UBC Faculty of Education

The UBC Faculty of Education, one of the world’s leading education faculties, has served the local, national, and international education community through leadership in research, teaching, service and advocacy for more than 60 years. As the largest Faculty of Education in British Columbia, it plays a critical and influential role in the advancement of education, shaping and participating in education’s possibilities and potential as a social good.

The UBC Faculty of Education prepares more than 45% of the elementary and the majority of secondary educators in British Columbia, and a significant proportion of British Columbia’s school counsellors, administrators, special education professionals, and school psychologists. With more than 58,000 alum located in 100 countries, the UBC Faculty of Education truly is a global entity.

Today, the Faculty of Education creates conditions for transformative teaching, innovative learning, and leading-edge research guided by the highest standards of scholarship and the principles of collaboration, social justice, inclusion and equity. Offering undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as professional development opportunities, the Faculty of Education enrolls thousands of students each year on two campuses and ranks 10th in the world, according to QS World University Rankings (2021).

The Faculty of Education is home to four departments (Curriculum and Pedagogy, Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, Educational Studies, and Language and Literacy Education) and two schools (School of Kinesiology, Okanagan School of Education). Find out more about our Faculty-wide commitments, including Indigenous education, sexual orientation and gender-identity inclusive (SOGI) education, mental health literacies, and our many professional development opportunities for education professionals. Learn more about the history of the Faculty of Education.