Academic requirements for Elementary/Middle School Teacher Education program
Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 120 credits. Within this degree 18 credits must be from third and fourth year courses from teachable subject areas: English, Math, Science, PE, Social Studies (a combination of Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, or Sociology), French, Visual Arts, Theatre.
Applicants wishing to work in the middle school grades should complete a degree with majors or minors in teachable subject areas.
Applicants are eligible to apply while completing the last semester of their Bachelor's Degree. With the exception of EDUC 300, all specific prerequisite courses listed below must be completed by Dec. 31, one semester prior to beginning TEP:
| Course Requirements || UFV Equivalencies|
|6 credits of English including three
credit hours of composition and three
credit hours of literature
|ENGL 105 and
one of ENGL 108, 120, 130, 150 or 170
|3 credits of Canadian History
||HIST 101,102 or 105,
|3 credits of Canadian Geography
||GEO 130 or 131
|4 credits of Math for
Elementary School Teachers
|4 credits of an approved
lab science course
|BIO 105, 106, 111, 112
CHEM 110, 113, 150
PHYS 101, 105, 111, 112
GEO 101, 102, 103, 116
|3 credits of Educational Psychology
|4 credits of Introduction to
Best Practices in Teaching and Learning
All prerequisite courses must be completed one term prior to the program start (by Dec. 31). EDUC 300 and degree completion courses may be completed in the semester prior to entering TEP. Admission to TEP is competitive and it is suggested that you complete all prerequisites at least one term prior to the program start. Applicants who will not complete the above requirements by the beginning of TEP will not be considered.
All applicants must meet the minimum academic requirements set by the Ministry of Educations's Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB), including a degree that is recognized by the TRB. If you are using credits within your degree from institutions which are not recognized by the TRB, please note that the TRB may not accept these credits towards professional certification. We strongly recommend you contact the TEP advisor to have these courses verified with the TRB prior to admission into TEP. For further information you can check the BC Teacher Regulation Branch website.
Ready to start the journey to become an elementary/middle school teacher?
Applications for the July 2015 intake are accepted from October 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015. Entry to the program is competitive. We strongly encourage you to review the requirements and to attend an info session or seek guidance from an advisor before you start preparing your application.