After-degree Program - Elementary Education

After-degree Program - Elementary Education

The Bachelor of Education Elementary Program is a two-year, 60-credit after-degree program, which includes 26 weeks of practicum experience. The Elementary route is a generalist program that prepares graduates with the essential skills, knowledge, and qualities needed to effectively teach students from kindergarten to grade 6. Graduates of our program are described by our school district partners as mature, confident and hardworking individuals who are committed to helping their students succeed. In addition to the strong knowledge skills and attributes expected of teachers, the program provides opportunities to understand the philosophy, spirituality and profession of teaching in Catholic and non-Catholic settings. Upon successful completion of the program, students will attain a Bachelor of Education degree (BEd) and will be eligible for teacher certification in Alberta.

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Skills You'll Gain

Graduates from the After-degree Program Elementary Education program will develop strong skills in the following aspects:


Work cooperatively with others; understand group dynamics; presenting information in an effective manner; write clearly; negotiate with others; and mediate conflict.


Present lessons in a comprehensive manner; provide one-to-one help; explain concepts clearly; assess proficiencies and recommend alternative strategies for learning.

Analytical thinking

Link specific issues to broad concepts; identify key issues in decision-making or problem solving; weight alternatives and identify solutions; formulate questions relevant to clarifying a particular problem, topic, or issue; and research topics and present findings to groups.

Mentoring & organization

Supervise students in class to prevent poor behaviour and encourage learning; organize materials during class planning; and manage time effectively.

Career Pathways

Aside from a teacher, there are many career pathways you can follow with a Bachelor of Education such as:

Education Administration (ex: Principal, Superintendent, School District Administrator)

Student Counseling (ex: School Psychologist, Guidance Counselor, Career Counselor)

Recreation and Student Life (ex: After School Program Director, Youth Organization Director)

Teaching in Alternative Settings (ex: Corporate Trainer, Museum Educator)

Education Policy and Research


Curriculum Design

Adult Education and Mentoring

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Education (Elementary) degree program is a 60-credit, two-year after-degree of academic study and practicum.

First Year Courses

Year 1- Fall

  • EDCM 301 (3.0): Introduction to Curricular Design
  • EDFM 313(3.0): Teaching for Diversity and the Common Good
  • EDPH 321(3.0): Philosophy of Catholic Education
  • EDFN 311 (3.0): Establishing and Managing the Learning Environment
  • EDPR 331(3.0): Practicum I: Observation (3 weeks)

Year 1 – Winter

  • EDCM 302(3.0): Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy Education
  • EDCM 303 (3.0): Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Mathematics
  • EDCM 329 (3.0): Indigenous Education
  • EDPH 327 (3.0): Historical & Philosophical Bases of Faith-based Education
  • EDPR 337 (3.0): Practicum II: Orientation (4 weeks)

Second Year Courses

Year Two – Fall

  • EDCM 405 (3.0): Curriculum Instruction Elementary Science Education
  • EDCM 407 (3.0): Religious Education in the Elementary School
  • EDCM 409 (3.0): Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning
  • EDPR 431 (6.0): Practicum III: Intermediate (8 weeks)

Year Two – Winter

  • EDCM 411(3.0): The Education Profession in the Province of Alberta
  • EDCM 404 (3.0): Curriculum & Instruction in Social Studies Education
  • EDFN 417(3.0): Inclusive Education: Meeting the Needs of All Learners
  • EDPR 437 (6.0): Practicum IV: Advanced (10 weeks)

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