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English language proficiency requirements

Students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ELS or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

EDUC 100

3 credits

Introduction to Education

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: C+ or better in English 12, CPT score of 48, or evidence of any test score or course grade listed under the Degree/diploma-level English language proficiency standards in the UFV academic calendar at www.ufv.ca/calendar/current/General/EnglishProficiency.htm.

Students are introduced to the nature and purpose of education. Personal values and beliefs, shaped by diverse educational experiences, are explored. Students examine socio-cultural and socio-political influences on education. Contemporary questions and issues in education are investigated.

EDUC 200

3 credits

Educational Psychology

Prerequisite(s): 15 university-level credits.

This course addresses two fundamental questions: How do we learn and how do we create the conditions for others to learn? Content includes evaluating established theories of learning and development and considering why certain theories of learning have been privileged in Western education. Topics include learning theory, maturation and development, social conditions for learning, and specific instructional strategies that enable learning. Designed for students interested in pursuing a BEd.

EDUC 290

4 credits

Introduction to Aboriginal Culture and Language Education

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Aboriginal Culture and Language Program

Pre- or corequisite(s): HALQ 102

In this course, practices, curriculum development and pedagogical preferences for Aboriginal Education will be introduced. The concept of education as an expression of Indigenous values, (Stó:lõ), will be emphasized as students begin to investigate strategies for integrating Aboriginal culture and language into B.C. curriculum (IRP).

EDUC 291

4 credits

Intermediate Studies in Aboriginal Culture and Language Education

Prerequisite(s): EDUC 290

In this course students will develop strategies for integrating Aboriginal culture and language into B.C. curriculum (IRP). Aboriginal values and ways of knowing will set the foundation for culture and language learning in the classroom.

EDUC 300

4 credits

Introduction to Best Practices in Teaching and Learning

Pre- or corequisite(s): EDUC 200 and 75 university-level credits of Arts/Science courses.

Provides opportunities for prospective teachers to start becoming reflective practitioners. Content includes contemporary educational theories, research, and pedagogy. Topics include strategies of teaching, learning, assessment, classroom management, differentiation, and school governance. Includes school observations and/or case studies.

Note: Schools require a Police Information Clearance (PIC) for classroom observations. School districts have different processes for obtaining a PIC, so students will need to check with the district where they hope to do their observations. Obtaining a PIC is the student’s responsibility.

EDUC 410

3 credits

Schooling in a Diverse Society

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course connects social justice theories with educational policy and pedagogy, builds a framework for the development of progressive teaching practices, and explores policy and pedagogy that support inclusive classrooms that integrate the goals of social justice into the mainstream curriculum.

EDUC 412

3 credits

Introduction to Development and Special Learning Needs

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course reviews theories and models associated with learning and implications for children’s physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development in classrooms and schools. The Universal Design for Learning, differentiation, and the identification and support of students with special needs is included.

EDUC 413

3 credits

Introduction to Adolescent Development and Special Learning Needs

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course reviews theories/models associated with learning and implications for adolescents’ physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development in classrooms and schools. The Universal Design for Learning, differentiation, and the identification of students with special needs is included.

EDUC 420

3 credits

Designs for Learning Elementary English Language Arts

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course introduces concepts and pedagogical skills necessary to create a rich and dynamic English language arts program for the elementary classroom. Planning using the B.C. English Language Arts K-7 curriculum will be emphasized.

EDUC 421

2 credits

Designs for Learning Elementary Social Studies

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course provides an introduction to fundamental theoretical concepts and pedagogical skills necessary to create a coherent social studies program for the elementary classroom using the B.C. Social Studies K-7 curriculum and critical challenges.

EDUC 422

1 credit

Designs for Learning Elementary Fine Arts

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course provides an overview of the fine arts including Movement and Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts using the B.C. Fine Arts Curriculum Guidelines. The integration of fine arts with other curriculum areas is included.

EDUC 423

2 credits

Designs for Learning Elementary Science

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course introduces fundamental pedagogical concepts and skills necessary for the effective teaching of elementary science using the B.C. Ministry of Education curriculum. Approaches include inquiry, discovery, conceptual change, critical challenges, and direct instruction.

