Thursday, March 30, 2017

UNBC education program to host introduction session in Prince Rupert Saturday

With the Province of British Columbia recently announcing that the search is on for more teachers and School Districts across BC facing a surge of retirements in the next few years, the timing to enter the teaching profession might not get any better.

UNBC is taking the lead in the North to train and prepare teachers for the classroom and in the Northwest, the Terrace campus for the Prince George based university is the first stop for would be teachers from this region.

Saturday, the Terrace office will be hosting an information session in Prince Rupert, where prospective students can explore the routes to a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma and Bachelor of Education for K to 7.

The two information sessions are being held at NWCC/UNBC campus in Prince Rupert on Fifth Street, with Room 186 booked for the event.

The Masters of Education session starts at 10 AM, while the Bachelor of Education program will be reviewed at 11AM.

The Terrace campus of UNBC which is located on Keith Avenue, is looking to expand on their program offerings, they currently deliver the Bachelor of Education and Master of Education in Counselling program in the Northwest.

Terrace campus officials have expressed an interest in approaching the main campus to offer the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma and Master of Education in Multi-Disciplinary Leadership/Curriculum program in the Northwest.

Should they move forward with that plan, they note that there is an option for students to complete the program in 24 months.

Saturday's meetings are being set up to gauge the interest from Prince Rupert, as they look to expand the program options from the Terrace campus.

You can find out more information about Saturday's information sessions by calling the Terrace campus for UNBC at 250-615-5578.

Some background on the what the Terrace campus has to offer can be found here.

The also have a Facebook page to keep students and prospective students up to date on events.

More information about the overall Education program offered by UNBC both in Terrace and the main campus in Prince George can be found on the UNBC website.

More notes on Education in the Northwest can be found on our archive page.

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