Home Economics Education Opportunities
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The following home economics courses are available, open to home economics diploma students, master’s students, and teachers who would like to upgrade their qualifications. If you are a current UBC student please click here to register. If you are interested in joining the diploma program or taking courses, please click here. Make sure to register ASAP in order to get the classes you want!
2017 UBC Home Economics Summer Institutes:
Practical and Theoretical Issues in Home Economics Education
EDCP 362B 96A | Kelowna – Taught by THESA Executive’s Own Melissa Bauer Edstrom
July 4 – 7
Using Imaginative Ecological Education as a Framework.
EDCP 495B 96A | NON-CREDIT | Victoria
July 10 – 14
Integrating Agriculture Literacy and Sustainability into Classrooms
EDCP 329 96A | NON-CREDIT | Abbotsford
July 17 – 21
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Courses
Register for Kwantlen classes classes here. Questions about the classes? Email Heather Clark.
The Make House – Textiles Courses/Bookcamps/Projects
Ongoing throughout the year
Home Economics Education Programs
Home Economics Diploma – University of British Columbia
UBC Diploma in Education – Home Economics Education Information (opportunity to achieve PB+15)
Graduate Studies – University of British Columbia
HUMAN ECOLOGY AND EVERYDAY LIFE – Apply by March 31, 2017
MEd in Home Economics – Curriculum Studies (HEE4) – ONLINE, PART TIME
Begins September 2017
Graduate Studies – Should I or Shouldn’t I?
If you’re trying to decide whether or not to do graduate studies, here are a few points for consideration. They are mainly about the financial advantages of doing graduate studies. If you already have a master’s degree or are currently in a program, you may have other bits of advice. It would be great to hear other points of view.
In terms of financial benefits of an M.Ed.:
1. Cohort students are full-time students and therefore there is an income tax deduction for education.
2. There is a significant pay increase that comes with an M.Ed. (In Vancouver, it’s $5,500). So you can basically get the full return of your tuition within 2-3 years.
3. For older teachers, the last five years of salary determines your pension. Therefore, it makes sense, if you have more than 8 years left, to get your M.Ed.
4. There is a clause in the Registered Retirement Savings Plan called Life-Long Learning that allows you to take out money tax-free. (You have to have the bank pay the university directly). You have 10 years to repay the plan. (If you’re already retired in under 10 years, then you don’t have to repay your plan at all).