The Dual Degree program in Forestry and Education offers qualified students the opportunity to earn a B.Sc.in Natural Resources Conservation and B.Ed. in Secondary Education (Biological Sciences Specialization), in five winter sessions with some academic requirements in some of the Summer sessions. After completing all the requirements, students are normally eligible for a British Columbia Professional Teaching Certificate.
Admission to the Dual Degree program requires application to the Forestry Student Services Office by the first week of February of second year with approval by April in order to undertake a teaching practicum at the end of second year.
Application for admission can be found online on the Faculty of Forestry website or at the Forestry Student Services Office. Students apply in early February of their second year and must receive approval from the Faculty of Forestry and the Faculty of Education. All students whose applications are successful will be admitted to the Faculty of Education beginning Summer Session, following Winter Session, Year 2. Continuation will require successful completion of both year two of the Forest Sciences and the in-school practicum in Summer following second year.
Admission at any time is conditional: maintenance of good academic standing and an average of at least 65% in each session are required throughout. In addition, students must participate in volunteer or work experience with youth aged 13-18 to meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Education program. Students must satisfy all of the degree and specialization requirements for both the Bachelor of Science in Forest Sciences and the Bachelor of Education Secondary program. Some individual courses may be considered to satisfy requirements for both degrees.
Students must communicate with an advisor in the Forestry Student Services Office or the Natural Resources Conservation Program Director and the Teacher Education Office annually after admission to the program to discuss their progress.
|ENGL 100-level1 or FRST 150||6|
|MATH 100 or 102 or 1042 or 190||3 (4)|
|Total Credits||30 (31)|
|FRST 231 (or STAT 200 or BIOL 300)||3|
|SOCI 101 or SOCI 102||3|
|Second Year (Summer)|
|COND 340 or GEOB 270||3|
|FRST 318 or ECON 371 or ECON 374||3|
|Third Year (Summer)|
|CONS 425 or CONS 440 or FRST 415||3|
|Fourth Year (Summer)|
|EDCP 328 or 4XX||3|
|Minimum Credits for Dual Degree||167 (168)|
|1 ENGL 100 level courses: students in the dual degree should choose courses in both Literature and Composition.|
|2 Students may take MATH 180, 184 (4 credits) or MATH 110 (6 credits) instead of MATH 100 or 102 (3 credits), but the credit difference cannot be applied towards program elective.|
Please note that Education courses sequence may vary where necessary in order to accommodate students’ Forest Sciences schedule when needed.