Education – Teaching Adolescents

at UBC's

Okanagan Campus

This program provides significant practical experience with a generalist focus, which means putting students and the quality of their learning first and foremost. In the Teaching Adolescents pathway (Grades 6 to 9+), you’ll have the opportunity to personalize your studies by choosing a community-based field experience and elective courses in the Summer Institute.

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Program Information

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

This 16-month program offers students more than 24 weeks of practical experience in a variety of teaching contexts. Students enrolled in this pathway will learn to teach adolescents in the middle years and beyond (Grades 6–9+) both in integrated and subject-specific contexts. The Bachelor of Education program offers extensive practical experience both inside and outside the classroom setting, including: two school-based practicums; community field experience; a 15-week internship; and many place-based learning opportunities. Join our community and engage in collaborative learning with instructors, classmates, practising educators, and community partners. You will graduate with a globally recognized UBC Bachelor of Education degree that is highly sought after by employers locally, nationally, and internationally.

Campus features

Community-based field experience offers you the chance to broaden your understanding of education environments and experience opportunities outside the classroom setting.

You will be part of a community of practising educators who are engaged in ongoing professional learning and come from diverse school and community sites across disciplines and interests. The annual Scholar-Practitioner Conference promotes connections and insights among participants.