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Education: Bachelor (BEd)


Intake
  • Fall

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

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  • Length
    Three Semesters (10 months)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $11,800 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $3700 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • First Professional Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

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 UFV's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted for entrance to the Fall semester only. 

Applications can be submitted after October 1. Applicants must submit completed applications, including documentation, by January 31 to be considered for the September admission of the same year. Applications received after January 31 may be considered, but only if space is available.

Program Options

Application Fee: $50.68 (domestic students); $150 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

1. Completion of a four-year bachelor's degree from a recognized institution

2. There are two options within the Bachelor of Education. Check the entrance requirements for your desired program:

Non-Academic (for all applicants)

  • On campus interview (to assess applicant's readiness and dispositions for the teaching profession)
  • Program preparation:
    • Experience working with children/adolescents in a variety of settings (classroom volunteer work is strongly recommended)
    • Additional certificates, talents and skills in areas such as coaching, music and first-aid are reviewed
    • Courses in First Nations studies or Indigenous People's knowledge are recommended
    • Preparation in numeracy (for example MATH 205), modern languages, fine and performing arts and kinesiology are recommended
  • A brief resume detailing education, work experience, and volunteer experience
  • Two confidential letters of reference from professionals (guiding questions are provided in the referee's report form)
  • Criminal Record Check

Admission Advice
1. Before applying, you are strongly encouraged to attend the Teacher Education information seminars and visit the Teacher Education website for more details on admission criteria and process. 

2. Grade Point Average - UFV will calculate grade point average on the most recent two years (about 60 credits) of undergraduate course work (this may include post-degree course work). You must have a grade point average of at least 2.8 (just above a "B-") to be considered for admission. Admission to the BEd is on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

3. At least one reference must come from an off-campus educator who has observed the applicant interacting with children/adolescents in an educational setting.

4. Interview dates will be made available by invitation and are typically scheduled for March. Students unable to attend the interview must consult UFV's Education Advisor. 


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

There are two levels of English language proficiency:

(1) Entry-Level (This level of proficiency allows entry into some programs to begin post-secondary studies at UFV, but upgrading in English will be required before you can take first-year English or written communications courses and to enter many UFV programs)

(2) Degree/Diploma Level (This level of proficiency is required for admission to many university-level programs such as bachelor degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, post-baccalaureate programs, and graduate-level programs.)

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To meet Entry-Level English language proficiency standards, you must have one of the following:

  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12, or equivalent 
  • International Baccalaureate English A (standard level or higher level)
  • Advanced Placement English
  • three consecutive full-time years of secondary school and/or post-secondary education taught in the English language in a country where English is the principal language (see list of countries). Education must include the equivalent of B.C. secondary school graduation or completion of first year post-secondary (minimum 30 post-secondary credits recognized by UFV) with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 (or C average). Full-time study is defined as successful completion of at least three non-ESL courses per semester and six non-ESL courses per academic year.
  • TOEFL iBT = score of 80 with no section below 19
  • TOEFL paper-based = score of 550 with at least 4.0 on TWE
  • IELTS Academic = score of at least 6.0, with no band score less than 5.5
  • UFV CPT (Composition Placement Test) = score of 41
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) = score of at least 80
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) = score of at least 60
  • CanTEST = overall score of 4.0 in Listening, Reading, and Writing
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: (CAE) = grade C or higher
  • Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) = grade A
  • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) = essay score of 24 (level 4)
  • UFV English Language Studies Assessment results equivalent to completion of EAP 074 (formerly ESL WG74)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) academic = score of 56 with a minimum score of 52 in Writing
  • EIKEN (Test in Practical English Proficiency) = grade Pre-1
  • Canadian Language Benchmark placement test (CLBPT) = 8 overall, with no skill less than 7
  • Accuplacer Reading comprehension 80 or better, with Accuplacer WritePlacer 6 or better on the 8-point scale
  • A passing grade in a first-year English course transferable to UFV
  • CMNS 125 or CMNS 145 or CMNS 175 or CMNS 251
  • ENGL 099
  • ENGL 081 or ENGL 091
  • EAP 074 (formerly ESL WG74) with a C+ or better or EAP 084 (formerly ESL 084)


