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Pre-Education - Certificate (2018/19)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$3,657.00
Tuition: $3,244.20
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:69.00
Bus Pass Fee:88.80
Health and Dental Fee:225.00
Total Fees:$412.80

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

This certificate is a survey of academic courses that can be used to pursue a UVic Bachelor of Education or a Bachelor of Arts degree. All of the courses in this certificate are approved by the BC Teacher Regulation Branch.  


Program Information

The Pre-Education certificate program is a participating program in the UVic dual admission agreement with College of the Rockies and can be used as the first year toward the University of Victoria four-year Bachelor of Education program or courses in this certificate may also meet the prerequisite requirements for other Bachelor of Education programs. The courses in this certificate can also be used to transfer to other education programs in BC and Alberta, for credit towards an arts and science diploma, and for credit towards an Associate of Arts degree.  


Admissions Requirements

Secondary school graduation (or equivalent). Students must have at least a 60% in Foundations Math 11 or equivalent, and a 65% in English 12 or equivalent. Basic computer skills are also recommended.

Flexible Assessment (FA): Yes


Pre-Education Certificate - 30 credits

Two English courses (6 credits)

  • Choose from ENGL 100, 101, 102 or 270.
  • C+ or higher in each of the 2 approved English classes

Two Canadian studies courses (6 credits)

  • Choose from HIST 201, HIST 202, HIST 208, HIST 211, HIST 230, FNST 101, ANTH 105 or FNST 203, ANTH 120, POLI 203
  • NOTE: Only one of ANTH 105 or FNST 203 can be used as a Canadian studies course.

Two mathematics courses with a minimum C+ average (6 credits)

  • Choose from MATH 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, or STAT 106.
  • MATH 101 and (MATH 105 or STAT 106) are recommended.
  • NOTE: Courses completed more than 10 years prior to the start date of the program are not normally accepted.

Two laboratory science courses (6 credits).

It is recommended that you take courses from more than one discipline.

  • Choose from: ASTR 100, BIOL 101, BIOL 102, BIOL 151, CHEM 100, CHEM 101, CHEM 102, GEOL
  • 105, GEOL 106, GEOG 101, PHYS 103, PHYS 104.
  • Note: One of: KNES 190, KNES 200, KNES 210, BIOL 181, BIOL 182 are accepted. Courses
  • completed more than 10 years prior to the start date of the program are not normally accepted.
  • NOTE: Students who took GEOG 101, GEOL 105 or GEOL 106 prior to 2011 should consult with an education advisor.

Two academic electives (6 credits)

  • Choose from subjects related to those taught in BC elementary schools. For example: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, First Nations Studies, French (recommended), Geography, Kinesiology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Fine Arts.

Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses will allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Transfer Opportunities

If you would like to continue your studies our courses transfer to a wide number of Canadian colleges and universities. If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.


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