Why study Education at UNB?

diploma, degree, and certificate programs

months of full-time study for B.Ed degree

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 program options are there?

  • Bachelor of Education
    • - School Years (BEd)
    • - Adult Education (BEd)
    • for First National Students (BEd)
  • Diploma in Advanced Undergraduate Study
  • Certificate in
    • Adult Education
    • Teaching English as a Second Language
    • Teaching French as a Second Language
  • Master of Education (MEd)
  • PhD of Education (PhD)

Learn more using UNB's Academic Program Search or by visiting the Faculty of Education website.

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

How do I get the skills I need?

At UNB, there are many ways to succeed in your field of study and in your future career. For example, you can participate in the Co-Curricular Program. You can complete internships, co-ops, and field schools; participate in Work-study and similar opportunities; join and lead a student group with the Student Union (Fredericton) or Students’ Representative Council (Saint John); and find other ways to volunteer doing things that interest you.

Your skill development will be guided with the help of an academic advisor and other professionals in your program of study.

Explore what's relevant to you

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