Admission to the Bachelor of Education
The UFV Bachelor of Education as a second degree is designed to prepare teacher candidates to qualify for a professional teaching certificate issued by the Ministry of Education through the Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB). Some of the following admission requirements satisfy the academic requirements set by the Ministry of Education through the TRB. Submit your completed application with documentation by January 31 to be considered for September admission.
You can choose to study to become an elementary/middle school teacher or a secondary school teacher.
Elementary/middle school option
Secondary school option
Please note that admission to the UFV BEd is based on competitive entry. Meeting the minimum requirements may not guarantee admission.
Information for certified teachers from other countries
If you are a certified teacher from another country and your qualifications have been assessed by the Teacher Regulation Branch (BC Ministry of Education), UFV can offer you specific undergraduate courses such as English composition/literature and Canadian studies classes to qualify for certification.
The Teacher Education Department does not have a designated qualifying program to familiarize and orient foreign-trained teachers to the cultural, social, and political contexts of BC schools. All applicants, including foreign trained teachers, will need to meet the admission requirements of the Bachelor of Education in order to qualify for admission. Since all course work within the BEd is integrated and connected to the practicum, it is not possible to take only the teaching methods and supervised practica components. All teacher candidates are required to take all courses and practica on a full-time basis and in the same course sequence. Upon successful completion of the BEd, teacher candidates will be recommended to the Teacher Regulation Branch for BC teacher certification.