EPSE 311 Section 109:

EPSE 311 (109) Qualifications

Credits: 1

Preference is given to doctoral students who have a strong understanding of areas related to cultivating supportive classroom and school environments, however, students must have reached candidacy in order to apply for these sections. Completion of EPSE 606, College and University Teaching is considered a strong asset. Experience teaching or counselling in K-12 schools is also helpful, but not required. Successful student applicants must also have the approval of their research supervisor (based on making satisfactory progress in the program). Non-students with the appropriate qualifications are also welcome to apply.

This section focuses on teaching English language learners and is taught using problem-based learning (PBL), which is an innovative educational strategy that weaves cross-curricular problem solving and critical thinking into content knowledge through the use of real world case-scenarios. UBC Faculty Members and key members of the Richmond School District, Vancouver School District and Burnaby School District use cross-curricular case-based methods to expertly guide teacher candidates to develop inquiries into pedagogy, curriculum, learning, and the profession of teaching. Critical to the success of this approach is a strong understanding of PBL and attendance at meetings held before the start of each case to ensure content from each of the curriculum areas is reflected in the case scenarios.  As the instructor in this cohort, part of your job would be to attend these meetings to ensure that the objectives and content of EPSE 311 are embedded in the case scenarios.


Section Term Type Days Time Start Date End Date
109 2 Lecture Mondays 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM March 4, 2019 March 18, 2019


To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing your experience and a current CV to the following address: ecps.administration@ubc.caDeadline for applications:  July 22, 2018. Please indicate the section (s) you are applying in your cover letter.

Your possible appointment is contingent on any other appointments you may hold at UBC.  If you hold another appointment at UBC, please indicate this in the email portion of your application as well as on your CV or cover letter.

Due to the number of applications we receive, we are not able to confirm receipt of submissions over the phone or by mail, nor can we provide the status of applicants except to those who are selected for an interview.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.