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Why study Biological Sciences? (Secondary Education)
Do you dream of becoming a Science teacher? Biological Sciences can be taken as a major or minor as part of a Bachelor of Secondary Education.
Areas of focus include energy and matter, ecosystems and population change, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, nervous and endocrine systems, reproduction and development, cell division, genetics and molecular biology.
You can also take this major as part of a Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education combined degree.
Why study Secondary Education at the University of Alberta?
Teaching is a calling, and we are dedicated to helping you become the homeroom teacher that your students will remember for a lifetime. Our Secondary Education program in the Faculty of Education prepares you to pass on your love of learning and discovery in almost any subject to students in grades 7-12. You'll choose two areas of specialization — a major and minor — allowing you to pursue your passion and customize your experience.
The Secondary Education program includes a five-week Introductory Professional Term (IPT) and a nine-week Advanced Professional Term (APT). You will typically teach in your Major subject in both your IPT and APT.
This degree is normally taken as a four-year program but can also be taken as an after-degree. Upon completion of this program, you will be recommended for teacher certification in Alberta.
Notes about fees for this course
If you are admitted into a new program for Fall 2020 you will receive a tuition guarantee for the total cost of that program. We'd encourage you to check out the cost calculator to review rates for program tuition and an estimate of fees related to living arrangements, health and dental plan, books, supplies and more.
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