Teacher Education
Admission Requirements

NOTE: Please visit the University of Victoria Bachelor of Education Degree program website to confirm admission requirements.

Admission to year two of the four-year Bachelor of Education program requires completion of the following:

  • Completion of at least 30.0 COTR credits, of course work acceptable to UVic's Faculty of Education that include English, Canadian Studies, laboratory science, mathematics and electives.
  • Demonstrated competency in written English.
  • An average grade of at least C+ on your most recent session. If your most recent session is less than 24 credits, you must have a grade average of at least C+ on your most recent consecutive 24 credits.

    * Speak with a UVIC adviser if you'd like to defer the electives to another session.

English Requirement
Applicants must have 6 credits of approved English. Choose two of:

  • ENGL 100
  • ENGL 101
  • ENGL 102
  • ENGL 270

Demonstrated competency in written English
All students must demonstrate competency in written English. Written English competency is satisfied by a C+ grade in each of two approved English courses.

Science Requirement
Applicants must have 6 credits of approved laboratory science completed within the last ten years. Choose two of:

  • ASTR 100
  • BIOL 101
  • BIOL 102
  • BIOL 151
  • CHEM 100
  • GEOG 101
  • GEOL 105
  • GEOL 106
  • PHYS 103
  • PHYS 104
  • An Anatomy/Physiology course (i.e. KNES 190, KNES 200, KNES 210, BIOL 181, BIOL 182)

Math Requirement
Applicants must have 6 credits of approved mathematics with a C+ average completed within the last ten years. Recommended:

  • MATH 101
  • one of MATH 102, MATH 105, or MATH 106

Canadian Studies Requirement
Applicants must have 6 credits of approved Canadian studies. Choose two of:

  • HIST 201
  • HIST 202
  • HIST 211
  • FNST 101
  • FNST 102

Or one of the above and one of:

  • ANTH 105
  • ANTH 120
  • ANTH 203
  • ANTH 250

Academic Electives
Applicants must have 6 credits of academic electives from subjects related to those taught in British Columbia schools. Consult the BC Transfer Guide to ensure that the courses you select transfer to UVic. For example:

  • anthropology
  • computing
  • fine arts
  • First Nations studies
  • French
  • kinesiology (excluding ALL activity courses)
  • sociology

    * Note: The academic electives may be deferred to a summer session. Consult an adviser to discuss options.