Enhancing your skills and credentials while working as an educator in the K-12 system can be challenging. That’s why Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria offers courses for teachers on a flexible schedule using online, face to face, evening, weekend, and pro-d day formats.
We offer a rich and diverse range of credit and non-credit development opportunities—high-quality courses designed to meet your needs as a busy professional.
It’s a unique and valuable way to shape your professional knowledge, skills, and career opportunities.
Continuing Studies, in association with UVic’s Faculty of Education, works in partnership with schools and districts, teachers’ associations and communities, to bring you many different professional development options.
If you area certified teacher this non-credit credential offered by Continuing Studies and the Greater Victoria School District allows you to gain the skills and knowledge to be more effective as a middle school FSL teacher. Learn More.
This credit program is designed for in-service and pre-service teachers. You’ll acquire the unique skills, methodological knowledge and French language fluency to be a highly effective teacher in the French Immersion environment. Learn More.
If you are a non-native speaker of English, this non-credit, teacher professional development certificate is a great certificate option for you. 60 hours of classroom instruction is offered over three weeks, traditionally in July and August, at the University of Victoria campus. Learn More.
Continuing Studies offers several distance format credit courses, in partnership with UVic’s Faculty of Education, in the Spring and Fall. You can complete courses by distance and, during the summer term, pursue courses in a face to face format, usually at the UVic campus.
Learn more about the Summer 2013 courses for teachers:
Professional Development workshops and institutes, offered by Continuing Studies in various formats, are non-credit educational events designed to help you enhance your knowledge and skills in a particular area, in a brief intensive format. Professional development events also provide you with an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues from districts across the province.
An overview of the Kodály concept, strategies and techniques for developing rhythmic and tonal skills, concepts and musical attitudes; includes study of early childhood repertoire; songs, games and dances related to the primary curriculum (years K–3).
Vocal/aural-based musicianship skill development forms the core of this course, which also includes related conducting techniques and choral singing.
It is intended that these two courses, which should be taken together, will make you eligible for level 1 of the Kodaly certification. Please see the website kodalysocietyofcanada.ca for information on the Kodály Society. This famous time-tested approach to personal musicianship development and curriculum will energize and provide a firm foundation for your music teaching.
Instructors for the courses are: Darlene Ngo (pedagogy with music literature), Inez St. Dennis (conducting and choir) and Dr. Eila Peterson (musicianship).