Why study Education at UNB?

8
diploma, degree, and certificate programs

11
months of full-time study for B.Ed degree

2
week embedded practicum at start of school year

Great teachers start here! We’re passionate about education and the critical role it plays in transforming society. We train the teachers of today, but educate for tomorrow.

What makes Education students unique?

  • Critical thinking – ability to put theory into practice
  • Adaptability - explore new ideas and embrace change
  • Embedded practicum - comprehensive understanding of the planning and preparation for the classroom, particularly during the first 2 weeks of school
  • Complex problem solving – from classroom management to exceptional learners to differentiating in the classroom

What do employers look for?

  • Knowledgeable to the pedagogy in your subject area(s)
  • Ability to appropriately work with curriculum documents
  • Proactive classroom management
  • Transferable skills
  • Relevant experience
  • Interest in extra-curricular activities
  • Community involvement

What can I learn?

  • Effective communication (written & oral)
  • Organizational skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Leadership/mentoring
  • Adaptability
  • Cultural intelligence
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Active listening

Where can I go after graduation?

  • Not only will you be ready for the classroom both locally and internationally, but you will also have the skills to take advantage of other job opportunities in the following areas:
  • Educational Programming in youth organizations, government agencies, and community colleges
  • Facilitation/Training Programs in the corporate, government and non-profit sectors
  • Communication Specialist including public relations, event planning, and advertising
  • Administration/Leadership in the school system as well as serving on the board of directors of various agencies or non-profit organizations

Explore what's relevant to you

These avenues will assist you with your career planning depending on where you are in your studies