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Secondary: Post-Degree Professional Program (PDPP): Bachelor of Education Degree


Intake
  • Fall

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

    Resources

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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    Sixteen Months (full-time)
  • 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
    • Face-to-Face
    • 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 UVic's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by the following dates for September program entry:
  • January 2: online application along with the Summary of Experience and Reflection on Experience:  
  • January 31: first transcript showing grades for courses attempted to December 31, and if applicable, course registration for the period from January to April 30.
  • May 31: final transcript showing grades for all courses attempted to April 30.
Verify detailed application checklist directly with UVIC.

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

Admission to this BEd program is restricted to students with a previous degree and who are enrolled in the Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education. 

Academic

1. completion of an undergraduate degree recognized by the university

2. completion of 3 units (equivalent to two courses) of approved university-level English courses, selected from the following or their equivalents:

  • ENGL 135 or ENGL 215 
  • ENGL 146 
  • ENGL 147 
  • ENGL 200A 
  • ENGL 200B 
  • ENGL 200C 
  • ENGL 201
  • ENGL 202 
  • ENGL 203 
  • ENGL 207 
  • ENGL 208
  • ENGL 209 
  • ENGL 260 

3. demonstrated competency in written English competency, with C+ or higher in each of the two approved English courses.

4. approved studies in one or two teachable subject areas with a grade-point average of at least 4.00 on a 9-point scale (equivalent to UVic’s 'B-' grade) on the 300 and/or 400-level courses needed for each teachable area.

5. a grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 9-point scale (equivalent to UVic's 'C+' grade) on the most recent 30 units attempted to December 31 (equivalent to 20 half-year courses).

6. a grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 9-point scale (equivalent to UVic’s 'C+' grade) on your most recent session/term. If your most recent session is less than 12.0 units, you must have a grade-point average of at least 3.00 (equivalent to UVic’s C+ grade) on your most recent consecutive 12.0 units.

Notes:

  • You may be able to apply with one teachable subject area but your job prospects may be improved if you have more than one area of specialization
  • 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
  • For students who study at another post-secondary institution in BC, you can use BC Transfer Guide to find out course equivalency and transferability

Non-Academic

  • A minimum of 50 hours* of practical experience working with groups of children or youth at the age level you wish to teach (ages 5-17)
  • Summary of experience
  • Reflection on experience
  • Two reference letters

Notes:

  • Click to see application instructions (experience requirement)
  • 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. These hours can be in either one or two settings, and can be online, face to face, or a combination of both.
  • For detailed guidelines, click on 'experience requirement' tab of the program page

Admission Advice

1. All course and grade requirements must be completed by April 30 for entry in September of the same year.

2. This program is for those who wish to teach one or two of the following subjects in a secondary school: art, biology, chemistry, computer science, English, French, general science, mathematics, music, physical and health education, physics, social studies, Spanish, teaching innovation in education, theatre.

3. Refer to the program website for details including 'approved English and written English competency', 'teachable subject areas' as well as 'selection criteria'. 


 

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.