Vancouver Island University Education Students

Bachelor of Education


  • Program Length 
    5 Years
  • Credential 
    Bachelor Degree
  • Location Offered 
    Cowichan, Nanaimo

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The Bachelor of Education program at VIU provides students with the fundamentals needed to become teachers at the elementary or secondary school level. Throughout the five-year program students will learn diverse teaching strategies and professional development skills to give them the tools and knowledge required to earn their BC teachers certificate and begin their teaching journey.

Students in VIU's Bachelor of Education program receive personalized attention from dedicated faculty who have experience in the K-12 classroom, and who care about their students' success.

The Bachelor of Education Program

This program prepares students for teaching at various school levels and has a thoroughly articulated grounding in the Principles of Teaching and Learning, embedded and extended practica, as well as First Peoples Principles of Learning. In line with BC's redesigned curriculum, the program, and its delivery, is informed by personalized learning allowing for greater flexible learning environments well versed in ecological and environmental learning and Aboriginal perspectives and knowledge. Curriculum instruction focuses on core competencies, big ideas, as well as current research and the development of reflective practices. Upon successful completion, graduates will be well-qualified beginning teachers and recommended to the Teacher Certification Branch (TCB) at the BC Ministry of Education for ‘professional certification’. This certification is required for employment in any BC public, independent, or BC Offshore school.

The program is comprised of undergraduate Education coursework and from various disciplines including the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Human Services. Undergraduate elective coursework is predominately completed within the first two years of the program, with Education and Field Experience coursework taking place in the final three years of the program. Coursework is delivered at either the Nanaimo or Cowichan campuses. Students enrolled at the Cowichan campus have the opportunity to engage in a fully integrated program infused in local First Nations perspectives and knowledge. Education coursework and Field Experience do not run during the summer months.

Students completing this degree may earn Minors from other degree programs to complement their Bachelor of Education. To do so, they must meet all the requirements for the other degree’s Minor, as well as the requirements for the Bachelor of Education degree. Students wishing to pursue a Minor should consult with a Faculty of Education Advisor to discuss degree completion requirements and teaching career implications of their choice of Minor.

The program can be entered at Year 1 or Year 3. Years one through three are pre-professional years consisting of a combination of teacher and non-teacher education coursework. Year 4 through 5 are professional years consisting exclusively of teacher education coursework and practica with a focus in either Elementary or Secondary. Students with previous post-secondary work may also consider the Post Baccalaureate Bachelor of Education option. 

Years 1 to 3 - Pre-Professional Years

Credits

Degree English Requirements

6

Approved Science course

3

Approved Canadian studies course

3

Approved Mathematics course

6

EDUC 101 – (Teaching: The Human Interaction)

3

EDUC 202 – (Becoming a Teacher: Understanding Professional and Educational Issues)

3

EDUC 203 – (Sustainability & Teacher Identity)

3

Approved Teacher Certification Branch elective coursework 

15

Any undergraduate electives or transfer courses (excluding practicum based courses)

24

EDTE 300 - (Principles of Teaching and Learning I)

3

EDTE 301 - (Principles of Teaching and Learning II)

3

EDTE 311 - (Human Development: Child Development and Education)

3

EDTE 330 - (Issues in Aboriginal Education)

3

Total Credits

78

Notes

  • Most students pursue additional coursework (i.e., five courses per semester) in their pre-professional years to complete a minor, a complementary certificate, or supplementary electives to broaden their perspective and inform their teaching practice. Students should consult with Bachelor of Education Advising regarding their elective coursework selection.
  • There is flexibility as to when the above elective courses can be completed, however, all students must have completed a minimum 78 required credits by May 15th at the end of Year 3 to progress to Year 4. Elective course work can be combined in the pursuit of Secondary teachable areas and/or towards a VIU minor and/or Certificate. Students should consult with Bachelor of Education Advising regarding these options.
  • Those entering at the Year 3 level can substitute alternate undergraduate elective coursework for the following courses: EDUC 101, 202, 203. 

