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Bachelor of Education Post Baccalaureate Degree


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Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Nanaimo
  • Campuses
    Nanaimo

    Resources

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    City of Nanaimo
  • Length
    1-1/2 Years (Three semesters)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $7656 Year 1, $3170 Year 2
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $950 Year 1, $350 Year 2
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications are accepted from the first business day in October to January 31. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $39.30

I. For entry into the Elementary Teaching Option

        Academic

  • degree from a recognized university, acceptable in content to the VIU Faculty of Education, VIU Admissions and Registration, and the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch
  • at least a "C+" average on the most recent 60 credits
  • at least six credits (or equivalent) of undergraduate Composition and Literature courses
  • at least three credits of approved sciences
  • at least three credits of approved mathematics
  • at least three credits of Canadian Studies
       Non-Academic
  • submit a satisfactory Applicant Profile form (involves describing reasons for wishing to become a teacher and relevant life experiences)
  • competence is needed in the areas of oral and written communications, interpersonal skills, computation and computer applications

II. For entry into the Secondary Teaching Option

        Academic

  • degree from a recognized university, acceptable in content to the VIU Faculty of Education, VIU Admissions and Registration, and the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch
  • at least a "C+" (2.33) average on their most recent 60 credits
  • six credit hours (or equivalent) of undergraduate Composition and Literature courses
        Non-Academic
  • submit a satisfactory Applicant Profile form (involves describing reasons for wishing to become a teacher and relevant life experiences)
  • competence is needed in the areas of oral and written communications, interpersonal skills, computation and computer applications


Admission Advice (both options)

1. You can apply for the elementary and/or secondary teaching stream(s). If you apply to both streams, you need to indicate your teaching preference (elementary or secondary) in your application. Applications for the secondary stream will be considered in relation to provincial shortages in specific specialty areas.

2. The Applicant Profile is to be filled in addition to submitting an application form to VIU. The Applicant Profile can be assessed online in the VIU Student Record after you fill out the application form to VIU and receive an Acknowledgement Letter.

3. It's important to contact the Education Advising Centre to confirm admission requirements and clarify admission steps.

4. Applicants for teacher certification in BC must authorize the Teacher Regulation Branch to conduct a Criminal Record Check.

5. The Faculty of Education’s Access Initiative is designed to provide entry into the program for individuals who are members of groups in our society who have historically been under-represented in the teaching profession in BC. Applicants who wish to apply under the Access Initiative may identify themselves on the Personal Profile in the application form.

6. Admission rankings are determined by a combination of grade point average (60%) and personal profile (40%) scores.



English Language Requirements

Summary

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

  • Completion of VIU's English Language Centre's University Preparation Program
  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) with no section under 56, or 213 (computer based), or 80 (internet based) with no score under 19
  • An IELTS score of 6.0 with no score under 5.5
  • A Canadian Academic English Language assessment (CAEL) score of 60
  • A score of 169 on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English or Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

View details on Admission.

On the above web page, you will have to scroll down to the following sections:

  • General Admission Requirements for University and Career/Technical Programs
  • General Admission Requirements for Trades & Applied Technology Programs

 

 

Out-of-Province

View details on Admission.

On the above web page, you will have to scroll down to the following sections:

  • General Admission Requirements for University and Career/Technical Programs
  • General Admission Requirements for Trades & Applied Technology Programs

 

BC Transfer Student

For entry into University Programs - You must have completed at least 24 transferable university credits to be eligible for admission as a Transfer Student.

Students enrolled in a university program may receive transfer credit for up to 50 percent of their program. Credit is assigned based on an official transcript, and where requested, by course outlines and other supporting documentation.

The Admission Office assesses transfer credit for courses taken in an academic program at other institutions. Credit may be granted for specific VIU courses, or where direct course-by-course equivalencies cannot be determined, 'unassigned credit' may be granted.

For more information about transfer credit policies and procedures, contact the Admissions Office at 250.740.6400.

For entry into Career/Technical Programs - Students in Career/Technical programs who wish to have transfer credit assessed must submit a form to request advance credit. These forms are available from the Registration Centre.

For more information about transfer credit policies and procedures, contact the Admissions Office at 250.740.6400.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For entry into University Programs - You must have completed at least 24 transferable university credits to be eligible for admission as Transfer Student.

Students enrolled in a university program may receive transfer credit for up to 50 percent of their program. Credit is assigned based on an official transcript, and where requested, by course outlines and other supporting documentation.

The Admission Office assesses transfer credit for courses taken in an academic program at other institutions. Credit may be granted for specific VIU courses, or where direct course-by-course equivalencies cannot be determined, 'unassigned credit' may be granted.

For more information about transfer credit policies and procedures, contact the Admissions Office at 250.740.6400.

For entry into Career/Technical Programs - Students in Career/Technical programs who wish to have transfer credit assessed must submit a form to request advance credit. These forms are available from the Registration Centre.

For more information about transfer credit policies and procedures, contact the Admissions Office at 250.740.6400.

Mature Student

See admission details in General Admission Requirements sections referring to Mature Students.

International Student

View admission information for International Students.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

For other admission categories check here.

Note: By scrolling down you can access the following categories:

  • General Admission Requirements - Unclassified Students
  • Admission on the Basis of a Previous Degree
  • Special Admission
  • International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Program

 

How to Apply

View details on How to Apply for Admission.

 

 

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