Frequently Asked Questions
When and where is the program offered?
Applications for the elementary/middle school cohort at the Abbotsford campus open on October 1st and close January 31st. This is the intake for July 2014. We are currently working on the proposed secondary education program, which will likely be added in July 2014 as soon as it has received approval internally and also received approval from the Ministry of Education through the Teacher Regulation Branch.
What is the length of the program?
The UFV TEP is 12 months in length, from July 2014 to June 2015.
What are the admission requirements?
Applicants need to have a four year Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 120 credits. There are eight specific elementary breadth courses which are required and 18 upper-level credits in teachable subject areas. Please note that all of the elementary breadth courses (except EDUC 300) need to be completed one full semester prior to beginning TEP.
Where do classes take place?
Students attend classes in Abbotsford and do their practica in the Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack or Fraser Cascade school districts. Students are expected to travel to practicum sites and inservice sessions.
What is the capacity of the class?
36 students have been admitted into TEP to form our six cohort of preservice teachers, starting in July 2013.
Do students have a choice in practicum sites?
Faculty select practicum sites within the Chilliwack, Mission, Abbotsford, and Fraser Cascade school districts. Our coordinator takes into consideration where students reside and which grade levels they prefer to teach.
How much does the program cost?
TEP consists of 55 credits. Tuition fees and ancilliary costs are estimated at approximately $9.500 for all four semesters. However, there are additional student union fees. Books and additional supplies cost approximately $150 per course. Students must have reliable modes of transportation for travel to practica sites.
When is the deadline to apply?
The deadline to apply for TEP, starting in July 2014, will be January 31st, 2014. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to see the Education Advisor in TEP well ahead of their application and come to the TEP Seminars.
Where can I get an application form and what does it cost to apply?
Application forms are available online. They are also available through Student Services and from the TEP office in Abbotsford, D3005. Please read the application guidelines or come to one of the TEP seminars.
For further information on admission requirements to the UFV Teacher Education program, please consult the web site or make an appointment with an education advisor at 1-888-504-7441 ex4700