Education – International Baccalaureate

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Teacher candidates in the International Baccalaureate educator stream have an interest in an international education that is concept-based, inquiry-driven, and student-centred. You’ll be guided by key concepts and transdisciplinary themes and enjoy enriching, hands-on learning opportunities that promote discovery, exploration, and thinking about real-world issues. 

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Education
  • Degree: Bachelor of Education
  • 12 mos Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

UBC’s Faculty of Education offers different options for completing a Bachelor of Education degree – depending on your academic background – including Canada’s only International Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program. Applicants with a minimum three-year degree (academic equivalent to a UBC bachelor’s degree) at an accredited post-secondary institution can apply to the 12-month program in Elementary education (Kindergarten to Grade 7 – IB Primary Years Programme) or Secondary education (Grades 8-12 – IB Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme).

Those selecting UBC’s IB Educator stream have an interest in an international education that is concept-based, inquiry-driven, and student-centred. Guided by key concepts and trans-disciplinary themes, teachers create enriching, hands-on learning opportunities that promote discovery, exploration, and thinking about real-world issues.

Teacher candidates who successfully complete the requirements for the International Baccalaureate stream of the BEd program are recommended to the BC Teacher Regulation Branch for a professional teaching certificate and are eligible for the Level 1 International Baccalaureate Educator credential. Information about the BEd program at UBC is available at teach.educ.ubc.ca.