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Education Secondary (Grades 8 - 12): Bachelor Degree

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  • Fall

Study Options
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  • Location
    Prince George Campus
  • Campuses
    Prince George


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  • Length
    Two Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6160 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1450 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by March 15.

Application Fee: $35.70


1. A four-year Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Commerce degree (120 credits or equivalent) with at least 90 credits in Arts, Science, or Business Administration or in other teachable fields suitable to teaching in the BC School system. The remaining credits may come from any discipline.

2. Degree requirements include:

a) six credits of acceptable English literature and composition at any level -- this may involve three credits of literature and three credits of composition or six credits of acceptable English literature. This work must be completed with at least a "C+" average.

b) one of the following:

  • one teachable Major/one teachable Minor
  • two teachable Minors
  • one teachable Major
c) at least a "C+" grade point average on the most recent 60 credits completed


A Teachable Minor normally consists of 18 credits of 300 or 400-level courses taken in third and fourth years, besides required first- and second-year courses.

A Teachable Major normally consists of 30 credits of 300- and 400-level courses taken in third and fourth years, besides required first- and second-year courses.

Teachable Major and Minors are available in the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • General Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Studies

A Teachable Minor is also available in First Nations Studies.


  • submit the Experience with Children and Youth Form;
  • 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. Admission rankings are determined by a combination of grade point average, experience with children, personal statement scores, and letters of reference.

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

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you must meet one of the following (minimum score):

  • Completed five consecutive years of education in English immediately before admission
  • A 70% grade in English 12 or equivalent in the BC secondary system
  • A 75% (B) grade in a university transferable English course
  • A 2.00 (C ) grade in the UNBC English Language Studies 50 Component 1 and 2.
  • An internet based TOEFL score of 88 with a 20 in the Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking components
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than a 6.0 in any of the four modules
  • A LPI score of 5
  • Comparable results to the TOEFL or IELTS requirements in any other recognized English Language Assessment

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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 check here.


Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on admission as a Transfer Student check here.

Mature Student

For details on Mature Student admission check here.

International Student

For details on International Student admission 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 check here.

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