Rural and Remote Teacher Education Program

New Cohort Begins 2024–2026

UBC’s Rural and Remote Teacher Education program (RRED) is a two-year hybrid teacher education program. The first of its kind in BC, RRED blends online coursework and in-person classes and practicum focused on the elementary & middle years option of the UBC Bachelor of Education (BEd). RRED allows students to live and work in their rural and remote communities while earning their education degree and certification by the BC Teacher Regulation Branch.

This high quality teacher education program helps address the acute teacher shortage in rural and remote places. Teacher candidates can learn while they work in schools through the year, and as certified teachers, they continue to serve in their rural communities. The program meets the need for high quality certified teachers. Students in the inaugural 2022-2024 cohort have shared rave reviews about the RRED program. They love the quality of instructors and professors in online and in-person learning and they value the learning community. Importantly, RRED provides an equitable and quality pathway to a BEd degree and teacher certification.

The next RRED cohort begins with full time in-person classes during the month of August 2024. Online learning takes place September to June of the first year of the program, practicum placements and online courses are in the second year, and BEd graduation will be in July 2026. Applications open October 2023 and can be submitted until January 15, 2024.

Note for RRED applicants: on the EducationPlannerBC application form, please select Vancouver campus and the 2024 Winter session as your entry term; your application will be switched to a Summer 2024 start date by the Admissions Team after you have submitted the application form on EPBC.

To be eligible for the BEd degree, individuals must have completed a Bachelor degree including relevant academic preparation and volunteer or work experience in a group setting with children or youth, preferably in elementary or middle years. Check out admission requirements.

Program Highlights
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Program Highlights

Total program credits: 60

  • In-person learning (F2F) – 16 courses (36 credits)
  • Online – 9 courses (24 credits)

All practica to be completed face-to-face and supervised by certified teachers in rural and remote areas Applications processed through UBC Vancouver

Calendar
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2-Year Program Calendar | August 2022 – July 2024

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Year 1 | August 2022 – June 2023

TermDatesCreditsFace-to-Face or Online
Summer Term 2
August 2022 (4 weeks)

8 creditsF2F at WKTEP (Nelson, BC)
Winter Term 1September to December 2022
(~13 weeks classes)
7 creditsOnline
Winter Term 2

January to April 2023
(~13 weeks classes)
4 creditsOnline
Summer Term 1May to June 2023
(~6 weeks classes)
3 creditsBlended (Synchronous/Asynchronous* with some in situ school visits)
*Synchronous/Asynchronous are realized in a multitude of ways; for example, real time video conferencing classes, weekly asynchronous module work, online synchronous group discussions, in addition to distributed in situ school visits, etc.

Year 2 | August 2023 – July 2024

TermDatesCreditsFace-to-Face or Online
Summer Term 2
August 2023 (4 weeks)

7 creditsF2F at WKTEP (Nelson, BC)
Winter Term 1September to December 2023 7 creditsOnline and F2F (100% local placements/school advisors)
Winter Term 2

January to April 2024
(~11 weeks classes + practicum)
5 creditsOnline and F2F
Summer Term 1May to June 2024
(13 weeks with community field experience)
13 creditsF2F
Summer Term 2July 2024
(4 weeks classes – 2 weeks online, 2 weeks F2F)
6 creditsBlended
F2F at WKTEP (Nelson, BC)
*Synchronous/Asynchronous are realized in a multitude of ways; for example, real time video conferencing classes, weekly asynchronous module work, online synchronous group discussions, in addition to distributed in situ school visits, etc.
Contact
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For more information, please contact:

Graham Setters, RRED Program Manager
graham.setters@ubc.ca

Dr. Terry Taylor, RRED Pedagogical Lead and Adjunct Professor
terry.taylor@ubc.ca

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