The Faculty of Education offers a Bachelor of Education degree in Elementary Teacher Education which prepares students to teach Kindergarten to Grade 7 and a Bachelor of Education degree in Middle Years Teacher Education which prepares students to teach Grade 6 to 8.

  • Completing UBC's 11-month program leads to a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree and recommendation for teacher certification by the Ministry of Education Teacher Certification Branch (TCB) This qualifies students to apply for certification to teach in the province of British Columbia. Students can also apply elsewhere in Canada and abroad, although each province and country has its own certification requirements.

  • Teacher candidates in the Elementary & Middle Years option learn together in cohorts organized by a particular theme or pedagogical approach.

  • Admission eligibility for the Middle Years option is the same as the Elementary Years option, with the exception of the experience hours being with an older child/youth group.

  • UBC has a detailed Self-Assessment Worksheet for prospective students to use in planning their studies.

  • UBC offers Admissions Advising for prospective students including online information sessions.

  • In addition to the Education admission requirements, students must consider lower level requirements for the  major they will choose for their first degree.

Useful links

UBC Program Requirements 
UBC Department Website
Program Webinars

BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests

To be admitted into the Bachelor of Education program students must meet the following minimum requirements*:

  1. Conferred Bachelor degree (120 credits) from an accredited post-secondary institution.

  2. Minimum 65% GPA (2.5 on 4 point scale) on last 60 credits of accredited post-secondary coursework. 

  3. Courses
    - 6 credits of English literature and composition (or French for French stream applicants).
    - 3 credits each of a laboratory science, mathematics, Canadian history or geography, and Canadian studies**.
    - 12 senior-level, non-Education credits (equivalent to UBC's third- or fourth-year courses).

    **Please see UBC's Acceptable Courses Guide for a list of transferable courses in each category.

  4. Language proficiency assessment in French (for French Immersion or Core French options) or English (for students with a degree from a non-English post-secondary institution, or where English was not the principal language of instruction).

  5. Minimum of 100 hours experience working with groups of children or youth at the age level the applicant wishes to teach. 50 experience hours should be from a continuous, single experience. 

*Note: meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Please refer to the UBC website for complete details.

This course planning outline is created by the Langara College Counselling Department and is intended for use only as a guide. It is the student’s responsibility to consult original sources to ensure accuracy.

Updated July 2023