We asked our BEd students why they decided on UPEI for their BEd degree. The responses fell into three main categories:
These responses illustrate the strengths of our BEd program and the multiple options available to our students. One student stated, "UPEI is one of the most forward-thinking universities in Canada offering a BEd...choosing UPEI is a no-brainer," and we tend to agree.
Students in the faculty of education are encouraged to think critically and creatively about the purpose and practice of education in local communities and global society. Our professors recognize that a supportive and inclusive learning environment cultivates a healthy spirit of enquiry in our students. The close rapport between students and professors is often cited as the most valued aspect of a student’s experience in the UPEI education program.
We admit approximately 75 students to our post-degree program each year. Our graduating teachers are highly sought after by schools on Prince Edward Island and across Canada—especially in rural schools, and across the Northern territories—as well as internationally.
The faculty also offers a BEd français langue seconde, and a four-year bachelor of education specializing in human resource development, in collaboration with Holland College, designed for those wishing to teach adult education.
Use the links on the left-hand side of this page to find out more about our Bachelor of Education programs.