You are a lifelong learner, and you want to inspire and help others to embrace the same goal.

Your personal and professional goals for a career in education will be fully supported by faculty who offer personal attention and a strong commitment to your success. Learn and grow in teacher education programs offered in small classes, which are current and relevant and provide the practical skills you will put to work in your career.

Shape your career in education with guidance from talented faculty who are ready to share their real-world experience teaching and working in K-12 environments, and join a dynamic, interactive and innovative learning community as you begin your path to teaching.

Get started on your career in education, where you can share your love of learning, celebrate cultural diversity, guide stewardship of our planet, and value the uniqueness and potential of individuals in your future classroom or any number of education careers.

Note: Successful bachelor program completion leads to recommendation for ‘professional teacher certification’ with the Teacher Regulation Branch at the BC Ministry of Education.

Program Advice and Support

Undergraduate Programs (Initial Teacher Education)

Students needing advice about or support in Undergraduate (Initial Teacher Education) programs offered within the Faculty of Education should consult the Field Experience and Advising Office at the Nanaimo VIU campus at 250-740-6223, toll free at 1-888-920-2221 Ext. 6223 or from overseas at +1-250-753-3245 Ext. 6223.

Graduate and Post Degree Programs

Students needing advice about or support in Graduate and/or Post Degree programs offered within the Faculty of Education should consult the Faculty of Education Office at 250-740-6221, toll free at 1-888-920-2221 Ext. 6221 or from overseas at +1-250-753-3245 Ext. 6221, or email with international applicants emailing

Melanie Sedergreen

“My professors solicited feedback and used the feedback to improve learning experiences. I wasn't just one number among many taking a course and jumping through hoops to get credit. I was given choice and flexibility. My personal context, passions and motivations were considered carefully. I have gained skills in 21st Century learning that are relevant and necessary as a current educator. I now have the accreditation to take my career in multiple directions.”