Associate Professor, Education
If your dream is having the opportunity to positively impact young lives and influence growing minds through education, the Bachelor of Education program at CBU will help you fulfil your true calling. In only 16 months, beginning each May, the 60-credit Bachelor of Education (BEd) program equips aspiring teachers with the critical skills, knowledge and experiences they need to become professional educators.
Applicants may apply to either the Elementary Education or Secondary Education stream, with each stream providing opportunities to apply relevant curriculum, instructional theory and methods for a career in education. In addition to its focus on education for sustainability, the program includes other unique opportunities, such as a service-learning project and a professionalism workshop series.
During the program, students receive hands-on teaching experiences through 18 weeks of practicum experiences. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for a Nova Scotia teaching license, along with licensing and employment for any other province, territory or international opportunity they choose to pursue.
There’s no feeling like helping shape young minds and giving students a great foundation for life. Come to Cape Breton and get the experience that makes a difference in the classroom. With this unique opportunity to sharpen your skills, you’ll fulfil your passion for inspiring a new generation through education. CBU’s 16-month Bachelor of Education delivery model allows students to fast track to career opportunities so you can start teaching – and never stop learning.
This BEd is the only Nova Scotian program offering an Education for Sustainability (EFS) focus. Each course integrates sustainability education, and specific courses are offered on the subject, including Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future and Sustainable Happiness.
Designed in collaboration with Unama’ki College, the program’s Indigenous concentration makes CBU’s BEd program one of a kind in Nova Scotia.