About Us

Our Mission is to advance education’s role in the well-being of people and communities

Our mission statement represents the collaborative thought and effort of many members of our Faculty. As we grow and change as a community, our mission needs to grow as well. Therefore, we view this statement as a living one, evolving with our community and never final.

UBC’s Faculty of Education prepares professionals for practice in a wide range of education-related fields, from preschool through adulthood

For over 50 years, the Faculty of Education has served the international education community through leadership in research, service, and advocacy.

In British Columbia, more than 45% of the province’s elementary teachers, the majority of secondary teachers, and a significant proportion of BC’s special needs and First Nations teachers, counsellors, school administrators, school psychologists, and vocational rehabilitation counsellors, are prepared by the UBC Faculty of Education for their important roles.


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We are a diverse and far-reaching Faculty, with programs offered both on-campus and online

Our departments and units include:

Teacher Education  |  Curriculum & Pedagogy  |  Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education  |  Educational Studies  |  Language & Literacy Education  |  School of Kinesiology  |  Indigenous Education  |  Office of Research in Education

We work with communities both locally and internationally

Find out more about our projects in the Dadaab Refugee Camp, our Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP), our work in learning technologies, and the many professional development opportunities for teaching professionals we offer year round.

A new home for two of our departments

In February 2016, two of our academic departments, Educational Studies and Language & Literacy Education relocated to Ponderosa Commons, UBC Vancouver’s newest live-work-learn community, integrating academic space and student housing. The academic spaces showcase the merger of the Faculty’s academic mandate with innovation. Technology enhanced teaching and learning spaces, an Education Research and Learning Commons and informal learning spaces are located within this mixed-use space.


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Take a look at our video, showcasing some of the Faculty’s initiatives