Every student from inaugural St. Mark’s Bachelor of Arts program accepted to UBC Faculty of Education

Vancouver, BC - June 5, 2017. St. Mark’s College’s celebrated the graduation of its inaugural class from the new Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Culture program. The graduates, all aspiring teachers wanting to teach in Catholic, faith-based, or public schools in British Columbia, received a BA with teaching concentrations in English, History (Socials), and Catholic Studies.

The small, cohort-style learning environment provided one-on-one support from professors, and a dedicated group of peers to study with. A unique hands-on, pre-practicum placement in Vancouver schools helped give the students valuable teaching experience before starting their B.Ed., and an advantage while applying to UBC. The graduates have all been accepted to the UBC Faculty of Education to complete their teaching degrees, and are looking forward to learning together again as an “amazing cohort family”.

Doug Lauson, former Superintendent of the Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese endorsed the program saying, “It has been the long-time dream of several archbishops to have a Catholic school in Vancouver that helps prepare Catholic teachers to teach in our 78 Catholic schools. I look forward to seeing the program's graduates enter the Catholic school system."

Learn more about the BA program for aspiring teachers