11-month Bachelor of Education Program

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).

Teachable Subjects in the Secondary BEd Program

The following list shows all of the available teachable subjects in the BEd program. Some specializations can only be taken as a second teachable subject (e.g., Computer Science, English Language Learner Education, Modern Languages and Social Science); these must be paired with another.

  • Art
  • Business Education
  • Culinary Arts (post-degree path/concurrent path)
  • English
  • French
  • Home Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science: Biological Science
  • Science: Chemistry
  • Science: Earth Sciences
  • Science: Physics
  • Social Studies: Geography
  • Social Studies: History
  • Technology Education
  • Theatre
  • Computer Science (second teachable only)
  • English Language Learner Education (second teachable only)
  • Modern Languages (second teachable only)
  • Social Studies: Social Science (second teachable only)

Dual Degree Option

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

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Teacher candidates 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.)

Those interested in the IB option have an opportunity to register their request for this option after registering according to their teachable subject/s.