UBC offers two distinct teacher education programs, one at the UBC Okanagan campus and one at the UBC Vancouver campus.
The Bachelor of Education (BEd) program on the Okanagan campus, located in Kelowna, BC, is a 16-month post-degree program. Throughout this generalist BEd program, students experience a variety of approaches to teaching and learning and work alongside educators on campus, in schools and in the community. Students will develop a teaching stance in which their future students and the quality of their learning are the primary focus areas.
Students can select either the teaching children or teaching adolescents pathway, with an option of French as the language of instruction for qualified applicants. The program includes two school-based practicums, a community field experience and a 15-week internship. Additionally, many other place-based learning opportunities that are reflective of the Okanagan territory, and the histories and aspirations of Indigenous Peoples of this land are infused throughout the program.
Students will graduate with a globally recognized UBC Bachelor of Education degree and recommendation for teacher certification by the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch.
Visit the Okanagan School of Education for program and admission information.