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, innovation and strive to contribute towards 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. 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 the program. Growth in our graduate programs reflects the professional development needs of all learners and new opportunities for interdisciplinary inquiry. Our multipurpose classrooms are located in the state-of-the-art, four-story Engineering, Management & Education Complex, a $68-million state-of-the-art facility.
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.
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.
The Faculty of Education has released a new 2019-2024 Strategic Plan: Learning Transformed.
Dean, Faculty of Education,
University of British Columbia
“The Faculty of Education is one of the leading faculties of its kind in the world, advancing educational research and understanding of teaching and learning in a way that celebrates diversity, equity and innovation, and welcomes international collaboration in an increasingly borderless globe.”
— Dean Blye Frank
Director, Okanagan School
“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
Grants & Funding
Learn more about the recent grants and funding we’ve received, and how that is impacting our research.
View careers at UBC Okanagan and job links for teachers.