Science Education

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  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Education (After an approved degree)


  • Lethbridge



Program description

The Department of Biological Sciences provides you with a great deal of hands-on learning and engaging research, moving you beyond text books and lectures. Chemistry is often called the Central Science as it deals specifically with the 110 elements that comprise all matter. The air we breathe, water we drink, food we eat, buildings we live in, cars we drive - our very bodies - are all made from these elements.Chemists pursue the study of matter down to the level of individual atoms, and, in particular, focus on molecules, which are aggregates of elements that act as larger units. Physics is the fundamental science. All other sciences and technologies rely on the principles of physics, by applying them to their systems of interest and/or by using technology based on them.

As an Education major a student develops a strong knowledge base in the subject area they intend to teach. They also receive in-depth preparation in how to teach, including both general and subject area instructional methods.

The following degrees can be combined with the Bachelor of Education (Science Education) degree:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • General Major in the Sciences
  • Geography
  • Physics

Possible careers

  • Life Skills Instructors
  • Adult Education Teacher
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Teacher

Admission requirements


​​​First-year students cannot enter directly into Faculty of Education programs. You must complete two years in a Pre-Education program before applying for admission to the Faculty. Admission to Education is competitive, so your entry depends on your university grade-point average (GPA) and meeting other program specific requirements. The general requirements for education programs include:

  • Education 2500
  • A minimum of 14 graded university-level courses (42 credit hours)
  • A minimum number of courses in teachable subject matter with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • A competitive post-secondary grade-point average

For more complete admission requirements, visit the Faculty of Education. Please also review the additional information below to see if there are any additional requirements for this major.


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Sample classes

  • Biology 3300: Evolution
  • Chemistry 2740: Physical Chemistry
  • Physics 2130: Waves, Optics and Sound
  • Education 4380: Developing a Philosophy of Education

Additional information

Admission to the Faculty of Education:

  • Application Deadline | February 1
  • Document Deadline | March 1

The Faculty of Education does not grant direct entry. Students complete two years in a Pre-Education program prior to applying for admission to the Faculty. After two years of Pre-Education, admission to the Faculty of Education is competitive and is based on your university grades and meeting other requirements. The required average will vary depending on your area of study.

These classes, or their equivalents, are pre-requisites for specific courses in this program, but are not required for general admission purposes: Biology 30, Chemistry 30 and Physics 30.

Combined Degrees -€“ BSc / BEd
As a BSc student, most of your courses will be in the sciences. You'll also have many great opportunities to work on research projects with your professors through independent studies or even summer research assistantships.

Students may meet the Science Education major requirements by completing a major in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physical Geography, Physics, or Urban and Regional Studies, or the General Major in the Sciences (at least 7 courses in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physical Geography, or Physics and 4 courses in each of two other disciplines in the Sciences).

See program overview for the Combined Degrees Program

See the Combined Degrees Program Planning Guides

If You Already Have a Degree
If you wish to enter the Faculty of Education with a major in Science Education, you must possess a recognized degree which includes a major in an area of science, such as Biology, Physics, or Chemistry. In addition, all other prerequisites for admission must be met.

At the time of admission, if your degree is approved, both certification and BEd requirements may be met with the completion of 20 courses in Education.

See program overview for the After Degree Program

See the Bachelor of Education After Degree Program Planning Guide

If you are thinking of transferring to the University of Lethbridge to complete a degree in Education, your admission to the Faculty will depend on where you are in your current program.

You may be considered for direct entry to the Faculty of Education if you have already completed a minimum of 14 graded university-level courses (42 credit hours) and meet all other admission requirements.

If you haven't yet completed these requirements, you can apply to be a part of the Pre-Education program in the Faculty of Arts and Science, Fine Arts or Management. Learn more about what you need to transfer to the Faculty of Education.