Bachelor of Education - Post Baccalaureate

VIU International, Canada

bachelor-of-education-post-baccalaureate

Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 30,356

Course Accredited By

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  • 18 Months
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

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 Certification Branch (TCB) at the BC Ministry of Education for ‘professional certification’. This certification is required for employment in any BC public, independent or BC Offshore school.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022
  • 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 Certification Branch;
  • See the Summary of Elementary Teaching (Kindergarten to Grade 7) Prerequisites for more information;
  • 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 science
  • Three credits of approved undergraduate mathematics
  • Three credits of approved undergraduate Canadian studies
  • 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.
  • Completion of the CASPer test.
  • Completion of an Applicant Profile.

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 Certification Branch;
    See the Summary of Secondary Teaching (Grades 8 to 12) Prerequisites for more information;
  • 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 Certification 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 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.
  • Completion of the CASPer test.
  • Completion of an Applicant Profile.

TERM 1 (Fall semester) 

  • (Introduction to Visual Arts in Education)
  • (Child and Youth Development: Educational Implications)
  • (Methods: Language Arts/English Parts I & II) 
  • (Science Methods)
  • (Principles of Teaching & Learning I)
  • (Instructional Design: Application of Educational Technology, Part I)
  • (Instructional Design: Evaluating and Reporting)
  • (Seminar and Field Experience: Post Baccalaureate Initial Practicum)

TERM 2 (Spring semester) 

  • (Mathematics Methods)
  • (Social Studies Methods)
  • (Physical Education Methods)
  • (Secondary Teaching Specialties)
  • (Methods: Language Acquisition)
  • (Principles of Teaching & Learning II)
  • (Introduction to the Performing Arts in Education)
  • (Instructional Design: Application of Educational Technology, Part II)
  • (Field Experience: Post Baccalaureate Spring Practicum)

TERM 3 (Fall semester)

  • (Planning and Professional Development: E–portfolio)
  • (Foundations of Education in British Columbia)
  • (The Inclusive Classroom: Social Justice Issues in the Classroom)
  • (The Inclusive Classroom: The Special Needs Learner)
  • (Field Experience: Post Baccalaureate Final Practicum)
     
  • Year 1 - 45 credits Amount Tuition (45 credits x $156.80 per credit) 7,056.00 
  • Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 282.24 
  • Student Services fee (45 credits x $6.93 per credit) 311.85 
  • VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20 
  • Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00
  •  Year 1: Books and supplies 950.00 Total 9,042.29 
  • Year 2 - 17 credits Amount Tuition (17 credits x $156.80 per credit) 2,665.60 
  • Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 106.62 
  • Student Services fee (17 credits x $6.93 per credit) 117.81 
  • VIU Students' Union fee (4 months x $20.90 per month) 83.60 
  • Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00 
  • Year 2: Books and supplies 350.00 Total 3,598.63

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