Undergraduate Studies in Education
FRENCH AND EDUCATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
This program prepares students, who possess diverse qualifications and background, before they enter the French professional development program, or during their career as French teachers. The program helps students to reach a higher standard of French language proficiency and provides them with a focused and cohesive understanding of foundational perspectives and expertise in theoretical and methodological aspects of second language teaching, and principles of language learning, contextualized in the minority context of French training in British Columbia.
This certificate program is available to those without a bachelor's degree.
LITERACY INSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Admission to this program has been suspended effective Spring 2018.
This program offers basic accreditation in adult and community literacy education to prepare students to teach literacy skills to adult learners. It is for those who seek a practical credential as part of their undergraduate degree, to enhance adult education and community development skills within the chosen program of study, and/or support entry into the field of adult literacy education. The program offers guided practice and supervision in a literacy education setting. There is an option to undertake the practicum in a French language literacy setting, subject to instructor availability.
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
This certificate trains either foreign trained teachers or previously credentialed Canadian teachers by upgrading skills to current practices.
By completion of appropriate education courses and opportunities for guided practice, the student will: learn contextual perspectives on teaching in BC; become acquainted with contemporary school practices; and develop practical skills to the Teacher Regulation Branch standards.