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Elementary Post Degree Professional (PDPP): Bachelor of Education Degree

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Applications are submitted externally through the UVic website.

  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
  • Location
    Victoria or Cranbrook, BC
  • Campuses


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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    16 Months
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6450 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1700 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out UVic's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by January 2. Early application is recommended.


Application Fee: $76.25

1) Program Admission Requirements


  • an undergraduate degree from an accredited university
  • at least a C+ average on your most recent 12-unit session (or if your most recent session is less than 12 units on the most recent 12 consecutive units)
  • at least a C+ average on your most recently completed 30 units (up to December 31)
  • three units of approved English
  • demonstrated competency in written English
  • three units of approved Canadian Studies
  • three units of approved Math (at least a C+ average, completed within the last 10 years)
  • three units of approved laboratory science (completed within the last 10 years) 
  • These courses can be completed at UVic in another faculty or at another post-secondary institution
  • At UVIC, the value of courses is given in units. Most courses at UVic that run for one term count for 1.5 units per course. For example, 3 UVIC units are equivalent to two (half-year) courses or 6 credits at most BC colleges and universities.

  • a minimum of 75 hours of practical experience working with groups of children or youth at the age level you wish to teach (ages 5 - 12 for elementary)
  • statement of intent (400-500 words, typed)
  • resume of related experience
  • two reference letters

Admission Advice

1. For complete details on admission requirements, visit the Faculty of Education website. See also application instructions. 

2. If you are missing any of the admission requirements you may take them at UVic as a pre-education student.

3. It's strongly recommended that you contact a Faculty of Education academic advisor for assistance with navigating the admission requirements. 


2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy UVic's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements


One of the following (minimum scores):

  • 86% on the BC English 12 provincial exam within the last three years
  • 86% in English 12 in another Canadian province within the last three years
  • Level 6 on the Language Proficiency Index (LPI)
  • A score of 4 on the Advanced Placement Exam in English Language and Composition
  • A score of 4 on IB Higher Level English
  • 1.5 units of transferable university level English credits
  • A degree from an accredited English speaking university

If you do not meet one of these requirements, you must write the Language Proficiency Index to determine placement in an appropriate English course

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

For students directly entering an undergraduate program after high school, admission is based on four academic courses.

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

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Canadian High School student


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Canadian High School student

BC Transfer Student

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Mature Student

Mature Student admission is dealt with in the Special Access Category


International Student

View admission details for International Students.


Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Students who may not qualify under the regular categories of admission can learn more about UVIC's Other Applicant Categories.


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