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Career Education Program Option: Chef Education Specialization

The Faculty of Education offers two paths to a Bachelor of Education for the preparation of Career Education Teachers (Chef Education) and subsequent certification. Both programs are designed to build upon trades qualifications and experience, add a broad liberal education in Arts and science subjects, and provide the professional courses and practica required for secondary school teaching certification. Both programs lead to the B.Ed. Secondary degree and to Professional Teacher Certification.

Although prior relevant trades preparation courses and practical work are not normally recognized as university teaching credits studies, the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch will recognize prior preparation for purposes of Chef Certification. Similarly, although the University does not grant formal credit for this type of study, it is taken into account for degree-granting purposes.

The B.Ed. degree is granted on the basis of a minimum of 150 credits, including 60 credits of advanced standing for the Interprovincial Trades Qualification "Red Seal" Cook, plus Diploma in Culinary Arts (or equivalent), 30 credits in Arts and/or sciences subjects, 45 credits of professional courses, and 15 credits of teaching practica.

Path 1: The Concurrent Path for Career Education (Chef Education)

Designed for individuals who are teaching on a current Letter of Permission issued by the BC Teacher Regulation Branch.

Overview of Preparation Path 1
Pre-admission Requirements:  
Option A
1. Diploma in Culinary Arts (or equivalent) 60 credits of advanced standing
plus
2. Interprovincial Trades Qualification 'Red Seal' Cook
3. Arts and science coursework 30 credits
OR
Option B
1. Certificate in Culinary Arts (or equivalent) 30 credits
plus
2. Interprovincial Trades Qualification 'Red Seal' Cook
3. Arts and science coursework 60 credits
Career Education (Chef Education) Program:
Professional coursework 45 credits
Teaching practica 15 credits
Total credits 150 credits

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites for Path 1

  1. A current Letter of Permission issued by the BC Teacher Regulation Branch.
  2. Diploma in Culinary Arts (or equivalent) plus Interprovincial Trades Qualification "Red Seal" Cook.
    OR
    Certificate in Culinary Arts (or equivalent) plus Interprovincial Trades Qualification "Red Seal" Cook.

It is also recommended that students have completed 6 credits of English (literature or composition) at the university level.

Arts and Science Courses

Students in Path 1 may complete their Arts and science courses in a variety of settings (universities, regional colleges, or through distance education. Such courses will not, however, be formally transferred to UBC and students will not receive a B.A. or B.Sc. degree from UBC.

The Chef program Path 1 leads to the B.Ed. (Secondary) degree, and only the 60 credits of professional courses and practica are incorporated into the degree program. The other specified requirements are requirements for admission to the program or for re-admission to the continuing stages of the program.

Professional Courses

Planning and sequence for 60 credits (or equivalent) of professional courses are completed in consultation with the Teacher Education Office.

Candidates who complete this full program are eligible to apply for the B.Ed. (Secondary) and for the BC Professional Teaching Certificate.

Path 2: The Post-Degree Path for Career Education Teachers (Chef Education)

Designed for teacher candidates who are not currently employed on a Letter of Permission.

Pre-admission Requirements:
Option A
1. Diploma in Culinary Arts (or equivalent) 60 credits of advanced standing
plus
2. Interprovincial Trades Qualification 'Red Seal' Cook
3. Arts/science credits to include: 30 credits minimum
6 credits English literature and composition
OR
Option B
1. Certificate in Culinary Arts (or equivalent) 30 credits of advanced standing
plus
2. Interprovincial Trades Qualification 'Red Seal' Cook
3. Arts/science credits to include: 60 credits minimum
6 credits English literature and composition
Degree Requirements:
See Degree Requirements for Secondary Teacher Education 60 credits
Total credits 150

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