Year 4 - Professional Year

Credits

EDTE 400 - (Principles of Teaching and Learning III)

6

EDTE 401 - (Principles of Teaching and Learning IV)

6

EDTE 417 - (Curriculum and Instruction: Visual Arts)

3

EDTE 425 - (Curriculum and Instruction: Physical Education)

3

EDTE 429 - (Curriculum and Instruction: Performing Arts)

3

EDTE 431 - (Instructional Design: Application of Educational Technology)

3

EDTE 520 - (Curriculum and Instruction: Language Arts)

3

EDTE 530 - (Curriculum and Instruction: Mathematics) 

3

EDFE 411 - (Field Experience I)

3

EDFE 421 - (Field Experience II)

3

Total Credits

36

Notes

  • Some courses taken in the fourth year of the program may run as an interdisciplinary integrated whole (i.e., some courses may not run as 'stand alone' units).
  • Courses taken at the Cowichan campus are framed around First Nations perspectives and follow First Peoples Principles of Learning in explicit and evident ways.

Year 5 - Professional Year

Credits

EDTE 419 - (Curriculum and Instruction: Social Studies)

3

EDTE 427 - (Curriculum and Instruction: Science)

3

EDTE 500 - (Principles of Teaching and Learning V)

6

EDTE 501 - (Principles of Teaching and Learning VI)

6

EDTE 519 - (Foundations of Education in British Columbia)

3

EDTE 531 - (Social Justice Issues in Education)

3

EDTE 532 - (Special Educational Needs in the Classroom)

3

EDTE 533* - (Curriculum and Instruction: Second Language Acquisition) or, 
EDPB 512** - (Secondary Teaching Specialties)

3

EDFE 511 - (Field Experience III)

3

EDFE 521 - (Field Experience IV: Final Practicum)

5

Total Credits

38

Program Total

152

 

*Students focusing on Elementary teaching will select EDTE 533. 
**Students focusing on Secondary teaching will select EDPB 512. 

Notes

  • Some courses taken in the fifth year of the program may run as an interdisciplinary integrated whole (i.e., some courses may not run as 'stand alone' units).
  • Courses taken at the Cowichan campus are framed around First Nations perspectives and follow First Peoples Principles of Learning in explicit and evident ways.
Updated 
Thursday, October 27, 2022

Admission Requirements

Year One Entry

  • General admission requirements apply.
  • Minimum "C" in English 12, or equivalent.
  • Minimum "C" in Pre-calculus 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 11; or a pass in Pre-Calculus or Foundations of Mathematics 12; or equivalent.
  • Completion of the CASPer test.

Year Three Entry 

  • General admission requirements apply.
  • Minimum "C" in English 12, or equivalent.
  • Minimum "C" in Pre-calculus 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 11; or a pass in Pre-Calculus or Foundations of Mathematics 12; or equivalent.
  • Completion of a minimum of 48 post-secondary credits acceptable in content to the VIU Faculty of Education, VIU Admissions and Registration, and the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Certification Branch.
  • Completion of the CASPer test.
  • Completion of an Applicant Profile.

Admission Ranking

Year One Entry

Admission rankings are determined by a combination of English and Math requirements (40%) and CASPer test results (60%).

Year Three Entry

Admission rankings are determined by a combination of GPA (60%) and CASPer test results (40%).

Access Initiative

Vancouver Island University is committed to the recruitment, retention and graduation of Indigenous students. The University also recognizes that Indigenous applicants have traditionally been under represented in teacher education, as articulated in the Accord on Indigenous Education (2010).

The Faculty of Education’s Access Initiative is designed to give access to individuals who are members of groups in our society who have historically been under-represented in the teaching profession in BC. In order to achieve this objective, we encourage Indigenous applicants to self-identify and apply under the Access Initiative housed within the Applicant Profile for Year Three entry. Year One applicants can apply under the Access Initiative by submitting the Access Initiative for Indigenous Students form.

