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Welcome from Dr. Harry Janzen, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Vancouver Island University

Picture: Dr. Harry Janzen, DeanWelcome to the Faculty of Education at Vancouver Island University. We have a range of Teacher Education Programs including initial teacher education programs, post-degree diploma programs, and master's degree programs in a variety of delivery models to suit local, provincial, national and international students.

Vancouver Island University's Teacher Education Program has an annual intake of 170 students. Graduates of our bachelor's programs are very much in demand and are highly successful in gaining employment both nationally and internationally. (To see where our graduates are being hired take a look at our Recent Hirings in AlumniED News.) Our students are well prepared to address the new initiatives in BC Education as outlined in the BC Education Plan.  We are proud of our graduates and the success they are achieving!

Our graduate programs have an annual intake of 125 students.  These students are accepting leadership positions at the school and school district level and form a strong leadership network across the province.

The Education Faculty engages in numerous International projects.  Students who wish to engage in International student teaching may apply to do so.  In recent years we have placed students in China, Thailand, South Korea, Egypt and Belize.  These opportunities will expand in the coming years.

Teaching is a highly creative and rewarding profession. To find out more about our program options contact our advisors to plan your admission. I look forward to seeing you here soon.

Dr. Harry Janzen
Dean, Faculty of Education