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
  • Length 11 mos
  • Co-op Yes
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours No
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

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 11-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.

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.