EDUC 424

3 credits

Designs for Learning Elementary Mathematics

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course introduces fundamental pedagogical concepts and skills for teaching elementary mathematics using the B.C. Ministry of Education curriculum. Focus is placed on developing conceptual understanding and strategic competence in mathematics.

EDUC 425

1 credit

Designs for Learning Elementary Physical Education

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course provides an introduction to fundamental theoretical concepts and pedagogical skills for implementation of a physical education program for the elementary classroom using the B.C. Ministry of Education curriculum as a focus for inclusion.

EDUC 431

3 credits

Designs for Learning General Language Arts

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course introduces pedagogical concepts and skills necessary for the effective teaching of secondary language arts using the B.C. Ministry of Education curriculum. Focus is placed on expressive and receptive aspects which enhance literacy in the secondary context.

EDUC 432

3 credits

Designs for Learning General Social Studies

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course introduces theoretical concepts and practical skills necessary for teaching secondary social studies grades 8 to 11, using the B.C. Ministry of Education curriculum. Focus will be placed on using historical thinking and critical challenges to develop planning.

EDUC 434A

1.5 credits

Designs for Learning Secondary History/Geography

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course provides the fundamental theoretical concepts and practical skills necessary to teach History and Geography 12 as well as secondary studies in Civics, BC First Nations, and Social Justice using the B.C. Ministry of Education curriculum.

Note: Both EDUC 434A and EDUC 434B must be completed before credit can be obtained.

EDUC 434B

1.5 credits

Designs for Learning Secondary Language Arts

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program and EDUC 431.

This course draws on students’ knowledge gained in EDUC 431 and builds deeper understanding of expressive (writing and speaking) and receptive (listening and reading) skills in such topics as poetry, creative writing, expository writing, and literature. The B.C. Ministry Integrated Resources Packages for curriculum requirements and teaching strategies is used.

Note: Both EDUC 434A and EDUC 434B must be completed before credit can be obtained.

EDUC 435

3 credits

Designs for Learning Secondary Mathematics

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course provides an introduction to fundamental pedagogical concepts and skills necessary for the effective teaching of secondary mathematics using the B.C. Ministry of Education curriculum and an emphasis on mathematical reasoning and conceptual understanding.

EDUC 436

3 credits

Designs for Learning General Science

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course provides an introduction to fundamental pedagogical concepts and skills necessary for the effective teaching of secondary science in the Junior Science courses (grades 8-10) using the B.C. Ministry of Education curriculum.

EDUC 437A

1.5 credits

Designs for Learning Secondary Science (Biology/Earth Science focus)

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program and EDUC 436.

This course provides pedagogical concepts and skills necessary for effective teaching of secondary Senior Science courses (Biology and Earth Science focus) including Sustainable Resources 11 and 12, using the B.C. Ministry of Education curriculum.

Note: Both EDUC 437A and EDUC 437B must be completed before credit can be obtained.

EDUC 437B

1.5 credits

Designs for Learning Secondary Science (Chemistry/Physics focus)

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program and EDUC 436.

This course provides pedagogical concepts and skills necessary for the effective teaching of secondary Senior Science courses (Chemistry and Physics focus) including Science and Technology 11, using the B.C. Ministry of Education curriculum.

Note: Both EDUC 437A and EDUC 437B must be completed before credit can be obtained.

EDUC 440

1 credit

Professional Communication in Schools

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course introduces principles of effective communications in the school setting, examines effectiveness of the teacher’s oral communication skills (voice and presence), and uses practical strategies for professional communication to a variety of audiences, such as parents, administrators, and colleagues.

EDUC 441

1 credit

Online Teaching and Learning

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course introduces structures, technologies, curricular designs, and pedagogical approaches which characterize online teaching and learning including distributed learning, blended instruction, continuous progress, and self-directed learning and Moodle.

EDUC 442

1 credit

Introduction to Classroom Research

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course introduces candidates to the principles and ethics of classroom and action research and the role such research plays in a teacher’s ongoing professional development.

