Online Courses

Online Learning

The Faculty of Education has a long tradition of supporting distance education courses. The flexibility of course delivery has enabled thousands of UBC students to complete their programs and receive degrees. Increased student-student and student-teacher interaction, up-to-date content, and access to the most current references are just a few benefits of online learning.

Our How to Apply & Register page provides detailed information on admissions.

Subject Areas

To find available course sections click the course code to open the UBC Calendar. Online courses are not available in every term and there may be on-campus sections in the calendar, so check the course details to ensure you register in the right section.

Note: Course outlines are subject to change. A full course syllabus will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of each course.


UBC Calendar Course Title Course Outline Credits
ADHE 327 Teaching Adults Outline 3
ADHE 328 Institutions of Adult Education Outline 3
ADHE 329 Developing Short Courses, Workshops and Seminars Outline 3
ADHE 330 The Community Practice of Adult Education Outline 3
ADHE 412 An Overview of Adult Education Outline 3

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Winter 2017
No ADHE course(s) were found for W2017 term.

ADHE Course Waitlists

Due to the demand for our courses we have a waitlist for classes that are full. Please sign up for the waitlist section of the course.
For wait-listed students please note the following:
  1. Please be aware that registration is blocked once courses are full, which prevents everyone from registering. If your registration is blocked, please check to see if the course is full, and then sign up for the waitlist section of the course.
  2. The waitlist works on a priority basis; if seats become available they are given to students who are registered in the following degree programs: (a) ALE MEds/MAs, (b) ADHE Diploma, and (c) CAHE Arts Minor. This is followed by students outside of these degrees by registration date.
  3. Students will be moved into the class automatically as seats become available. Please check the SSC to confirm your registration.
  4. We will be moving in students off the waitlist and into the course once per day. If you see a space available in the course that means we have either not moved in students today, or that someone has dropped the course after we have moved in students and that seat will not be assigned until the next day.
  5. In most cases waitlists will continue to be active and will be monitored up to the last day to withdraw without a W standing for the term. The waitlist will be deleted after this date.
  6. If you have any further questions please contact pro-d.educ@ubc.ca.


UBC Calendar Course Title Course Outline Credits
CNPS 363 Career Counselling Outline 3
CNPS 364 Family Education and Consultation Outline 3
CNPS 365 Introduction to Theories of Counselling Outline 3
CNPS 426 The Role of the Teacher in Guidance Outline 6
CNPS 427 Guidance: Planning and Decision Making Outline 3
CNPS 433 The Personal and Social Development of the Adult Outline 3

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Winter 2017
No CNPS course(s) were found for W2017 term.


UBC Calendar Course Title Course Outline Credits
ECED 400 Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care Outline 3
ECED 401 Supporting Young Children’s Health and Well-Being in Early Childhood Settings Outline 3
ECED 405A Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education Outline 3
ECED 406 Early Learning Curriculum in the Pre-School Years Outline 3
ECED 407 Supporting Early Learning in the Preschool Years Outline 3
ECED 416 Kindergarten Curriculum Outline 3
ECED 417 Supporting Learning in the Kindergarten Year Outline 3
ECED 420 History of Early Childhood Education Outline 3
ECED 421 Supporting Young Children Through Home, School, and Community Relationships Outline 3
ECED 438 Observation and Documentation in Early Childhood Settings Outline 3
ECED 439 Assessment of Infants and Young Children with Special Needs Outline 3
ECED 440 Supporting Social and Communication Development in Infants and Young Children with Special Needs Outline 3
ECED 441 Early Intervention for Infants and Young Children with Sensory Loss and Motor Impairments Outline 3
ECED 442 Supporting Indigenous Infants and Young Children within the Context of Their Communities Outline 3
ECED 480B Selected Topics in Early Childhood Education: Sociocultural Perspectives in Early Childhood Education Outline 3

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Winter 2017
No ECED course(s) were found for W2017 term.


UBC Calendar Course Title Course Outline Credits
EDCP 491 Home Economics II – Secondary: Curriculum and Pedagogy Outline 3
EDCP 492 Special Study in Home Economics: Textile Studies, An Exploration of Textiles and Design: Issues, Innovations and Influences Outline 3
EDCP 493 Special Study in Home Economics: Foods Studies Outline 3
EDCP 494 Special Study in Home Economics: Family Studies Outline 3
EDCP 498 Curriculum Inquiry in Home Economics Outline 3

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Winter 2017
No EDCP course(s) were found for W2017 term.


