Bachelor of Education, Post Baccalaureate Degree

Bachelor of Education - Post Baccalaureate Degree (full-time)

  • Program Length 
    18 Months
  • Credential 
    Bachelor Degree
  • Location Offered 
    Nanaimo

The Program

This program is designed for university graduates who have earned an appropriate discipline-based undergraduate degree and who wish to become professionally certified teachers. This is a 1½-year post-degree, 62 credit professional program leading to a Bachelor of Education that can only be earned as a second degree. The Secondary option is also available to applicants without an undergraduate degree who hold Red Seal certification in acceptable teaching areas. Course work and field experience is completed over three full-time semesters with intake only occurring in the Fall of each academic year. All academic courses are delivered on campus in Nanaimo and does not run during the summer months.

Applicants can apply for the elementary and/or secondary teaching option(s). Coursework will have either an elementary or secondary focus with supporting practicums. Either option will prepare applicants for teaching at the middle school level.

The program is designed to prepare graduates to be well-qualified beginning teachers. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be recommended to the Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB) at the BC Ministry of Education for ‘professional certification’. This certification is required for employment in any BC public, independent or BC Offshore school.

Program Outline

Post Baccalaureate (full-time)

TERM 1 (Fall semester)

Credits

EDPB 501 - (Introduction to Visual Arts in Education)

3

EDPB 503 - (Child and Youth Development: Educational Implications)

3

EDPB 506 - (Mathematics Methods)

3

EDPB 507 - (Science Methods)

3

EDPB 508 - (Social Studies Methods)

3

EDPB 513 - (Principles of Teaching & Learning I)

3

EDPB 530 - (Instructional Design: Application of Educational Technology, Part I)

2

EDFE 515 - (Seminar and Field Experience: Post Baccalaureate Initial Practicum)

2

Total Credits

22

TERM 2 (Spring semester)

Credits

EDPB 505 - (Methods: Language Arts/English Parts I & II)

3

EDPB 509 - (Physical Education Methods)

3

EDPB 512 - (Secondary Teaching Specialties)* or,
EDTE 523 - (Methods: Language Acquisition)**

3

EDPB 514 - (Principles of Teaching & Learning II)

3

EDTE 522 - (Introduction to the Performing Arts in Education)

3

EDTE 613 - (Instructional Design: Evaluating and Reporting)

3

EDPB 531 - (Instructional Design: Application of Educational Technology, Part II)

2

EDFE 520 - (Seminar & Field Experience)

3

Total Credits

23

* Students in the Secondary Stream will select EDPB 512.
** Students in the Elementary Stream will select EDTE 523.

TERM 3 (Fall semester)

Credits

EDPB 600 - (Planning and Professional Development: E–portfolio)

3

EDTE 519 - (Foundations of Education in British Columbia)

3

EDPB 614 - (The Inclusive Classroom: Social Justice Issues in the Classroom)

3

EDTE 615 - (The Inclusive Classroom: The Special Needs Learner)

3

EDFE 610 - (Seminar and Field Experience: Final Practicum)

5

Total Credits

17

Total Program Credits

62

Updated 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Admission Requirements

Application can be made to both the elementary and secondary teaching options. Each program requires a separate VIU Application Form. Please read all the details below and for a summary of all application details, please consult the Application Information & Checklist (domestic applicants, international applicants) for important information.

Elementary Teaching Option:

The Admission requirements for the elementary teaching option will be as follows:

  • Degree from a recognized university or university-college acceptable in content to the VIU Faculty of Education, VIU Admissions and Registration, and the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch;
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.33 (“C+”) on the 60 most recent credits attempted;
  • Six credits, or equivalent of approved undergraduate Composition and Literature courses;
  • Three credits of approved undergraduate sciences;
  • Three credits of approved undergraduate mathematics;
  • Three credits of approved undergraduate Canadian studies;
  • Submission of a satisfactory Applicant Profile;
  • Submission of official transcripts, including those for interim course work, from all post-secondary institutions attended (excluding VIU), as per VIU application procedures. Photocopies/faxed copies of transcripts are not acceptable.

Secondary Teaching Option:

The Admission requirements for the secondary teaching option will be as follows:

  • Degree from a recognized university or college acceptable in content to the VIU Faculty of Education, VIU Admissions and Registration, and the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch;
  • For trades teaching applicants, a Red Seal acceptable in content to the VIU Faculty of Education, VIU Admissions and Registration, and the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.33 (“C+”) on the 60 most recent credits attempted;
  • Six credits, or equivalent of approved undergraduate Composition and Literature courses;
  • Submission of a satisfactory Applicant Profile;
  • Submission of official transcripts, including those for interim course work, from all post-secondary institutions attended (excluding VIU), as per VIU application procedures. Photocopies/faxed copies of transcripts are not acceptable.

Note: Review the Application Information & Checklist (domestic applicants, international applicants) for important information. 

Applicant Profile

Upon successful submission of a VIU Application Form and receipt of an Acknowledgement Letter from the Registrar’s Office, applicants are required to complete the Applicant Profile. The Applicant Profile is accessed online in the VIU Student Record. An incomplete Applicant Profile voids application to the program(s). 

Within the Applicant Profile, applicants will be asked to describe their reasons for pursuing a career in teaching and to document life experiences relevant to teaching (e.g. employment and training, volunteer or community services; work with diverse groups of children and adults; languages spoken; special skills or talents; leadership roles), as well as respond to questions pertaining to focus areas of the program, including social justice and change occurring within the field of education and the teaching profession in BC.

