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UFV equivalencies for course requirements (elementary/middle school option)

To apply for the Bachelor of Education as a second degree, you must have a recognized Bachelor degree with a minimum of 120 credits.

Within this degree, 12 credits must be from third- and fourth-year courses from teachable subject areas: English, math, science, physical education, social studies (a combination of anthropology, geography, history, political science, or sociology), French, visual arts, or theatre.

If you wish to work in the middle school grades, it is recommended for you to complete a degree with majors or minors in teachable subject areas.

You are eligible to apply for the January 31st deadline while completing the last semester of your Bachelor degree if courses will be completed by April and official transcripts sent to UFV Admissions by June of the same year. See the BED Admissions Checklist under Prospective Student Info for details on application deadlines. With the exception of EDUC 200 and 300, all specific prerequisite courses listed below must be completed by December 31.

Course Requirements UFV Equivalencies
6 credits of English including three credit hours of composition and three credit hours of literature ENGL 105 or 210, and one of ENGL 108, 120, 130, 150, 170, 201, 202, 220, 226, 227, 228, 240, 245, 280
3 credits of Canadian history HIST 101, 102, 103, 205, 227
3 credits of Canadian geography GEO 130, 131
3-4 credits of Math for Elementary School Teachers MATH 105
4 credits of an approved lab science course

BIO 105, 106, 111, 112
CHEM 110, 113, 114, 150
PHYS 101, 105, 111, 112
GEO 101, 102, 103, 116

ASTR 103, 104

3 credits of educational psychology EDUC 200
4 credits of Introduction to Best Practices in Teaching and Learning EDUC 300

You must meet the minimum academic requirements set by the Ministry of Educations' Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB), including a degree that is recognized by the TRB. If you are using credits within your degree from institutions which are not recognized by the TRB, please note that the TRB may not accept these credits towards professional certification.