Faculty of Education
From infancy to old age, learning plays a powerful role in shaping our lives and communities, a role that is crucial in creating the kind of world we want to live in. UVic’s Faculty of Education is rooted in the transformative power of learning.
The faculty traces its history back to the establishment of Victoria College in 1903 and the Victoria Provincial Normal School in 1915. There are currently nearly 1,600 students in the faculty, enrolled in teacher preparation, kinesiology and health and recreation as well as a broad range of graduate programs.
One of the faculty’s top priorities is expanding the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program to meet the critical need for increased Aboriginal representation at the post-secondary level as well as in the teaching profession. The faculty is seeking external support to establish new programs in language and culture, counselling in Aboriginal communities and language revitalization.
A capital priority is to improve the physical environment of the MacLaurin Building, including, for example, interactive displays, computerized directories and modernized classroom designs. These changes will enhance our sense of “place” and create an environment that allows instructors to model cutting- edge pedagogical methods.
The faculty is also seeking funds to support scholarships and bursaries that will enable students with a passion for teaching to realize their dreams.
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