Students of the Bachelor of Education - Post Baccalaureate Degree in class

Programs and Courses

Bachelor of Education - Post Baccalaureate


  • Program Length 
    18 Months
  • Credential 
    Bachelor Degree
  • Location Offered 
    Nanaimo

The Bachelor of Education - Post Baccalaureate Program

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 1?-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.

Program Outline

Post Baccalaureate (full-time)

TERM 1 (Fall semester)

Credits

EDPB 501?- (Introduction to Visual Arts in Education)

3

EDPB 503?- (Child and Youth Development: Educational Implications)

3

EDPB 505?- (Methods: Language Arts/English Parts I & II)?

3

EDPB 507?- (Science Methods)

3

EDPB 513?- (Principles of Teaching & Learning I)

3

EDPB 530?- (Instructional Design: Application of Educational Technology, Part I)

2

EDTE 613?- (Instructional Design: Evaluating and Reporting)

3

EDFE 515?- (Seminar and Field Experience: Post Baccalaureate Initial Practicum)

2

Total Credits

22

TERM 2 (Spring semester)

Credits

EDPB 506?- (Mathematics Methods)

3

EDPB 508?- (Social Studies Methods)

3

EDPB 509?- (Physical Education Methods)

3

EDPB 512?- (Secondary Teaching Specialties)*?or,
EDTE 523?- (Methods: Language Acquisition)**

3

EDPB 514?- (Principles of Teaching & Learning II)

3

EDTE 522?- (Introduction to the Performing Arts in Education)

3

EDPB 531?- (Instructional Design: Application of Educational Technology, Part II)

2

EDFE 520?- (Field Experience: Post Baccalaureate Spring Practicum)

3

Total Credits

23

*?Students in the Secondary Stream will select?EDPB 512.
**?Students in the Elementary Stream will select?EDTE 523.

TERM 3 (Fall semester)***

Credits

EDPB 600?- (Planning and Professional Development: E–portfolio)

3

EDTE 519?- (Foundations of Education in British Columbia)

3

EDPB 614?- (The Inclusive Classroom: Social Justice Issues in the Classroom)

3

EDTE 615?- (The Inclusive Classroom: The Special Needs Learner)

3

EDFE 610?- (Field Experience: Post Baccalaureate Final Practicum)

5

Total Credits

17

Total Program Credits

62

*** TERM 3 is an interdisciplinary integrated term taken as a whole entity (i.e. courses do not run as 'stand alone' units).

Updated 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Admission Requirements

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;
  • 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 sciences;
  • 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.

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;
  • 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.

Note:?Review the Application Information & Checklist (domestic applicants, international applicants) for important information.?

Access Initiative

Vancouver Island University is committed to the recruitment, retention and graduation of Aboriginal students. The University also recognizes that Aboriginal applicants have traditionally been under-represented in teacher education, as articulated in the?Accord on Indigenous Education?(2010).

The Faculty of Education’s Access Initiative is designed to give access to individuals who are members of groups in our society who have historically been under-represented in the teaching profession in BC. In order to achieve this objective, we encourage Aboriginal applicants to self-identify and apply under the Access Initiative housed within the Applicant Profile.

Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Year 1 - 45 credits

Amount

Tuition (45 credits x $153.73 per credit)

6,917.85

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

276.71

Student Services fee (45 credits x $6.79 per credit)

305.55

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.73 per month)

165.84

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Year 1: Books and supplies

950.00

Total

8,890.95

Year 2 - 17 credits

Amount

Tuition (17 credits x $153.73 per credit)

2,613.41

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

104.54

Student Services fee (17 credits x $6.79 per credit)

115.43

VIU Students' Union fee (4 months x $20.73 per month)

82.92

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Year 2: Books and supplies

350.00

Total

3,541.30

Notes

EDPB 501 has an?additional supply fee.

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full-time students at the Nanaimo Campus. ?

Textbooks and/or course packages are required for each course. Contact the Education Department at 250-740-6223 for further information regarding books and supplies.?

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

International Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Year 1 - 45 credits

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $8340 per semester + 15 additional credits x $695)

27,105.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $381.6 per semester + 15 credits x $31.80)

1,240.20

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.73 per month)

165.84

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Year 1: Books and supplies

950.00

Total

29,736.04

Year 2 - 17 credits

Amount

Tuition (1 semester x $8340 per semester + 2 additional credits x $695)

9,730.00

Ancillary Fee (1 semester x $381.6 per semester + 2 credits x $31.80)

445.20

VIU Students' Union fee (4 months x $20.73 per month)

82.92

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Year 2: Books and supplies

350.00

Total

10,883.12

Notes

?

EDPB 501 has an?additional supply fee.

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full-time students at the Nanaimo Campus. ?

Textbooks and/or course packages are required for each course. Contact the Education Department at 250-740-6223 for further information regarding books and supplies.?

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Updated
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The program starts in September. Applications are accepted from the first business day of October to January 31.?Admission is limited and applicants who meet or exceed minimum admission requirements may not necessarily be offered admission to the program.??

Online Applicant Profile:

  • Accepted after successful submission of a VIU Application Form. See below for more details.

Due one week (7 calendar days) after the Application Deadline.

Official Transcript Submission for Application:

Due one week (7 calendar days) after the Application Deadline.

