Bachelor of Education

 Teaching is a work of ‘heart’.

97% of our students are satisfied with our program!*     Average hourly wage  is $41.01/HR **

If you enjoy working with kids and have a desire to make a difference in students' lives, an Education program at RDC is the place for you! See what you will learn and what our faculty and staff offer below.

We offer:

  • Two-Year University Transfer Program in Elementary or Secondary Education -
    • Our transfer program offers the first two years of teacher preparation.
    • You can complete up to 60 transfer credits at RDC.
  • Four-Year Collaborative Degree Program: RDC/U of A Middle Years Program - B. Ed After Degree (years 3 and 4) in Middle Years Education
    • Students need to apply to the University of Alberta
  • Complete your B. Ed degree while living in or near Red Deer

You will...

  • Study teachers in action
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes
  • Receive excellent instruction and preparation
  • Be part of a department that values openness and caring
  • Set goals and begin to develop a teaching philosophy
  • Create a professional portfolio
  • Be a member of our Education Undergraduate Society (student led)
  • Establish community connections through volunteering, field experience, classroom observation and special projects

Why we are great!

  • We bring current educational research and practice to life in an engaging manner.
  • We love getting to know our students!
  • We have trained teachers with classroom experience and they offer a wide range of educational backgrounds and disciplines.
  • We offer innovative, current and dynamic courses and programs.
  • You will be well-prepared to excel as educators, becoming active leaders and exemplary teachers.
  • We provide unique learning experiences (retreats, field trips, extended practicums and exit interviews)

Course requirements vary depending on the program and route you plan to take. To find out more about courses you should take, please consult the Academic Planning Guide for your preferred transfer institution.

Required Education courses include:

  • EDIT 302 - Education Technology
  • EDPY 305 - Educational Psychology (Child)
  • EDPY 307 - Educational Psychology (Adolescent)
  • EDUC 250 - Introduction to the teaching profession OR
  • EDFX 203 - Education field experience

Other courses students take as part of a B. Ed program include: 

  • Language/Literature: ENGL
  • Mathematics: MATH/STAT
  • Social Science: ANTH/ECON/HIST/POLI/SOCI
  • Natural Science: ASTR/BIOL/CHEM/PHYS
  • Physical Education: KPED 
  • Health:KNSS/FAM/SOCI
  • Curriculum/Technology: EDIT 302
  • Educational Psychology: EDPY
  • Introduction to the Profession of Teaching: EDUC 250
  • Non-Education Options/Open Option

*As taken from the Program Completer Study of 2015/2016
** As taken from the ALIS website


Criteria for WCB Coverage for Post-Secondary Students on Practicum Placement