Teacher Education Program
The Teacher Education Program (TEP) will provide professional development for students intending to become either an elementary school teacher (grades Kindergarten to 7), or a secondary school teacher (grades 8-12). Both programs are post-degree professional programs and are twelve months in length. TEP has a total of 55 credits and can only be taken on a full-time basis. TEP emphasizes the integration of knowledge, practice, and program components that are specifically designed to meet the TEP values and goals, and the curricular requirements of the Ministry of Education. The program is intended to help prospective teachers attain the professional standards established by the Ministry of Education through the B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB); see bcteacherregulation.ca for more information. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be recommended to the Ministry of Education for professional certification through the Teacher Regulation Branch and will receive a certificate in Teacher Education from UFV.
Mission statement of the UFV Teacher
The mission of the UFV Teacher Education
Program (TEP) is to educate teachers
who will become responsible and effective professionals. Through our
emphasis on the integration of knowledge, educational theory and
practice, on social justice, and on curriculum development, our
graduates will be distinguished by the knowledge, skills, and values
expected of educators in the contemporary classroom.
Dates and location
The program has one intake per year. TEP is
twelve months in length, beginning in late July and ending in late June.
All classes are held at the Abbotsford
campus. School experiences and practica will take place in schools from
the Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and Fraser Cascade school districts.
The elementary/middle school program has a capacity of 36 teacher candidates each year. The secondary program provides 18 seats for teacher candidates in a humanities stream with teachable subjects of English and Social Studies, and 18 seats in a Science/Math stream.
Please see the following links for more information:
TEP Elementary/middle school option
TEP Secondary school option