CASPer Test:

Official Transcript Submission for Final Grades:

Due June 15

Notes on Admission

  • Aboriginal students can apply under the Access Initiative by submitting the?Access Initiative for Aboriginal Students?form.
  • Enrolment in this program is limited. Students who meet or exceed the minimum admission requirements may not necessarily be admitted to the program.?
  • For advice on program admission, pending course work selection, support in application or review of credentials, and transfer credit acceptability, please consult with the Faculty of Education Advising.?
  • Applicants are advised that competence is required in the areas of oral and written communications, inter-personal skills, computation and computer applications. Candidates for completion of the program must have established competency in these areas.
    • Applicant Profile
      • The Applicant Profile is accepted after successful submission of a VIU Application Form. It is due one week (7 calendar days) after the Application Deadline and is accessed online in the VIU Student Record. The Applicant Profile asks applicants to document how they have met BC Ministry of Education Teacher certification requirements and potential focus areas for teaching. The completion of the Applicant Profile is not evaluated as part of the application. The Applicant Profile can be revised any time up to the deadline.

  • Admission rankings are determined by a combination of GPA (60%) and CASPer test results (40%).
  • Applicants applying to both programs will indicate their teaching preference (secondary or elementary) within the Applicant Profile.
  • Prior to placement in field experience and/or practicum placements applicants will require a satisfactory Criminal Record Check which VIU will process through the British Columbia Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General in conjunction?with the?Criminal Records Review Act. A check completed through the RCMP is not sufficient to meet the requirements of the Act.?
  • To ensure applicants are suited to work in schools, the Faculty of Education may require additional screening to the satisfaction of individual school districts, including those re-entering the program.?
  • Applicants who have been convicted of a criminal offense or given an absolute or conditional discharge must consult with, and be deemed eligible for certification by the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Certification Branch (TCB) prior to making application to the program. Applicants are strongly advised to keep all records of correspondence with the TCB in case it is necessary to demonstrate compliance.
  • Applicants to the secondary option will be considered in relation to provincial shortages in specific specialty areas. Eligibility for these secondary seats will be determined by undergraduate course work.
  • To meet the needs of the teaching profession, from time to time, it may be necessary to give preference to applicants with discipline specialties/focus areas in high need areas such as French immersion, Indigenous Education and special education.
  • Applicants are advised that the Faculty of Education utilizes a variety of technologies, online services, and tools in providing an array of pedagogical experiences. An up-to-date laptop will be an asset to the student experience.

Notes on Program Progression

  • Students must be able to demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour befitting the teaching profession as outlined in the Professional?Standards for BC Educators?BC Ministry of Education document.?
  • For program progression, all EDFE, EDPB, and EDTE course work must be completed with a minimum grade of "C+" in each course.
  • All practica must be completed satisfactorily.

Notes on Professional Certification

  • Upon successful graduation from the program, graduates must apply to the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Certification Branch (TCB) for professional certification. All associated fees, documents, transcripts, etc. are the responsibility of the graduate.
  • As articulated by the TCB, professional certification is "valid for teaching B.C.'s Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system". Graduates hoping to gain employment in a BC public school are advised to check with the local school district(s) for any additional required qualifications and/or teaching restrictions.?
  • Upon successful graduation from the program, graduates are strongly encouraged to also apply to the Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) to assist in establishing qualifications for salary purposes in BC public schools. All associated fees, documents, transcripts, etc. are the responsibility of the graduate.
  • Graduates are advised to keep original hard copies of important documents (i.e., Field Experience/Practicum reports) as the Faculty of Education cannot provide additional copies.?
Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus Options
Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Sep 7, 2021
Accepting International Applications
Yes
Application Fee
$41.72
Accepting Late Applications
No
Waitlist
Yes
Testing Required
No
Admissions Assistant

Name: Jennifer Calder
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 2585
Email: Jennifer.Calder@viu.ca

Chair Contact

Name: Allyson Fleming
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 2109
Email: Allyson.Fleming@viu.ca

Area Secretary Contact

Name: Pam Hoy
Phone: 250-740-6223
Email: Pamela.Hoy@viu.ca

Documentation Deadline

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS-Please contact study@viu.ca for more information.

Official transcript deadline is FEBRUARY 7, 2021.

Original official sealed transcripts should be mailed to VIU REGISTRATION 900 FIFTH STREET NANAIMO, BC V9R5S5.

Comments

CASPer test dates available for the 2020/21 application cycle are:
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. EST
Sunday, January 17, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. EST
Sunday, February 21, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. EST

For advice on applications, please contact the Faculty of Education Advising Office at 250-740-6223 or toll free at 1-888-920-2221, ext. 6223.

Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Sep 7, 2021
Accepting International Applications
Yes
Application Fee
$41.72
Accepting Late Applications
No
Waitlist
Yes
Testing Required
No
Admissions Assistant

Name: Jennifer Calder
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 2585
Email: Jennifer.Calder@viu.ca

Chair Contact

Name: Allyson Fleming
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 2109
Email: Allyson.Fleming@viu.ca

Area Secretary Contact

Name: Pam Hoy
Phone: 250-740-6223
Email: pamela.hoy@viu.ca

Documentation Deadline

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS-Please contact study@viu.ca for more information.

Official transcript deadline is FEBRUARY 7, 2021.

Original official sealed transcripts should be mailed to VIU REGISTRATION 900 FIFTH STREET NANAIMO, BC V9R5S5.

Comments

CASPer test dates available for the 2020/21 application cycle are:
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. EST
Sunday, January 17, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. EST
Sunday, February 21, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. EST

For advice on applications, please contact the Faculty of Education Advising Office at 250-740-6223 or toll free at 1-888-920-2221, ext. 6223.

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