Education, there are two ways to meet this requirement:

  1. Graduate from a recognized degree program at an accredited university at which English is the primary language of instruction and in a country where English is the principal language.
  2. Achieve the competence standard indicated by one of the tests of English language proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS.

More information: Language Proficiency Assessments

French Language (Applicants to the French specializations only)

Applicants to a French specialization are required to submit a DELF/DALF exam, with acceptable scores, no later than June 30.

Francophone students with a 4-year 120-credit equivalent bachelor’s degree from a Francophone university are exempt from this requirement.

More information: Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) & Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF)

Experience Requirements

100 hours (minimum) of practical experience (volunteer or paid) working with groups of 10 or more age-appropriate students or youth is strongly preferred.

50 experience hours should be from a single, continuous experience.

To prepare for the teacher education program, we recommend that you acquire classroom experience in a Canadian setting to get a sense of what it will be like to teach in BC.

More information: Experience Requirements

Supports for Applicants:

The Teacher Education Office offers admissions supports for the following applicants. Please visit these pages for further details: