The Secondary Education route includes 14 weeks of student teaching. Students enrol in the Introductory Professional Term (5 weeks of student teaching) and the Advanced Professional Term (9 weeks of student teaching).
Students in the Introductory Professional Term usually teach in their Major subject specialization, while students enrolled in the Advanced Professional Term usually teach in their Major subject specialization, with a possibility of teaching in their Minor subject specialization.
Components of the Program
All students in the Secondary Route must choose a Major teaching subject (★36) and a Minor teaching subject (★18) which prepares them for teaching in specific subjects of school instruction. Available Majors are listed in Education Chart 1, and available Minors are listed in Education Chart 2. Students pursuing the Secondary Route are strongly encouraged to take the following components as early as possible in their program: ★6 in English/French Literature and Composition, EDU 100 , EDU 210 , EDU 211 , at least ★9 in the Major teaching subject, at least ★9 in the Minor teaching subject all of which are required for later professional terms.
Career and Technology Studies
Career and Technology Studies (CTS) is an Alberta Education program consisting of numerous one credit courses within five clusters:
- Business, Administration, Finance, and IT (BIT);
- Health, Recreation, and Human Sciences (HRH);
- Media, Design, and Communication Arts (MDC);
- Natural Resources (NAT); and
- Trades, Manufacturing, and Transportation (TMT).
Each cluster is a pathway. Specialized and credentialed pathways are available to Alberta’s senior high students.
In the CTS curriculum area, there are 10 majors and 10 minors. Students cannot enrol in both a major and a minor in CTS.
The 10 majors and minors are:
- CTS: Business, Administration, Finance (BIT)
- CTS: Computing Science (BIT)
- CTS: Health (HRH)
- CTS: Recreation (HRH)
- CTS: Human Sciences (HRH)
Note: Previously known as Human Ecology: Community Health, Fashion Studies and Foods
- CTS: Media (MDC)
- CTS: Design (MDC)
- CTS: Communication Arts (MDC)
- CTS: Natural Resources (NAT)
- CTS: Trades, Manufacturing and Transportation (TMT)
CTS Majors (★36): See Education Chart 1: CTS Major programs for course requirements.
Students must take EDSE 317 during the IPT*, which is normally offered in the Fall Term only.
Students must take EDSE 417 and EDSE 451 during the APT**, which are normally offered in the Winter Term only.
Note: For students granted up to ★30 advanced standing (e.g., provincial and federal journey certification or two-year diploma) refer to Education Chart 1 Requirements for Major Teaching Subject in the Secondary Education Route for required courses. Contact the Department of Secondary Education for more information.
CTS Minors (★18): See Education Chart 2: CTS Minor programs for course requirements.
Students must take EDSE 318 . It is normally offered in the Fall Term only.
CTS BEd After Degree: See of the University of Alberta Calendar
Note: BSc in Human Ecology/BEd (Secondary) Combined Degrees: See BSc in Human Ecology and BSc in Human Ecology/BEd (Secondary) Combined Degrees and BSc in Human Ecology/BEd (Secondary) Combined Degrees [Education] of the University of Alberta Calendar.