Welcome to the Okanagan School of Education at UBC. Our learner-focused approach builds on the university’s tradition of excellence as a world-class public research and teaching institution.

Who we are

Educating the minds and hearts of children prepares them to become responsible global citizens and stewards of the world.

Our faculty members share in this role of cultivating understanding and knowledge. They create inclusive learning environments for prospective teachers and for practitioners to deepen their inquiry into teaching and learning while advancing their credentials.

Our undergraduate students engage in immersive research, community service-learning, and practicum placements, including in international settings. Growth in our graduate programs, particularly at the doctoral level, reflects the professional development needs of all learners and new opportunities for interdisciplinary inquiry.

Our nationally and internationally renowned faculty members support inquiry-based learning issues under the expansive framework of the Centre for Mindful Engagement (CME), where we focus on the habits of good thinkers. Our multipurpose classrooms are located in the state-of-the-art, four-storey Engineering, Management & Education Complex, a $68-million state-of-the-art facility.

We welcome you to join us in the exploration of teaching and learning, and to participate in our innovative programs that support education development at all levels.



Dean, Faculty of Education,
University of British Columbia


Interim Director, Okanagan School
of Education

“The Faculty of Education is one of the leading faculties of its kind in the world, advancing educational research and understanding of teaching and learning in a way that celebrates diversity, equity and innovation, and welcomes international collaboration in an increasingly borderless globe.”

— Dean Blye Frank

UBC Faculty of Education

On July 1, 2018, the Faculties of Education at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan joined to become a single UBC Faculty of Education.

Most day-to-day operations and all programs have remained the same at the Okanagan School of Education (formerly UBC Okanagan Faculty of Education).

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