Self-Assessment Worksheets for Secondary BEd Applicants

Self-assessment worksheets will help you review the academic admission requirements for your program option.

When you apply to the program, you are required to submit a academic requirements supplemental form to assist Admissions in the evaluation of your transcripts.

Click on a teachable subject below to open the corresponding worksheet.

Teachable SubjectDescription 
ArtArt teacher candidates possess a variety of visual art specializations. Developing visual literacy is central to this subject area, which means that not only do candidates develop skills necessary to perceive, respond to and to evaluate visual images (as well as how the visual arts reflect and affect society), they also develop the skills necessary to communicate with an array of visual media.
BusinessBusiness Education candidates prepare to teach accounting, financial accounting, business computer applications, business information management, data management, economics, entrepreneurship, management innovation, and marketing. (Business Education candidates take their inquiry seminars with Computer Science candidates.)
Culinary Arts: Post-Degree PathFor individuals with a Certificate or Diploma in Culinary Arts and a Red Seal (Cook), there are two paths: Concurrent or Post-Degree, leading to teaching chef preparation programs in secondary settings, including the essentials of food preparation and qualification for FoodSafe Certification. Programs often include opportunities for culinary competitions and catering for school district events.The post-degree path is for those who are not currently employed in a BC secondary school.nnPlease contact an admissions officer in the Teacher Education Office about this teachable subject.
Culinary Arts: Concurrent PathFor individuals with a Certificate or Diploma in Culinary Arts and a Red Seal (Cook), there are two paths: Concurrent or Post-Degree, leading to teaching chef preparation programs in secondary settings, including the essentials of food preparation and qualification for FoodSafe Certification. Programs often include opportunities for culinary competitions and catering for school district events.The concurrent path is for those chefs who are already employed in a BC secondary school having been issued a Letter of Permission by the Ministry of Education Teacher Certification Branch. nnPlease contact an admissions officer in the Teacher Education Office about this teachable subject.
EnglishEnglish is a teachable area for teacher candidates who wish to share with others their knowledge and passion for English in all its forms including literature, theatre, film, public speaking, digital media, and more. They recognize that language is inherently linked to thinking, learning, and communicating.
FrenchTeacher candidates with French as a teachable subject are proficient in the language and specialize in teaching French Immersion, Core French, and French as a first language (Programme francophone) at the secondary level. Learn about the UBC BEd French specializationUBC French Teacher Education Program candidates may be eligible for a federal bursary administered by the BC Ministry of Education and dispersed by UBC Enrolment Services in the fall once course registration information has been received from the Teacher Education Office in September. Please refer to the application requirements and apply online. Please note that UBC offers a Bachelor of Education. Language of instruction percentages will be submitted by the TEO in September.
Home EconomicsTeacher candidates interested in Home Economics wish to provide opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to foods nutrition and healthy living, textiles, family studies and career opportunities.There are two pathways to earning a BEd in Home Economics Education:


  1. 11-month BEd program (Secondary option)

  2. Dual Degree - complete a BEd and BSc Food, Nutrition and Health concurrently

MathematicsTeacher candidates interested in teaching mathematics do so in order that others may better understand the world around them. Teaching mathematics includes number sense, patterns, shape and space, statistics and probability, measurement, geometry, relational functions problem solving, reasoning technology, change, constancy, spatial sense, and calculus.There are two pathways to earning a BEd in Math Education:


  1. 11-month BEd program (Secondary option)

  2. Dual Degree - complete a BEd and BSc Math concurrently

MusicTeacher candidates in this teachable subject have expertise in music and wish to share their skills and knowledge by providing opportunities for students to experience music through listening, creating, and performing. Some specific areas of instruction include composition and technology, choral music, and instrumental music.There are two pathways to earning a BEd in Music Education:


  1. 11-month BEd program (Secondary option)

  2. Dual Degree - complete a BEd and BMus General Studies: Secondary Music Education concurrently

Physical Education: Current Pathway

Health, Outdoor and Physical Education
Physical Education appeals to teacher candidates who wish to foster in learners co-operation, teamwork, and positive social and personal behaviours. Key attributes of PE programs include individual and dual activities, games, rhythmic movement, active living, and development of personal and social responsibilities.There are two pathways to earning a BEd in Physical Education:

  1. 11-month BEd program (Secondary option)

