Education (Early Childhood Education)

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Why choose Education (Early Childhood Education)?


Educators ask questions such as: How do classroom dynamics impact learning? Are there new ways to engage students? Do learning styles affect test scores?

Bachelor of Education graduates are certified to teach in Alberta’s kindergarten through grade twelve classrooms, across all subject areas. Whether you’re interested in elementary or secondary education, our programs will provide you with theoretical and practical experiences that’ll help you establish an enriching career.

While education is your major, you will declare a teachable subject area focus. Early Childhood educators focus on working with students in grades kindergarten through grade three. Visit the undergraduate education site to learn more about this and all other teachable subject areas offered.

PICK YOUR PATHWAY

Early Childhood Education pathways are available through the elementary route.

  • Four-Year On-Campus Pathway: Our four-year BEd is the fastest way to become a certified teacher, intended for high school or transfer applicants.
  • Five-Year Concurrent Pathway: The Concurrent BEd allows you to earn two degrees in just five years of full-time study. You’ll graduate with both a Bachelor of Education, and a Bachelor of Arts, Science, or Kinesiology. All available degree and major combinations can be found on the undergraduate education site.
  • Two-Year After-Degree On-Campus Pathway: If you’ve already completed a degree, and would like to pursue your dream of becoming a teacher, our two-year after-degree will ensure you get all of the coursework required to obtain your BEd parchment, and your teacher certification.

Career opportunities

​Teaching within primary and secondary schools, working as vocational college instructors, and taking on administrative roles in the educational system are just a sampling of the careers available to educators. A degree in education can also be used as a stepping-stone to another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or dentistry.

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