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Academic1. Completion of a four-year (minimum 120 credit hours) Bachelor’s degree or equivalent at an accredited post-secondary institution.
2. Degree requirements include:
a) six credits of undergraduate English courses with at least a C+ average - this may involve:
b) three credits in Math (not including Statistics)
c) three credits in a laboratory science -- a lab component is not required, but recommended. Laboratory Science credit hours are normally selected from Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physical Geography, or Physics. (Upon review, credit hours from other disciplines may be recognized as meeting the Laboratory Science requirement)
d) three credit hours of Canadian Studies. Canadian Studies credit hours are normally selected from Anthropology, English Literature, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, Northern Studies, or Political Science courses containing significant Canadian content. Upon review, credit hours from other disciplines may be recognized as meeting the Canadian Studies requirement
e) 24 credits of undergraduate course work (inclusive of the credit requirements above) in any one of the teachable subjects taught in British Columbia public schools listed below:
1. All required coursework must be completed by May 1, prior to commencement of the BEd Secondary Years stream.
2. Admission to the BEd Secondary Years stream has limited enrollment and is competitive. Satisfying the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.
3. Admission rankings are determined by a combination of grade point average (GPA), experience with children, personal statement scores, and letters of reference.
4. You are strongly encouraged to contact a UNBC advisor for assistance with navigating the admission process.
Applicants also have to satisfy UNBC's institution admission requirements as listed below.
If English is not your first language, you may meet the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways (minimum score):
1. French-speaking Canadians and Canadian First Nations language speakers are exempted from English language requirement for admission.
2. Click here for a full list of ways to meet the English language proficiency requirement.
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.
Information for other Admission Categories is found here.
These categories include:
For details on How to Apply, please check here.
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