Subject Restricted Teaching Certificate (SR) - Subject Categories

This type of independent school teaching certificate restricts educators to teach subjects that are directly related to their post-secondary studies. Applicants need to have 18 credits of third and fourth year academic course work or 30 credits of any level academic course work in at least one of the following teachable areas.


      Additional Languages °
Applied Skills
English Language Arts
Fine Arts *
Health Sciences
Humanities
      Indigenous Education
Library
Religious Studies
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Special Education
      * At least six credits in a fine and performing arts teaching area must be studies in theory (i.e. non-studio).
Subject Category (SR Restriction) Teachable Area/Academic Qualifications
Additional Languages °

Arabic
Croatian
English as a Second Language
Farsi
French
German
Hebrew
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Mandarin
Punjabi
Russian
Spanish
Applied Skills

Accounting
Automotives
Business Education
Career Education
Computer Science/Programming ++
Counselling
Culinary Arts
E-Commerce
Entrepreneurship and Marketing
Equestrian Studies
Food Studies
Home Economics
Planning
Technology Education ++
Textiles

++ Qualifications could also fall under STEM subject area
English Language Arts

Communications
Composition
Creative Writing
English
Journalism
Literary Studies
New Media
Fine Arts *

* At least six credits in a fine and performing arts teaching area must be studies in theory (i.e. non-studio).
Art
Art Studio
Dance
Directing and Scriptwriting
Drama
Drawing and Painting
Eurythmy
Film and Television
Graphic Arts
Media Arts
Music
Photography
Religious Music
Sculpture
Theatre Production
Visual Arts
Health Sciences

Active Living
Fitness and Conditioning
Health Education
Kinesiology
Outdoor Education
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Humanities

Anthropology
Asian Studies
BC First Peoples +
Canadian Studies
Classical Civilization
Comparative Cultures
Comparative World Religions
Economics
Geography
History
Human Geography
International Relations
Journalism
Law Studies
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Social Studies ***
Sociology
Women's Studies

*** Social Studies should include courses from two or more of the following disciplines: History, Geography, Canadian Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, and Economics.
+ Qualifications could also fall under Indigenous Education subject area
Indigenous Education

BC First Peoples +

+ Qualifications could also fall under Humanities subject area
Library

Religious Studies

Christian Studies
Islamic Studies
Judaic Studies
Sikh Studies
World Religions
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Anatomy
Astronomy
Biology
Calculus
Chemistry
Computer Science/Programming ++
Environmental Science
General Science **
Geology/Earth Science
Geometry
Life Sciences
Mathematics
Ocean Science
Physical Geography
Physics
Statistics
Technology Education ++

** General Science should include courses from two or more of the following disciplines: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Geography, Geology/Earth Science, Ocean Science, Environmental Science, and Astronomy.
++ Qualifications could also fall under Applied Skills
Special Education

° For the subject category of Additional Languages, in the absence of 30 credits (18 upper level credits) of course work in a teaching area, applicants whose first language is other than English will be awarded the equivalence of 30 credits of academic course work in the language upon:

  • completion of high-school and a post-secondary degree in a country where that language is the primary language of instruction; AND
  • completion of 6 credits of literature and composition at the post-secondary level in the language to be taught°°

°° For teaching French language: A DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue Française) exam may be taken and a CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) level B2 must be attained in the instance that 6 credits of literature and composition have not been completed.