Become a school teacher

If you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree, UFV’s new 12-month, post-degree Teacher Education Program (TEP) can open the door for you to become a elementary, secondary, or middle school teacher in public or private schools, locally or around the world.

UFV’s enriched Teacher Education program provides experience in social justice, special education, indigenous education and second language instruction to equip you to become a forward-thinking educator. You receive thorough grounding in methods, planning, and assessment to prepare you to make the most of your field placements.

In addition to extensive supervision during your training, you receive support as you transition out of the program to find employment.

A high percentage of UFV’s TEP graduates find jobs each year in our local school districts.  Secondary school teachers are in demand in the Fraser Valley right now — particularly in the fields of science and math.  

Upon successful completion of the program, you are recommended to the Ministry of Education to receive a BC Teaching certificate through the Teacher Regulation Branch.

British Columbia's Fraser Valley is one of Canada's fastest-growing, most ethnically diverse regions. Our communities are welcoming, our scenery breathtaking, and we're within minutes of Metro Vancouver and the U.S. border. Whether you wish to get a university education, learn a trade, retrain or upgrade, study in Canada, take a course for fun, hire a student, or work with friendly, dedicated people, check out UFV.
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