Notes on Admission

  • Enrolment in this program is limited. Students who meet or exceed the minimum admission requirements may not necessarily be admitted to the program.
  • Applicants are advised that competence is required in the areas of oral and written communications, inter-personal skills, computation, and computer applications. 
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to use their VIU student number when registering for the CASPer test. 
  • More information about the CASPer test, including test dates
  • Applicant Profile (Required for Year Three Applicants):

    • The Applicant Profile is accepted after successful submission of a VIU Application Form. It is due one week (7 calendar days) after the Application Deadline and is accessed online in the VIU Student Record. The Applicant Profile asks applicants to document how they have met BC Ministry of Education Teacher certification requirements and to identify potential teachable areas. The Applicant Profile can be revised any time up to the deadline.

  • Year One Entry Transcript Submission:
    • Submission of interim secondary school grades for the required English and Math courses is due March 31st. 
  • Year Three Entry Transcript Submission: 
    • Official transcripts showing secondary school completion are due one week (7 calendar days) after the application deadline. 
    • Submission of official transcripts, including those for interim course work, from all post-secondary institutions attended (excluding VIU), is due as per VIU application procedures. Photocopies/faxed copies of transcripts are not acceptable.
    • Submission of official final grades: June 15
  • Pending seat availability, students accepted into Year One with post-secondary credits acceptable in content may be considered for advanced standing up to a maximum of Year 3 in the program.
  • For advice on program admission, pending course work selection, support in application, advance standing status or review of credentials, transfer credit acceptability, and how to utilize previous credit towards program requirements, please consult with Bachelor of Education Advising.
  • Prior to placement in field experience and/or practicum placements applicants will require a satisfactory Criminal Record Check which VIU will process through the British Columbia Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General in conjunction with the Criminal Records Review Act. A check completed through the RCMP is not sufficient to meet the requirements of the Act.
  • To ensure applicants are suited to work in schools, the Faculty of Education may require additional screening to the satisfaction of individual school districts. This may include individuals re-entering the program. 
  • Applicants who have been convicted of a criminal offense or given an absolute or conditional discharge must consult with, and be deemed eligible for certification by the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Certification Branch (TCB) prior to making an application to the program. Applicants are strongly advised to keep all records of correspondence with the TCB in case it is necessary to demonstrate compliance.
  • To meet the needs of the teaching profession, from time to time, it may be necessary to give preference to applicants with discipline specialties in high need areas such as mathematics, French & French immersion, physical sciences, Indigenous education, and special education.
  • Applicants are advised that the Faculty of Education utilizes a variety of technologies, online services, and tools in providing an array of pedagogical experiences. An up-to-date laptop will be an asset to the student experience.

Note: Review the  Application Information & Checklist (domestic applicants, international applicants) for important information.

Notes on Program Progression

Students must be able to demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour befitting the teaching profession as outlined in the Professional Standards for BC Educators. Throughout the program, students are assessed in various ways against these Standards and other professional expectations as determined by the Faculty of Education.

  • For progression into Year 2, a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.33 (C+) must be maintained.
  • EDUC 101, 202 and 203 must be completed prior to progressing into Year 3. Students must attain a 'CR' or minimum "C+" in EDUC 101, EDUC 202, and EDUC 203.
  • A minimum of 48 approved credits with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.33 (C+) must be completed by May 15 to progress into Year 3 of the program.
  • Prior to commencing Year 4 of the program, students will be asked to declare a focus in either Elementary or Secondary teaching. Those declaring a Secondary focus must have a minimum of one, preferably two, acceptable teachable areas(s). 
  • A minimum of 78 approved credits must be completed by May 15 to progress into Year 4. Students must attain a minimum grade of C+ or 'CR' in EDTE 300, EDTE 311, EDTE 301, and EDTE 330.
  • For progression into Year 5, all program course work (e.g., EDTE, EDUC, and EDFE courses) must be completed with a minimum grade of C+ or 'CR' in each course.
  • All practica must be completed satisfactorily.