EDUC 444

1 credit

Classroom Management Strategies

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course introduces traditional and contemporary approaches to classroom management in the K- 12 classroom. The use of routines, individual behaviour plans, whole class reward systems, environment supports, and student choice will be examined.

EDUC 445

2 credits

Planning and Assessment

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course introduces effective assessment and lesson planning for all subject areas and grade levels identified by the B.C. Ministry of Education.

EDUC 446

1 credit

Information Technology in Teaching

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course introduces concrete ideas about how to integrate information technology into teaching, with a critical approach to the selection and use of computer software and audio-visual materials available for the K-12 classroom.

EDUC 447

3 credits

Indigenous Youth and Schooling

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course critically examines historical and contemporary issues in education, and develops knowledge of Indigenous philosophies of education and the multifaceted policies that have and continue to influence Indigenous education and its pedagogies.

EDUC 448

1 credit

Conflict Resolution in Schools

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

Conflict inevitably occurs at some levels among people in various roles in the K-12 school setting: students, teachers, administrators, and parents. This course introduces teacher candidates to contemporary responses to conflict resolution in schools.

EDUC 450

2 credits

Second Language Learning in Classroom Practice

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course prepares teachers in effective elementary curriculum and instruction strategies for students from a wide variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The course also considers the theory and research in second language learning, and examines recommendations for K-12 classroom practice.

EDUC 452

2 credits

Unit Planning, Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course prepares teachers in effective elementary curriculum and instruction strategies for students from a wide variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The course also considers the theory and research in second language learning, and examines recommendations for K-12 classroom practice.

EDUC 453

1 credit

Literacy Across the Curriculum

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course explores ways in which language arts in the elementary grades relates to other subject areas using the B.C. Ministry of Education curriculum as a guide. Focus is placed on developing multimodal literacies to foster curricular integration.

EDUC 454

1 credit

Mental Health and Special Learning Needs

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course orients students to the individualized needs of students with low incidence special or mental health needs including any educational, psychological, behavioral, and social needs of students. Focus is placed on teaching strategies to support these students at school.

EDUC 460

2 credits

Governance and Reform in Public Education

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course develops an understanding of the issues emerging from historical struggles in public schools, differences between the various stakeholder groups involved with schooling, and differences between a range of philosophies of education.

EDUC 481

1 credit

Special Topics in K-12 Education I

Prerequisite(s): Valid teaching certificate and department permission. Note: These courses are only available as part of the Teacher Education Summer Institute. Contact the department for more information.

This course varies depending on the interests of the faculty member and the relevant issues in education in B.C. This course explores topics that are either not addressed in other Summer Institute courses or expands in more depth on topics related to the professional development of practicing teachers.

Note: The special topic is denoted with a letter designation (e.g. EDUC 481C). Students may take EDUC 481 as many times as they wish, but will not receive credit for the same letter designation more than once. Possible topics denoted by letter designations include: EDUC 481C (Special Topics: Differentiated Instruction); EDUC 481D (Special Topics: Literacy in the Urban Classroom); and/or EDUC 481E (Special Topics: Lab Science in the Elementary Classroom).

EDUC 482

2 credits

Special Topics in K-12 Education II

Prerequisite(s): Valid teaching certificate and department permission. Note: These courses are only available as part of the Teacher Education Summer Institute. Contact the department for more information.

This course varies depending on the interests of the faculty member and the relevant issues in education in B.C. This course explores topics that are either not addressed in other Summer Institute courses or expands in more depth on topics on the professional development of practicing teachers.

Note: The special topic is denoted with a letter designation (e.g. EDUC 482C). Students may take EDUC 482 as many times as they wish, but will not receive credit for the same letter designation more than once. Possible topics denoted by letter designations include: EDUC 482C (Special Topics: Digital Literacy); EDUC 482D (Special Topics: Supporting Aboriginal Learners); and/or EDUC 482E (Special Topics: Supporting English Language Learners in the Classroom).

EDUC 483

3 credits

Special Topics in K-12 Education III

Prerequisite(s): Valid teaching certificate and department permission. Note: These courses are only available as part of the Teacher Education Summer Institute. Contact the department for more information.

