2021/22 Academic Calendar Secondary

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 Term 1 & 2 UBC mid-term breaks.


Winter Session Term 1
September 2 – December 17, 2021

August 30 – September 3, 2021IB orientation (IB teacher candidates only)
September 2, 2021BEd Orientation DayAttendance is mandatory
September 7, 2021First day of classes for Term 1
September 30, 2021National Day for Truth and ReconciliationClasses cancelled
October 5, 2021School-based orientation practicum begin1 day/week (cohort based)
October 11, 2021Thanksgiving DayClasses cancelled
October 18-21, 2021Pre-practicum meetings with faculty advisors Location and date TBA
October 22, 2021BC Professional Development DayClasses cancelled
October 25, 2021School-based orientation practicum begins2 weeks
November 5, 2021School-based orientation practicum ends
November 8-12, 2021Post-practicum debriefing meetings with faculty advisors Location and date TBA
November 11, 2021Remembrance DayClasses cancelled
November 16, 2021School-based orientation practicum resumes at placement schools1-day/week
December 17, 2021Last day of classes for Term 1

Winter Session Term 2
January 4 – May 13, 2022

January 4, 2022First day of classes for Term 2
January 21, 2022Education Career FairClasses cancelled
February 3, 2022Community field experience contact dayClasses cancelled
February 7-11, 14-18, 2022Meetings with faculty advisors for EDUC 421Locations, date, and time TBA
February 11, 2022Pre-practicum contact dayClasses cancelled
February 18, 2022Last day of classes for Term 2
February 21, 2022Family DayClasses cancelled
February 22, 2022School-based extended practicum (EDUC 421) begins10 weeks
February (date TBA)Summer registration opens
April 15, 2022Good FridayClasses cancelled
April 18, 2022Easter MondayClasses cancelled
May 13, 2022School-based extended practicum (EDUC 421) ends

Summer Session
May 16 – July 29, 2022

May 16, 2022Community field experience (EDUC 430) begins3 weeks
May 23, 2022Victoria DayClasses cancelled
June 3, 2022Community field experience (EDUC 430) ends
June 6, 2022First day of classes for Summer Session Term 1
June 30, 2022Last day of classes for Summer Session Term 1
July 1, 2022Canada DayClasses cancelled
July 4, 2022First day of classes for Summer Session Term 2
July 29, 2022Last day of classes for Summer Session Term 2