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Education Elementary (Grade K - 7): Bachelor Degree

  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Winter/Spring 2021 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with UNBC about the learning method.

  • Program Start Date
  • Campuses
    Prince George


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    City of Terrace
  • Length
    Two-year post-degree option; or five-year concurrent degree option
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6750 per year (domestic students)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1600 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Temporarily online/hybrid for Winter/Spring 2021

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 UNBC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by January 15 to enter the September Semester. There is no intake for the January Semester. 

Application Fee: $35.70 (domestic students); $125 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements


1. One of:

  • a three- or four-year Bachelor’s degree, including 60 credits in Arts, Science or other teachable fields relevant to the BC School system. Of the 60 credits, 30 credits must be at the senior-level (i.e. 300- or 400-level)
  • at least 90 credits of undergraduate course work, which includes 60 credits in Arts, Science, or in other teachable fields relevant to the BC School system. Of the 60 credits, 30 credits must be at the senior level (i.e. 300- or 400-level)
  • a UNBC Education Diploma in a First Nations Language and Culture (92 credits).

2. All of*:

  • six credits of acceptable English literature and composition at any level -- this may involve either a) three credits of literature and three credits of composition; or b) six credits of acceptable English literature. This work must be completed with at least a "C+" average. Special Note: Courses in linguistics, language study, grammar, technical or business writing, communications or English as a Second Language are not acceptable to meet the English requirement
  • three credits in Math (not including Statistics)
  • three credits in a laboratory science. Laboratory science credits are normally selected from Biology, Chemistry, Physical Geography, or Physics
  • three credits in Canadian History or three credits of Canadian Geography, plus three credits of approved Canadian Studies, at any level, applicable to teaching in the BC school curriculum. Credits will normally be selected from Anthropology, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, Northern Studies, or Political Science courses that contain significant Canadian content (upon review, credits from other disciplines may be recognized as meeting the Canadian content requirement).
Note(*): if you are missing the above-noted admission prerequisite courses, it is still possible to be admitted conditionally with the approval of the Chair if all other requirements are met and that you:
  • have completed at least 12 credits of the required coursework (in English, Math, Lab Science and/or Canadian Studies)
  • complete all of the admission requirements before starting the Bachelor of Education program. 

3. At least a "C+" (2.33 GPA) grade point average on the most recent 60 credits of undergraduate study.


  • submit the Experience with Children and Youth statement (resume format);
  • submit three Confidential Reference forms;
  • submit a Personal Statement Form;
  • undergo a Criminal Record Check and provide evidence of this check before being considered for admission.
Admission Advice
1. The Elementary Years stream in Prince George begins in September of each year. The Elementary Years program in Terrace begins in September of each odd-numbered year. 

2. Admission rankings are determined by a combination of grade point average, experience with children, personal statement scores, and letters of reference.

3. You are strongly encouraged to contact a UNBC advisor for assistance with navigating the admission process.


2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you may meet the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways (minimum score):

  • Completed five consecutive years of education in English immediately before admission (i.e. within two years of application)
  • Completed 2 full years of full-time post-secondary level studies (or equivalent) at a recognized institution where English is the language of instruction
  • A 70% final grade in English 12 or equivalent in the BC secondary system
  • A 75% (B) grade in a university transferable English course
  • TOEFL internet-based score of 90, with no sub-score less than 20 in each of the Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking components
  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no less than a 6.0 in any of the four modules
  • A final grade of 2.00 ("C") or better in the UNBC English Language Studies 50 and English Language Studies 170.
  • A final grade of 2.00 ("C") or better in an articulated BCCAT EAP 4 program.
  • A final grade of 2 or better in Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature & Composition or AP Literature & Composition
  • A final grade of 3 or better in International Baccalaureate (IB) English A1 or A2 (higher or subsidiary level)
  • MELAB score of 80, with a minimum 3 on the Speaking Rating Scale
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) or the CAEL CE Assessment score of at least 70, with no subtest below 60
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CEA) with a grade of ("B") or better
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): 65 overall score, with 60 reading, 60 writing, 60 listening, and 60 speaking 

1. French-speaking Canadians and Canadian First Nations language speakers are exempted from English language requirement for admission. 

2. Click here for a full list of ways to meet the English language proficiency requirement.  

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - English is the primary language of instruction and communication at UNBC. If your first language is not English, you must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in the use of English to participate in classroom instruction and discussion as well as complete written assignments. See English Language Requirements for full details.



BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Details on admission requirements for BC Secondary School graduates can be found here.



Details on admission requirements for students from other Canadian provinces are found here.

BC Transfer Student

For details on admission as a Transfer Student, please check here.


Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on admission as a Transfer Student, please check here.

Mature Student

For details on Mature Student admission, please check here.

International Student

For details on International Student admission, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Information for other Admission Categories is found here.

These categories include:

  • Mature Student Entry
  • Interest Only (ie-taking courses for credit but not a credential)
  • Special Entry
  • Audit Only (ie-taking courses but not for credit)
  • Studying at UNBC as a Visiting Student
  • Dual High School/University Credit

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply, please check here.

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