Education – Teaching Children

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 Children pathway (Kindergarten to Grade 5+), 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
  • Length 16 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.

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 children in elementary grades (Kindergarten to Grade 6). 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.

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.