Expectations of teacher candidates during practicum:

  • To adhere to principles of professional conduct as outlined in the Bachelor of Education Program Guidelines and the UBC Bachelor of Education Performance Checklist.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of the Professional Standards for BC Educators.
  • To be aware of the BC Teachers’ Federation’s Code of Ethics in relations with administrators, teachers, faculty advisors, teacher candidates, students and their parents/guardians.
  • To respect and value the history of First Nations, Métis and Inuit in Canada and the impact of the past, present and future by demonstrating an understanding of and commitment to TRC Calls to Action 62-65.
  • To respect the dignity of children and their right to confidentiality.
  • To value the involvement and support of parents, guardians, families and communities in the school.
  • To respect boundaries between teachers and students in all interactions, including social media.
  • To act as good role models for students regarding the use of language, attire, attitudes toward study and learning, respect for others, fair decision-making, and collegiality.
  • To speak and write professionally about colleagues, school personnel, students, and their families.
  • To observe all legal aspects in the BC School Act .
  • To observe normal social courtesies as guests in a school.

Teacher Education Office Contacts

Rod Brown
Associate Director, Academic and Professional Support, and Program Manager, Elementary & Middle Years Practicum
Cynthia Clerc
Program Manager – Practicum (Secondary)
Greta Bartsch
Program Manager – Practicum (Secondary)