UBC Calendar Course Title Course Outline Credits
EDST 493 Introduction to the Study of Higher Education Outline 3

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Winter 2017
No EDST course(s) were found for W2017 term.


UBC Calendar Course Title Course Outline Credits
EPSE 303 Teaching Highly Able Learners Outline 3
EPSE 317 Development and Exceptionality in the Regular Classroom Outline 3
EPSE 348 Family-Centered Practice for Children with Special Needs Outline 3
EPSE 390 Special Topics in Special Education: Educating for Creativity Outline 3
EPSE 403 Education of Students with Developmental Disabilities in Inclusive Settings Outline 3
EPSE 406 Typical and Atypical Development in Infants and Children Outline 3
EPSE 408 Educational Programming for Highly Able Learners Outline 3
EPSE 410 Assistive Technology in Special Education Outline 3
EPSE 432 Classroom Management Outline 3
EPSE 449 Education of Students with Autism Outline 3
EPSE 512 Critical Issues in Special Education Outline 3

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Winter 2017
No EPSE course(s) were found for W2017 term.


UBC Calendar Course Title Course Outline Credits
EDCP 491 Home Economics II – Secondary: Curriculum and Pedagogy Outline 3
EDCP 492 Special Study in Home Economics: Textile Studies, An Exploration of Textiles and Design: Issues, Innovations and Influences Outline 3
EDCP 493 Special Study in Home Economics: Foods Studies Outline 3
EDCP 494 Special Study in Home Economics: Family Studies Outline 3

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Winter 2017
No HMED course(s) were found for W2017 term.


UBC Calendar Course Title Course Outline Credits
LIBE 461 Administration of the School Library Resource Centre Outline 3
LIBE 463 Selection of Learning Resources Outline 3
LIBE 465 Organization of Learning Resources Outline 3
LIBE 467 Information Services Outline 3
LIBE 477B Special Topics in Teacher Librarianship – New Media and New Technologies in the School Library Program Outline 3

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Winter 2017
No LIBE course(s) were found for W2017 term.


UBC Calendar Course Title Course Outline Credits
LLED 391 Theory and Practice in Reading Instruction: Learning to Read in an Online World Outline 3
LLED 421 Gramligne: Learning and Teaching Grammar in Text for the Second Language Classroom Outline 3
LLED 422 Language Assessment in the French as a Second/Additional Language Classroom Outline 3
LLED 441 Introduction to Teaching Children’s Literature Outline 3
LLED 446 Teaching with Illustrated Materials, K-12: From Picture Books to Information Texts Outline 3
LLED 452 Disciplinary Literacies: Intermediate through Secondary Outline 3
LLED 459 Trends and Issues in Literacy Instruction Outline 3
LLED 462 School Library Resource Centre Programs Outline 3
LLED 469 Resource-based Teaching Outline 3
LLED 479 The Education of Immigrant Students Outline 3

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Winter 2017
No LLED course(s) were found for W2017 term.

LLED Course Waitlists

Due to the demand for our courses we have a waitlist for classes that are full. Please sign up for the waitlist section of the course.
For wait-listed students please note the following:
  1. Please be aware that registration is blocked once courses are full, which prevents everyone from registering. If your registration is blocked, please check to see if the course is full, and then sign up for the waitlist section of the course.
  2. The waitlist works on a priority basis; if seats become available they are given to students who are registered in the following programs: (a) DEDU LIBE, (b) DEDU LLED, and (c) EDUC Certificate LIBE. This is followed by students outside of these programs by registration date.
  3. Students will be moved into the class automatically as seats become available. Please check the SSC to confirm your registration.
  4. We will be moving in students off the waitlist and into the course once per day. If you see a space available in the course that means we have either not moved in students today, or that someone has dropped the course after we have moved in students and that seat will not be assigned until the next day.
  5. In most cases waitlists will continue to be active and will be monitored up to the last day to withdraw without a W standing for the term. The waitlist will be deleted after this date.
  6. If you have any further questions please contact pro-d.educ@ubc.ca.

UBC’s Faculty of Education also offers flexible delivery options for a number of diploma and certificate programs.