Programs and Courses


You are a lifelong learner, and you want to inspire and help others to embrace the same goal.

Your personal and professional goals for a career in education will be fully supported by faculty who offer personal attention and a strong commitment to your success. Learn and grow in teacher education programs offered in small classes, which are current and relevant and provide the practical skills you will put to work in your career.

Shape your career in education with guidance from talented faculty who are ready to share their real-world experience teaching and working in K-12 environments, and join a dynamic, interactive and innovative learning community as you begin your path to teaching.

Get started on your career in education, where you can share your love of learning, celebrate cultural diversity, guide stewardship of our planet, and value the uniqueness and potential of individuals in your future classroom or any number of education careers.

Note: Successful bachelor program completion leads to recommendation for ‘professional teacher certification’ with the Teacher Regulation Branch at the BC Ministry of Education.

Program Advice and Support

Undergraduate Programs (Initial Teacher Education)

Students needing advice about or support in Undergraduate (Initial Teacher Education) programs offered within the Faculty of Education should consult the?Field Experience and Advising Office?at the Nanaimo VIU campus at 250-740-6223, toll free at 1-888-920-2221 Ext. 6223 or from overseas at +1-250-753-3245 Ext. 6223.

Graduate and Post Degree Programs

Students needing advice about or support in Graduate and/or Post Degree programs offered within the Faculty of Education should consult the?Faculty of Education Office at 250-740-6221, toll free at 1-888-920-2221 Ext. 6221 or from overseas at +1-250-753-3245 Ext. 6221.

Bachelor of Education student, Kaitlin Weber

Kaitlin Weber

“The Education program at VIU has been nothing but a positive experience for me. The teachers and students here have such a passion to teach and shape young minds. Everyone is so incredibly supportive, encouraging, and are always willing to lend a hand or share ideas. The friendships I have made with my classmates will last a lifetime.”