  2. Dual Degree - earn a BEd at the same time as your BKin u2013 Physical and Health Education
Science: Biological ScienceThe Science cohort is for those who wish to foster scientific literacy, including an understanding of the nature of science in relation to society and the environment. Particular science areas include chemistry, biology (including life science), physical science, and earth science (including space science and geology).
Science: ChemistryThe Science cohort is for those who wish to foster scientific literacy, including an understanding of the nature of science in relation to society and the environment. Particular science areas include chemistry, biology (including life science), physical science, and earth science (including space science and geology).
Science: Earth SciencesThe Science cohort is for those who wish to foster scientific literacy, including an understanding of the nature of science in relation to society and the environment. Particular science areas include chemistry, biology (including life science), physical science, and earth science (including space science and geology).There are two pathways to earning a BEd in Science Education:

  1. 11-month BEd program (Secondary option)

  2. Dual Degree - complete your BEd and BSc in Forest Sciences or Natural Resources Conservation concurrently
Science: PhysicsThe Science cohort is for those who wish to foster scientific literacy, including an understanding of the nature of science in relation to society and the environment. Particular science areas include chemistry, biology (including life science), physical science, and earth science (including space science and geology).There are two pathways to earning a BEd in Physics Education:

  1. 11-month BEd program (Secondary option)

  2. Dual Degree - complete your BEd and BSc in Physics concurrently
Social Studies: GeographySocial Studies is a multidisciplinary subject whose goal is to develop thoughtful and engaged citizens who appreciate democracy and what it means to be a Canadian. Candidates with backgrounds in social studies, history, geography or social sciences prepare to teach about society and culture, politics and laws, economy and technology, as well as the environment.
Social Studies: HistorySocial Studies is a multidisciplinary subject whose goal is to develop thoughtful and engaged citizens who appreciate democracy and what it means to be a Canadian. Candidates with backgrounds in social studies, history, geography or social sciences prepare to teach about society and culture, politics and laws, economy and technology, as well as the environment.
(Second Teachable Only) Social Studies: Social ScienceSocial Studies is a multidisciplinary subject whose goal is to develop thoughtful and engaged citizens who appreciate democracy and what it means to be a Canadian. Candidates with backgrounds in social studies, history, geography or social sciences prepare to teach about society and culture, politics and laws, economy and technology, as well as the environment.An applicant presenting a Social Science teachable subject must also meet requirements for another subject that is widely taught in BC secondary schools. For example, Geography and History are widely taught subjects in BC secondary schools.
Technology EducationTechnology Education is for those who have technical proficiency in information technology, materials and processes technology, systems integration technology, safety, or a variety of disciplines, such as, wood, metal, automotive, CAD, or plastics. They wish to increase technological literacy for students, to support them in the development of their skills and to prepare for the workplace and citizenship.
TheatreDrama/Theatre teacher candidates seek to share this interactive and creative subject with learners, engaging students in relationships with others and with the environment while bridging the real with the imagined in a variety of styles. Specific content areas include drama, performance, production, directing and script development, technique, theory, technical theatre and theatre management.
(Second Teachable Only) English Language Learner EducationTeacher candidates in English Language Learner Education recognize that cultural and linguistic diversity contribute to Canadian society yet pose unique challenges in schools. Candidates focus on the needs of learners whose home language is not English and support them to become proficient in English while meeting cross-curricular outcomes.An applicant presenting an English Language Learner teachable subject must also meet requirements for another subject that is widely taught in BC secondary schools. For example, English is widely taught in BC secondary schools.
Second Teachable Only) Computer ScienceComputer Science candidates prepare to teach computer information systems, computer programming, and applied digital communications. (Computer Science candidates take their inquiry seminars together with Business Education candidates.)An applicant presenting a Computer Science teachable subject must also meet requirements for another subject that is widely taught in BC secondary schools. For example, Physics or Math are widely taught in BC secondary schools.
(Second Teachable Only) Modern LanguagesModern Language educators are proficient in a language other than English or French, have experience with that culture, and seek to engage others in meaningful and authentic language learning. Languages in this cohort include German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, and Spanish.An applicant presenting a Modern Language teachable subject must also meet requirements for another subject that is widely taught in BC secondary schools. For example, English or French are widely taught in BC secondary schools.