Notes on Professional Certification

  • Upon successful graduation from the program, graduates must apply to the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Certification Branch (TCB) for professional certification. All associated fees, documents, transcripts, etc. are the responsibility of the graduate.
  • As articulated by the TCB, professional certification is "valid for teaching in BC's Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system". Graduates hoping to gain employment in BC public school are advised to check with the local school districts(s) for any additional required qualifications and/or teaching restrictions. 
  • Upon successful graduation from the program, graduates are strongly encouraged to also apply to the Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) to assist in establishing qualifications for salary purposes in BC public schools. All associated fees, documents, transcripts, etc. are the responsibility of the graduate.
  • Graduates are advised to keep original hard copies of important documents (i.e. Field Experience/Practicum reports) as the Faculty of Education cannot provide additional copies.

Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition and Other Mandatory Student Fees

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Year 1

Amount

Tuition (30 credits x $159.94 per credit)

4,798.20

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

191.93

Student Services fee (30 credits x $7.07 per credit)

212.10

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $24.88 per month)

199.04

Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year)

265.00

Total

5,666.27

Year 2

Amount

Tuition (30 credits x $159.94 per credit)

4,798.20

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

191.93

Student Services fee (30 credits x $7.07 per credit)

212.10

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $24.88 per month)

199.04

Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year)

265.00

Total

5,666.27

Year 3

Amount

Tuition (18 credits x $159.94 per credit)

2,878.92

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

115.16

Student Services fee (18 credits x $7.07 per credit)

127.26

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $24.88 per month)

199.04

Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year)

265.00

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies: Year 3

1,400.00

Total

4,985.38

Year 4

Amount

Tuition (36 credits x $159.94 per credit)

5,757.84

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

230.31

Student Services fee (36 credits x $7.07 per credit)

254.52

VIU Students' Union fee (9 months x $24.88 per month)

223.92

Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year)

265.00

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies: Year 4

1,400.00

Total

8,131.59

Year 5

Amount

Tuition (38 credits x $159.94 per credit)

6,077.72

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

243.11

Student Services fee (38 credits x $7.07 per credit)

268.66

VIU Students' Union fee (9 months x $24.88 per month)

223.92

Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year)

265.00

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies: Year 5

1,500.00

Total

8,578.41

Notes

* The above table is based on ten 3-credit courses taken over two semesters. For programs that require 4-credit courses, additional fees will apply.

Books and supply costs vary depending on course load and course type.

The VIUSU Health and Dental Plan fee is assessed for all students enrolled in 6 credits or more per term, or in Trades/Vocational programs of 5 months or longer.  

Textbooks and/or course packages are required for each course. Contact the Education Department at 250-740-6223 for further information regarding books and supplies. 

All fees are subject to change without prior notice and are expected to increase by 2% each year on April 1.

International Fees

Tuition and Other Mandatory Student Fees

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Year 1

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $9613.50 per semester)

19,227.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $426.07 per semester)

852.14

VIU Students' Union fee (9 months x $24.88 per month)

223.92

Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year)

265.00

Total

20,568.06

Year 2

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $9613.50 per semester)

19,227.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $426.07 per semester)

852.14

VIU Students' Union fee (9 months x $24.88 per month)

223.92

Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year)

265.00

Total

20,568.06

Year 3

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $9613.50 per semester)

19,227.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $426.07 per semester)

852.14

VIU Students' Union fee (9 months x $24.88 per month)

223.92

Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year)

265.00

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies: Year 3

1,400.00

Total

21,968.06

Year 4

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $9613.50 per semester)

19,227.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $426.07 per semester)

852.14

VIU Students' Union fee (9 months x $24.88 per month)

223.92

Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year)

265.00

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies: Year 4

1,400.00

Total

21,968.06

Year 5

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $9613.50 per semester)

19,227.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $426.07 per semester)

852.14

VIU Students' Union fee (9 months x $24.88 per month)

223.92

Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year)

265.00

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies: Year 5

1,500.00

Total

22,068.06

Notes

Tuition in the above table is based on a maximum of 15 credits at $739.50 per credit, up to a maximum of $9,613.50 per semester for 12-15 credits; $739.50 per credit beyond 15 credits. Ancillary Fees in the above table are based on a maximum of 15 credits at $32.77 per credit, up to a maximum of $426.07 per semester for 12-15 credits; $32.77 per credit beyond 15 credits.

