Pre-Education

VIU offers both Elementary and Secondary teacher education programs.  Students are admitted to the Bachelor of Education after 2 or 4 years of course work, depending on their teaching focus. 

At VIU, students intending to teach at the Elementary or Secondary level may apply to the BEd Elementary program after 2 years of university course work.  They may also complete a full four year undergraduate degree, then apply to the Elementary or Secondary Post-Baccalaureate teaching degree.  VIU courses required and recommended for admission are found on the links below. 

Students interested in becoming teachers are welcome to consult Advisors within the Education faculty. 

Consultation with the VIU Advising Centre is also strongly recommended.