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What will I learn?

Learn how to become a high school educator in the K-12 school system that supports the academic, developmental, and social-emotional needs of students in B.C. schools. The Teacher Education Program is guided by their signature pedagogy of “People, Place, and Land” and focused on place-based, experiential in situ (on-site) learning.

Program Details:

This program is a 16-month post-baccalaureate professional degree program. Apply your undergraduate degree with a teachable major or minor (such as English, math, chemistry, history, etc.) to teach Grade 8 – 12 students in B.C. schools.

Learn about the First Peoples Principles of Learning, Indigenous Education, inclusive practices, assessment and evaluation, Applied Design and Skills and Technology, and curriculum and instruction in different disciplinary areas or subject specialty.

Gain practical experience in the K-12 classroom throughout the 16-month program with four practicum experiences:

  • Observational in Term 1
  • Experiential in Term 2 (three weeks)
  • Formative in the Spring Term (four weeks)
  • Summative in the Fall (12 weeks)

Your practicum takes a gradual approach throughout the 16-month program in partnership with the coursework taken at the University. Practicum placements are typically situated in northern B.C. communities at B.C. public school districts or independent schools.

Graduating students will earn a Bachelor of Education (BEd) with the academic qualifications to apply for professional certification from the BC Teachers’ Council.

Career Paths:

  • K-12 teacher in B.C. schools
  • School administrator
  • Guidance counsellor
  • Teacher librarian

This degree provides a strong foundation for further studies in counselling, special education, library science, law, social work, or for pursuing studies at the masters and PhD levels.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Human and Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$22,020.00 (US$ 16,592) per year
Student Fees: CAN $1,680; Books: CAN $1,600 (Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected January 2023

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Northern British Columbia

Prince George Campus,

3333 University Way,

PRINCE GEORGE,

British Columbia (BC),

V2N 4Z9, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students needs to have a Grade 12 Graduation with English + 3 Academic subjects and 1 elective. English language requirement: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 90 or higher in the internet-based test, with not less than 20 in each of the Reading, Listening, Writing or Speaking components; score of at least 230 in the computer-based test or at least 570 in the paper-based test; IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic score of at least 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.0 in any of the four modules; PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): overall score of 65, with not less than 60 in each of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

For international students

Applicants to the BEd Secondary Years stream must have completed a four-year (minimum 120 credit hours) Bachelor’s degree or equivalent at an accredited post-secondary institution.

The following requirements must also be met:

1. A minimum GPA of 2.33 (C+) in the most recent 60 credit hours of transferable post-secondary coursework;

2. Six credit hours of English Literature with a C+ average, or 3 credit hours of English Literature and 3 credit hours of English Composition with a C+ average (courses in creative, business, or technical writing or communication are not acceptable)

English language requirement:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 90 or higher in the internet-based test, with not less than 20 in each of the Reading, Listening, Writing or Speaking components; score of at least 230 in the computer-based test or at least 570 in the paper-based test.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic score of at least 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.0 in any of the four modules;
  • Duolingo English Test score of 105 or higher;
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) score of at least 80, with a minimum of 3 on the Speaking Rating Scale;
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) or the CAEL CE (Computer Edition) Assessment score of at least 70, with no subtest below 60;
  • A grade of B or better on Cambridge English Qualification C1 Advanced;
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): overall score of 65, with not less than 60 in each of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Deadline: January 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Northern British Columbia

Inspiring leaders for tomorrow by influencing the world today.

  • Main campus in Prince George, Northern British Columbia
  • Sunshine for 299 days per year
  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 1 in 4 students receive financial aid every year

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