Bachelor of Education Program

Completing our 11-month program leads to a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree and recommendation for teacher certification by the Ministry of Education Teacher Certification Branch (TCB). You will be qualified to apply for certification to teach in the province of British Columbia. You can also apply for certification in other provinces and countries—each province and country has its own certification requirements.

To be eligible for the BEd degree, individuals must have completed a bachelor 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.

Our Program Options

The Bachelor of Education Program (BEd) is made up of two main program options (Elementary & Middle Years and Secondary), which are held at the Point Grey UBC Vancouver campus.

The UBC Faculty of Education also offers a Dual Degree option for UBC students, an 11-month West Kootenay Rural Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) that is hosted in Nelson, BC, a 2-year Rural and Remote Program, and 4-year Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP).

Which year level do you want to teach?

Elementary & Middle Years

Teach Kindergarten to Grade 7


Teach one or two teachable subjects in Grades 8 to 12

Other Program Options and Streams:

Rural and Remote Program

The rural and remote program is a new two-year blended teacher education program offered by the Faculty of Education at UBC. The first of its kind in BC, this program focuses on the elementary & middle years option of the UBC Bachelor of Education program.

West Kootenay Rural Teacher Education Program

The West Kootenay Rural Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) is the rural education option for elementary and secondary years located in Nelson, BC.

Indigenous Teacher Education Program

NITEP is the teacher education option designed for Aboriginal students who are interested in teaching elementary and secondary years.

Dual Degree (BMus/BSc + BEd)

Complete the BEd degree (Secondary option) at the same time as UBC Bachelor degree studies in one of 7 partnered undergraduate programs.

French Specialization

The BEd secondary and elementary options are available for French language teaching opportunities.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The IB educator stream is for teacher candidates interested in an international education that is concept-based, inquiry-driven and student-centred.