Bachelor of Education Program
UBC Teacher Education Programs

The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education offers BC’s largest and most comprehensive teacher preparation program, the only one that includes all teachable subjects for secondary schools and a thematic cohort-based elementary and middle years option.

In addition, the Faculty offers an extensive graduate program, professional development options for teachers and BC’s longest running teacher education program for those of Aboriginal heritage (NITEP). We are committed to preparing educators for their responsibilities in both local and global contexts. When you receive a Bachelor of Education from UBC, a whole world of opportunity becomes available to you in classroom contexts and beyond.

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.

Okanagan School of Education

16-month post-degree BEd program
UBC Okanagan

The Okanagan School of Education (OSE) BEd program provides significant practical experience with a generalist focus. Graduates of the program receive a globally recognized UBC Bachelor of Education degree and teacher certification.

For undergraduate students or bachelor degree holders

11-month post-degree options for teacher education
Teach Kindergarten to Grade 7
Elementary & Middle Years

Teach one or two teachable subjects in Grades 8 to 12

Teach in rural or small school settings
West Kootenay Rural Teacher Education Program (WKTEP)

Teach French or teach in French

Teach as a certified International Baccalaureate educator
International Baccalaureate

Start your teacher education during your undergraduate studies
Dual Degree

For high school students

Program options for a career in teaching

Complete your UBC Bachelor degree studies alongside the Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree, Secondary option
Dual Degree

Join the growing number of Indigenous leaders in education who are transforming schools, organizations, and communities through Indigenous ways of knowing
Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP)

For returning educators

Ongoing support for teacher education

Complete your BEd program within four years

Returning Teacher Candidates

Add value to and increase your expertise in your specialization
Diplomas & Certificates