Rural and Remote 2-Year Program 2022-2024

 

The rural and remote program (RRED) 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. The first intake begins August 2022.

Completing the rural and remote program leads to a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree and recommendation for teacher certification by the Ministry of Education and Child Care, Teacher Regulation Branch. 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 elementary or middle years level.

 

2-Year Program Calendar August 2022 to July 2024

Year 1 August 2022 to 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 to 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.
 

Webinar recordings and presentations on the RRED program

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