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Secondary: Post-Degree Professional Program (PDPP): Bachelor of Education Degree


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Applications are submitted externally through the UVic website.

Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with UVic about the learning method.

  • Campuses
    Victoria

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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    Sixteen Months (full-time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6600 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1700 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Summer 2020
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

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 for September entry. Earlier application is strongly recommended.
  • First transcript deadline: January 31, showing grades for courses attempted to December 31 and, if applicable, course registration for the January to April 30.
  • Final transcript deadline: May 31, showing grades for courses attempted to April 30.
See application instructions.

Application Fee: $77.75 (if all all transcripts come from institutions within Canada); or $132 (If any transcripts come from institutions outside of Canada)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Admission to this BEd program is restricted to students with a previous degree and who are enrolled in the Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education. 

Academic

1. completion of an undergraduate degree recognized by the university

2. completion of three (3.0) units of approved university English courses, selected from:

  • ENGL 135 or ENGL 215 
  • ENGL 146 
  • ENGL 147 
  • ENGL 200A 
  • ENGL 200B 
  • ENGL 200C 
  • ENGL 201
  • ENGL 202 
  • ENGL 203 
  • ENGL 207 
  • ENGL 208
  • ENGL 209 
  • ENGL 260 

3. demonstrated competency in written English competency, with C+ or higher in each of the two approved English courses.

4. approved studies in two teachable subject areas or in one teachable subject area with a grade-point average of at least 4.00 on a 9-point scale (equivalent to UVic’s B- grade) on the 300 and/or 400-level courses needed for each teachable area

5. a grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 9-point scale (equivalent to UVic's C+ grade) on the most recent 30 units attempted to December 31 (equivalent to 20 half-year courses).

6. a grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 9-point scale (equivalent to UVic’s C+ grade) on your most recent session/term. If your most recent session is less than 12.0 units, you must have a grade-point average of at least 3.00 (equivalent to UVic’s C+ grade) on your most recent consecutive 12.0 units.

Note: 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.

Non Academic

1. a minimum of 75 hours of practical experience working with groups of children or youth at the age level you wish to teach (ages 13 - 17 for secondary)

2. Statement of Intent (400-500 words, typed)

3. Resume of related experience

4. Two references from individuals who have observed your interacting with children/youth in educative ways in at least two different settings.

Note: for details, click on 'Educative experience' tab of the program page

Admission Advice

1. This program is for those who wish to teach one or two of the following subjects in a secondary school: art, biology, chemistry, computer science, English, French, general science, mathematics, music, physical and health education, physics, social studies, Spanish, teaching innovation in education, theatre.

2. Students who completed the Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education with music teaching areas between 2011 and 2016 will need an additional 15.0 units of approved courses to obtain a Bachelor of Education degree. Please consult with an academic advisor at UVic.

3. Refer to the program website for details including 'approved English and written English competency', 'teachable subject areas' as well as 'selection criteria'. 


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Summary

One of the following (minimum scores):

  • Four years of full-time academic studies or completion of a degree program at a recognized institution in which the primary language of instruction is English (click here for a list of countries) 
  • 86% the BC Provincial English 12 Examination within the last three years prior to admission 
  • 86% on Grade 12 English or its equivalent in Canada within the last three years prior to admission
  • 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 courses
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) = score of 70 overall, with no section less than 60
  • IELTS = score of 6.5 overall, with no component less than 6.0
  • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) = Level 6
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) = score of 90
  • TOEFL iBT = score of 90 with no section less than 20
  • TOEFL paper-based = 575 
  • completion of UVic's University Admission Preparation (UAP) program, with a score of 80% or higher
  • completion of UVic;s University Admission Preparation: Advanced English and Canadian Studies program, with at least 80% in English and at least 60% in Canadian Studies
  • completion of UVic's University Pathways Program for International Students (a specialized first-year university program that combines academic Enlish and UVic credit courses)

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)

Information on admission requirements for high school students are available at the Canadian High School Applicants page.

Out-of-Province

Information on admission requirements for high school students are available at the Canadian High School Applicants page.

BC Transfer Student

Information on admission requirements for BC post-secondary transfer students can be found here. 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Information on admission requirements for transfer students can be found on this page by selecting 'transferring from another college or university' and select the type of institution you are transferring from. 


Mature Student

Mature Student admission at UVic is categorized as Special Access Category

The number of applicants admitted under this category is limited by the availability of University resources. Admission under the Special Category is not automatic. An applicant for admission under the Special Category must meet the following criteria:
  • be at least 23 years of age by the begining of the session applied for; and
  • the applicant's academic achievements have been significantly and adversely affected by health, disability or family or similar responsibilities. 
Candidates for admission in the Special admission category are selected on the basis of:
  • applicant's educational history
  • non-educational achievemnts that indicate an ability to succeed at university.  
For detailed info, verify directly with the school. 

International Student

Information for international student applicants can be found here

 

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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