To meet Degree/Diploma Level English language proficiency standards, you must have one of the following (minimum score):

  • English 12 (C) or English Literature 12 (C) or English First Peoples (C) or equivalent IB English A (Standard or Higher Level) or AP English
  • TOEFL iBT = score of 88 with no section below 20
  • TOEFL paper-based = score of 570 with at least 4.5 on TWE (essay) score of 4.5
  • IELTS = overall score of 6.5, with no band score less than 6.0
  • UFV CPT (Composition Placement Test) = score of 48 
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) = score of 85
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) = score of 70
  • CanTEST = overall score of 4.5 in Listening and Reading, and 4.0 in Writing
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE) = score of a C or higher
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English = grade A
  • LPI = essay score of score of 30 (Level 5)
  • UFV English Language Studies Assessment results equivalent to completion of UFV EAP 084 (formerly ESL 084)
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English) academic = overall score of 61 with at least 60 in Writing
  • EIKEN (Test in Practical English Proficiency) = grade 1
  • Canadian Language Benchmark placement test (CLBPT) = 9 overall, with no skill less than 8
  • 'C' in a first-year English course transferable to UFV
  • CMNS 125 (C) or CMNS 145 (C) or CMNS 175 (C) or CMNS 251 (C)
  • ENGL 099 (C)
  • ENGL 081 (C+) or ENGL 091 (C+) or EAP 084 (C+)
  • Duolingo English test (DE) = score of 110
All applicants to post-secondary programs will be checked to ensure the English language proficiency level specified for the program has been met prior to being admitted. Applicants unable to meet the English language entrance requirement will be given the opportunity to meet the English requirement through Adult Basic EducationEnglish Language Studies, and/or the University Foundation certificate.

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

There are three types of requirements that applicants to UFV need to meet:

General requirements require one of the following:
  • BC high school graduation
  • 9 credits of transferable courses at the post-secondary level with at least a 2.0 GPA based on all credits attempted
  • at least 19 years of age by the start of the first class
  • at least 17 years of age and out of high school for at least one year by the start of the semester (for admission into preparatory level programs only)
Verify information directly with UFV. 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Many programs require students to have BC secondary school graduation or equivalent to meet entrance requirements. Students must meet the academic requirements of their intended program (Program-specific admission requirements for UFV's programs are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for UFV)

The following links also offer helpful advice regarding Secondary School grades and transcripts for the admission process:

Verify admission requirements directly. 

 

Out-of-Province

Many programs require students to have BC secondary school graduation or equivalent to meet entrance requirements. Students must meet the academic requirements of their intended program (Program-specific admission requirements for UFV's programs are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for UFV)

The following links also offer helpful advice regarding Secondary School grades and transcripts for the admission process:

Verify admission requirements directly. 

 

 

BC Transfer Student

All UFV applicants are required to submit current, official, transcripts for all secondary and post-secondary institutions previously attended.  Photocopies, notarized copies or personal copies of documents are not acceptable and may delay the processing of your application.

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at UFV. Use BC Transfer Guide to check course transferability/equivalency of courses completed in BC.

Please refer to UFV's Transfer Credit web page for details. Transfer credit tutorial video is also available here. 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

All UFV applicants are required to submit current, official, transcripts for all secondary and post-secondary institutions previously attended.  Photocopies, notarized copies or personal copies of documents are not acceptable and may delay the processing of your application.

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at UFV. 

Please refer to UFV's Transfer Credit web page for details. Transfer credit tutorial video is also available here. 

Mature Student

Post-secondary programs at UFV normally require BC secondary school graduation (or equivalent) for admission. However, some programs accept mature students (19 years or older on the first day of class) without secondary school graduation. 

Each program has specific admission requirements in place to ensure students have a reasonable opportunity to succeed. If mature student entry is available for a program, the requirements and minimum age will be stated. Program-specific admission requirements for these programs are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for UFV. 

International Student

There are three types of requirements that applicants to UFV need to meet:

For more details on applying to UFV as International applicants, please click here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Special Admission - Any individual who does not qualify for admission through any of the other avenues may petition the UFV Academic Standards Committee for special consideration.

How to Apply

Click here for step-by-step application advice to UFV.

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