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Dr. David Paterson
Dean, Faculty of Education

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the VIU Faculty of Education I am delighted to welcome you to our dynamic learning community.  We proudly maintain high standards and high expectations of our students and of ourselves.  This is recognized by BC school districts who are eager to hire our graduates.  We also enjoy the support of experienced teachers and former students returning to VIU to continue their graduate studies.

Our work is guided by belief in challenging pedagogy, learner-centered teaching, reflective practice, collaboration, and the scholarly integration of theory with teaching and learning.  Please review the Faculty of Education's Vision Statement as it describes in more detail our goals for the program.

It is my great pleasure to engage our next generation of teachers students and teachers as we prepare together for the joyous life of teaching.





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