Program Overview:

About Education

Our two-year B.Ed. program integrates teaching, research, and service within an innovative learning environment. You’ll learn from professors who are themselves accomplished educators. B.Ed. students get the opportunity to get hands-on experience teaching abroad in their second year. Our students have done their practicum in destinations including Norway, Australia, Kenya, Iceland, and Scotland. 

Why Study Education at StFX?

The StFX Faculty of Education is dedicated to molding those with a passion for teaching by combining theory and practice to prepare students for the classroom. We ensure our students are job-ready by offering a robust program from engaging compulsory courses to a variety of topical electives. 

Program at a glance:

The BEd is a two-year program following completion of an undergraduate degree. The program has two streams:  

Elementary (primary to grade 6) – Elementary education students must prepare to teach a wide range of subject fields due to the nature of the public elementary schools of Nova Scotia. 

Secondary (grades 7 to 12) – Secondary Education teachers are prepared to teach at least two subject fields normally taught in the public secondary schools of Nova Scotia (English, French, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education/Health Education, Gaelic, Spanish, Business, Family Studies, Spanish, Art, Music, Drama). 

Specialist programs in Physical Education and French are also available in both streams. 

Program specializations:

The Faculty of Education offers some unique specializations which are responsive to the specific talents of faculty and to the needs of the public education system. These programs provide prospective teachers with the necessary training and experience to qualify for teaching positions in areas which are currently in demand.  

These specializations include: 

  • Family Studies 
  • Français 
  • Gaelic 
  • Mi’kmaq 
  • Physical Education  
  • Spanish  

Future Opportunities 

  • Consultant
  • Counselor
  • School Administrator
  • Teacher
  • Tutor



Review the admission requirements for the BEd and its streams.

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Rachel Power, BEd Program Manager

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