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Education: Bachelor Degree (COTR/UVic)


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Cranbrook

    Resources

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    City of Cranbrook
  • Length
    120 Credits (4 years full-time; or varies part-time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $3950 Year One; Use UVIC fees calculator to look up for information on tuition and fees for years 2 - 4 of your study
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $3000 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online)
    • Off-site

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out COTR's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Application deadline for Dual Admissions is January 31. You also need to complete the UVic Self Reporting Form
  • Supplemental application to the program (if applicable): January 31
  • Proof of English language proficiency: typically one month after the application deadline. Your language-proficiency deadline will be indicated in your online application checklist after you submit your online application to UVic. 
Verify directly with College of the Rockies.

Application Fee: $30 COTR; $25 UVic

1) Program Admission Requirements

You may enter the Bachelor of Education (Elementary Curriculum) program directly from high school, or after one year of approved post-secondary studies.

Academic (minimum grade needed in brackets)

Option A: Year One Entry

Completion of the following courses:

Grade 11 Courses*:

  • Approved English 11
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 or Pre-calculus 11
  • One approved science 11
  • One approved social studies 11/12

Grade 12 Courses*:

  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 (67%)
  • Three approved academic 12 courses

 

 
Notes (*): click to see all approved courses

Option B: Year Two Entry

The following admission prerequisites must be completed by April 30 for entry to Year-Two:

  • three units (two courses) of approved English with at least C+ in each course
  • demonstrated competence in written English
  • three units (two courses) of Canadian Studies
  • three units (two courses) of Math with at least a C+ average and must be completed within 10 years of entry to year-two of the program
  • three units (two courses) of laboratory science which must be completed within 10 years of entry to year-two of the program)
  • three units (two courses) of approved academic electives*
  • at least a C+ term GPA (grade point average) calculated on the either:
    • the most recent session/term of 12 UVIC units (24 credits = approximately 8 courses) attempted if you have attempted eight or more university-level courses; or
    • all university-level courses attempted; and also meet the minimum high school academic requirements for year-one entry

        Note:

  • Click to see details of approved admission prerequisite courses at College of the Rockies.
  • For complete details on admission requirements, visit the Faculty of Education web site.
  • At UVIC, the value of courses is given in units. Most courses at UVic that run for one term count for 1.5 units per course. For example, 3 UVIC units are equivalent to two (half-year) courses or 6 credits at most BC colleges and universities.
  • *Electives: choose from subjects related to those taught in BC schools such as art, computer science, French, geography or physics. Courses from professional programs such as child and youth care, education and social work are not normally approved. Consult an Education adviser.

Non-Academic (information for students applying for Year-Two entry ONLY)

  • A minimum of 50 hours* of practical experience working with groups of children or youth at the age level you wish to teach (ages 5-12 for elementary)
  • Summary of experience
  • Reflection on experience
  • Two reference letters

        Note:

  • Click to see application instructions and downloadable forms pertaining to experience requirement (in the How to Apply section) 
  • In light of restrictions due to COVID, the number of required hours of experience has been reduced to 50 hours for this year's entry.

Admission Advice

1. This program is held in partnership with the University of Victoria (UVic). Visit the University of Victoria Bachelor of Education Degree program website to see more details. 

2. Students admitted into Year One of the program will enroll at College of the Rockies (COTR) in first-year university-level courses (through a dual admission agreement with UVic). For the remaining three years, you will be enrolled in University of Victoria courses but receive your instruction, in the classroom, at COTR's Cranbrook campus. Click here for more information about applying for Dual Admission.

Note: Admission averages for Year-One Entry are calculated using all required Grade 12 courses for entry to a program. For more details, including admission requirements for all applicant categories (including students from outside of BC), see the UVic admissions site for this Program.

3. Alternatively, you may be eligible for admission to year two of the Bachelor of Education program, if you've completed at least two approved courses in each of English, Canadian studies, laboratory science and mathematics. 

4. All applicants to UVic (regardless of country of origin or citizenship status) are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. You can choose one of several ways to demonstrate language proficiency.

You are not required to provide proof of language proficiency if you have studied full time for at least four years within Canada at the high school and/or post-secondary level, and all of your instruction has been in English.

5. It's strongly recommended that you contact a Faculty of Education academic advisor at UVic for assistance with navigating the admission requirements. 


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy COTR's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Demonstrate one of the following:

  • English 12 (65%) or equivalent and three years of full-time instruction in an English speaking country
  • Any English 12 course or equivalent (at the grade needed for your program) or equivalent, and four years of full-time instruction in an English speaking country
  • Four consecutive years of recognized instruction at an eligible international secondary school that uses English as the language of instruction but operates in a country where the primary language is not English (note: These four years must be immediately prior to attending the College)
  • 6 credits of first-year English course at the post-secondary level
  • If English is not your first language, direct admission is offered by one of the following (minimum score):
    • TOEFL iBT (overall score of 80, with at least 13 in Reading, 21 in Writing, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking)
    • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and the TOEFL ITP Plus for China (overall score of 80, with at least 13 in Reading, 21 in Writing, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking)
    • IELTS Academic (overall score of 6.0 overall, with no band below 6.0)
    • IELTS Indicator (overall score of 6.0, with no band below 6.0) (6.5 overall is required for PDDB)
    • CAEL (overall score of 60, with no sub score below 60)
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (overall score of 56)
    • Duolingo (110) (can be used for admission to Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 semesters)

Conditional admission can be offered after an English Language Assessment. The result will determine if a student has to take ESL and/or High School English or if they can directly enter the full academic program. 

Details about English Equivalency can be found here. Verify English Language Proficiency requirements directly with COTR. 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Each program has individual admissions requirements. To be considered for admission, you must meet or exceed the requirements for your chosen program. You must also meet the English proficiency requirement at a level suitable for your desired program. Program-specific admission requirements can be found on the 'Admission Info' tab of each program profile for Coast Mountain College on EducationPlannerBC's program search database

Many programs or courses at College of the Rockies require English 12 (65%) or Equivalent

If English is not your first language, or if you have received your primary education in a language other than English, you are required to provide proof of the College’s English language proficiency requirements. College of the Rockies (COTR) offers conditional and direct admission for college programs. 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for College of the Rockies (COTR) in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

General information for high school students on applying for undergraduate programs at COTR can be found here.

Out-of-Province

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for College of the Rockies (COTR) in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

General information for high school students on applying for undergraduate programs at COTR can be found here.

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program. Please refer to College of the Rockies' Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

If you want to transfer credits from a BC institution, visit the BC Transfer Guide website to see what courses will transfer. For courses taken at Alberta institutions, please visit the ACAT Transfer website, where College of the Rockies is a member institution.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your current program. Please refer to College of the Rockies' Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

For courses taken at Alberta institutions, please visit the ACAT Transfer website, where College of the Rockies is a member institution.

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you may be considered for admission as a mature student as long as you are at least 19 years old on the first day of classes. You must also meet the specific course/program prerequisites for your intended program.

International Student

For details on applying as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

If you do not qualify for admission under the regular or mature student admission requirements, it is possible to be considered for special admission by the Office of the Registrar. For more details, please contact a COTR education advisor.

How to Apply

For details on application and registration process to become a College of the Rockies student, please check here.

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