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: Recommendation for professional teacher certification is made directly by the Dean to the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Certification Branch upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Education degree. Application for the BC Certificate of Qualification (professional certification) is made directly by the student.

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

Lindsey Watford, a student of VIU's online education program, working on a paper

Lindsey Watford

"I was awarded my current position as the K-7 Coordinator at Island ConnectEd after completing the Online Learning and Teaching Diploma at VIU. I specifically chose the OLTD program because it offered the most comprehensive and well-rounded academic and practical hands-on experience required to successfully work in an Online/Blended school. OLTD is designed to provide students with the most up to date theory, perspectives, strategies, techniques, and tools necessary to become an effective online/blended learning specialist."