Teaching isn’t just a career; it’s a sacred calling.
As a teacher, you help children and young people find meaning and purpose in their lives in a loving and respectful learning community. You hold a special position to help develop your students’ abilities and dispositions. At TWU, we help you to develop the skills you need to nurture your students’ academic, social, and emotional growth.
OUR SCHOOL OF EDUCATION OFFERS:
- Elementary, middle, or secondary school programs
- A five-year concurrent BA/BEd or BSc/BEd program*
- A two-year post-degree BEd program**
- A special education minor (as a teachable subject area)
- An education concentration or minor for those pursuing teacher certification
- A Master of Arts in Education Studies—special education
*TWU’s concurrent program allows you to work toward a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree at the same time as a Bachelor of Education degree. Most students graduate after four years with a BA or BSc with an additional year to earn a BEd.
**TWU’s post-degree BEd program is for those who have already completed a BA or BSc degree that meets the requirements of the acceptable degree policy for certification in British Columbia and who want to teach at the elementary, middle, or high school levels. For more information please click here.
“I felt like I had the knowledge and tools to charge into my teaching career from a position of strength... TWU’s program is the ‘bar of excellence’ for the province and is head and shoulders above the others.”
DANIEL DENHAAN, 2016
Both our concurrent and post-degree BEd programs are approved by the BC Teacher Regulation Branch and lead to recommendation for a British Columbia Professional Certificate of Qualification— valid at all grade levels—issued by the BC Teacher Regulation Branch (BCTRB, the provincial teacher certification authority).
Note: If you are not a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, you can receive a letter of standing from the BCTRB stating that you qualify for the Professional Certificate. If you are from the US, check early in your program whether the state where you plan to teach has any specific requirements you should include in your studies.