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Bachelor of education

This 16-month, post-degree program you’ll participate in extensive practical experience including two school-based practicums, a community field experience, a 15-week internship, and many other place-based learning opportunities that are reflective of this territory and the histories and aspirations of Indigenous peoples of this land.

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Master’s programs

Our master’s programs provide opportunities for educators to further develop specialized areas of interest and integrate their practice and understandings within a framework of educational research and inquiry. Students select courses across different course areas to cultivate an expertise of their own.

These programs do not carry credit toward certification to teach in public schools in British Columbia. In B.C., a Bachelor of Education is required to teach.

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Doctor of education

This three-year flexible learning degree is designed to inform, empower, and engage current and aspiring leaders. Students will have the opportunity to create meaningful changes in their local communities as they apply newly learned knowledges, practical insights, and analyze and address problems of practice in their local contexts.

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Interested in pursuing a PhD with a focus in Education? Explore Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

Certificates and Diplomas

Our Interdisciplinary Studies in Contemporary Education Certificate (12 credits) and Diploma (30 credits) provide professional development opportunities for educators and respond to the needs of schools and districts for education specialists.

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We offer a Teaching English and Additional Languages (TEAL) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (12-credits) to prepare students who are new to teaching as well as offer professional development for current teachers or those who have previous experience working with additional language learners in Canada or abroad.

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Our Undergraduate Certificate in Education (12 credits) is ideal for those contemplating pursuing teaching as a career or enjoy teaching others.

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English Foundation Program

The English Foundation Program (EFP), offered by the Okanagan School of Education, is an innovative and credit-bearing program providing university admission to students who meet all academic requirements for a Bachelor’s degree, but do not yet meet UBC’s English Language Admission Standard.

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Summer Institute in Education (SIE)

Our Summer Institute in Education (SIE) is a series of courses offered during summer session two (July/August). Courses are offered in a multitude of formats (indoors, outdoors, online and face to face) and are relevant to current trends and needs in education.

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