Education: Elementary

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Learn to teach all subject areas in the elementary curriculum: Kindergarten to Grade 7, including Core French in Grades 5 to 7. While the particular theme or approach varies in each cohort, the courses are the same for all teacher candidates, with each cohort and instructor tailoring the courses in unique ways.

This program is also offered at UBC's Okanagan Campus
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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 Elementary education. Those wishing to work with children aged five to 12 (Kindergarten to Grade 7) will learn to teach all subject areas in the Elementary curriculum, including Core French in Grades 5 to 7.

The BEd Elementary option prepares pre-service educators for the varied contexts in elementary schools. UBC offers Canada’s only International Baccalaureate and Montessori teacher education program.

Teacher candidates who successfully complete the requirements for the BEd Elementary 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.