Introduction to the BC K-12 School System & Professional Standards for Educators

Please note that the next iteration of the course (January intake) will be offered through Simon Fraser University. Find more information on eligibility and registration on the SFU website.

This non-credit online course is required for individuals who hold teaching credentials issued outside of the province of British Columbia (BC) and who are seeking their Certificate of Qualification in BC (via the BC Ministry of Education and Child Care, Teacher Regulation Branch). In order to take this course, individuals must first have received their Conditional Certificate of Qualification from the Ministry.

Over the course of 10 weeks, through synchronous and asynchronous engagement, students will explore the educational landscape in BC, including the professional standards for BC educators and the BC curriculum.

We acknowledge and thank the Association of B.C. Deans of Education for funding the creation of this course, the development of which represents a powerful provincial collaboration and a shared commitment by its partner institutions. We also thank Course Author, Meredith Fenton, and Learning Designer, Simone Hausknecht.