University of Northern British Columbia

Education - Secondary (Grades 8-12)

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Program Information

School:University of Northern British Columbia
Faculty:Faculty of Education
Field of Study:Secondary Education and Teaching
Description:The Secondary program is a two-year after-degree program that prepares individuals to teach in grades 8 through 12 in specialty areas. This model reflects current thinking about optimizing the match between educational theory and children's levels of cognitive and social development. The Secondary program is designed to educate teachers to combine pedagogical excellence across disciplinary areas with a learner-centered approach to practice. Philosophically, the program is designed around constructivist principles, and 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 Secondary program are assigned to a cohort group of approximately 35 students and normally take all of their courses with that cohort group.
URL:Education - Secondary (Grades 8-12) at University of Northern British Columbia
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,111
Careers:Secondary School Teachers

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants to the Secondary program must have completed, with a minimum GPA of 2.33 (C+) on the most recent 60 credit hours of university credit hours completed, a four-year Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Commerce degree (120 credit hours) or the equivalent (i.e., a three-year Bachelor's degree with a teachable major plus 30 additional approved university credit hours) with a minimum of 90 credit hours in Arts, Science, or Business Administration or in other teachable fields relevant to teaching in the BC School system. The remaining credit hours may come from any discipline.

    * 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 04, 2016

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