Bachelor of Education (BEd) - Regional

Bachelor of Education - Quesnel & Terrace

Degree: Bachelor of Education (BEd) - Grades K-7
Length of program: 20 months, part-time. Five consecutive semesters.
Campus: UNBC Northwest (Terrace) and UNBC South-Central (Quesnel)
Experiential learning: Practicum sessions in Semesters 1, 2, 4 and 5
Credits: 60 total; part-time
Application deadline: June 1, 2021; applications received by May 1, 2021, will be given first consideration
Start date: September 2021

Please note that the intended delivery schedule for the Regional BEd offering is pending Senate approval.

Program details

UNBC’s Teacher Education Program is guided by its signature pedagogy of “People, Place, and Land” and focuses on place-based, experiential in situ (on-site) learning. You will learn to apply your undergraduate degree to classrooms in B.C. schools. You will also focus on First Peoples Principles of Learning, Indigenous education, inclusive practices, assessment, and evaluation. As well as study topics such as Applied Design and Skills and Technology, and curriculum and instruction in different disciplinary areas or subject specialty.

BEd degree Elementary Years (Grades K-7) stream

The BEd program in Quesnel and Terrace offers the Elementary Years stream, which prepares teacher candidates to work with the unique learning needs of children who are beginning their school years. Successful applicants to the Elementary Years stream join a cohort of teacher candidates that normally begin and finish their program together.

Admission requirements

Students must complete prior post-secondary studies before they are eligible to apply to the Bachelor of Education program.

Elementary Years (Grades K-7) stream

  • Three- or four-year degree OR 90 credit hours of university transferable coursework, including a minimum 60 credit hours in Arts, Sciences, or B.C. Schools' teachable fields, and a suite of specific requirements to meet the BC Teachers' Council Certification standards 
  • 2.33 GPA (C+ average) from most-recent 60 credits of transferable coursework
  • Applicants must provide references and additional supplemental admission documents
  • Those with a UNBC Education Diploma in a First Nations language and culture are also eligible to apply