Early Years Education

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  • Bachelor of Education (BEd)


  • Lethbridge



Program description

The Bachelor of Education in Early Years Education is a four-year program with focused learning and practicum experiences at the Kindergarten to  Grade 3 level. Students in the BEd Early Years program gain a breadth of knowledge spanning a range of disciplines, as well as a speciality skills in foundational K - 3 teaching.

The BEd Early Years leads to Alberta Teacher Certification.

Possible careers

Early childhood educator

Primary school teacher

Admission requirements


​For admission, Canadian high school students in Alberta must have completed five of the following courses with a minimum 65% average across them:

This course
  • English Language Arts 30-1
Three of these courses
  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Art 30 or Art 31
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Choral Music 30, General Music 30, or Instrumental Music 30
  • Dance 35
  • Drama 30
  • Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • Five credits in Advanced-level CTS Computer Science (CSE)
  • One or more distinct languages at the 30 level
One additional
  • That has not already been used
  • May be from the list above
  • Must be at the 30 level
  • Must be worth at least five credits (multiple courses worth a total of five or more credits can be used)
  • Cannot be a Special Project


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