Application Preparation Guide
Applications for the BEd are accepted starting on October 1, 2016 for admission into the 2017 cohort. The next intake will start in September 2017 with an orientation taking place at the end of August. The deadline to apply and submit documents is January 31, 2017 at 4 pm. Applications or supporting documents received after this date will not be considered. Direct any questions about the process to the Teacher Education Advisor.
Use this checklist to ensure that your application is complete:
October 1 - Application Intake Begins
Step 1: Submit your Online Application
The online application portal for the BEd will open on October 1. It is highly recommended that applicants submit their online application as soon as possible. This will give applicants access to an interactive ‘Application Summary’ that will list your application status and when transcripts/documents have been received by the Office of the Registrar (OReg).
If you have previously applied or attended UFV, submit your application via your myUFV account. Go to: my.ufv.ca (Note: if you can’t remember your login information, contact Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you are a new applicant, submit your online application here:
Step 2: Submit all post-secondary transcripts to UFV Office of the Registrar
All applicants must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions they have attended (excluding UFV). Transcripts must arrive in the Office of the Registrar in a sealed envelope from the sending institution. Contact all previously attended post-secondary institution(s) and request a transcript to be mailed directly to UFV. If you have only attended UFV, or if these were previously sent to UFV, they do not need to be resent.
Step 3: Submit additional documentation to the Office of the Registrar
The following additional document is required for your application to be complete:
Submit a 2-page résumé which outlines any of your work experiences that you consider relevant for a teaching career. Competitive applicants will have volunteered or worked in some capacity in a group setting with children or youth, preferably at the age that you wish to teach. BEd applicants are encouraged to have related experience working with children/adolescents either in the classroom or other volunteer work in a B.C. public school, especially those experiences related to work with diverse student groups. You should indicate the number of hours you have spent gaining this experience. In addition, applicants typically highlight additional skills (i.e. certificates, languages), travel, and other information relevant to your application. Résumés can either be uploaded to the Admissions portal or they can be sent directly to email@example.com.
Step 4: Your referee submits confidential references to the Teacher Education Department
Referees need to refer to the provided Referee Form. Referees should be given the online link to the fillable pdf reference report. Once completed and saved, it should be attached to an e-mail and sent directly to TEDreferences@ufv.ca References are treated in strictest confidence and must be received directly from the referee from an identifiable e-mail address. We require two references for your application.
*Please note: If completing this form on an APPLE device, print referee form, fill out manually, scan and email to TEDreferences@ufv.ca.
Step 5: For applicants who are in their last semester of their undergraduate degree
If you will be completing your undergradaute degree by the end of the winter 2017 semester, you must request a letter of confirmation from your program area (completion advisor) indicating that your degree will be completed by the end of the winter semester. This confirmation needs to be sent directly from the Completion/Department Advisor to the Advisor of the Teacher Education Department.
Once applications have been reviewed, the BEd Admission Committee will make dates available by invitation for the admissions interview. Please note that the interview will take place at the UFV Abbotsford campus. Dates and times will be provided once the department has reviewed your application.
All communication regarding your application status, (such as admission decisions, waitlist notifications, and seat offers) will be sent to your myUFV student email account. Students are responsible to check their myUFV student email accounts daily for any correspondence.
PROGRAM ADMISSION CRITERIA
- An admissions committee will consider each student’s application. This will include your academic background, grades and subjects studied. In your transcripts we will be looking for breadth of studies across all elementary curriculum areas, for secondary applicants, we will review secondary teachable subjects and additional academic courses.
- Each applicant must meet all academic requirements. In addition, applicants are evaluated based upon the four additional admission criteria as outlined under “Other requirements”:
- interview, this will be made available by invitation. Interviews are usually scheduled for the the first two weeks of March.
- program preparation, work experience and skills together with breadth of academic preparation
- two references
The overall, summative score determines who will be admitted to the BEd. Note: a waitlist will also be generated for each intake. This waitlist is not transferable to a subsequent intake.
- Conditional acceptance may be offered, if students are still completing their Bachelor’s degree and/or EDUC 300 prior to beginning the BEd in September. Students in this situation must submit a letter from their faculty or institution verifying that all graduation requirements will be met before the end of April. This letter must be submitted by January 31st. Final proof of completion of entrance requirements is due May 15th.
Criminal Record Check
The Criminal Record Check (CRC) is only required after you have been admitted (or conditionally admitted) to the Bachelor of Education. You will receive detailed instructions, after an admission offer has been given and the CRC check will be administered through the TED office. Applicants should not obtain a Criminal Record Check in advance as any prior criminal record checks undertaken outside of this office will not fulfill this requirement.
If you have been convicted of, or given an absolute or conditional discharge, or received a pardon on a criminal offence and you are considering a teaching career, you should contact the Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB) for clarification of your status before undertaking a teacher education program.
UFV contact information:
For more information contact the advisor in the Teacher Education Department at 1-888- 504-7441 local 4700, or see www.ufv.ca/teachereducation
For general information about UFV please visit our web page at www.ufv.ca or review the UFV calendar.
Thank you for your interest in the Bachelor of Education.
We wish you all the best in your planning and preparation.