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Indigenous Language Revitalization: Bachelor of Education Degree


Intake
  • Continuous

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    determined by partnership with indigenous community
  • Campuses
    Victoria

    Resources

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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    Final Two Years of a Four Year Program
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $6700 per year (for domestic students)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1700 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online)
    • Off-site

    Community-Based Instruction

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

This program may be of special interest to Aboriginal students.

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

Application Deadline Advice

You will start the Bachelor of Education in Indigenous Language Revitalization in either the Indigenous Language Proficiency Certificate or the Indigenous Language Proficiency Certificate at UVIC. Both are one-year programs that will ladder into the second year of the Indigenous Language Revitalization Diploma. In your third year, you’ll request a transfer to the Bachelor of Education program.

Option A: Apply to the Indigenous Language Proficiency Certificate in the Department of Indigenous Education at UVic by contacting iedlpa@uvic.ca or 250-721-7824.

Option B: Apply to the Indigenous Language Revitalization Certificate in Continuing Studies at UVic by emailing cilr@uvic.ca.

The intake of and deadline to apply to the Certificate programs depends on community partnership agreement.  

Application Fee: $81 (if all all transcripts come from institutions within Canada); or $142 (If any transcripts come from institutions outside of Canada)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

1. Complete the Diploma in Indigenous Language Revitalization.

Admission Advice:
1. You’ll start your degree in a certificate program with the Department of Indigenous Education or with Continuing Studies at UVIC. Both are one-year programs that will ladder into the second year of the Indigenous Language Revitalization Diploma. In your third year, you’ll request a transfer to the Bachelor of Education program.

2. Information about the Indigenous Language Proficiency Certificate offered by UVIC's Department of Indigenous Education can be found at the EducationPlannerBC website as well as UVic website. Apply to the Indigenous Language Proficiency Certificate in the Department of Indigenous Education at UVic by contacting iedlpa@uvic.ca or 250-721-7824.

3. Information about the Indigenous Language Revitalization Certificate offered by UVIC's Continuing Education Department can be found here. Apply to the Indigenous Language Revitalization Certificate in Continuing Studies at UVic by emailing cilr@uvic.ca.

4. The Bachelor of Education is designed for community-delivery, where the first two years (minimum) will be delivered in partnership with a language community or group of communities. The final two years may be delivered in a combination of face-to-face (both on-campus and in community) and distributed learning, bringing cohorts from around the province together OR the individual language community cohorts may continue as a group if student interest and funding warrants.

5. More information about the Program can be found at the Department website. 


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Summary

One of the following (minimum scores):

  • Four years of full-time academic studies or completion of a degree program at a recognized institution in which the primary language of instruction is English (click here for a list of countries) 
  • 86% the BC Provincial English 12 Examination within the last three years prior to admission 
  • 86% on Grade 12 English or its equivalent in Canada within the last three years prior to admission
  • A score of 4 on the Advanced Placement Exam in English Language and Composition
  • A score of 4 on IB Higher Level English
  • 1.5 units of transferable university-level English courses
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) = score of 70 overall, with no section less than 60
  • IELTS = score of 6.5 overall, with no component less than 6.0
  • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) = Level 6
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) = score of 90
  • TOEFL iBT = score of 90 with no section less than 20
  • TOEFL paper-based = 575 
  • completion of UVic's University Admission Preparation (UAP) program, with a score of 80% or higher
  • completion of UVic;s University Admission Preparation: Advanced English and Canadian Studies program, with at least 80% in English and at least 60% in Canadian Studies
  • completion of UVic's University Pathways Program for International Students (a specialized first-year university program that combines academic Enlish and UVic credit courses)

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

For students directly entering an undergraduate program after high school, admission is based on four academic courses.

You must meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. The program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for UVic.

You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

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 in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for UVic.

Information on admission requirements for high school students are available at the Canadian High School Applicants page.

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 in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for UVic.

Information on admission requirements for high school students are available at the Canadian High School Applicants page.

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at UVic. Please refer to UVic's Transfer Credit web page. The BC Transfer Guide allows you to check on the transferability of your courses taken at another BC post-secondary institution.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary studies at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at UVic. Please refer to UVic's Transfer Credit web page.


Mature Student

Discovery Studies
Discovery studies allows students to develop skills by taking a university course or two without needing to complete a whole degree. As a discovery student, you can register in up to three units of courses per term (that is two classes). You must:

  • be 21 years old before the first day of class
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • provide a letter of introduction describing why you want to take courses and your ability to succeed
  • meet UVic's English language proficiency requirements
  • not have been a UVic student before or been refused admission in the past
  • not have been required to withdraw from any post-secondary institution in the previous three years

Special Access Program
If you haven’t studied at UVic before and are over 23 years old, you can apply to UVic's special access program. It’s for BC residents whose academic achievements have been significantly and adversely affected by health, disability, family circumstances or similar responsibilities. 

Special access applicants must:

  • be at least 23 years of age on the first day of classes
  • be a first-time student at UVic
  • be a BC resident
  • meet all prerequisites for your intended faculty or program
For detailed info, verify directly with UVic

International Student

Information for international student applicants can be found here

 

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Students who may not qualify under the regular categories of admission can learn more about UVIC's Other Applicant Categories.

Alternate application categories include the following at UVic:

  • Accelerated entry program for high school students (to enroll in post-secondary level courses at UVic while attending high school)
  • Indigenous students
  • Visiting students
  • Adult Learners  

 

How to Apply

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.