Welcome to the Okanagan School of Education at UBC. Our learner-focused approach builds on the university’s tradition of excellence as a world-class public research and teaching institution.

Who we are

Educating the minds and hearts of children prepares them to become responsible global citizens and stewards of the world.

Okanagan School of Education faculty members understand the importance of educators’ role in the lives of students; creating inclusive learning environments for both prospective teachers and practitioners to enlarge and deepen their understandings of teaching and learning while advancing their credentials. Our students embrace ongoing professional learning, and innovation, and strive to contribute to truth, reconciliation and healing.

Our Bachelor of Education students engage in multiple inquiry-based pedagogies, community-based learning, and Kindergarten to grade 12 practicum placements. Growth in our graduate and post-baccalaureate programs reflects the professional development needs of all learners and new opportunities for interdisciplinary inquiry. Additionally, many other place-based learning opportunities that are reflective of this territory and the histories and aspirations of Indigenous peoples of this land are infused throughout all programs.

Our faculty members are nationally and internationally renowned with their individual and collective research informing their teaching and strengthening the field of education as a whole.

We welcome you to join us in the exploration of teaching and learning, and to participate in our innovative programs that support education development at all levels and phases of careers.

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UBC Faculty of Education

On July 1, 2018, the Faculties of Education at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan joined to become a single UBC Faculty of Education.

The Okanagan School of Education is one of two schools and four departments comprising the Faculty of Education, UBC.

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Strategic Plan

The Faculty of Education has released a new 2019-2024 Strategic Plan: Learning Transformed.

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Dean pro tem,
Faculty of Education,
University of British Columbia

Read Dr. Hare’s welcome message titled “Reconnecting, Restoring, and Revitalizing: Preparing Ourselves for the New Academic Year” to learn about her priorities for the academic year.

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Director, Okanagan School
of Education

At the heart of the Okanagan School of Education is a shared commitment to growing and supporting educators as scholar-practitioners – an educator identity understood as ‘students of learning.’ 

— Director Margaret Macintyre Latta

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Grants & Funding

Creativity. Entrepreneurship. New ways of thinking and ideas destined to make a difference.

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2015 – 2021

In 2022, the School of Education undertook a review of who we are, our successes, challenges, and opportunities for growth.

The self-study then went through an external reviewer process.

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Students, faculty, alumni and partners are turning vision, cooperation and courage into meaningful results. Read our stories

Strategic plan

The School’s Strategic Plan guides our journey as we work towards our vision of creating a thriving scholar-practitioner community.

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