Program Information

School: University of the Fraser Valley
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Description: If you want to become an elementary, middle school or secondary school teacher and you have already completed a four-year degree, UFV’s Bachelor of Education can help you achieve your goal. Our program is designed to foster teacher agency by providing you with unique and innovative learning opportunities that will nurture your growth as a socially just, pedagogically sensitive, critically-minded and reflective educator. You begin the Bachelor of Education with a three-day mandatory foundational experience which includes community-building activities and events to familiarize you with the program and your fellow classmates. The program is then divided into three full-time semesters, each with a different learning focus.

In your first semester, you learn to deconstruct your own schooling experiences and examine them with “teacher eyes” through the completion of foundational courses in diversity, special education, Indigenous youth and schooling, planning and assessment, reflective practice, and classroom management, as well as subject-specific methods courses. To apply what you learn in a real-world setting, you also complete a four- to five-week practicum. In your second semester, you focus on methods courses, more specifically unit planning and construction, before completing your certifying practicum. During your third semester, you examine the roles and responsibilities of teachers in a larger context — governance, action research, and professional development. You then complete and share your learning journey (via e-portfolio) with your teachers and classmates.

URL: Education – Elementary/Middle at University of the Fraser Valley
Course Based: Yes
Length: 10 Month(s)
Cost per year:*

Cost shown is an estimate of first year tuition (September to April).

Careers: Secondary School Teachers,Elementary School Teachers,School and Guidance Counsellors

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Applicants are required to have: completion of a four-year bachelor degree from a recognized institution, to include 12 credits of 300 or 400 level courses in teachable subject areas (see Note 1), 3 credits of English composition (see Note 2), 3 credits of English literature (see Note 2), 3 credits of Canadian history (see Note 2), 3 credits of Canadian geography (see Note 2), 4 credits of an approved laboratory science course (see Note 2), 4 credits of Math for the Elementary School Teacher (MATH 105) (see Note 2), 3 credits of Educational Psychology (EDUC 200) (see Note 2), and 4 credits of Introduction to Best Practices in Teaching and Learning (EDUC 300) (see Note 2). Note 1: All applicants must meet the course requirements of the TRB to qualify for professional certification. The required Bachelor’s degree needs to include a minimum of 120 credits. Twelve credits of third- and fourth-year courses have to be from teachable subject areas: English, math, science, physical education, social studies (any combination of anthropology, geography, history, political science, or sociology), French, visual arts, and theatre. Note 2: A minimum grade of C in each course is strongly recommended.