Our graduates are respected and recognized by their peers.


Several of our graduates have distinguished themselves as outstanding first-year teachers in the local public system.


Other graduates, teaching in both public and private systems, have been recognized and awarded as outstanding teachers and have gone on to become principals and school district administrators.


What Can Burman's School of Education Offer You?

 

4-Year Bachelor of Education

 

You can focus on the age group that you would like to teach. Burman offers a four-year, provincially accredited BEd degree with either an Elementary or a Secondary Track focus.

 

Secondary Track candidates complete course work for two teachable areas–a specialization and a BEd minor area of focus–thus enhancing their employability upon graduation.

 

Elementary Track candidates may also complete a minor if desired. This can either be a BEd Minor, or any minor offered at Burman.

 

2-Year Bachelor of Education After Degree

(for applicants with a previous 3-year or 4-year degree)


You can focus on the age group that you would like to teach. Burman offers this 2-year, provincially accredited BEd degree, with either an Elementary or a Secondary Track focus.

 

The Secondary Track candidates complete course work for two teachable areas-a specialization and a BEd minor area of focus - thus enhancing their employability upon graduation.

 

Both the 4-Year BEd degree program and the 2-year After Degree program provide these opportunities:

 

A variety of professional experiences are available both on campus and in the K-12 schools. For example: integrated field experiences allow early exposure to classroom observation and teaching to explore the role of the teacher. Guest speakers are invited to present in professional education classes; practicum students are invited by the local school district to participate in specific mentoring workshops designed for new teachers in the district.

 

 

Two different student teaching practica. The first practicum allows candidates in the 4-year degree to apply their skills at the mid-point in their program. The second practicum is a culminating experience at the end of their program. In the After Degree, both practicums are held in the second year – one practicum per semester.

 

 

Citizens and permanent residents of Canada are eligible to apply for an Interim Teaching Certificate in Alberta. The degree is also recognized outside of Canada; foreign graduates should check with authorities where they wish to teach and obtain details on how to receive local certification.

 

 

Members of the Seventh-day Adventist church can prepare for SDA Teacher Certification while enrolled in the 4-Year Bachelor of Education program at Burman University. This additional certification is beneficial because it is required of all teachers in the Adventist education system in North America, and is also needed for working in many international SDA school settings.

 

 

 

 

 

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