Faculty of Education : 1.0 General Information
The Faculty of Education comprises the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies and the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education. The faculty offers programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Health Education, Bachelor of Education (Elementary Curriculum), Bachelor of Education Post-Degree Professional Program (Elementary), Bachelor of Education Post-Degree Professional Program (Middle Years), Bachelor of Education (Secondary Curriculum), Bachelor of Education Post-Degree Professional Program (Secondary) and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
Indigenous Education contributes courses to the teacher education programs, offers university-wide electives and delivers a two-year community-based Diploma in Indigenous Language Revitalization which leads into a Bachelor of Education in Indigenous Language Revitalization.
Please refer to " Undergraduate Co-operative Education" (page 64) at the University of Victoria.
In the Faculty of Education, the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education offers Co-operative Education Programs in Kinesiology and Recreation and Health Education. Admission to and completion of co-operative education programs are governed by the individual program requirements. Refer to “18.0 School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education” (page 115) for more information.
An undergraduate student enrolled in this program may complete courses prescribed in the UVic calendar for a Minor program in another faculty. A Major or Honours program in another faculty is not an option. Students interested in completing an interfaculty Minor should refer to “18.2.2 BA Recreation and Health Education Honours” (page 119) and consult the adviser in the Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Advising Office.
An undergraduate student enrolled in this program may also complete courses prescribed in the UVic calendar for a Minor, Major or Honours program in another faculty. Students interested in completing an interfaculty Minor, double Honours or Major should refer to “18.3.7 Interfaculty Minor, Double Honours or Major” (page 119) and consult the adviser in the Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education Advising Office.
Students enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics or a Bachelor of Arts degree in French may apply to the Faculty of Education to take the Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education concurrently. Consult an academic adviser for information about the admission requirements and application procedures.
The Minor allows students enrolled in any UVic undergraduate baccalaureate program to study teaching and learning for informal and non-formal education environments (non K-12). The program is 9.0 units, of which the selected courses must include at least 6.0 units of coursework at the 300 and 400 level. The selected courses must not form part of the requirements of a Honours or Major or General or Option Program. Any course at the 200-level or above is disqualified from the Minor Program if it overlaps with the requirements of the Honours or Major or General or Option Program. Overlapped course must be replaced by another course at the same level or higher with permission of the department. Only one Minor may be declared on any degree program. The Minor is nn ot available for students currently enrolled in the Faculty of Education.
This Professional Specialist Certificate provides important background and training for teachers and other educational professionals to gain knowledge, skills, and experience in incorporating new communication technologies for instructional purposes. The certificate will be delivered through a combination of face-to-face and distance delivery.
Teachers will gain the methodology and fluency to be highly effective in the French immersion environment. This new credit certificate consists of four courses – two offered online and two offered face to face. Courses to complete the certificate are EDCI 475, 476, 477, and FRAN 475. Students interested in this program should contact the Division of Continuing Studies.
The Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies offers a Professional Specialization Certificate (PSC) in Special Education. This 7.5 unit program is designed for teachers who have an undergraduate degree and teacher certification. Normally, students entering the program will also have two years teaching or equivalent experience. Using a variety of course delivery methods, the certificate courses are designed and scheduled to be completed part-time.
The general foci of the certificate program are: high and low incidence special needs and their effect on development, learning, and behaviour; legal and ethical issues in the delivery of services to students with special needs; BC Ministry of Education Policies and Procedures; collaboration and consultation in special education; special education assessment (Level B) and identification of learning needs; and individualized education program (IEP) design, delivery and evaluation.
The Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies offers a Diploma in Special Education. This is a 15-unit program that combines the first 7.5 units found in the Professional Specialization Certificate Program in Special Education with coursework in the advanced treatment of developmental disabilities, behaviour problems, assistive technologies, inclusive education and effective consultation skills.
This 15-unit program is designed for students and professionals working or planning to work in a multicultural or cross-cultural environment. It may be taken on a part-time or full-time basis. Students interested in this program should consult the Division of Continuing Studies.
The Diploma in Indigenous Language Revitalization aims to assist people who want to build on their Indigenous language skills, better understand the contexts in which Indigenous languages can be successfully taught and gain some basic teaching skills. This may include people who are interested in a credential that will allow them to teach a First Nations language in a First Nation administered school or a BC public school. (A First Nations Language Certificate must be sought from the BC Ministry of Education through the support of the student’s local Language Authority).
This program is designed for degree holders interested in working as a secondary school teacher. The diploma ladders into the Bachelor of Education Post-Degree Professional Program (Secondary) Students enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics or a Bachelor of Arts degree in French may apply to the Faculty of Education to take the Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education concurrently. Consult an academic adviser for information about the admission requirements and application procedures.
Graduate degrees in education are offered through the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Inquiries about graduate degrees should be directed to the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies or the education departmental graduate advisers. Students seeking teacher certification should refer to the descriptions of the post-degree professional programs.