Welcome to the Department of Education
Our Core Beliefs
- all people share basic human needs.
- all people have equal rights.
- a positive quality of life is most likely attained through practices that enhance status, community
participation and skill development.
Inspire the Next Generation
The Department of Education prepares students for fulfilling careers working with families and children from
kindergarten through high school. Along with graduating teachers into the classroom, the Department provides
pathways for students to pursue careers as administrators and support for children who require assistance in
developmental, behavioural and learning tasks.
Our programs include classroom instruction and practical learning opportunities, launching students into
careers with real-world experience and skills to succeed in several areas of education, including early
learning and childcare, elementary school with rural and Indigenous themes, and combined degrees focusing on
Native Studies, Drama, Kinesiology and Science.
Programs We Offer
Guide your future in education entirely online. Build a career in the classroom, supporting students who require assistance in developmental, behavioural, and learning tasks.
Choose a playful career path. Create a safe working environment and master infant and toddler development concepts as you hone in on the central role of play in early learning.
Inspire the next generation. Get qualified to care for infants, preschoolers and everything in-between as you specialize in key early childhood concepts and activities promoting development.
Learn to teach. With several combined degree options and the northern community-focused TEN program, you can master the skills to guide and shape future leaders.
Teacher Education North offers the third and fourth year of the University of Alberta, Bachelor of Education Elementary Degree in collaboration with Northwestern Polytechnic. The program is designed to prepare teachers to teach elementary school students.
Northwestern Polytechnic offers transfer programs to the University of Alberta or University of Lethbridge. A maximum of two years (60 credits) will prepare students to apply to second or third year of the Bachelor of Education degree program at the University of Alberta.
For information about our our programs, please contact: