Education: Secondary

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Prepare to teach one or two teachable subjects in Grades 8 to 12 as a secondary school teacher. During this program, teacher candidates are introduced to adolescent development and prepared methodologically to teach their subject(s). You’ll be grouped according to your teachable subject (i.e. Math, English, Physical Education).

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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. 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 Secondary education (Grades 8 to 12).

The BEd Secondary option prepares pre-service educators in curriculum, instruction, and foundational coursework with a focus on teaching one or two subjects: Art, Business Education, Culinary Arts Education, Computer Science, English Language Learner Education, English, French, Home Economics, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music Education, Physical Education, Science (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics), Social Studies (History, Geography, and Social Science), Technology Education, and Theatre.

As well, UBC offers the only International Baccalaureate Educator program. Teacher candidates who successfully complete the requirements for the BEd Secondary program are recommended to the BC Teacher Regulation Branch for a professional teaching certificate. UBC’s BEd degree is globally recognized, and the program is open to international students.

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.