Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
- Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) STEM program are prepared to teach science, technology, engineering, and math subjects in secondary schools.
- You will be highly sought after by schools due to the quality of learning through courses in education, methods courses, and hands-on experience in practicums.
- According to WorkBC, there will be 7,990 job openings for teachers from 2022 to 2032, making teaching a desirable field to enter.
You will qualify for a professional teaching certificate from the BC Ministry of Education, Teacher Certification Branch, which certifies you to teach science and mathematics subjects in secondary schools. Graduates often teach in other provinces or territories in Canada and in other countries.
With many teachers retiring and classroom sizes decreasing, BC has a high demand for trained teachers especially in northern BC and other rural areas.
- Four-year Bachelor of Science degree (120 credit hours) or equivalent in mathematics, or science (such as physics, biology, chemistry or general science) with a minimum grade point average of C+ (GPA 2.33) on the most recent 60 credit hours completed.
- Within the degree all applicants must have one teachable major or two teachable minors (courses taught in secondary schools).
- A teachable minor consists of 18 credit hours of upper-level courses (numbered 3000 or 4000), in addition to required lower-level courses.
- A teachable major consists of thirty (30) credit hours of upper-level courses (numbered 3000 or 4000) in addition to required lower-level courses.
- Successful completion, with a C+ average of six (6) credit hours of acceptable English Literature and Composition at any level. Courses in linguistics, language study, grammar, technical or business writing, communication, or English as a second language are not acceptable to meet the English requirement.
Teaching Experience Requirement
One hundred (100) hours minimum of relevant volunteer or paid teaching experience working with groups of school age students. These hours must be completed prior to admission into the program. It is recommended that a minimum of 25 of these hours be in a middle or secondary-school classroom or environment.