One-year study plan in education
Transfer possibilities: The Education pathway is designed to meet the general first-year course requirements for degree programs offered at universities throughout BC, including Education programs at Vancouver Island University (VIU).
A study plan is a list of University Studies courses that can be further customized for transfer to a specific program or university of choice. NIC's educational advisors can develop a study plan with you from NIC to just about anywhere.
The Education pathway is designed to meet the general first-year course requirements of degree programs province-wide. NIC's educational advisors will work with you to personalize this plan to meet your personal interests, goals and university of choice.
Study plans offer a great deal of flexibility. You can choose your preferred courses, making it possible to concentrate studies in one specific area or explore a variety of subjects to meet the requirements of your university of choice.
Course subjects may include: anthropology, biology, business, chemistry, criminology, economics, English, equity and social justice, fine arts, First Nations studies, French, geography, history, mathematics, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, space science and astronomy, Spanish and women’s studies.
To qualify as a transfer student, many universities require a minimum of eight courses (24 credits) and a specific grade point average. The Bachelor of Education transfer plan usually outlines 30 course credits, which may be taken on a full or part-time basis.
Options are also available for completing a second year of university transfer coursework at NIC. Thanks to a unique transfer agreement between NIC and VIU, when you complete an NIC Associate of Arts degree (or 60 credits of university transfer coursework), you may be eligible for direct admission into third year of the Bachelor of Education program at VIU. Ask an educational advisors for details.
There are no formal admission requirements for the University Studies program. However, courses will have specific entry requirements, called prerequisites, which are listed under each course description. To meet prerequisite requirements, submit transcripts or complete English and/or Math assessments.
Recommended courses include: English 12 with a C or better and Math 12 (Principles 11, Applications 12, Foundations 11, or Pre-Calculus 12) with a C or better.
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The following list is a sample transfer plan that fulfills the general first-year course requirements for many Bachelor of Education (Elementary) programs throughout the province. However, choosing the right combination of courses will depend on a number of factors, including your personal interests and university of choice. Our Student Advisors will work with you to personalize this plan to meet your goals.
Considering Vancouver Island University?
Students who intend to transfer to the Bachelor of Education program at VIU can also earn transfer credit through the following two courses:
Important: Post-secondary transfer agreements and degree requirements change frequently. Additionally, not all NIC courses are transferable to all universities. Always refer to the BC Transfer Guide online AND have a Student Advisor at NIC and your receiving institution check your study plan before registering in courses.
Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.
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