Secondary Practicum Placement Request

Faculty of Education policy on practicum placements:

Practicum placements are in Lower Mainland school districts and in selected locations throughout the province. 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.

IB Educator Stream: teacher candidates who intend on applying for the IB educator stream must be prepared to travel anywhere in the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley, as IB schools and placements are limited.


2021/22 Secondary Practicum Placement Request Form

EDUC 315 & 421/496 only
  • Please check off your specialization(s).

  • A. Placements in the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley

  • Note: School placements are limited and cannot be guaranteed in any given district.

  • Teacher candidates who wish to apply for the International Baccalaureate Educator Stream need to complete a second practicum preference form as part of the IB application process.

    This form will be sent to you by email and must be completed between May 19 to June 11, 2021. IB application preferences will supersede selections on this form.

  • B. Placements outside the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley

    Each year the Faculty of Education attempts to place teacher candidates who wish to have their 2-week and 10-week practica outside of the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley region of British Columbia. Requests will be accommodated if there is sufficient interest among students (at least four teacher candidates) and if suitable arrangements for practica can be made. If you are interested in taking your 2-week and 10-week practica outside of the Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley, please indicate your top 2 options for BC school districts.

  • C. Previous Schools & School Districts

    To ensure impartial evaluation of practicum performances, the Faculty asks that you notify the secondary program manager (practicum & field experience) of any schools you have attended as a student or have volunteered with, or schools and/or districts in which relatives are enrolled or employed. All teacher candidates are requested to supply the name of the high school they graduated from, regardless of whether or not it was a British Columbia school.

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Special Circumstances

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

Secondary French Immersion Program Option

Because of the small number of French immersion classrooms, the practicum for a French Immersion secondary student teacher may consist of work in French as well as in English. An immersion student with only French as a teaching area may teach in classrooms of immersion French, immersion Humanities and Core French (FSL).