11-month Teacher Education Program

Teach one or two teachable subjects in Grades 8 to 12 in secondary schools.

See the Academic & Experience Requirements

Secondary Teachable Subjects

Teacher candidates in the secondary program option are grouped according to their teachable subjects (e.g., Math, English, Physical Education) and are placed on practicum based on the availability of placements within their subject area(s). As much as possible, teacher candidates are assigned according to the two preferred geographic locations/districts they select on their practicum placement form. Admission is based on subject/discipline specialization during one’s undergraduate degree. During the BEd program, teacher candidates are introduced to adolescent development and prepared methodologically to teach their subject(s).

International Baccalaureate (IB) Option

Teacher candidates will also have the opportunity to be a part of the International Baccalaureate Educator Stream within their chosen subject/s once they have registered. Teacher candidates in International Baccalaureate Education (Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme) have an interest in international education that is concept-based and inquiry-driven. The IB is an academically challenging program known around the world. (UBC is Canada’s first IB-recognized teacher education institution to offer this option.) Candidates interested in the IB option have an opportunity to register their request for this option after registering according to their teachable subject/s. Learn about the UBC IB Educator Stream

Dual Degree

The Faculty of Education offers the option of beginning your teacher education program at the secondary level while concurrently enrolled in specific Bachelor degree studies at UBC in:
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Food, Nutrition & Health
  • Forestry
  • Kinesiology
  • Music
Learn about the Dual Degree Option