Advising for Students

Program assistance and advising are available for all students enrolled in programs administered by the Teacher Education Office. Contact us by phone, email or drop by the TEO.

Contact us for advising

BEd Program Advising

Bette Shippam
Program Manager – Student Services (Secondary)

  • BEd student advising and support – Secondary
  • Liaison for Education Students Association, Access and Diversity
  • Support for BEd program, diplomas and certificates
  • NITEP and Dual Degree Program support
  • Teacher Updating Program advising

Please contact Bette Shippam for advising on certification or renewal of teaching qualifications for BC schools.


Dr. Keith McPherson
Program Manager – Student Services (Elementary & Middle Years)

  • BEd student advising and support – Elementary and Middle Years
  • Coordinator of BEd program awards & Education Career Fair
  • Support for BEd program, diplomas, and certificates
  • Support for Education Minors

Alexis Okabe
Indigenous Education Program Advisor, NITEP

alexis.okabe@ubc.ca
604 822 5238

  • NITEP Student Support
  • Program Planning Assistance

Practicum Advising

Practicum and CFE assistance and advising are available for all teacher candidates.

Rod Brown
Associate Director, Academic and Professional Support, and Program Manager, Elementary & Middle Years Practicum

  • Elementary and middle years practicum oversight and advising
  • Faculty advisor oversight and support
  • Practicum oversight
  • School district liaison

Cynthia Clerc
Program Manager – Practicum & Field Experience (Secondary)

  • Secondary practicum oversight and advising
  • Faculty advisor oversight and support
  • Practicum oversight
  • School district liaison

Tricia Murray
Program Manager – Local, Rural and International Community Field Experience

  • Community Field Experience oversight
  • Community partner liaison

Mental Health and Wellbeing

At UBC, there are different kinds of supports available for your mental health and wellbeing. Counsellors are located at various locations on campus – at the main Counselling Services office, as well as “embedded” in the Faculty of Education.

To book an appointment with the Education Embedded Counsellor, Dayna McCracken, please call UBC Counselling Services at 604 822 3811, indicate that you are a Faculty of Education student and that you would like to schedule a session with Dayna McCracken.

The Embedded Counsellor can help you navigate the full range of services that are available to you.