Teachable Subject Areas

Explore our teachable subject areas, below, and discover yours. Teachables can be found in elementary, secondary, or K-12 routes, and vary by pathway.


Did you know? Graduates of all of our Bachelor of Education pathways and teachables will be recommended for Alberta Education certification, to teach throughout all K-12 classrooms. Learn more about our pathways here


What will I be taking in my EDUC terms?

Straight from your instructors, a few words about the courses that they teach and coordinate! For details on your field courses, visit our field page!


EDUC 427: STEM

STEM offers an introduction to key elements of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, including curriculum, pedagogy, standards, and assessment. You will learn how to engage students and integrate STEM topics across all subject areas.

 - Dr. Armando Preciado Babb

EDUC 430: Pragmatics of Learning and Teaching

In concert with EDUC 440: Field I, this course focuses on the nature of teaching and learning, addressing the ways teachers engage with curricula and assessment to make them relevant and meaningful for their students. The course also explores teachers’ interactions with systems, school policies and culture.

 - Dr. Theodora Kapoyannis

EDUC 435: Literacy, Language and Culture

This course will help teacher candidates develop a critical awareness of the intersections between literacy, education, culture and society. The first half of the course will address the question ‘What do K-12 teachers need to know about literacy?’; the second half will cover ‘What do K-12 students need to be able to do with literacy?’

 - Dr. H. Douglas Sewell

EDUC 450: Diversity in Learning

Diversity in Learning places an emphasis on the needs of individual learners, and on creating healthy and inclusive classrooms for all students. This course explores key topics in diversity education from a critical social justice perspective, with classes covering a wide range of diversity issues.

 - Dr. Darren Lund

EDUC 456: Assessment

Assessment uses a problem-based learning approach to equip you with a literacy that displays your understanding of the purposes and functions of different forms of assessment. This course will support you in developing quality assessment and rubric design, and grading and reporting practices.

 - Nadia Delanoy, PhD Candidate

EDUC 520: Interdisciplinary Learning

This course considers what it means for teachers and students to think and work across disciplines, and to understand knowledge differently as a result of doing so. The overall intent is to build your capacities with respect to interdisciplinary knowing and collaborative teaching. 

 - Dr. Ronna Mosher

EDUC 525: Ethics and Law in Education

Students delve deeply into case law, and professional and scholarly writings, involving the legal rights and responsibilities of Alberta's teachers, students, and parents, which is followed by spirited conversations on the issues which arise therefrom. Various school of ethical thought are also addressed.

- Dr. J. K. Donlevy

EDUC 530: Indigenous Education

This course explores historical and contemporary legislation, educational policy, pedagogy and practices related to Indigenous peoples, with a focus on First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) peoples in Canada. You will learn about the past in order to better understand educational inequality for FNMI students.

 - Dr. Dustin Louie

EDUC 546: Design-Based Thinking

This course provides the opportunity for you to gain deeper insight into the principles associated with design processes. Through embracing design mindsets such as empathy and radical collaboration, this course will see you use your creative side to develop solutions to education challenges.

 - Dr. David Scott

EDUC 551: Comprehensive School Health and Wellness

A healthy school community supports the wellness of all its members, and healthy students make better learners. This course provides the theoretical foundations, research base, community resources, and experiential learning to create the capacity for future teachers to be health champions.

 - Dr. Shelly Russell-Mayhew

EDUC 556: Professional Development and Lifelong Learning

PDLL is a capstone course, enabling you to integrate your theoretical and field experiences, readying you to take on you role as a teacher. By selecting artefacts and providing reflections, you will develop an e-portfolio to demonstrate meeting the competencies of the Teaching Quality Standard.

 - Shirley Pepper, MEd


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