Teacher candidates in both the UNBC Elementary and Secondary streams complete course work and practicum experiences over a two-year period. Upon completion, successful candidates are granted a B.Ed. degree and will be recommended to the Teacher Regulation Branch for a professional teaching certificate. Individuals require this certificate to teach in the public schools in the province of British Columbia.
The graduate studies program in UNBC Education is responsible for the preparation of professional educators who may pursue advanced study at the doctoral level and/or advanced professional employment. Master's level programs advance students' knowledge to the point of mastery and also prepare students to demonstrate that they are capable of advancing the knowledge of their disciplines.
UNBC offers a post-Baccalaureate Diploma program as well.