2020/21 Winter Session Registration Guide – Elementary & Middle Years

Registration is open on May 15 and May 19 to 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Please review all information and instructions below carefully.

All teacher candidates take the same core courses and remain together in cohorts for most of their course work. Cohorts may have different timetables and some variation in courses. All cohorts prepare teacher candidates to teach Grades K-7.

The 2020/21 winter session course schedule will be published on April 30, 2020. Course schedules are subject to change before the start of the academic year.

Given the current situation with COVID-19, and to ensure continuity of the BEd program for 2020/21, we are preparing for multiple contingencies including face-to-face classes and the potential for online learning. We will be following the directives of the University and the Faculty of Education.

Step 1: Submit Ranked Cohort Preferences

  • Teacher candidates in the Elementary & Middle Years Option will be assigned to a cohort by the Teacher Education Office.
  • Review the list of cohorts under the Cohorts tab below.
  • You will receive an email on April 30 with a link to an online form where you will submit your ranked cohort preferences. The deadline to submit your preferences is May 6 at 11:59pm.
  • Review your cohort preference rankings carefully before submitting as changes to submitted rankings will not be possible.
  • You will be advised of your cohort placement and registration date in early May.
  • Please note that there are limited seats in all cohorts and a particular cohort placement is not guaranteed.

Step 2: Register in Assigned Cohort’s Timetable

  • Register in the standard timetable for your assigned cohort on the applicable date as per the Registration Instructions and Cohort Registration Schedule below.
  • Teacher candidates must only register in the standard timetable for their assigned cohort.
  • The TEO will monitor registration. TCs who register in a standard timetable for a cohort to which they have not been assigned will be de-registered by the TEO.

Teacher candidates may not add or drop courses from the standard timetable.

Cohorts have pre-determined practicum locations. Teacher candidates must arrange for transportation to assigned schools. Change requests based on transportation will not be approved.

After you register in your cohort, complete the Elementary & Middle Years Practicum Placement Request Form. (Teacher candidates should only submit this form after receiving a cohort assignment in early May.)

Review the Policies and Guides

French Teacher Candidates

Teacher candidates with a specialization in French do not complete the cohort preference form as they will register in the Elementary French Immersion cohort standard timetable. The Elementary French Immersion cohort is restricted to teacher candidates admitted with a French specialization.

Registration Instructions

You are currently registering for the Winter Session (September to June). Registration for the Summer Session (June to July) begins in February 2021.

Step 1

If you have not already paid the acceptance deposit, then you must do so prior to your registration date in order to unblock your registration.

Step 2

You can create a worklist at www.students.ubc.ca/ssc by adding your cohort standard timetable (STT).

Step 3

On your cohort's registration date (see Cohort Registration Schedule tab), log in to the SSC and register in a selected worklist or add your cohort standard timetable as follows:

  1. Click Course Schedule.
  2. Select Session: 2020 Winter.
  3. Click Browse > Standard Timetables.
  4. Select your program: BEEM Year 1.
  5. Click on the selected cohort* and the Register STT button.

    *Only register in the cohort to which you have been assigned. The Teacher Education Office will monitor registration and teacher candidates who register in a standard timetable for a cohort to which they have not been assigned will be de-registered.

The standard timetable contains all required courses for the Winter Session.

Step 4

Click on Timetable to print your course schedule. Re-print the schedule in mid-August in case changes have been made.

Step 5

Click on Financial Summary for information about deadlines for tuition and fee payment. Note that the Financial Summary will reflect tuition and student fees due for the Winter Session only. You will register again next February for Summer Session courses to complete your program. Additional tuition and student fees for Summer Session coursework will be assessed at that time.

Step 6

Review your mailing and email addresses. Make sure they are correct.


Program credits are the total number of credits for the Teacher Education Program, comprising both Winter Session and Summer Session. You are currently registering for the Winter Session and you will register in the remaining credits for your program in the Summer Session. Registration for the Summer Session will take place in February 2021.

See full cohort descriptions

Cohort Section Practicum Location Program Credits
Arts-Based & Creativity (ABC) 112 Vancouver 60
Education for Sustainability 103 or 113 North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, or Surrey 60
Community of Inquiry in Teacher Education (CITE) 101 or 111 Richmond 60
Elementary French Immersion
Elementary French Immersion only
105 or 115 Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, or West Vancouver 62-64
Indigenous Education 107 North Vancouver or Vancouver 60
International Baccalaureate – Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP)

Teacher candidates in the IB-PYP cohort will register in an additional 3 credit IB seminar and will also be required to attend a full-day IB orientation session at UBC during the week before the program begins in September.
102 Delta, Surrey, North Vancouver, Vancouver, West Vancouver, or Maple Ridge 63
Middle Years – Self Regulated Learning (MY/SRL) 110 or 120 Coquitlam, Langley, New Westminster, or Chilliwack 60
Outdoor Learning 117 Delta or Surrey 60
Primary Years (Kindergarten to Grade 3) 108 or 118 North Vancouver, Vancouver, or West Vancouver 60
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) 104 or 114 Surrey or Langley 60
Teaching English Language Learning Through a Cross-Curricular Case-Based Inquiry Approach (TELL-3C) 109 or 119 Burnaby, Richmond, or Vancouver 60

Cohort Registration Schedule

All Elementary & Middle Years teacher candidates will be assigned a May 15 registration date in the Student Service Centre. However, registration will remain blocked until the date and time indicated below because you will register by cohort.

Cohorts Date Time
CITE (101/111)
Sustainability (103/113)
French (105/115)
Friday, May 15, 2020 9:00 a.m.
IB-PYP (102)
ABC (112)
SEL (104/114)
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:00 a.m.
Indigenous Education (107)
Outdoor Learning (117)
Primary Years (108/118)
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 9:00 a.m.
TELL-3C (109/119)
Middle Years/SRL (110/120)
Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:00 a.m.