Upcoming WKTEP Information Session in Nelson, BC
Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WKTEP, #1 – 266 Baker Street, Nelson, BC
This information session will be hosted by WKTEP Program Coordinators Heather Shippit and Susanne Maguire along with Teacher Education Office Admissions Manager Justin O’Hearn.
If you are interested in learning more about the UBC 11-month teacher education program in Nelson or Vancouver, please join us for this information session. We will introduce you to the program as well as admission requirements, and practical information on becoming a fully certified elementary or secondary teacher in British Columbia. Presentation will be followed by a Q&A. This session is open to anyone with an interest in teacher education at UBC and specifically for WKTEP.
RSVPs aren’t necessary but are appreciated as space is limited. Please send RSVPs to email@example.com.
Listen to a short radio interview with Justin O’Hearn on EZ Rock Nelson talking about the info night: youtu.be/-qkAVrSJd80
The 11-month West Kootenay Rural Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) is located in Nelson, BC and surrounding communities.
WKTEP has a strong focus on rural and small school settings, recognizing that they offer exciting educational opportunities for teachers. There is also an emphasis on place-conscious learning with strong ties to local communities and school districts.
The program includes the full complement of UBC’s BEd coursework and practica, with both a 2-week and a 10-week practicum hosted by four school districts (SD8, SD10, SD20, SD51), as well as a 3-week Community Field Experience in non-formal settings.
Completing the West Kootenay Rural Teacher Education Program leads to a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree and recommendation for teacher certification by the Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB).
To be eligible for the BEd degree, individuals must have completed a Bachelor’s degree including relevant academic preparation. Applicants must also have volunteer or work experience in a group setting with children or youth, preferably at the age level you wish to teach.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2018/19 Teacher Education Program. Next program starts September 2018!
Photo: Erika Momeyer