Faculty of Education policy on practicum placements:
Practicum placements are in Lower Mainland school districts. The availability of placements in some areas may be limited and students must be prepared to accept placement for the 2- and 10-week practica anywhere within 125 km of the UBC campus. Teacher candidates make their own arrangements for, and bear the cost of, personal transportation and accommodation during practica.
Teacher candidates will be asked to submit a practicum placement form after receiving a cohort assignment in early June.
Special circumstances which would affect practicum placements will be considered. Students are asked to make an appointment to see the Practicum Program Manager (Secondary) in regards to special circumstances affecting practica. Relevant documentation should be provided (e.g., medical condition).
While every effort will be made to accommodate special circumstances, specific placements can never be guaranteed. All incoming students must be ready to accept placement at any location.Special Circumstances Form