Bachelor of Education in Trades and Technology

Join our virtual info session on Jan. 18

Technology education teachers are in high demand. Our BETT program provides training and certification that enables skilled tradespersons to transition to a career as a teacher in a high school shop setting (woodwork, metalwork, electronics, robotics, mechanics).

If you hold a Red Seal or BC Certificate of Qualification in a trade related to any of these subjects, this program may be for you!

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The Bachelor of Education in Trades Technology is a two-phase program that prepares students to be certified by the BC Ministry of Education, Teacher Certification Branch (TCB) to teach in BC secondary school settings.

Completion of Phase I of the BETT program will enable you to apply for a Trades Certificate teaching credential which qualifies you to teach Technology Education courses in BC high schools related to your specific trade qualification and experience.

Please note: Phase I is completed in person at our Kamloops, B.C. campus and it is a full-time program. 

The optional Phase II combines your Phase I studies, Prior Learning and Recognition credits, and further academic studies in a variety of courses to provide the required 150 credits for a full Bachelor of Education in Trades & Technology and the opportunity to apply for a Professional Certificate teaching credential, qualifying you to teach both Technology Education and Academic courses in the BC school curriculum.

Please note: Phase II is self-paced and is designed for working teachers to complete their full degree. It involves in person courses in specific shop methods (ie. metalwork), as well as online elective courses in any teachable subject. This phase can be completed in less than a year or take longer due to individual choices around pacing.