Each Applicant Profile is evaluated twice. For program entry consideration, a minimum passing score of 50% must be achieved, with no scores of zero (0) on any aspect of the Applicant Profile. If applicants require accommodations to complete the Applicant Profile, please consult VIU Disability Access Services. Finally, online Applicant Profiles can be edited and revised any time up to the deadline(s) stated in the Application Timeline below or within the online Applicant Profile.

Access Initiative

Vancouver Island University is committed to the recruitment, retention and graduation of Aboriginal students. The University also recognizes that Aboriginal applicants have traditionally been under represented in teacher education, as articulated in the Accord on Indigenous Education (2010).

The Faculty of Education’s Access Initiative is designed to give access to individuals who are members of groups in our society who have historically been under-represented in the teaching profession in BC. In order to achieve this objective, we encourage Aboriginal applicants to self-identify and apply under the Access Initiative housed within the Applicant Profile.

Start Date and Application Deadline

The program starts in September and applications will be accepted starting early October. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. There is an early application deadline of January 31. For further information regarding application deadlines and program contacts check the Program Availability List.

Application Timeline

Applicants are encouraged to apply by the early application deadline. Programs and campus seat allocation are likely to fill quickly. Early applicants will be given priority consideration. Submission of application after the early deadline is subject to program availability.

Applications Open:

Early October

Early Application Deadline:

January 31

Online Applicant Profile:

  • Accepted after successful submission of a VIU Application Form.
  • Due one week (7 calendar days) after the Early Application Deadline.
  • Applicants who apply after the Early Application Deadline will be required to submit their Applicant Profile as specified by the Faculty of Education.

Official Transcript Submission for Application:

  • Due one week (7 calendar days) after the Early Application Deadline.
  • Applicants who apply after the Early Application Deadline will be required to submit official transcripts by March 31, or as specified by the Faculty of Education.

Official Transcript Submission for Final Grades:

Due June 15

Notes on Admissions

  • For advice on the program, pending course work, support in application or review of credentials, please consult with the Faculty of Education Advising. Call 250-740-6223, toll–free at 1-888-920-2221, Ext. 6223 or +1-250-753-3245, Ext. 6223 to schedule an appointment. We strongly encourage ALL applicants to do so.
  • Applicants are advised that competence is required in the areas of oral and written communications, inter-personal skills, computation and computer applications. Candidates for completion of the program must have established competency in these areas.
  • Admission rankings are determined by a combination of GPA (60%) and Applicant Profile (40%) scores.
  • Applicants applying to both programs will indicate their teaching preference (secondary or elementary) within the Applicant Profile.
  • Prior to placement in field experience and/or practicum placements applicants will require a satisfactory Criminal Record Check which VIU will process through the BC Ministry of Justice according to the Criminal Records Review Act. A check completed through the RCMP is not sufficient to meet the requirements of the Act. 
  • To ensure applicants are suited to work in schools, the Faculty of Education may require additional screening to the satisfaction of individual school districts.
  • Applicants who have been convicted of a criminal offense or given an absolute or conditional discharge must consult with, and be deemed eligible for certification by the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB) prior to making application to the program. Applicants are strongly advised to keep all records of correspondence with the TRB in case it is necessary to demonstrate compliance.
  • Applicants to the secondary option will be considered in relation to provincial shortages in specific specialty areas. Eligibility for these secondary seats will be determined by undergraduate course work.
  • To meet the needs of the teaching profession, from time to time, it may be necessary to give preference to applicants with discipline specialties/focus areas in high need areas such as French immersion. Indigenous Education and special education.
  • Applicants are advised that the Faculty of Education utilizes a variety of technologies, online services, and tools in providing an array of pedagogical experiences. An up-to-date laptop will be an asset to the student experience.

Notes on Program Progression

Notes on Professional Certification

  • Upon successful graduation from the program, graduates must apply to the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB) for professional certification. All associated fees, documents, transcripts, etc. are the responsibility of the graduate.
  • Upon successful graduation from the program, graduates are strongly encouraged to also apply to the Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) to assist in establishing qualifications for salary purposes in BC public schools. All associated fees, documents, transcripts, etc. are the responsibility of the graduate.
Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Year 1 - 45 credits

Amount

Tuition (45 credits x $147.76 per credit)

6,649.20

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

265.97

Student Services fee (45 credits x $6.53 per credit)

293.85

VIU Students' Union fee (9 months x $19.12 per month)

172.08

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Year 1: Books and supplies

950.00

Total

8,606.10

Year 2 - 17 credits

Amount

Tuition (17 credits x $147.76 per credit)

2,511.92

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

100.48

Student Services fee (17 credits x $6.53 per credit)

111.01

VIU Students' Union fee (9 months x $19.12 per month)

172.08

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Year 2: Books and supplies

350.00

Total

3,520.49

Notes

EDPB 501 has an additional supply fee.

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full–time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

Textbooks and/or course packages are required for each course. Contact the Education Department at 250-740–6223 for further information regarding books and supplies. 

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

International Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Year 1 - 45 credits

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $7620 per semester)

15,240.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $374.4 per semester)

748.80

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $19.12 per month)

152.96

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Year 1: Books and supplies

950.00

Total

17,366.76

Year 2 - 17 credits

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $7620 per semester)

15,240.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $374.4 per semester)

748.80

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $19.12 per month)

152.96

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Year 2: Books and supplies

350.00

Total

16,766.76

Notes

 

EDPB 501 has an additional supply fee.

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full–time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

Textbooks and/or course packages are required for each course. Contact the Education Department at 250-740–6223 for further information regarding books and supplies. 

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Updated
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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