All teacher candidates should be aware of the Faculty’s policy surrounding 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.
Special circumstances which would affect practicum placements will be considered. Students are asked to make an appointment to see the Program Coordinator (Secondary Practicum) 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).