Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) Degree Requirements

NOTE: The Bachelor of Education program will offer the BEd Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) for the last time during the 2016-2017 academic year. A renewed Bachelor of Education program will be offered in 2017.

Timeframe to Complete STEP

A student enrolled in STEP must complete the final practicum within three years of beginning the program. If a student is unable to complete the final practicum within this timeframe, the student will be required to complete a professional learning plan, developed in consultation with the School Experience Coordinator, to demonstrate readiness for commencing practicum. This professional learning plan may include additional and/or repeated coursework.

STEP Students are required to complete all of:

Required Course Credit
EDUC 405 Concept Studies Module I: The Culture of Education 8
EDUC 426 Practicum Classroom Instruction 3
EDUC 427 Learning Communities Seminar: Secondary Education 3
EDUC 428 Learning Communities Practicum: Secondary Education 15
EDUC 430 Guided Reflective Inquiry Project 4
EDUC 432 Assessment for Learning in the Secondary Classroom 3
EDUC 447 The Adolescent in the Classroom 3
EDUC 450 Policy and Organization: The School, Community, and Society 3
EDUC 453 Information Communication Technology for Secondary Teachers 3
EDUC 456 Special Needs in Secondary Education 3
EDUC 459 ESL in Secondary Education 3
INDG 405 Indigenous Education: History and Revitalization 3

In addition to the required EDUC courses, students admitted to a particular STEP specialty must also complete:

STEP Students admitted into the French Education Specialty must complete:

Course Credits
EDUC 488 Curriculum and Instruction: French Immersion 3
EDUC 491 Curriculum and Instruction: French as a Second Language 3

STEP Students admitted into the Humanities Education Specialty with 24 credits of academic coursework in English must complete:

Course Credits
EDUC 495 Curriculum and Instruction, Humanities: English 3
3 credits of an EDUC-Curriculum Instruction elective (see elective listing below) 3

STEP Students admitted into the Humanities Education Specialty with 24 credits of academic coursework in Social Studies must complete:

Course Credits
EDUC 496 Curriculum and Instruction, Humanities: Social Studies 3
3 credits of an EDUC-Curriculum Instruction elective (see elective listing below) 3

STEP Students admitted into the Math/Science Education Specialty with 24 credits of academic coursework in Math must complete:

Course Credits
EDUC 480 Curriculum Instruction: Secondary Mathematics 3
3 credits of an EDUC-Curriculum Instruction elective (see elective listing below) 3

STEP Students admitted into the Math/Science Education Specialty with 24 credits of academic coursework in Science must complete:

Course Credits
EDUC 482 Curriculum Instruction: Secondary Science 3
3 credits of an EDUC-Curriculum Instruction elective (see elective listing below) 3

STEP Students admitted into the Middle School Education Specialty must complete:

Course Credits
EDUC 493 Curriculum and Instruction: Middle School Education, Philosophy, Structure, and Methods 3
EDUC 494 Curriculum and Instruction: Middle School Education, Integrated Methods 3

STEP Students admitted into the Physical Education Specialty must complete:

Course Credits
EDUC 434 Physical Education in the Secondary Classroom 3
3 credits of an EDUC-Curriculum Instruction elective (see elective listing below) 3

Note: The STEP Physical Education Specialty will be offered starting 2015 Summer. For more information please refer to the Faculty of Education website

STEP Students admitted into the Trades Technology Education Specialty must complete:

Course Credits
EDUC 484 Curriculum and Instruction: Technology Education I 3
EDUC 486 Curriculum and Instruction: Technology Education II 3
Note: To be eligible for the B.Ed. degree, students in the Trades Technology Education specialty must complete all of the courses listed above. Students who completed the two-year British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Technology Teacher Education Diploma (TTED) must also complete a total of 24 credits of university-transferable Arts and/or Science coursework including 6 credits of English. Students who completed the two-year Okanagan College (OC) Trades Technology Teacher Education (TTTE) diploma must also complete a total of 30 credits of university-transferable Arts and/or Science coursework including 6 credits of English.

STEP Students admitted into the Humanities, Math/Science, and Physical Education must complete three credits from the following EDUC- Curriculum & Instruction elective list:

Elective List Credits
EDUC 480 Curriculum Instruction: Secondary Mathematics 3
EDUC 482 Curriculum Instruction: Secondary Science 3
EDUC 486 Curriculum and Instruction: Technology Education II 3
EDUC 493 Curriculum and Instruction: Middle School Education, Philosophy, Structure, and Methods 3
EDUC 494 Curriculum and Instruction: Middle School Education, Integrated Methods 3
EDUC 495 Curriculum and Instruction, Humanities: English 3
EDUC 496 Curriculum and Instruction, Humanities: Social Studies 3

For more information about the STEP Program, please refer to the Faculty of Education website

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