Vancouver Island University Students

Current Students

Are you a current Vancouver Island University Education student? Here you will find all of the resources to access your student record, find schedules, access academic advisors, and find resources to complete research. 

Access My Student Record

Student Teacher on Practicum

Field Experience

Practicum is a unique educational aspect of the Education program. For many current students, this is a busy and demanding time. To make things easier, we have a page with all of the resources you'll need access to as a practicum student in one place. 

Find Practicum Resources

Graduate Programs

For those engaged in rewarding careers in the educational field, a master's degree or graduate studies may be the next step in achieving higher learning and understanding in their area of expertise. At Vancouver Island University, we offer various responsive, innovative, and accessible programs to help educators become better teachers, trainers, and leaders. Selects from two M.Ed programs:

- Educational Leadership

- Special Education

Or perhaps look into one of our Graduate Programs:

- Inclusive Education

- Online Teaching and Learning

Reach new heights in your career and accomplish personal and professional goals with a rewarding and challenging program.

kinesiology

Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the study of the Art and Science of human movement. At VIU, a Bachelor of Kinesiology will prepare students for a variety of career opportunities. Our Kinesiology department is associated with the Faculty of Education. 

Learn more about the Kinesiology program

Where is my class schedule?

If you have successfully registered for your courses, your class schedule can be found in your VIU Student Record under Academics> Course Enrollment History. Look for the corresponding semester and then click Course Schedule. 

How do I register for my courses?

You will be given a course code. This code will automatically populate all courses you must be in for a semester in the corresponding timeslot for your cohort. 

How do I apply to Graduate?

You will apply to graduate through your Student Record portal. For more information on the Graduation process, information can be found on the Graduation page

What is the VIU Student Handbook and where can I find it?

You can find the Student Handbook for the Department of Education here. For other handbooks, visit this page

How do I stay informed about upcoming activities for Teacher candidates and students?

Club Ed plans, organizes and offers events for aspiring teachers. They can be found on Facebook as well. 

How do I apply for certification as a teacher in BC? When should I start this process?

You can start compiling proof that you meet the BCTC standards and requirements while in the program. Your instructors will help you to create either a digital or hardcopy portfolio to act as your proof.

I'm confused about how to proceed, is there an advisor I could speak with?

Yes! Please get in touch with our advising department through their information page here

If you need help with your coursework, many resources are available to you at Vancouver Island University. Studying to become a teacher can be busy and demanding at times, and these resources are there to help you reduce some of that stress and do your best. At VIU, we prioritize our student's mental and emotional well-being, which is why we provide academic resources and health resources such as counselling. 

Are you a current Education student wondering about the potential of completing one of your practicum placements internationally? Please find all of the information you need on our International Field Experience page