Education: WKTEP (West Kootenay Rural Teacher Education Program)

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

This program is located in Nelson, BC, and surrounding communities, and has a strong focus on rural and small school settings, recognizing that they offer exciting educational opportunities for teachers. You’ll have the opportunity to develop the professional qualities and effective practices for teaching in today’s complex learning environments with a strong focus on community, collaboration, and innovation.

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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.

The BEd West Kootenay Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) is for those who are interested in teaching in rural and small school settings, which offer unique and exciting opportunities for teaching and learning. WKTEP students will engage in course work at the UBC WKTEP Learning Centre in Nelson, BC, or in various classrooms throughout the region. WKTEP places an emphasis on place-conscious learning with strong ties to local communities and school districts (Nelson, BC, and surrounding communities).

WKTEP is an 11-month post-degree program that prepares educators for elementary, middle years or secondary school contexts. Teacher candidates who complete the requirements for the BEd Elementary program or the BEd Secondary program (specializing in one to two teachable subjects) are recommended to the BC Teacher Regulation Branch for a professional teaching certificate.

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.