Academic Programs - Undergraduate

Education

All over the world, education is considered an essential role in society. Teaching is one of our most rewarding and respected professions.

A great environment to learn

A young male teacher and a female elementary school student smile as they share a book. Some addition and subtraction equations are written on the chalkboard behind them.

After you complete your first degree, you may enrol in Acadia’s Bachelor of Education (BEd) program. This full-time program is offered in either a traditional two-year format or a 16-month consecutive format.

Our BEd program is offered at the elementary level and secondary level. Its rigorous training will provide you with the broad skill set you need to teach young children. It will also provide the subject-specific expertise you need to help students reach more advanced levels of education.

Society will always need teachers and those with the skills an education degree provides. If you study to be a teacher, you will always be highly employable. Education careers are available in the following:

  • schools
  • leadership
  • management
  • administration
  • recreation
  • research
  • counselling

A background in education can also be useful for those who work with youth or who are generally sharing knowledge. All these fields offer you the chance to help improve education systems and processes.

In education, you will learn in a small, supportive, and challenging class environment. You will be able to practise what you’re learning, with up to 20 weeks of supervised field experience. In your second year, you may have opportunities for international field placements. As a graduate of our program, you will be prepared to take on a teaching position in any number of settings.

Program Overview

2-year program

Fall
  • Four 10-week courses
  • In-school practicum every Wednesday
  • One 4-week practicum
Winter
  • Four 10-week courses
  • One 4-week practicum

Repeat for Year 2.

16-month program

Spring/Summer
  • Five intensive courses
Fall
  • Four 10-week courses
  • In-school practicum every Wednesday
  • One 4-week practicum
Winter
  • Four 10-week courses
  • One 5-week practicum
Spring/Summer 2
  • Three intensive courses
  • One 5-week practicum

Future Careers

  • Adult educator
  • Assessment developer/consultant
  • Community youth worker
  • Corporate trainer
  • Curriculum developer
  • Education administrator
  • Educational consultant
  • Exhibition curator
  • Instructional designer
  • Instructional materials developer
  • Social worker
  • Teacher
 

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