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Secondary: Post Degree Professional Program (PDPP): Diploma


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Applications are submitted externally through the UVic website.

Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Victoria BC
  • Campuses
    Victoria

    Resources

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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    Sixteen Months
  • 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 must be submitted by January 2 for September entry. Earlier application is strongly recommended.

See application instructions.

Application Fee: $76.25

1) Program Admission Requirements

Admission to this BEd program is restricted to students with a previous degree.

Academic

1. completion of an undergraduate degree recognized by the university

2. completion of three (3.0) units of approved university English courses

3. demonstrated competency in written English competency

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.

5. Participation in an interview may also be required.

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

 


 

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):

  • 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)

You will want to visit:

Canadian High School student

Out-of-Province

You will want to visit:

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.

 

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.