Books and supply costs vary depending on course load and course type.

The VIUSU Health and Dental Plan fee is assessed for all students enrolled in 6 credits or more per term, or in Trades/Vocational programs of 5 months or longer.  

Textbooks and/or course packages are required for each course. Contact the Education Department at 250-740-6223 for further information regarding books and supplies. 

All fees are subject to change without prior notice and are expected to increase by 2% each year on April 1.

Updated
Monday, August 1, 2022

Domestic (Canadian)

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Location Options
Next Intake(s)

The Bachelor of Education Year 1 has one intake each Fall.

Application Fee
$43.40
Accepting Late Applications
No
Testing Required
Yes
Admissions Assistant

Name: Miranda MacCallum
Phone: 250.753.3245 ext. 2584
Email: Miranda.MacCallum@viu.ca

Chair Contact

Name: Allyson Fleming
Phone: 250.753.3245 ext. 2598
Email: Allyson.Fleming@viu.ca

Area Contact

Name: Programs Assistant
Phone: 250.740.6223
Email: BEd.Advising@viu.ca

Documentation Deadline

Official interim or final grades for Math 11 and English 12 must be submitted by March 31, 2023.

The CASPer Test is available on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 3, 2022, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday, January 8, 2023 @ 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday, February 5, 2023 @ 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Comments

To schedule an appointment to meet or speak with the Program Advisor, please contact Education Department by leaving a message at

250.740.6223

Next Intake(s)

The Bachelor of Education Year 3 has one intake each Fall.

Application Fee
$43.40
Accepting Late Applications
No
Testing Required
Yes
Admissions Assistant

Name: Miranda MacCallum
Phone: 250.753.3245 ext. 2584
Email: Miranda.MacCallum@viu.ca

Chair Contact

Name: Alyson Fleming
Phone: 250.753.3245 ext. 2598
Email: Allyson.Fleming@viu.ca

Area Contact

Name: Programs Assistant
Phone: 250.740.6223
Email: BEd.Advising@viu.ca

Coordinator Contact
Documentation Deadline

Official transcripts indicating completion of or enrollment in required high school English 12 and Math 11 - February 7, 2023

All requested official post-secondary transcripts showing final marks for the Fall 2022 semester, and enrollment in the Spring (Winter) 2023 semester - February 7, 2023

Applicant Profile submission - February 7, 2023

Official post-secondary transcripts showing final grades for all courses - June 15, 2023

The CASPer Test is available on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 3, 2022, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday, January 8, 2023 @ 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday, February 5, 2023 @ 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Comments

To schedule an appointment to meet or speak with the Program Advisor, please contact the Education Department by leaving a message at 250.740.6223

Next Intake(s)

The Bachelor of Education Year 1 has one intake each Fall.

Application Fee
$43.40
Accepting Late Applications
No
Testing Required
Yes
Admissions Assistant

Name: Miranda MacCallum
Phone: 250.753.3245 ext. 2584
Email: Miranda.MacCallum@viu.ca

Chair Contact

Name: Allyson Fleming
Phone: 250.746.3539 ext. 3539
Email: Allyson.Fleming@viu.ca

Area Contact

Name: Programs Assistant
Phone: 250.740.6223
Email: BEd.Advising@viu.ca

Documentation Deadline

Official interim or final grades for Math 11 and English 12 must be submitted by March 31, 2023.

The CASPer Test is available on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 3, 2022, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday, January 8, 2023 @ 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday, February 5, 2023 @ 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Comments

To schedule an appointment to meet or speak with the Program Advisor, please contact Pamela Hoy by leaving a message at 250.740.6223.

Next Intake(s)

The Bachelor of Education Year 3 has one intake each Fall.

