NIC offers 17 courses (51 credits) toward VIU's Bachelor of Education degree
Transfer possibilities: Universities, colleges, and institutes across Canada and around the world give transfer credit for NIC programs and courses. Work with an NIC educational advisor to develop a study plan transferable to an education degree at VIU and beyond.
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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Sample Study Plan
Educational Advisors are here to answer all your questions about programs, provide information about funding options, and help you create an educational plan based on your specific needs and interests. Choose from the following courses to transfer to Year 3 of VIU’s Bachelor of Education degree:
•One of ENG-115, ENG-116 or ENG-117
• One of ENG-120, ENG-121, ENG-122, ENG-125 or ENG-126
• 3 credits of Canadian studies. Canadian history or politics are recommended (HIS-111, HIS-112 or POL-151)
• 3 credits of 100-level math. Math for Elementary Education 1 and II (MAT-162 and MAT-163) are recommended when available.
• 3 credits of transferrable 100-level science. This may include biology, chemistry, geography, physics or space science and astronomy.
• up to 36 credits of transferable 100 and/or 200-level courses. Choose from anthropology, biology, business, chemistry, criminology, economics, English, fine arts, French, geography, history, mathematics, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, space science and astronomy, Spanish and women's studies.
Important: Post-secondary transfer agreements and degree requirements change frequently. Before registering for courses, check the BC Transfer Guide and meet with one of NIC's educational advisor to confirm your study plan.
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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