Bachelor of Education Program Overview

The Faculty of Education offers the Bachelor of Education to persons interested in a career in teaching. The program leads to a Bachelor of Education (BEd) and recommendation to the Ministry of Education for certification as a teacher in the province of B.C.

  • Bachelor of Education Program (BEd): 16 month post-degree, leading to certification.
  • The BEd program is innovative and unique among teacher education programs and is comprised of integrated coursework focusing on theory-practice connections and extensive field experience alongside practicing teachers for the purpose of fostering professional learning over the continuum of an educator’s career.


  • Elementary Teacher Education Program (ETEP): five-year degree or two-year post-degree, both leading to a B.Ed. degree and teacher certification
  • The Elementary Teacher Education Program (ETEP) that began in 2016-2017 (as Year 1) will continue in 2017-2018 to offer Year 2 degree requirements.

Part Time Students

The Bachelor of Education program is an intensive, 16-month program. Because of the integrated nature of the coursework, a part-time study is not possible.

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