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Intake
  • Fall

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with UBCO about the learning method.

  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Kelowna

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  • Length
    16 Months (60 credits)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $13,100 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1800 - $2000 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

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 UBCO's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by January 15 for September entry. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $71.75

1) Program Admission Requirements

Students can apply to one or both pathways of the Bachelor of Education (BEd) program: (1) Teaching Children; and (2) Teaching Adolescents.

Academic:

Teaching Children:

1. Completion of a four-year (minimum 120 credits) bachelor’s degree or equivalent at an accredited post-secondary institution, including the following admission prerequisites:

  • English requirement: at least 6 credits of undergraduate-level English literature and composition with a minimum average of 65%. Of the 6 English credits, a minimum of 3 credits must be English literature. (note: courses in creative writing, technical or business writing, or communication are not acceptable.)
  • Canadian Studies: 3 credits that have significant Canadian content
  • Lab science:  3 credits in a laboratory science 
  • Mathematics: 3 credits of Mathematics (note: Statistics courses are not acceptable)
  • 15 credits of 300- and/or 400-level coursework in one or a combination of subjects taught in BC public schools (see calendar for full list)

2. A minimum admission average of 65% in the last 30 credits of transferable post-secondary coursework


Teaching Adolescents:

1. Completion of a four-year (minimum 120 credits) bachelor’s degree or equivalent at an accredited post-secondary institution, including the following admission prerequisites:

  • English requirement: at least 6 credits of undergraduate-level English literature and composition with a minimum average of 65%. Of the 6 English credits, a minimum of 3 credits must be English literature. (note: courses in creative writing, technical or business writing, or communication are not acceptable.)
  • Canadian Studies: 3 credits that have significant Canadian content
  • Lab science:  3 credits in a laboratory science 
  • Mathematics: 3 credits of Mathematics (note: Statistics courses are not acceptable)
  • 24 credits of academic coursework in a teachable subject taught in BC public school (see calendar for full list)

2. A minimum admission average of 65% in the last 30 credits of transferable post-secondary coursework.

 

Non-Academic (for both pathways):
  • A minimum of 75 hours of practical experience (volunteer or paid) working with young people, preferably at the age range they are proposing to teach.

Admission Advice (for both pathways):

1. Lab science courses are normally selected from the following:

  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Physical Geography
  • Physics
2. All required coursework must be completed by April 30, prior to starting in the program. 

3. Admission to the Faculty of Education is competitive as enrollment is limited. Satisfying the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Summary

One of the following (minimum scores):

  • four or more consecutive years of recognized, full-time education in English within Canada immediately prior to attending UBC
  • four or more consecutive years of full-time education in English in a country other than Canada where English is the principal language. These four years must be immediately prior to attending UBC
  • four or more years 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. These four years must be immediately prior to attending UBC.
  • A 70% grade or better on the provincial examination portion of BC English 12 or the equivalent
  • A grade of 4 on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition or AP Literature and Composition
  • A grade of 5 on International Baccalaureate (IB) English A (higher or standard level)
  • CAEL score of 70 overall
  • Campbridge English Qualifications score of 180
  • CEL (UBC Certificate in English) score of 600 
  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no part less than a 6.0
  • PTE score of 65 overall, with a 60 in each of the sub-sections: Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking
  • An internet based TOEFL score of 90 overallwith a:
    • 22 in reading
    • 22 in listening
    • 21 in writing
    • 21 in speaking
  • Six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized university in an English-speaking country (note: transcript showing course completion must be submitted by February 15)
  • Graduation from a recognized degree program at an accredited university where English is the primary language of instruction in an English-speaking country
  • Achieve a UBC Certificate in English Language or CEL by completing Level 600 of the UBC Continuing Studies English for Academic Purposes program on UBC’s Vancouver campus
  • If you are proficient in English, but do not meet the above requirements, you can request a waiver for the English Language Admission Standard. 

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

All students must meet UBC's English Language Admission Standard. If you have completed four or more consecutive years of recognized, full-time education in English in Canada immediately prior to attending UBC, you will have met this standard. It's also possible to meet this English language requirement in several other ways. For complete details check the English Language Admission Requirement page.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

For details on BC Secondary School Graduation Admission, please check here.

For details on Yukon Secondary School Graduation Admission, please check here.

Out-of-Province

For details on admission for Secondary School graduates from other provinces, please check here (and select your Province in the drop-down menu)

BC Transfer Student

To apply to UBC as a transfer student, you are strongly encouraged to have completed 24 transferable credits – with at least a C average (60% where 50% is a passing grade), or a grade point of 2.0. Use the UBC transfer credit search tool to see how courses from your institution transfer to UBC.

For details on university and college transfer to UBC, please refer to this page.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

To apply to UBC as a transfer student, you are strongly encouraged to have completed 24 transferable credits – with at least a C average (60% where 50% is a passing grade), or a grade point of 2.0. Use the UBC transfer credit search tool to see how courses from your institution transfer to UBC.

For details on university and college transfer to UBC, please refer to this page.

 

Mature Student

As a mature applicant, you must be out of full-time formal education for at least four years and satisfy the English language requirement and degree-specific requirements.

For details on Mature Student admission at UBC, please check here.

International Student

For details on International Student admission at UBC, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Details on admission requirements for Canadian Aboriginal Students are found here

Details for studying at UBC as a Visiting Student are found here.

 

How to Apply

To apply to UBC please visit the My Application web page  

 
Also visit the Applying to UBC page for more information on application process.

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