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Elementary/Middle School Option

  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
  • Location
  • Campuses


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  • Length
    Three Semesters
  • Tuition Estimate
    $10,800 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $3750 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by Jan. 31 for admission for the following July. Application forms are available online, through Student Services and from the Teacher Education Program Office in Chilliwack.

Program Options

This program is an option of Education: Bachelor (BEd).

Application Fee: $47.76

1) Program Admission Requirements


1. A bachelor's degree acceptable to the BC College of Teachers (BCCT).

2. 12 credits of third and fourth year courses have to be from the following teachable subject areas:

  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Physical Education
  • Social Studies (any combination of Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, or Sociology)
  • French
  • Visual Arts
  • Theatre

3. All of:

  • 3 credits of English composition
  • 3 credits of English literature
  • 3 credits of Canadian history
  • 3 credits of Canadian geography
  • 4 credits of MATH 105 or equivalent
  • 4 credits of an approved laboratory science course
  • 3 credits of EDUC 200 or equivalent
  • 4 credits of EDUC 300 or equivalent

Note: You are eligible to apply while completing a bachelor's degree acceptable to the BC College of Teachers. With the exception of EDUC 300, all prerequisite courses listed below must be completed  one full semester prior before beginning the Teacher Education Program (TEP). EDUC 300 must be completed by April 30 before starting TEP in July.


  • On campus written Interview
  • Work Experience, Talents and Skills- you are required to have related experience working with children. Classroom volunteer work is strongly recommended. Certificates such as coaching, music and first aid are reviewed in this area, along with languages spoken and travel experience. A brief resume should also be submitted.
  • Reference Letters- two confidential letters of reference are required to support your application.
  • 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.
  • Academic Preparation- you are encouraged to have completed ,courses in First Nations Studies or Indigenous Peoples Knowledge, fine and performing arts, modern languages, and/or kinesiology/
  • Criminal Record Check

Admission Advice

The only way to fully understand the admission criteria and how to fill out the necessary application forms is to visit the Teacher Education website.


2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements


If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following to enter full time academic study (minimum score):

  • Two years of study and graduation from an English-language secondary school
  • Completion of a degree, diploma, or two years of study with a 2.00 CGPA at an English language post-secondary institution recognized by UFV
  • A C+ grade in English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, IB English A (Standard or Higher Level) or AP English
  • A TOEFL score of 88 (internet based),
  • A TOEFL score of 570 (paper based) or 320 (computer based) with a 4.0 TWE (essay) score
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum band score of 6.0
  • A UFV Composition Placement Test score of 48
  • A CAEL score of 70
  • A Cambridge score of a C
  • A CanTEST score of 4.5 with a writing score of 4.0
  • A MELAB score of 85
  • A LPI score of 30 (Level 5)
  • A UFV English as a second language assessment result equivalent to the completion of 80 level ESL writing and grammar
  • Completion of any course or test score with grades that meet the prerequisites for ENGL 105, ENGL 120, CMNS 125 or CMNS 155
  • A C- grade in a first year English or Communications course at UFV
  • A C grade in ENGL 099 or CMNS 099
  • A C+ grade in ENGL 081, ENGL 091 or ESL WG84
  • An Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 80 and an Accuplacer WritePlacer score of 6

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Beyond program admission requirements, you should also be aware of UFV's English language entrance proficiency requirement.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Students must meet the academic requirements of their intended program (detailed within the program admission requirements section for UFV programs within Education Planner).

Many programs require students to have BC secondary school graduation or equivalent to meet entrance requirements. Complete program admission requirements for all UFV programs are detailed in Education Planner.

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



Students must meet the academic requirements of their intended program (detailed within the program admission requirements section for UFV programs within Education Planner).

Many programs require applicants to have the equivalent of BC Secondary school graduation to meet entrance requirements. To determine the equivalency of BC secondary school graduation from other parts of Canada please click here.



BC Transfer Student

If you wish to transfer credit from another BC post-secondary institution to UFV please click here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you wish to transfer credit from an out-of-province post-secondary institution to UFV please click here.

Mature Student

Post-secondary programs at UFV normally require BC secondary school graduation (or equivalent) for admission. However, some programs accept mature students 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. These program admission requirements are outlined for all of UFV's programs in Education Planner.



International Student

International applicants must have completed the equivalent of Canadian Grade 12 (or near-equivalent standing) plus specific program prerequisites for admission to any UFV career, technical or academic program. In addition, minimum English requirements must also be met.

For more details on UFV's general admission requirements and English requirements for 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

For step-by-step application advice to UFV please click here.

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