Why Education?

Education majors contribute to the transformation of society by helping others become life long learners who respond compassionately to the world around them.

Why Education?

Education majors contribute to the transformation of society by helping others become life long learners who respond compassionately to the world around them.

Recognized as a program preparing highly competent and caring educators for K-12 schools, TWU’s comprehensive program engages students with extensive practicum experience, rich theoretical grounding and faith informed understandings, inspiring graduates with a vision for compassionate and transformational teaching practice.

Graduates of our five year concurrent (BA/BEd, BSc/BEd) and post degree programs are recommended for BC Professional Certification, issued by the BC Teacher Regulation Branch. This certification allows our highly regarded graduates to teach across Canada and around the globe, enriching the lives of their young learners, and inspiring and equipping them to make a difference in their communities. 

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Teaching Opportunities

Our alumni teach in public and independent schools in Canada, the U.S., and many continents around the world. Most of our graduates have been offered teaching contracts by the time school started in September after Graduation.

Careers in Education
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Our graduates are teaching in a wide variety of educational settings locally, nationally and internationally. Most of our graduates seek and gain employment as Teachers On Call or as part time and full time classroom teachers in public schools and independent schools. Other graduates choose to work in non-traditional educational settings such as Churches, Museums, or Camps.

International students who complete their teacher certification at TWU are eligible to work in the lower mainland area for three years after graduation, under the Canadian Graduate Work Permit Program, if offered employment by a Canadian school district or independent school.

Faculty Profiles

Jaqueline Buitelaar, M.Ed.

Elementary Program Coordinator, Faculty Associate

John D. Dyck, M.A.

Part-time Instructor of Education

Matthew Etherington, Ph.D.

Professor of Education, Director, IIIP

Bruce Ivany, M.Ed.

Professional Year Program Coordinator, Faculty Associate for the Secondary Stream

Allyson Jule, Ph.D.

School of Education Dean, Co-Director of the Gender Studies Institute

Yu-Ling Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education

Nina Pak Lui, M.Ed.

Sessional Assistant Professor of Education
Secondary Faculty Associate

Lisa Peterson, M.Ed.

Part-time instructor of Education

Kenneth Pudlas, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

Lara Ragpot, PhD

Assistant Professor of Education

Jenn Skelding, M.Ed

Director of the Learning Commons; Part-time Instructor of Education

Patricia Victor, M.A.L.

University Siya:m, Co-Director, Institute of Indigenous Issues & Perspectives, Program Elder, Part-time Instructor of Education

Alan Wiebe, M.Ed.

Faculty Associate