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UFV equivalencies for course requirements (elementary/middle school option)

To apply for the Bachelor of Education as a second degree, you must have a recognized Bachelor degree with a minimum of 120 credits.

Within this degree, 12 credits must be from third and fourth-year courses from teachable subject areas: English, math, science, physical education, social studies (a combination of anthropology, geography, history, political science, or sociology), French, visual Arts, theatre.

If you wish to work in the middle school grades you should complete a degree with majors or minors in teachable subject areas.

You are eligible to apply while completing the last semester of your Bachelor's degree. With the exception of EDUC 200 and 300, all specific prerequisite courses listed below must be completed by December 31.

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, or HIST 102, or HIST 103
3 credits of Canadian geography GEO 130 or GEO 131
4 credits of Math for Elementary School Teachers MATH 105
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 EDUC 200
4 credits of Introduction to Best Practices in Teaching and Learning EDUC 300

You must meet the minimum academic requirements set by the Ministry of Educations' 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 Teacher Education advisor at UFV to have these courses verified by the TRB prior to admission into the Bachelor of Education. For further information, check the BC Teacher Regulation Branch website.

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