Undergraduate Studies in Education

Education Minors

Popular with students from a wide variety of disciplines, Education minors are designed to compliment nearly every major area of study.

From counselling and human development to educational psychology, the Faculty of Education can help you discover the educational theories, research and practices that will serve you well in your future career. 

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COUNSELLING AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT MINOR

This minor combines theoretical, empirical and practical matters central to the understanding and practice of counselling and human development.

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION MINOR

This minor provides theoretical and practical expertise in contemporary approaches to curriculum development and instructional design.

EARLY LEARNING MINOR

This minor provides a focus for students wishing to work with children aged three through eight. 

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY MINOR

This minor makes theoretical and experimental inquiries into how students learn from instruction, how they acquire and express motivation in educational settings, and how they develop skills in school subjects and for learning.

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT DISABILITIES MINOR

This minor enhances understanding of learning and developmental disabilities, and explores an interdisciplinary approach to the health, education and care of infants, children and adults with disabilities.

SOCIAL JUSTICE IN EDUCATION MINOR

Students will explore the historical roots and ongoing patterns of social and educational injustice with an emphasis on the Canadian context, including responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. Students will develop the theoretical and practical tools necessary to recognize and challenge injustice and create more equitable practices. Students are encouraged to choose courses that build on their individual interests in social justice.

Teacher Education Minors

If you choose to pursue a teaching and are admitted to the Professional Development Program (PDP), Professional Linking Program (PLP) or Alaska Highway Consortium on Teacher Education (AHCOTE),  you will have the option of one of the following minors:   

ELEMENTARY GENERALIST MINOR

This minor enables the student to explore a range of curriculum and teaching areas within the elementary school program in the professional development program.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION MINOR

This minor develops a teacher's skills in environmental and outdoor education programs from kindergarten through grade 12, and in the organization and operation of residential and day centre outdoor education, wilderness outdoor recreation, and other interdisciplinary environmental school programs.

FRENCH EDUCATION MINOR

This minor enables students to explore contemporary second language teaching and learning theory, as well as experientially based approaches to French language curriculum development and instructional design, so that culturally informed and appropriate practices can be developed and used in French-speaking classrooms.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION MINOR

This minor program provides students in the professional development program with competence to teach physical education.

SECONDARY MATHEMATICS EDUCATION MINOR

This minor will interest pre-service teachers who are considering a career in teaching secondary mathematics.

SECONDARY TEACHING MINOR

This program enables the secondary Professional Development Program (PDP) student to explore a range of curriculum and teaching areas that are applicable to the secondary school program.

BEd SECOND DEGREE

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