UBC’S INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE EDUCATOR STREAM IS CANADA’S ONLY INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
Teacher candidates selecting UBC’s IB Educator stream have an interest in an international education that is concept-based, inquiry-driven and student-centred. Guided by key concepts and transdisciplinary themes, teachers create enriching, hands-on learning opportunities that promote discovery, exploration and thinking about real-world issues.
Elementary, Middle Years, and Secondary Options.
Enseignez le français! Il y a un grand besoin en Colombie-Britannique d’enseignants qualifiés et dynamiques pour enseigner en français.
Le programme de baccalauréat en éducation de l’UBC accueille des candidats qui veulent enseigner en français dans les écoles élémentaires ou secondaires. Plusieurs options sont possibles: les spécialistes du français à l’élémentaire (immersion, français de base, intensif, programme francophone) et les spécialistes du français au secondaire (immersion, français de base, programme francophone).
This 16 month programs offers teacher candidates over 24-weeks of practical experience in a variety of teaching contexts. Teacher Candidates enrolled in this pathway will learn to teach children in elementary grades (Kindergarten to Grade 6). Teacher candidates will also be able to personalize their studies by choosing a community field experience and elective courses in the Summer Institute of Education that supports their goals and interests.
If you are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program, you can pursue a dual degree in Science (BSc — Math and Physics or Food, Nutrition and Health) and Education (BEd), which may lead to teaching secondary courses in Mathematics, Physics, or Home Economics (Grades 8 to 12).
This concurrent program with the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems offers capable students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc Major) and a Bachelor of Education degree (BEd) in secondary education in five years.
After completing all the requirements, students are normally eligible for a British Columbia Professional Teaching Certificate. Students must satisfy all of the degree and program requirements for Mathematics, Physics, or Food, Nutrition and Health in the Science degree and in the Education degree. Admission acceptance into the program will be determined based on a review of both the applicant’s transcript and a statement of academic purpose. Entry into and continuation of a dual degree program requires that the student remain in good academic standing.
Graduates of the BEd program (Elementary or Secondary) are prepared to be effective educators for public, band-operated and independent schools. The First Nations Education Council, which developed and advises the program, is made up of Aboriginal educators, UBC Faculty, coordinator representatives, a BCTF representative, and NITEP student representatives.
As a contemporary program with traditional values, NITEP truly exemplifies how culture can be integrated within a mainstream post-secondary institution.
Teacher candidates in the secondary program option are grouped according to their teachable subjects (e.g., Math, English, Physical Education) and are placed on practicum based on the availability of placements within their subject area/s. As much as possible, teacher candidates are assigned according to the two preferred geographic locations/districts they select on their practicum placement form.
Admission is based on subject/discipline specialization during one’s undergraduate degree. During the BEd program, teacher candidates are introduced to adolescent development and prepared methodologically to teach their subject/s.
Teachable subjects include: Art, Business Education, Computer Education, Culinary Arts, English, English Language Learner Education, French, Home Economics, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Music, Technology Education, and Theatre.
The West Kootenay Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) is located in Castlegar, BC and surrounding communities.
WKTEP has a strong focus on rural and small school settings, recognizing that they offer exciting educational opportunities for teachers. There is also an emphasis on place-based learning with strong ties to local communities and school districts.
The West Kootenay Teacher Education Program provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to develop the professional qualities and effective practices for teaching in today’s complex learning environments with a strong focus on community, collaboration, and innovation.
We offer the full complement of UBC’s BEd coursework, field experiences and practica, with both a 2-week and a 10-week practicum hosted by the 4 local area school districts, as well as a 3-week community-based field experience in non-formal settings.
Elementary and secondary teacher candidates are together for some courses in both on-campus and in-school settings, and experienced tutors mentor secondary teacher candidates in selected teachable subjects.
This 16 month programs offers students over 24 weeks of practical experience in a variety of teaching contexts. Teacher candidates enrolled in this pathway will learn to teach adolescents in the middle years and beyond (Grades 6 – 9+) both in integrated and subject-specific contexts. Students will also be able to personalize their studies by choosing a community field experience and elective courses in the Summer Institute of Education that supports their goals and interests.
This stream offers increased flexibility for students, allowing them to choose electives that suit their interests and career pursuits. This stream prepares students for the kinesiology career of their choice or for advanced studies in liberal arts or sciences. Students are able to complete minors in Land and Food Systems, science, arts, or commerce.
This stream offers students for advanced studies in human movement science and health and fitness, and for future certification and work as a Kinesiologist. This stream is accredited by the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrator (CCUPEKA). Students are able to complete minors in Land and Food Systems, science, arts, or commerce.
Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) – Leadership Education for Physical Activity, Sport, and Health (LEED)
The Leadership Education for Physical Activity, Sport, and Health stream (LEED, formerly PEDH) prepares students for leadership and instructional careers in a variety of physical activity and sport settings in both public and private agencies. Students in the LEED program who wish to enter the faculty of education to pursue school-based physical education teaching careers, following completion of the BKIN, will have fulfilled Faculty of Education admission requirements through the course requirements of the LEED stream. The Leadership Education for Physical Activity, Sport, and Health stream is an accredited program certified by the Canadian Colleges and Universities Physical Education and Kinesiologists Association (CCUPEKA).