International Education Short-Term Programs
The Office of International Education collaborates with international partner educational institutions and organizations to offer individualized, short term, non-credit programs for groups of teachers, student teachers and educational leaders.
Programs are designed to best reflect the educational and cultural contexts of the participating groups, the majority of whom request courses in the teaching of English as a Foreign or Additional Language (TEFL/TEAL).
The format normally includes workshops, seminars, discussion sessions, presentations, school visits, field trips, cultural events, enrolling 16 to 22 participants for 2 to 6 weeks.
Master of Education in Teaching English as an Additional Language - Fieldwork Stream (MEd TEAL-F)
The Master of Education in Teaching English as an Additional Languge-Fieldwork Stream (MEd TEAL-F) provides an exciting and in-depth professional, scholarly, and cultural experience for its students.
English language teachers and specialists, from a variety of countries, will develop and increase their understanding of educational issues and practices specific to TEAL while studying in a multicultural environment.
The program involves coursework in current theories of curriculum and instruction, as well as, practical field experiences to observe teaching practices in Canadian classrooms.
This framework will enable students to apply new understanding to the development of ideas and strategies in their own or other EFL/ESL professional environments.
International Teacher Education Module (PDP)
Part of the Faculty's highly acclaimed Professional Development Program, the International Teacher Education Module (ITEM) was established in 1996 as a way to develop pre-service education students' global perspectives. The ITEM module focuses on the theme of "internationalization" of education, and allows student teachers to examine -- in an international setting -- the issues and challenges for teachers and students in BC schools where diversity, global education, English-as-an-additional-language and intercultural communication have become critical and integral components of classroom life and the curriculum. Current ITEM sites include Mexico and India.
Professional Qualification Program (PQP)
The PQP is a 12-month program located in the lower mainland. This program supports teachers who have previous teaching experience or qualifications from outside Canada to enter the teaching profession in BC. Prospective students need to first contact the BC College of Teachers to have their credentials evaluated.
International and Global Education (Undergraduate Minor Program)
This minor provides opportunities to explore an interdisciplinary, experientially based approach to International and Global Education so that appropriate learning experiences can be created and infused in any given elementary and secondary course.