A globally respected university that ranks among the world’s top 40. A community that engages in collaborative learning.

Each year, we seek to admit an outstanding group of students to join our scholar-practitioner community in exploring their research interests while helping to create new knowledge, understanding, and expression. Our students access scores of courses, laboratories, libraries, and institutes as they build connections with outstanding and creative peers, faculty, staff and community members.

We hope that you will consider joining us at UBC.

Why UBC OKanagan?

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. In the Education program at UBC’s Okanagan campus, you gain all the benefits of attending a globally respected university while studying in a close-knit learning community. Learn more.

Education Programs

Bachelor of Education

Our program offers extensive practical experience both inside and outside the classroom setting, including two school-based practicums, a community field experience, a 15-week internship, and many place-based learning opportunities.

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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.


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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Certificate or Diploma

The Interdisciplinary Studies in Contemporary Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (15 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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Teaching English and Additional Languages Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

This post-baccalaureate certificate (12-credits) is designed 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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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.


Advance your career this summer with an intensive course through the Summer Institute in Education.

Bachelor of Education

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