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Social Sciences
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Education

  • ID:VIU010086
  • Level:5-Year Combined Degree
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Fees (CAD)

* Ancillary Fee, VIU Students' Union fee, Health and Dental Plan fee, Books and supplies

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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.

  • International students who are BC high school graduates must have a minimum grade of “C” in English 12 for direct entry into an academic program.

  • Up to 30 advanced credits may be granted for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (higher level) courses.

  • Minimum "C" in Pre-calculus 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 11; or a pass in Pre-Calculus or Foundations of Mathematics 12; or equivalent.

  • Submission of a satisfactory Applicant Profile.

English Requirements

  • TOEFL Paper Based Test, 550 (no section below 56)

  • TOEFL IBT, 88 (no section below 20)

  • IELTS (Academic), 6.5 (no band below 6.0)

  • CAEL, 60

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), 176 overall

  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), 176 overall

  • English 12 (BC), Min. “C”

  • Pearson (PTE), 60 (no section below 60)

  • International Baccalaureate English A1/A2, Higher Level (HL)/ Standard Level (SL) grade 3 or higher

  • VIU English Language Centre, Successful completion of University Preparation Level 5

  • Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition, Grade 2 or higher

  • Recognized university where English is the language of instruction., Completion of six credits of post-secondary English composition and literature with a minimum grade of “C”

  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), English at the O-level with a minimum grade of C or 4

  • The Duolingo English Test (only For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) , TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition (only For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021), 88 (no section below 20)

Other Requirement

  • Year Three Entry 

  • Completion of a minimum of 48 post-secondary credits acceptable in content to the VIU Faculty of Education, VIU Admissions and Registration, and the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch.

  • Submission of a satisfactory Applicant Profile.

Course Information

This program prepares students for teaching at various school levels and has a thoroughly articulated grounding in the Principles of Teaching and Learning, embedded and extended practica, as well as First Peoples Principles of Learning. In line with BC's redesigned curriculum, the program, and its delivery, is informed by personalized learning allowing for greater flexible learning environments well versed in ecological and environmental learning and Aboriginal perspectives and knowledge. Curriculum instruction focuses on core competencies, big ideas, as well as current research and the development of reflective practices. Upon successful completion, graduates will be well-qualified beginning teachers and recommended to the Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB) at the BC Ministry of Education for ‘professional certification’. This certification is required for employment in any BC public, independent, or BC Offshore school.

The program is comprised of undergraduate Education coursework and from various disciplines including the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Human Services. Undergraduate elective coursework is predominately completed within the first two years of the program, with Education and Field Experience coursework taking place in the final three years of the program. Coursework is delivered at either the Nanaimo or Cowichan campuses. Students enrolled at the Cowichan campus have the opportunity to engage in a fully integrated program infused in local First Nations perspectives and knowledge. Education coursework and Field Experience do not run during the summer months.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

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