STU's Bachelor of Education program is a natural next step for students interested in pursuing a career in teaching. Learn below how to best prepare yourself for BEd during your undergraduate degree.
Focus on “teachable” subjects, such as English, French, History, Native Studies, Fine Arts, Psychology, and more.
The liberal arts help diversify your academic experience—it’s important to have knowledge from multiple fields of study when pursuing a career in education. Seek out courses that focus on youth for added value.
Education programs love to see community involvement. Raising awareness for important causes and working with community members through STU clubs and societies is a great way to show your commitment to education.
Complete an internship in which you work with children through tutoring, camps or other afterschool programming and activities.
Examples of education-related internship partners:
- Autism Connections Fredericton
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Child and Youth Advocate Office
- Enrich Kids
- Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick
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Fredericton offers many volunteer opportunities for those wanting to work with youth, including in-school programs. Starting at STU means you will have access to the university’s School of Education to talk with students and faculty and attend info sessions held on campus. The School of Education offers a competitive and reputable 11-month, post-degree Bachelor of Education.
Advice from Alumni
Whitney Beals, BA '18, BEd '19
Studied: Great Books, English and History
"STU prepared my for my career while allowing me to explore my own values, motives, and hopes. As a teacher, I believe my job is a labour of love, and St. Thomas prepared me to take on this responsibility."
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