Pre-Elementary Education

Students interested in the elementary education after-degree program must complete a Bachelor's degree prior to applying into this program.

Students are advised to take nine credits of education courses as part of their first degree (i.e. EDUC 251, Math/EDUC 281, and EDUC 300). Elementary teacher certification requires teachers to have obtained three credits in mathematics. MATH 281 - Principles of Mathematics for Teaching at King's will meet this requirement.

Students preparing for the elementary program are encouraged to take courses that will deepen their understanding of the content they will eventually have to teach (e.g., Canadian history, geography, human anatomy). Teacher certification requires at least three credits in Canadian studies.

Recommended courses

The Bachelor of Education After-Degree can normally be obtained in two years of study following the completion of a student's first Bachelor's degree. Students may wish to consider completing a four-year Bachelor’s degree prior to starting their education program as this will provide them with additional preparation and a higher level of pay on the salary grid when they begin teaching. 

Students who wish to teach junior high are encouraged to complete an 18 credit teachable minor. Acceptable minor teaching areas in the first degree include but are not limited to:

Art, Biology/Environmental Studies*, Chemistry, CTS: Business*, CTS: Computing Science, Drama, English Language Arts, General Sciences*, General Physical Sciences*, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Second Languages and Social Studies*.

*If presenting courses from more than one subject, at least three subjects must be presented with senior courses in at least two.