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FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Our Education Programs:
Discover More & Meet Your Goals


The Faculty of Education at Vancouver Island University strives to meet your needs for accessible, high-quality, people-focussed program options at the bachelor, post-degree diploma & master's levels. Click on our program titles below to discover more about each one. Learn more about our Access Initiative.

  • Bachelor of Education
    Designed for students who have completed 48-60 acceptable post secondary course credits. 5 year teacher preparation program for students planning to teach at the elementary level.
  • Bachelor of Education (Post Baccalaureate, Elementary Option)
    Designed for students who have already completed an acceptable undergraduate degree and who wish to teach at the elementary level. 1 1/2 year condensed delivery of the 2 year program.
  • Bachelor of Education (Post Baccalaureate, Secondary Option)
    Designed for students who have already completed an acceptable undergraduate degree and who wish to teach at the secondary level. 1 1/2 year condensed delivery of the 2 year program.
  • Graduate Diploma (Special Education Teaching)
    A Post Degree Program designed for BC certified teachers planning to increase their understanding of diverse student needs in the classroom. Provides preparation for positions in school-based student support services.(View brochure.)
  • Graduate Diploma (Global Education)
    A Post Degree Program providing teachers with a broad field of study addressing the urgent need for global education in schools. Through a critical study of world events & circumstances, teachers learn to weave diverse perspectives into their practice, foster global citizenship and student recognition of the world's diversity. Program content is organized around 3 strands: local and global awareness; transformational understanding; and responsible, active citizenship.
    (View brochure)
  • Graduate Diploma (Online Learning & Teaching)
    A Post Degree Program for educators in BC and beyond providing a solid foundation in the pedagogical and technical expertise required to leverage technology for effective teaching and learning in distributed learning environments. Areas of study include social networking, cloud computing, open educational resources, online communication, mobile learning and gaming, and emergent technologies.(View brochure.)
  • Master of Education (Leadership)
    A Post Degree Program providing professional preparation for aspiring & practicing school leaders (part-time cohort delivery model). (View brochure.)
  • Master of Education (International Focus)
    A Post Degree Program preparing aspiring & practicing international education leaders (full-time cohort delivery model).(View brochure.)
  • Master of Education (Special Education)
    Designed for practicing teachers who wish to further their studies and achieve an advanced degree with a focus on working with children with exceptionalities (part-time cohort delivery model).