PROFESSIONAL LINKING PROGRAM
The Professional Linking Program (PLP) has 10 program goals that student teachers must satisfy in order to successfully complete their transition from student to teacher. Upon successful completion of the PLP, student teachers are recommended for a teaching certificate with the Teacher Certification Branch (TCB) of the B.C. Ministry of Education.
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (BEd) AS A SECOND DEGREE (OPTIONAL)
With careful course and minor selection during the professional coursework semester (EDUC 404), PLP student teachers have the option to complete a Bachelor of Education (BEd) as a second degree.
The BEd is an internationally-recognized credential and a great option for student teachers who are considering teaching overseas. Completion of the BEd second degree is strictly optional and does not add extra time or cost to the program. It also does not affect the B.C. teaching certificate recommendation.
Student teachers must also:
- Take a minimum 15 upper division EDUC units during the EDUC 404 semester, including a Q course;
- Meet the requirements of an Education minor within the 15 upper division EDUC units.