After-degree Program - Secondary Education

After-degree Program - Secondary Education

The Bachelor of Education Secondary Program is a two-year, 60-credit after-degree program, which includes 26 weeks of practicum. The Secondary route is a specialized program that prepares graduates with the essential skills, knowledge, and attributes for teaching grades 7-12. 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 earn a Bachelor of Education degree (BEd) and will be recommended for teacher certification in Alberta.


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Skills You'll Gain

Graduates from the After-degree Program Secondary 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)

Curriculum Design


Education Policy and Research

Adult Education and Mentoring

Program Overview

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

First Year Courses

Year 1- Fall

  • EDCM 301: Introduction to Curricular Design
  • EDCM 365: The Adolescent Learner
  • EDFN 311: Establishing and Managing the Learning Environment
  • EDPH 321: Philosophy of Catholic Education
  • EDPR 331: Practicum I: Observation

Year 1 – Winter

  • EDCM 357: Disciplinary Methods of Teaching I
  • EDFN 313: Teaching for Diversity and the Common Good
  • EDCM 409: Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning
  • EDPH 327: History and Philosophical Bases of Faith-Based Education
  • EDPR 337: Practicum II: Orientation

Second Year Courses

Year Two – Fall

  • EDCM 461: New Literacies
  • EDCM 457: Disciplinary Methods of Teaching Part II
  • EDFN 329: Indigenous Education
  • EDPR 431: Practicum III: Intermediate

Year Two – Winter

  • EDCM 411: The Education Profession in the Province of Alberta
  • EDFN 417: Inclusive Education: Meeting the Needs of All Learners
  • EDPH 429: Spirituality of the Catholic Educator
  • EDPR 437: Practicum IV: Advanced

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