COVID-19 and the 2022/23 Bachelor of Education Program:
UBC follows all British Columbia Ministry of Health protocols concerning COVID-19. UBC is planning for on-campus instruction for the 2022/23 Winter Session. Teacher candidates accepting admission offers for the 2022/23 Bachelor of Education program should be prepared to be in Vancouver/Lower Mainland to participate in face-to-face coursework and practica. Therefore, if applicable, you will need to arrange for housing and childcare to fulfill this part of the program. General updates are available on the UBC website at covid19.ubc.ca.
Your registration date and time will be available on your SSC account two weeks prior to registration.
An “unscheduled course warning” means that the course will not display on your timetable view as it is not an on-campus course (i.e., practicum, online courses). You can disregard the unscheduled course warning for practicum (EDUC 418/419/421).
Elementary & Middle Years:
It is important to note that the program is the same regardless of which cohort is selected. However, the following can be considered when making a selection:
- Your interest in the pedagogical approach of the cohort.
- The district(s) aligned with the cohort.
- Extra coursework may be required before September start (IB option).
In early May, Elementary & Middle Years teacher candidates will be asked to submit their ranked cohort preferences in an online form. Refer to your program option's registration guide for detailed instructions.
- Each cohort has limited seats. Please note, there is no guarantee of a particular cohort placement.
- Teacher candidates will be notified of their cohort placements in late May.
- French program teacher candidates do not need to submit their ranked cohort preferences as they register in the French cohort.
Teacher candidates who complete the UBC BEd program will be qualified to apply for certification to teach all grades from K-12 in the province of British Columbia. School district employment needs and priorities vary each year so it is difficult to speculate on the benefits of particular cohorts.
Our elementary program is a standard timetable. Courses cannot be transferred into the program.
Upon being admitted, you will be directed to complete the online Practicum Placement form. On this form you will be asked to indicate two of your preferred school districts for practicum placement. As well, please indicate the schools where you have previously attended, worked, or volunteered and schools where relatives may be attending or employed. Please note that while every effort will be made to address your preferences, placement is not guaranteed in either or your two preferred districts.
No. Your specialization (teachable subject/s) was assigned at the time of admission to the BEd program and cannot be changed on your Student Service Centre account. If you accidentally dropped your specialization, please email email@example.com to have it re-added.
If your preferred course section is full, please select a section which has seats available. There are limited seats in all course sections.
There are not waitlists for course sections. If your preferred section is full, please check online to see if a seat becomes available.
If you have an unresolvable course conflict, please email the TEO for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In mid-June all incoming students who are interested in the IB stream will have the opportunity to complete the online IB application form. Successful applicants will be informed later in the summer if they have been accepted for either the IB-MYP or IB-DP cohorts. All students must still complete their regular course registration prior to applying for the IB stream — if they are accepted, changes will be made by the TEO to their timetable. Finally, all applicants to the IB stream are still required to complete the standard (non-IB) Practicum Placement form.
In mid-June all incoming students who are interested in the EDI-D cohort will have the opportunity to complete the online EDI-D application form. Successful applicants will be informed later in the summer if they have been accepted for this cohort. All students must still complete their regular course registration prior to applying for the EDI-D cohort — if they are accepted, changes will be made by the TEO to their timetable. Finally, all applicants to the EDI-D cohort are still required to complete the standard Practicum Placement Form.