This course varies depending on the interests of the faculty member and the relevant issues in education in B.C. This course explores topics that are either not addressed in other Summer Institute courses or expands in more depth on topics on the professional development of practicing teachers.

Note: The special topic is denoted with a letter designation (e.g. EDUC 483C). Students may take EDUC 483 as many times as they wish, but will not receive credit for the same letter designation more than once. Possible topics denoted by letter designations include: EDUC 483C (Special Topics: Assessment in the 21st century); EDUC 483D (Special Topics: Teaching from an Indigenous Worldview); and/or EDUC 483E (Special Topics: Social Justice in K-12 Classrooms).

EDUC 490

6 credits

School Experience

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

Teacher candidates observe and experience the teaching environment (individual observations, classroom and school routines), teach small group instruction, and design lesson plans for teaching in the elementary classroom. Observations by faculty and teacher mentors occur continually throughout the school experience.

EDUC 492

12 credits

Integration of Knowledge and Practice

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program and EDUC 490.

This twelve week practicum occurs in a classroom environment working with a teacher and faculty mentor. Teacher candidates begin teaching in the first week and will gradually take on more teaching duties, until full immersion at 80% for six weeks.

EDUC 495

2 credits

Applications of Reflective Practice

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course develops each candidate’s ability to reflect, and apply that reflection to future action. The first two semesters focus on the effective gathering of evidence with a detailed reflection. The third semester culminates in an electronic portfolio using evidence from EDUC 492.

Note: EDUC 495 is offered in three consecutive semesters. EDUC 495A is 0.5 credit, EDUC 495B is 0.5 credit, EDUC 495C is 1 credit. All three sections must be completed to successfully complete the EDUC 495 course.

EDUC 498

2 credits

Special Topics in K-12 Education

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

This course varies depending on the interests of the faculty member and the relevant issues in education in B.C. This course explores topics that are not addressed in current courses or expands in more depth on topics already addressed.

EDUC 700

5 credits

Leadership Theory and Practice

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Master of Education.

Introduces students to leadership theory and practice in K-12 settings. Leadership—including teacher leadership and mentorship—approaches, concepts and issues are examined. The course explores practical and theoretical perspectives and challenges facing educational leaders.

EDUC 701

5 credits

Focus on Mentoring

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Master of Education and EDUC 700.

Introduces students to the theory and practice of teacher mentorship. Through analysis of research, the course highlights the challenges of acculturating teachers to the profession and examines the conceptual and skill-based knowledge necessary to mentor teachers for successful careers.

EDUC 702

5 credits

Leading and Mentoring in Professional Learning Communities

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Master of Education, EDUC 700, and EDUC 701.

Explores dynamics of professional communication in complex educational settings as a basis for fostering collaborative communities. Communicating for inclusive decision making, communication preferences for effective leadership, and best practices for leading and mentoring within communities of practice are explored.

EDUC 703

5 credits

Policy, Identity, and Context

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Master of Education, EDUC 700, EDUC 701, and EDUC 702.

Ensures students gain a comprehensive understanding of researched competency frameworks as well as the regulatory and professional standards and policies that govern BC educators. Students will construct a leadership vision that informs the development of an inquiry question.

EDUC 704

7 credits

Research Methods and Fieldwork

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Master of Education, EDUC 700, EDUC 701, EDUC 702, and EDUC 703.

Introduces students to research ethics and methodologies, including the design and implementation of an inquiry contextualized to a K-12 educational setting. Through the application of data gathering methods and tools, students will address their inquiry question through fieldwork.

Note: This course is offered as EDUC 704A and EDUC 704B. Students must take both to receive credit.

EDUC 705

3 credits

Capstone Project

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Master of Education, EDUC 700, EDUC 701, EDUC 702, EDUC 703, and EDUC 704.

Focuses on in-depth critical analysis and presentation of the design, methodology, data collection/analysis, and conclusions of research undertaken in EDUC 704 related to leadership and mentorship, K-12. Students develop a MEd project consisting of a formal paper and presentation.

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