2020/21 Academic Calendar

Please take note of these important program dates when planning your year ahead. The teacher education program mirrors the expectations for attendance required in the profession.

Teacher candidates attend classes during the UBC Reading Break.

 

Elementary & Middle Years Program Dates

Winter Session Term 1
September 3 – December 18, 2020

August 31, 2020 IB orientation (IB teacher candidates only)
September 3, 2020 BEd Orientation Day Attendance is mandatory
September 8, 2020 First day of classes for Term 1
October 8, 2020 School-based orientation practicum begins 1 day/week
October 12, 2020 Thanksgiving Day Classes cancelled
October 23, 2020 BC Professional Development Day Classes cancelled
October 26, 2020 School-based orientation practicum begins 2 weeks
November 6, 2020 School-based orientation practicum ends
November 11, 2020 Remembrance Day Classes cancelled
December 18, 2020 Last day of classes for Term 1


Winter Session Term 2
January 4 – June 4, 2021

January 4, 2021 First day of classes for Term 2A
January 7, 2021 EDUC 321 (school-based orientation practicum) begins 1 day/week
January 14, 2021 Community field experience contact day
January 15, 2021 Education Career Fair Classes cancelled except EDCP 320
February 12, 2021 Last day of classes for Term 2A
February 15, 2021 Family Day Classes cancelled
February 16, 2021 First day of classes for Term 2B
February (date TBA) Summer registration opens
March 11, 2021 EDUC 321 (school-based orientation practicum) ends 1 day/week
March 19, 2021 Last day of classes for Term 2B
March 29, 2021 EDUC 418/419 (school-based extended practicum) begins 10 weeks
April 2, 2021 Good Friday Classes cancelled
April 5, 2021 Easter Monday Classes cancelled
May 24, 2021 Victoria Day Classes cancelled
June 4, 2021 EDUC 418/419 (school-based extended practicum) ends


Summer Session
June 7 – July 30, 2021

June 7, 2021 EDUC 430 (community field experience) begins 3 weeks
June 25, 2021 EDUC 430 (community field experience) ends
July 1, 2021 Canada Day Classes cancelled
July 5, 2021 First day of classes for summer session term 2 begins
July 30, 2021 Last day of classes for summer session term 2

 

Secondary Program Dates

Winter Session Term 1
September 3 – December 18, 2020

August 31 – September 4, 2020 IB orientation (IB teacher candidates only)
September 3, 2020 BEd Orientation Day Attendance is mandatory
September 8, 2020 First day of classes for Term 1
October 6, 2020 School-based orientation practicum begin 1 day/week (cohort based)
October 12, 2020 Thanksgiving Day Classes cancelled
October 19-22, 2020 Pre-practicum meetings with faculty advisors Location and date TBA
October 23, 2020 BC Professional Development Day Classes cancelled
October 26, 2020 School-based orientation practicum begins 2 weeks
November 6, 2020 School-based orientation practicum ends
November 9-13, 2020 Post-practicum debriefing meetings with faculty advisors Location and date TBA
November 11, 2020 Remembrance Day Classes cancelled
November 17, 2020 School-based orientation practicum resumes at placement schools 1-day/week
December 18, 2020 Last day of classes for Term 1


Winter Session Term 2
January 4 – May 14, 2021

January 4, 2021 First day of classes for Term 2
January 14, 2021 Community field experience contact day Classes cancelled
January 15, 2021 Education Career Fair Classes cancelled
January 22, 2021 Pre-practicum contact day Classes cancelled
February 8-12, 16-19, 2021 Meetings with faculty advisors for EDUC 421 Locations, date, and time TBA
February 15, 2021 Family Day Classes cancelled
February 19, 2021 Last day of classes for Term 2
February 22, 2021 EDUC 421 (school-based extended practicum) begins 10 weeks
February (date TBA) Summer registration opens
April 2, 2021 Good Friday University closed
April 5, 2021 Easter Monday University closed
May 14, 2021 EDUC 421 (school-based extended practicum) ends


Summer Session
May 17 – July 30, 2021

May 17, 2021 EDUC 430 (community field experience) begins
May 24, 2021 Victoria Day Classes cancelled
June 4, 2021 EDUC 430 (community field experience) ends
June 7, 2021 First day of classes for summer session term 1
June 30, 2021 Last day of classes for summer session term 1
July 5, 2021 First day of classes for summer session term 2
July 30, 2021 Last day of classes for summer session term 2