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The Mount's Faculty of Education offers a comprehensive two-year bachelor degree, a number of widely recognized graduate programs and an inter-university doctoral program.

Welcome from the Dean

I am delighted that you are pursuing a career as a professional educator. You have chosen a profession that makes a positive difference in the world. At the Mount, we are committed to best practices that promote teaching, research and learning. I believe that teaching excellence is grounded in the nature of the relationships that exist between educator and learner.  I ask that you embrace the opportunities that flow from a commitment to ideals of service, outreach and collaborative community teaching and learning. Our Bachelor, Graduate and Doctoral programs offer many opportunities for professional growth in a variety of educational settings. You will be guided by experienced professors as you develop strategies to meet the diverse needs of learners. Our graduates go on to apply their knowledge and skills in a variety of educational and community settings, both here and abroad, in classrooms, board rooms, non-profit organizations and businesses.

As Dean, I support the Association of Canadian Deans (ACDE) commitment to pan-Canadian leadership in professional and teacher education, educational research, and policy in universities. Since 2005, ACDE has developed five Accords: Initial Teacher Education; Indigenous Education; Research in Education; Early Learning & Early Childhood Education; and Internationalization of Education.

The Mount's Faculty of Education looks forward to playing a role in your success. I invite you to explore our website or visit us in person.
- Dr. Sal Badali

Teaching & Learning

Education landing page option 2The Mount has a long history in teacher education, and our faculty have a diverse and exciting range of expertise, research interests and international project experience.

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The Mount's Chair in Learning Disabilities

Jamie MetsalaDr. Jamie Metsala was appointed as the Gail and Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Learning Disabilities in 2011, the first of its kind in Canada. Dr. Metsala is involved with teaching, research and course development for the Faculty of Education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Read more »


Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC)

The CRC is a specialized education resource library. Its goal is to provide educators, from pre-school to high-school levels, the resources they need to plan programs for today's learners. Read more »

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Programs & Courses

Bachelor of Education »

Students in the B.Ed. program can choose from two options: the Elementary or the Secondary program. Both programs require 10 units of study organized over two years. 

  • Elementary examines the young learner and explores subjects including mathematics, language arts and science with optional studies in areas including drama, French, health and music.
  • Secondary focuses on examining contemporary culture and encouraging critical thinking. It enables teachers to specialize in a number of different subject areas including English, mathematics, sciences and social studies. Read more »

Graduate Programs in Education » 

Educators enable others to create knowledge throughout the lifespan. Our graduate programs balance educational theory and practice to foster intellectual curiosity, rigorous thought processes and resourcefulness. 

Depending on the area of study, graduates can select to enroll in the Master of Education, Master of Arts in Education, or Research Master of Arts degree programs.

Students will be guided by renowned scholars and researchers world, taking creative approaches to the study of educational theories and practical application in areas such as: Curriculum Studies, Educational Foundations, Educational Psychology, Elementary and Middle School Education, Lifelong Learning and School Psychology. More »

Inter-University Doctoral Program » 

Offered jointly with Acadia University and St. Francis Xavier University, the Mount's Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Educational Studies is a seven-unit (42 credit hour) program comprising course work, comprehensive research/scholarly portfolio and a dissertation.

Students can concurrently anchor their studies in teachable subjects if so desired, and courses deal with: foundations of educational inquiry, research paradigms and methodologies, theories, research methods, and focused educational studies. More (external site) »

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