Selkirk College

Elementary Education

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Program Information

School:Selkirk College
Faculty:University Arts
Degree:Associate; University Transfer
Field of Study:Elementary Education and Teaching
Description:With two years of courses from your associate degree, you'll be well on your way to completing your bachelor with most or all of the admission requirements for entry into third year at BC universities. Plus, after you graduate with your bachelor degree, you can come back to the West Kootenays and complete your bachelor of education in the West Kootenay Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) delivered by the University of British Columbia.

Take this program if you love connecting with young minds and having the chance to be part of shaping their future. With a career in education your valuable contributions lead to the next generation's success - and your own. It's a win for everyone. Blending subjects like history, geography, English literature and mathematics, your two years of study will sufficiently prepare you for third year entry into a bachelor degree program. Our instructors work alongside you to ensure you get the best education possible, just like you'll do when it's your turn at the blackboard.

URL:Elementary Education at Selkirk College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $13,409

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program. Compulsory fees are included.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Admission to the program requires the completion of English 12 with a grade of "C" or better or written permission of the Instructor and School Chair. Other prerequisites depend on the electives chosen to complete the program and should be determined with the advice of a Selkirk College counsellor. If you are a student who lacks the admission requirements, you may still gain entry to the program by taking a combination of upgrading and university courses in your first year. This may extend the length of your program.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80]
Application Notes : If your first language is not English, you must meet the following English Language Proficiency requirements for entry in to Selkirk College University Transfer, Diploma or Degree programs: completion of BC English 12, or equivalent; or completion, with a grade of "C+" or better, advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51; or submission of a TOEFL score of 213 (computer) or ibt 79-80 or better; or submission of an IELTS score of 6.0 or better; or submission of an EIKEN Grade Pre -1; or submission of an acceptable score on the Language Proficiency Index score of 4 or better. For Indian students coming through the SPP program, the IELTS requirement for diploma programs is 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 14, 2022