2014 Home Economics Education

Registration for 2014 is now closed.


Summer Institute: Home Economics, Family Studies, and Textile Studies
Course 1: Home Economics

Home Economics — Elementary & Middle Years: Curriculum and Pedagogy
July 7–11 | EDCP 390 96A (3.0 credits)

This course is designed for teachers interested in teaching home economics and using home economics themes at the elementary and middle school level.

The course will explore foundations of home economics education and current educational topics while providing students with practical experience and feedback to support curriculum planning, instruction and assessment.

Course 2: Textile Studies

Assessment & Evaluation in Textile Studies: Home Economics
July 14–18  | EDCP 392 96A (3.0 credits)

This course helps teachers plan and implement standards-based assessment strategies and to make effective use of assessment for learning to help textiles students progress faster and with less frustration.

Classroom management and positive behaviour expectations complement assessment strategies to create a supportive and productive learning environment. The course content varies depending on the needs of the participants and may also include a unit design project and/or a sewing project.

Robin Ruff

EDCP 390 Robin became interested in home economics while researching her master’s thesis in environmental education. She has been teaching home economics at the middle and secondary level for the past six years, and continues to be fascinated with this subject area. This is her second time teaching this course for the diploma program.

Catherine Hay

EDCP 392 Catherine Hay has been a teacher for 17 years, with eight of those years in home economics, specializing in textiles. Before teaching, Catherine graduated from Ryerson’s fashion program and then worked in the Toronto fashion industry as a designer of women’s business wear and evening wear. While her experience in the fashion industry was exciting, she finds that teaching home economics is even better!

Vernon, BC

Course 1: Home Economics

Home Economics — Elementary & Middle Years: Curriculum and Pedagogy
EDCP 390 96A (3.0 credits)
July 7–11 | 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. | Monday–Friday

Course 2: Textile Studies

Assessment & Evaluation in Textile Studies: Home Economics
EDCP 392 96A (3.0 credits)
July 14–18 | 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. | Monday–Friday

Registration & Fees

The fees for the program will depend on your admission category.

UBC Student Registration

To register in the course for credit, students must be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education (Vancouver campus);
please see "Admission to UBC" below. Once admitted, using their Campus wide login ID and password, students register through the Student Service Centre.

For current UBC tuition, visit UBC Tuition Fees for the Education per credit tuition fees.

UBC Students

For current tuition information please refer to the UBC Calendar.

Visiting Graduate Students

Visiting graduate students who wish to take credit courses must register for those courses and will be assessed tuition fees at the prevailing graduate per credit rate, plus authorized student fees.

Tuition fees are subject to review by The University of British Columbia. The Western Deans Agreement does not apply to this course.

Tuition Fee Certificates

Current UBC students may use Tuition Fee Certificates toward tuition or non-credit fees. The certificates do not cover the cost of course materials, texts, or other fees. Contact Professional Development & Community Engagement for more information: 604.822.2013 | pdce.educ@ubc.ca

Student Assessed Fees

Certain additional fees apply to students who take courses on campus.

In the case of the U-Pass and AMS Extended Health and Dental Plan, students who meet certain requirements may opt out of paying the fees during the first two weeks of the term.

To see whether you qualify for the U-Pass fee exemption, read the U-Pass FAQ information.

If you think you qualify for an exemption, using your CWL ID and password logon to the student service centre and click on the Financial Summary tab to navigate to the U-Pass fee exemption page.

Students registered in on-campus courses in the Summer Session are not assessed Health/Dental Plan fees.

You can also find out whether the AMS Extended Health and Dental Plan fee applies to you by visiting the Student Service Centre. If you already have medical/dental coverage (other than BC MSP), you may be able to apply for an exemption if you meet certain requirements and follow the necessary procedures.

Admission to UBC

To register in the course for credit, students must be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education (Vancouver campus).

Admission to UBC

Undergraduate Students

All non-UBC students wishing to register in the courses must be first be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education. Information on admission/readmission is available on the Teacher Education Office website.

Visiting Graduate Students

To be eligible for admission as a visiting student to UBC, students must be currently registered in a graduate program with good standing at the home university.

For assistance with the online admission procedures, contact the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy Graduate Secretary: Basia Zurek.

Admission Categories

  • Unclassified Students
    If you wish to enroll in studies not intended to lead to a particular degree or diploma (such as a single course, a summer institute, or a 15-credit certificate program), you can apply as an Unclassified Student. Students with degrees who wish to register in education courses are admitted to the Faculty of Education as Unclassified, 5th year students, and typically already have a recognized degree.
  • Diploma Students
    If you wish to complete a 30-credit UBC-conferred post-degree diploma, apply for admission in this category, and be sure to indicate the specific Diploma program you are applying to.
  • UBC-Okanagan Students (Cross-Campus Registration)
    • All UBC-O students must contact pro-d.educ@ubc.ca or 604.822.3999 for assistance in registering for UBC-Vancouver Faculty of Education courses.
    • Cross campus registration is intended for UBC Okanagan undergraduate students interested in taking some courses at the Vancouver campus. To be considered for registration at the Vancouver campus, Okanagan undergraduate students must meet certain criteria. Further information is provided on the Okanagan Campus Students website.
    • UBC Vancouver Faculty of Education students who are interested in taking courses at the Okanagan campus should contact the program advisor for approval: Bette Shippam, Teacher Education Office.