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14.2 Program Admission

Initial admission to this program may be granted only after completion of at least one year of university-level studies acceptable to the Faculty of Education and acceptance into at least one of the teaching areas of art, music or physical education.

14.2.1 Admission Requirements

Art Teaching Area

The requirements for admission to the secondary program with an art teaching area are:

  1. admissibility to the university
  2. at least 12 units of credit that include
    1. 3.0 units from ENGL 135, 146, 147
    2. AE 103A and 103B with a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (UVic B)
  3. a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.0 on the most recent session and, if that session is less than 12 units, a grade-point average of at least 3.0 on the most recent 12 units.
  4. Approval of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction following an interview with the faculty art education adviser conducted in conjunction with student participation in AE 103A and 103B.

Music Teaching Area

The requirements for admission to the secondary program with a music teaching area are:

  1. admissibility to the university
  2. at least 12 units of credit that include
    1. 3.0 units from ENGL 135, 146, 147
    2. ME 101 with a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (UVic B)
  3. a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.0 on the most recent session and, if that session is less than 12 units, a grade-point average of at least 3.0 on the most recent 12 units.
  4. Approval of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction following a successful interview with music education faculty members. Interviews are normally held in March.

Physical Education Teaching Area

The requirements for admission to the secondary program with a physical education teaching area are:

  1. admissibility to the university
  2. at least 12 units of credit that include
    1. 3.0 units from ENGL 135, 146, 147
    2. EPHE 141
    3. EPHE 143
  3. a sessional grade-point average of at least 3.0 on the most recent session and, if that session is less than 12 units, a grade-point average of at least 3.0 on the most recent 12 units.
  4. Approval of the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education. Note that an admission score, based 30% on an interview and 70% on GPA, is used when admitting students to this teaching area.

All requirements for admission must be completed by April 30 and documented by May 31.

Maximum enrolments have been established for each of the teaching areas of art, music or physical education; therefore, the faculty cannot guarantee that all qualified candidates will be accepted. Accepted candidates will be notified as early as possible, but final acceptance may not be until mid-June. Students are selected for entry into the program for the following September.

14.2.2 Application and Document Submission Deadlines

New UVic applicants will apply online using the University of Victoria Undergraduate Admissions Application. The application must be submitted to Undergraduate Admissions no later than January 31. Students should refer to information about undergraduate admissions on this page.

Continuing and returning UVic applicants will apply online using the Undergraduate Re-registration Application. This application must be submitted to Undergraduate Records no later than January 31.

Students applying for a physical education teaching area should also refer to the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education's website for application instructions <www.uvic.ca/education/phed/pebe_dprg.htm>.

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