Each year, the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation honours the memory of Maxwell A. Cameron with the presentation of a silver lapel pin and monetary award to selected education students who have completed their final year of education and training at one of BC’s public universities.
At UNBC, the outstanding Teacher Candidates in both the Elementary Years and Secondary Years stream are selected through a process of nomination by their Cooperating Teachers, Practicum Supervisors, and/or the School of Education faculty and the evaluation of their academic and professional preparation, practicum work, and their commitment to social justice issues.
Congratulations to the 2016 recipeints: Brianna Potvin - Elementary Years and Meghan Allan- Secondary Years List of Maxwell A. Cameron Award Winners
Brianna Potvin (Elementary Years)
Meghan Allan (Secondary Years)
The School of Education is proud to announce an overwhelming response for the Master of Education in Special Education (online learning model) with the present January 2011, September 2012, January 2013, and September 2014 intakes. The next intake will be September 2015 with an application deadline of February 15, 2015.
The part-time program is delivered through a combination of Elluminate/Collaborate, on-line course learning objects, podcasts, blogs, wikis, and other distance technologies using synchronous classes (i.e., students are expected to be at a computer with a headset at a certain time on a certain day). For subsequent intakes, the application can be found here. The referee assessment form can be found here but potential referees can write their own letters of reference in lieu of the assessment form.
For students who have been accepted into the programs, the tentative schedule of courses can be found here.
Interested students should contact the Coordinator, Dr. Andrew Kitchenham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250 960 6707.
Leading for Learning Certificate
- EDUC 609-3 Aboriginal Learners: History, Culture and Ways of Knowing
- EDUC 606-3 Leading for Change
Plus 3 of:
- EDUC 615-3 The School Principalship
- EDUC 616-3 Policy and Politics in Public Education
- EDUC 617-3 Leading for Learning: Teacher Leadership and Principal Preparation
- EDUC 626-3 Inclusive Education: Learning for All
- EDUC 656-3 Instructional Leadership
The School of Education has offered a Master of Education degr?ee since UNBC was established. In 2002 the addition of a post-degree Bachelor of Education doubled the student enrollment, faculty and support staff as well as course offerings.
We are currently offering or developing the following programs:
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- Multidisciplinary Leadership
- Special Education (synchronous/online delivery)Williams LakeBurns LakeQuesnelGrande Prairie (ended in 2013)
Yukon (no longer offered)
- Multidisciplinary Leadership - letter of understanding (first cohort - 2007)
- Special Education (synchronous/online delivery)
Bachelor of Education
Teacher candidates in both the Elementary and Secondary streams complete course work and practicum experiences over a two-year period. Upon completion, successful candidates are granted a B.Ed. degree and will be recommended to the Teacher Regulation Branch for a professional teaching certificate. Individuals require this certificate to teach in the public schools in the province of British Columbia.
Master of Education
Counselling (next start date: September 2015)
Multidisciplinary Leadership (no September 2015 intake)
Special Education Specialization (next start date: September 2015)
The Special Education specialization prepares students to provide professional services and leadership in Special Education and educational programs offered in schools and other educational institutions. The part-time program includes an integrated core of required courses, elective courses, and thesis, project portfolio, or comprehensive examination routes.
This Special Education specialization is delivered online in its entirety but students should understand that it is synchronous (in front of a computer with a headset on a certain day at a specific time). It requires a minimum of 31 graduate credit hours for completion, with an option to take up to 10 additional elective credit hours within the degree route. The Special Education specialization requires students to complete five (5) required courses, and a sufficient number of elective courses to meet the minimum 31 credit hour graduation requirement including the comprehensive examination (3 credit hours), portfolio (3 credits), project (6 credit hours), or thesis (9 credit hours) routes. The normal completion rate for full-time students is between two and four years and between three and six years for part-time students.