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4. BEd Program Details

The Bachelor of Education program recognizes that teaching is one of the most important and challenging professions in society; therefore, a teacher should be knowledgeable, thoughtful, and deeply caring about the responsibilities associated with education.

The BEd program focuses on teachers as experts of learning in Teachable Subject Areas for the elementary, secondary and K-12 routes, field experiences linked to partner research schools, and integration across program components (courses). The Bachelor of Education program will:

  • foster professional competencies that are appropriate to a complex and rapidly changing world;
  • have an applied and critical knowledge of theories of learning and learners;
  • develop the specialized knowledge associated with teaching a discipline, and in fostering an interdisciplinary approach;
  • critically evaluate and respond to the contexts of contemporary learning in relation to changing sociocultural, political, economic, environmental, and technical realities within the broader public sphere;
  • foster a critical and pragmatic knowledge of diversity in education;
  • contribute actively to knowledge in the field of education;
  • understand the legal, moral, and ethical frameworks of contemporary education;
  • respond to the diverse needs of students;
  • build research capacity as teacher professionals.

The program is delivered through plenaries, seminars, and field experiences.