Vancouver Island University's Faculty of Education

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Faculty of Education

We are committed to equity and social justice as citizens in a global community. We hold ourselves accountable to honouring Indigenous perspectives through our teaching practices, our curriculum, and our daily interactions with students and the world at large.

Faculty of Education

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Become a Teacher

Explore the many opportunities available in the field of teaching. Find out how teacher education at VIU can support you in becoming a collaborative and inquiry-based educator. Our Faculty offers two programs leading to a Bachelor of Education, each of which runs on a cohort model with small class size and ongoing support.

Our graduates have found rewarding teaching positions in a variety of educational institutions and are hired provincially and internationally. Our mission is to educate teachers who will be distinguished by excellence in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

Bachelor of Education - Five Year Program

Bachelor of Education - Post Baccalaureate

About our Faculty

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The Faculty of Education is comprised of the Department of Education and the Department of Kinesiology. Each has its own vision.

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Our People

The Faculty of Education is comprised of a dynamic team of Elders, instructors, advisors, field experience supervisors and administrative staff. 

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The Faculty of Education engage in community-based research, curriculum development, professional development and inquiry on various topics.


Kinesiology is the study of the Art and Science of human movement. Students in the Bachelor of Kinesiology program will explore applied, broad-based, experiential educational opportunities, preparing them for a wide range of careers opportunities.

Graduate Programs

Are you looking to become a better teacher, trainer, educator or seeking to expand your professional expertise and skills? Our graduate programming in education is responsive, innovative and accessible to those engaged in careers such as teaching, administration, higher education, and community-based learning.

With flexible options, select from two Graduate Diploma programs or from two MEd programs.

Graduate Diplomas

  • Inclusive Education
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Literacy, Language, and Learning [NEW]

Graduate Diplomas

MEd Programs

  • Educational Leadership
  • Special Education

Master of Education

Our rigorous and challenging programming inspires graduates to make a positive impact on their life, career and community, and to reach their personal and professional goals!

Vancouver Island University Students

Current Students

Connect to academic course management and field experience information, your student records, advisors in education, as well as resources you’ll need to complete your undergraduate, graduate or diploma program.

Upcoming Events

Vancouver Island University Student Graduating

Stephanie Brown

"I have always wanted to be a teacher. As a past VIU student, completing the Post Baccalaureate program to receive my teaching degree made sense. I've always been impressed with the community at VIU and how involved instructors are in their students' success. I'll be honest, completing this degree was challenging at times, but the faculty was supportive, compassionate, and understanding. I am excited to begin my career in education."

Post Baccalaureate Elementary Education Program