Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education

Oki, and welcome to the University of Lethbridge. Our University's Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. The University of Lethbridge is located in traditional Blackfoot Confederacy territory. We honour the Blackfoot people and their traditional ways of knowing in caring for this land, as well as all Indigenous Peoples who have helped shape and continue to strengthen our University community. 

In the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge, students benefit from one of the most unique teacher training programs in the country. With 27 weeks of practical classroom experience, students receive more than twice the amount required for teacher certification in Alberta. Students will also be qualified to teach in both secondary and elementary classrooms, creating vast opportunities throughout their careers as educators. In 2020, 98% of students surveyed indicated they were employed in the education field throughout Alberta, Canada and internationally.


Student Program Services

Undergraduate Advising on Admissions, Program Planning, Graduation & more


Field Experiences 

Forms, guidelines & other resources for off-campus practicum field experiences

Teaching Community

Information for schools, Teacher Associates & Mentors looking to get involved

Curriculum Laboratory

Access to digital, print, and tactile materials for K-12 teaching.


Faculty of Education Stories

School of Graduate Studies Silver Medal of Merit, Master of Education winner: Moriah Edge-Partington

Moriah is a lifelong learner, dedicated to staying curious and open to possibility. Motivated by her extreme passion for her field of work, she aims to translate her research into practical solutions, offering …

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School of Graduate Studies Silver Medal of Merit, Master of Counselling winner: Sydney Gelineau-Olay

A trailblazer in her field, Sydney's academic career includes a project to advance the rights of 2SLGBTQIA+ therapy clients and writing a textbook chapter. Sydney assures that while her accomplishments are the result of hard …

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William Aberhart Gold Medal in Education winner: Hayley Bedard

Originally from Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Hayley Bedard has found a new home in Lethbridge's School Division. Often described by her peers as an emerging teacher who will change the field of education, …

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Faculty of Education Gold Medal winner: Toshi Uyesugi

Toshi Uyesugi's excellence in her program stems beyond her perfect 4.0 in both mathematics and education. A true advocate for welcoming personal change through venturing outside the comfort zone, Toshi will look to …

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Shining Student Nicola Alvarez

Nicola Alvarez credits professors for pushing her toward a level of success she had never dreamed of and a path that includes research and work in the realm of emerging Filipino literature and Filipino …

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Dr. Richelle Marynowski (BEd '94), Professor & Associate Dean, Faculty of Education and incoming Convocation Chief Marshal

Originally from Picture Butte, Dr. Richelle Marynowski has been a faculty member in the Faculty of Education since 2011. She has been appointed ULethbridge's next Convocation Chief Marshal.

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Connecting with school division partners

Celebrating the transition from student to teacher


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