Application Fee
$43.40
Accepting Late Applications
No
Testing Required
Yes
Admissions Assistant

Name: Miranda MacCallum
Phone: 250.753.3245 ext. 2584
Email: Miranda.MacCallum@viu.ca

Chair Contact

Name: Allyson Fleming
Phone: 250.753.3245 ext. 2598
Email: Allyson.Fleming@viu.ca

Area Contact

Name: Program Assistant
Phone: 250.740.6223
Email: BEd.Advising@viu.ca

Documentation Deadline

Official transcripts indicating completion of or enrollment in required high school English 12 and Math 11 - February 7, 2023

All requested official post-secondary transcripts showing final marks for the Fall 2022 semester, and enrollment in the Spring (Winter) 2023 semester - February 7, 2023

Applicant Profile submission - February 7, 2023

Official post-secondary transcripts showing final grades for all courses - June 15, 2023

The CASPer Test is available on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 3, 2022, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday, January 8, 2023 @ 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday, February 5, 2023 @ 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Comments

To schedule an appointment to meet or speak with the Program Advisor, please contact the Education department by leaving a message at 250.740.6223

International

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Location Options
Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Sep 5, 2023
Accepting International Applications
Yes
Application Fee
$150.00
Accepting Late Applications
No
Testing Required
Yes
Chair Contact

Name: Alyson Fleming
Phone: 250.753.3245 ext. 2598
Email: Allyson.Fleming@viu.ca

Coordinator Contact

Name: Programs Assistant
Phone: 250.740.6223
Email: BEd.Advising@viu.ca

International Admissions Officer Contact

Name: Yuzo Ishida
Email: Study@viu.ca

Documentation Deadline

Official transcripts indicating completion of, or enrollment in required high school English and Math - February 7, 2023

All requested official post-secondary transcripts showing final marks for the Fall 2021 semester, and enrollment in the Spring (Winter) 2021 semester - February 7, 2023

Applicant Profile submission - February 7, 2023

Official post-secondary transcripts showing final grades for all courses - June 15, 2023

Official transcripts showing final grades for required high school English and Math - July 31, 2023

The CASPer Test is available on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 3, 2022, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday, January 8, 2023 @ 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday, February 5, 2023 @ 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Comments

For advice on applications, please contact the Faculty of Education Advising Office at 250-740-6223 or toll-free at 1-888-920-2221 Ext. 6223.

For prospective international applicants, please send your inquires to World VIU at WorldVIU@viu.ca.

Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Sep 5, 2023
Accepting International Applications
Yes
Application Fee
$150.00
Accepting Late Applications
No
Testing Required
Yes
Chair Contact

Name: Allyson Fleming
Phone: 250.753.3245 ext. 2598
Email: Allyson.Fleming@viu.ca

Coordinator Contact

Name: Programs Assistant
Phone: 250.740.6223
Email: BEd.Advising@viu.ca

International Admissions Officer Contact

Name: Yuzo Ishida
Email: Study@viu.ca

Documentation Deadline

An official interim or final grade is required for both Math 11 and English 12 by March 31, 2023, in order for an application to be considered

The CASPer Test is available on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 3, 2022, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2022, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday, January 8, 2023 @ 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday, February 5, 2023 @ 1:00 pm (Eastern Time)
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023, @ 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Comments

To schedule an appointment to meet or speak with the Program Advisor, please contact Pamela Hoy by leaving a message at: 250-740-6223

For prospective international applicants, please send your inquires to World VIU at WorldVIU@viu.ca.

Can I teach at a Secondary School by taking this program?

The short answer is yes. Our students are offered the opportunity to learn about secondary teaching practices and requirements throughout the program and are able to teach in a secondary school for their practicum. Working in a secondary school once you graduate will depend on each individual school and district's requirements. 

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Study in Cowichan

Pursue your teaching degree at VIU's Cowichan campus located in the heart of Duncan on the traditional territory of Quw'utsun First Nation. Studying at the Cowichan campus offers students the opportunity to engage in a fully integrated program infused with the local First Nations perspectives and knowledge.

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Practicum Placements

We work closely with our students to make sure they have quality practicum placements. We always try to secure classrooms within schools and communities that work for our students. For some students, a rural or remote practicum opportunity is the right fit. We also offer international field placements.

Practicum is where all of the knowledge you've learned in the classroom gets put to the test. You're going to need resources, timetables, documents, and more. Find all of the resources and information you need on our Field Experience section.

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