University of Northern British Columbia

Education - Elementary (K-7)

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School:University of Northern British Columbia
Faculty:Faculty of Education
Field of Study:Elementary Education and Teaching
Description:The Elementary Years stream prepares teacher candidates to work with the unique learning needs of children who are beginning their school years. This model reflects current thinking about optimizing the match between educational theory and children's levels of cognitive and social development. The Elementary Years stream is designed to educate teachers to combine pedagogical excellence across disciplinary areas with a learner-centered approach to practice. Philosophically, the stream is designed around constructivist principles. It emphasizes approaches to practice such as inquiry-based learning, strategies for instruction, integration of language across the curriculum, inclusion of diverse learners and perspectives, the development of caring and respectful communities of learners, and reflective practice. Successful applicants to the Elementary Years stream are assigned to a cohort group of students and normally take their Education courses with that cohort group over the two years
URL:Education - Elementary (K-7) at University of Northern British Columbia
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,424
International: $21,589
Careers:Elementary School Teachers

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants to the BEd degree Elementary program must have completed (with a minimum GPA of 2.33 (C+) on the most recent 60 credit hours of university credit hours completed) one of the following: (a) an acceptable three- or four-year bachelor's degree of which 60 credit hours, including 30 senior level credit hours, must be in Arts, Science, or other teachable fields relevant to the BC School system or (b) a minimum of ninety (90) credit hours of undergraduate course work, of which sixty (60) credit hours, including 30 senior level credit hours, must be in Arts, Science, or other teachable fields relevant to the BC School system. Applicants to the BEd degree completion program must have completed a UNBC Education Diploma in a First Nations Language and Culture (minimum 92 credit hours). Transfer credit for course work relating to the 90 credit hours that have been completed prior to UNBC registration shall not be subject to the ten-year provision in the University Calendar regulation regarding Time Limit for Transfer Credit but shall be determined by the School of Education. Please visit the Undergraduate Calendar at: for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 12, 2019

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