Graduates of the elementary & middle years option focus their preparation on teaching students in K-Grade 8.
Teacher candidates in the elementary & middle years option are encouraged to develop a disposition toward inquiry and research through coursework, inquiry seminars, and practicum experiences. Strands woven throughout the program include: 1) inquiry and dialogical understanding; 2) curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment; 3) diversity, social justice, and aboriginal perspectives; 4) language, literacies, and cultures; and 5) field experiences. Field experiences occur in K-Grade 8 settings as well as in alternate school settings, and/or community-based field contexts, such as museums, art galleries, rural, and international schools.
|Total Credits (French specialists)||62-64|
|1 EDUC 323 replaces this course for middle years teacher candidates.|
|2 EDUC 419 replaces this course for middle years teacher candidates.|
|3 All Elementary teacher candidates in the French option take LLED 325 (4 credits) in lieu of LLED 352 (2 credits). For those teacher candidates with a DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue française) Level B1 there will be an additional required 2-credit course: EDUC 490E.|
After completing all program requirements, students are awarded the Bachelor of Education degree and are eligible to apply for a British Columbia Professional Teaching Certificate.