February 9, 2018
The Ministry of Education is providing $831,000 in one-time funding to four of B.C.’s public post-secondary institutions to increase the number of available teacher training spaces. These spaces will support the development of specific teaching skills that are in immediate high demand in B.C.
$571,000 will be used to create 107 new spaces in specialty teacher education programs over the next two years.
UBC Teacher Education Program
- 20 new spaces – secondary math and physics – intake starts September 2018
- 20 new spaces – French immersion – intake starts September 2018
- Total funding: $240,000
The remaining $260,000 will be used to increase the number of Indigenous teachers throughout B.C.
UBC NITEP (Indigenous Teacher Education Program)
- Indigenous teacher education – curriculum development
- Indigenous teacher education – piloting of community-based delivery for existing students
- Total funding: $210,000