Graduates of the secondary options are prepared to teach one or two subjects in secondary schools (Grades 8-12), depending on prior background.
Specializations are offered in virtually all subject areas currently taught in secondary schools in British Columbia. The program offers curriculum and pedagogy courses for all specializations offered.
Teacher candidates in the secondary 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 secondary school settings, Grade 8-12 as well as in alternate school settings, and/or community-based field contexts, such as museums, art galleries, rural, and international schools.
After completing all program requirements, students are awarded the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and are normally eligible for a BC Professional Teaching Certificate. See also Technology Education Program Options and Career Education Program Option: Chef Education Specialization.
|Curriculum 1 Required||3|
|Curriculum 2 Elective1||3|
|Curriculum 3 Elective1||3|
|Program Total (Science specialists and generalists, and also Music specialists)||60-66|
|1 Credit value for electives will vary for teacher candidates in science (biology, chemistry, physics and/or earth science)|
The Faculty of Education, in cooperation with the British Columbia Institute of Technology, offers a program option to prepare secondary school technology education teachers. The full post-secondary preparation for teachers of technology education consists of the equivalent of five academic years (150-152 credits) of liberal, technical, and pedagogical courses and school experiences.