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School of Education


Engaged learners enhancing communities.


We foster leadership and collaboration enabling learners to develop a foundation of knowledge and skills for meaningful engagement in their communities.

Learner-Centred Principles:

In the School of Education, we strive to be learner-centred by:

  • Engaging learners in a responsive and flexible manner;
  • Creating a collaborative learning community;
  • Building relationships for meaningful interactions;
  • Facilitating self-awareness and reflective practice;
  • Supporting relevancy in learning;
  • Encouraging ownership with learner voice and choice; and
  • Providing experiences for learners to be actively involved.


Academic Upgrading

Bachelor of Education
Complete up to four years of a Bachelor of Education degree at RDC. Elementary and Secondary education routes available.

Early Learning and Child Care 

eLearning Instructor Post-Diploma

Educational Assistant

Transitional Vocational Program

Programs Offered in Collaboration with the School of Continuing Education:

  • Trauma informed practice by educators and caregivers can inspire critical improvement in learners affected by trauma. Enhance your skills as an educator with Continuing Education’s Trauma Informed Educator’s Certificate, designed for individuals who work with children and youth in learning environments. Students develop the skillset to ensure learners impacted by trauma have the best opportunity to succeed.


  • The Professional Development for Classroom Support Certificate provides the foundation for a rewarding career in education and ladders directly into the Educational Assistant Certificate. Students receive credit for courses successfully completed in this certificate program. Admission is limited to employed Educational Assistants sponsored through agreements with Alberta School Divisions. For more information about this program, contact the School of Education.


  • Red Deer College and Red Deer Public School District celebrate a unique partnership. This partnership allows high school students the opportunity to complete their high school courses on RDC’s main campus in a classroom known as RDPSD College High. This program provides an alternative delivery model to students working towards completing their High School Diploma. With this partnership, there is also opportunity for School of Education programs to participate in real time learning opportunities at Westpark Middle School. Starting in Fall 2019, both the Educational Assistant and Bachelor of Education programs will teach some of their courses in the newly constructed Westpark Middle School. For more information, contact the School of Education.


  • In partnership with the University of Alberta Faculty of Education, the School of Education provides summer classroom space on the RDC campus for Education graduate students working on their Master of Educational Studies degree. This program enables educators within central Alberta the opportunity to attend summer courses close to home and receive face to face instruction from a professor from the University of Alberta. For more information, contact the School of Education.