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Elementary Curriculum: Bachelor of Education Degree

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Applications are submitted externally through the UVic website.

  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
  • Location
    Victoria BC
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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6450 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1700 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications from current high school students must be submitted by the following dates for September entry:

Deadlines for all applicant categories (including transfer students) can be found here.

Application Fee: $76.25

1) Program Admission Requirements


Option A: Year One Entry

Completion of the following courses:

Grade 11 Courses

Grade 12 courses

  • English 12 or English 12: First Peoples
  • Three approved academic 12 courses



Option B: Year Two Entry

  • three units of approved English (at least C+ in each of the two courses)
  • demonstrated competence in written English
  • three units of Canadian Studies
  • three units of Math (at least a C+ average and must be completed within 10 years of entry to year-two of the program)
  • three units of laboratory science
  • three units of approved academic electives*
  • at least a C+ grade point average on the most recent 12-unit session (or if your most recent session is less than 12 units on the most recent 12 consecutive units).
  • For complete details on admission requirements, visit the Faculty of Education web site.
  • These year-one courses can be completed at UVic in another faculty or at another post-secondary institution and then apply to year two.
  • 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.
  • *Electives: choose from subjects related to those taught in BC schools such as art, computer science, French, geography or physics. Courses from professional programs such as child and youth care, education and social work are not normally approved. Consult an Education adviser.


Non-Academic (only for students applying for year-two entry)

  • 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

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Admission Advice:

1. All applicants to UVic (regardless of country of origin or citizenship status) are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. You can choose one of several ways to demonstrate language proficiency.

You are not required to provide proof of language proficiency if you have studied full time for at least four years within Canada at the high school and/or post-secondary level, and all of your instruction has been in English.

2. Admission averages are calculated using all required Grade 12 courses for entry to a program. For more details, including admission requirements for all applicant categories (including students from outside of BC), see the UVic admissions site.

3. Admission is competitive. You may be required to attend an interview.

4. Admission to year two of the Bachelor of Education (Elementary Curriculum) program is subject to limited enrollment. The number of new students admitted to year two will depend on the number of eligible Bachelor of Education (Elementary Curriculum) students continuing from year one.

5. For students who study at another post-secondary institution in BC, you can use BC Transfer Guide to find out course equivalency and transferability.

6. 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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