Admission to the M.Ed., the M.A., and the Graduate Certificate requires that students meet the following minimum admission standards:
- a minimum overall average in the B+ range (76-79% at UBC) in third- and fourth-year courses; or
- academic standing with at least 12 credits of third- or fourth-year courses in the A- grade range (80% or higher at UBC) in the field of study; or
- applicants who have a four-year baccalaureate degree or its academic equivalent that does not meet the requirements stated above, but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience to offset such deficiencies, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the appropriate department or faculty.
Additionally, the Faculty of Education normally requires that applicants have at least two years of teaching experience. All applicants must submit a statement of intent (approximately 250-400 words) clearly outlining their areas of interest and focus for study with their applications.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
The Ed.D. program is governed by the general guidelines of the UBC Okanagan College of Graduate Studies' policies and regulations.
Applicants to the Ed.D. program are expected to meet the admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies. Applicants normally have a master’s degree (or equivalent) from an approved institution with clear evidence of research ability or potential and a minimum overall average in the B+ grade range (76-79% at UBC) in all graduate courses.
Applicants must also provide a statement of intent clearly outlining their current professional context, interest in pursuing the Ed.D., including a description of relevant experiences that point them toward educational leadership in their professional context; and the intended area(s) of interest for their doctoral research.
Additionally, applicants must provide two reference letters, one of which must be an academic reference detailing how the applicant is suitable for academic work at the doctoral level, and a resume or curriculum vitae.
Additionally, the Okanagan School of Education normally requires that applicants have at least five years’ work experience.
In exceptional cases, applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience, and/or otherwise possess demonstrable knowledge or experience that would prepare them adequately for successful study in the program may be granted admission on the recommendation of the Education Graduate Program Committee and approval of the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
Applicants from a university in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission. See English Language Proficiency Requirements.
Admission procedures can be found at College of Graduate Studies.