Leaders in Education
In only 16-months, CBU’s Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree equips students with the skills and experience to become influential educators. By looking closely at both Elementary and Intermediate/Secondary streams of Education, students get to know modern teaching practices and techniques. This fast-track BEd program is built for students to gain the independence and confidence to bring their individual teaching philosophies into their own classroom after graduation.
Students get hands-on teaching experience through two 4-month Teaching Practicums in Elementary and Secondary Schools. They also have additional opportunities throughout their degree to accumulate a diverse teaching portfolio, setting them apart from graduates of other programs.
CBU is dedicated to delivering high-quality education and training, preparing teachers to be knowledgeable, thoughtful and responsible members of this very important profession. To continue progressing the quality of education, both locally and around the world, CBU offers postgraduate programs for teachers who want to continue learning and specialize their skills. CBU’s Graduate Programs include a Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation, and Master of Education in Information Technology with a selection of specialized Certificates and Diplomas through our Graduate Teacher Education Programs.
Why Education at CBU?
- CBU’s BEd is the only Nova Scotian program offering an Education for Sustainability (EfS) focus. Each course integrates sustainability but specific courses are offered on the subject, including Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future and Sustainable Happiness. Learn more about the unique focus of CBU’s Education program here.
- As a smaller university, BEd students get individual attention through small classes taught by dedicated faculty. Many BEd grads get the chance to work one-on-one with faculty on research projects, giving them a unique perspective and a competitive advantage when entering the workforce.
- Designed in collaboration with Unama’ki College with a focus on sustainability, the Aboriginal/Indigenous Concentration makes CBU’s BEd program one of a kind in Nova Scotia.
- A BEd degree provides students with skills and knowledge highly valued in many different fields, not just teaching, including time management, problem solving, cooperative learning strategies, curriculum development, leadership initiative, group management, and planning and evaluation, plus many more.
- Becoming a teacher is not the only career for BEd graduates. Go beyond the classroom as an Academic Advisor or an Admission Counsellor in a University or as a Planner for Continuing Education Programs or Convention and Events.
Areas of Study
Within the 16 month Bachelor of Education Program at CBU, students can choose between two main Education streams:
- Elementary (Core Courses and Elementary School Practicum)
- Intermediate/Secondary (Core Courses and Secondary School Practicum)
Upon graduation students will be eligible to apply for Teaching Certification in Nova Scotia.
Once you choose your education stream in elementary or intermediate/secondary, BEd students then can also decide to take an Aboriginal/Indigenous Education Concentration through four specialty courses. Students of all backgrounds get the opportunity to explore the theory and practice of Aboriginal/Indigenous education, language and culture. This concentration provides CBU grads with a unique perspective on education and another competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive workforce.
Learn more about these Areas of Study in Degree Details.