Associate of Science (Education)

This programme is intended for students wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree in elementary, middle or senior-level education at a recognised teacher education institution.

The programme features a common liberal arts core that spans the humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and natural sciences disciplines. In the second year of the programme, the core courses are supplemented with courses in the foundations of education, in human growth and development, and in the application of psychological principles to the teaching profession. In addition through the twelve elective credits, students intending to teach at the senior level are able to complete a concentration in one of the disciplines noted above.

As the programme includes opportunities for observations in private and public educational settings, students must submit the following:

  • SCARS Certification
  • Police Record Check
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • Completed Medical Form
  • Completed Ministry of Education
  • Staff in Confidence Form


Programme Details


Year 1

First semester - 16-17 credits

CSC 1110 Learning Strategies for Student Success 1
ENG 1111 Freshman Composition 3
HIS 1140 World History I or
HIS 1141 World History II 3
Mathematics (1100-level) course of your choice.* 3
Natural Sciences (1100-level) course of your choice.* 3 or 4
PSY 1101 Introduction to Psychology I 3

Second semester - 15-16 credits

ENG 1112 Literary Analysis 3
Elective Course of your choice** 3
MAT 2233 Statistics I 3
Natural Sciences (1100-level) course of your choice.* 3 or 4
PSY 1102 Introduction to Psychology II 3

Year 2

First semester - 15 credits

EDU 2201 Foundations of Education 3
ENG 2212 Oral Communication 3
Elective Course of your choice** 3
Elective Course of your choice** 3
PSY 2270 Learning Theory 3

Second semester - 15 credits

EDU 2202 Children and Their Environment 3
EDU 2251 Classroom Management 3
Elective Course of your choice* 3
PSY 2272 Educational Psychology 3
PSY 2240 Human Development 3

*Before one can be enrolled in any course one must satisfy the prerequisites.
**Students intending to teach at the elementary school level are recommended to take Music 1103

Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Science Options


  • Art and Design
  • Art History
  • Education
  • Film
  • French
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish
  • Religious Studies
  • English Literature at 2000 level

Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work;
  • Earth & Environmental Studies at 2000 level

Natural Sciences

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Environmental Studies
  • Physics

Credit Course Descriptions