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Why take Social Studies? (Secondary Education)
Do you dream of becoming a Social teacher? Social Studies can be taken as a major or minor as part of a Bachelor of Secondary Education.
Areas of focus include Canadian Studies, World Studies, Cultural Studies, and General Social Studies (e.g. Anthropology, Christian Theology, Classics, History, Human Geography and Planning, Native Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, and Sociology).
Why take the Secondary Education After-Degree program?
This program is designed for students who already hold a university degree. The length of the after-degree will vary depending on how much of your previous university coursework is transferable.
The after-degree can be taken at the University of Alberta or at one of our partner universities as part of our Collaborative Off-Campus Program.
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.
Find out more about the new tuition model and program-based guarantee.
This program does not allow admission directly from high school.
After-Degree Applicants - General Requirement:
All Applicants must present the following:
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