Concordia University

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Education is a broad and multidisciplinary field that serves not only teachers and schools, but also educational administrators, and daycare and human resources professionals, among others. The Department of Education is known as a leader in its field, both in terms of its research into teaching methods and in its ability to train and prepare future teachers for their role as educators.

Our graduates are highly sought after by school boards, daycares, government, health and social agencies, human resource departments and the business community, as well as other universities and educational institutions.


What you can study


The BA Minor in Adult Education is designed to provide formal instruction to present and future practitioners in the field of adult education who are pursuing a Bachelor's/Baccalaureate degree. The major goal of the Adult Education Programme is to provide learning activities that will foster the development of skills and knowledge required of educators working with adults in a variety of settings. Emphasis will be on hands-on, participatory methodologies.

The program also addresses issues in government policy, the economics of human capital, learning in organizational settings, self-direction and facilitation of adult learning.


If you would like to prepare for a professional career working with children or conducting research that focuses on them, the Department of Education offers the BA in Child Studies, which has made its mark on the field, preparing graduates to work as early childhood educators and administrators in a variety of settings, including day and after-school care programs, and to work with children experiencing a wide variety of special needs.

Many of the graduates of our BA programs subsequently continue their education through graduate studies in education, child studies, psychology or social work. The breadth of early childhood studies is reflected in the range of our faculty research interests, which include:

  • the study of parent-child and sibling relationships;
  • issues related to child care;
  • language and literacy;
  • social and cultural processes;
  • cognitive processes;
  • inclusive education;
  • media and technology;
  • physical activity;
  • health and well-being.

In all of our Early Childhood/Child Studies programs, the focus on children extends beyond the context of educational institutions to consider family, community and cultural contexts and influences.


If you would like to prepare for a professional career working with children or conducting research that focuses on them, the Department of Education offers the teacher education program. Which provides students with a unique and satisfying preparation that equips them to excel in their chosen profession. 

Many of the graduates of our BA programs subsequently continue their education through graduate studies in education, child studies, psychology or social work. The breadth of early childhood studies is reflected in the range of our faculty research interests, which include:

  • the study of parent-child and sibling relationships;
  • issues related to child care;
  • language and literacy;
  • social and cultural processes;
  • cognitive processes;
  • inclusive education;
  • media and technology;
  • physical activity;
  • health and well-being.

In all of our Early Childhood/Child Study programs, the focus on children extends beyond the context of educational institutions to consider family, community and cultural contexts and influences.

This program leads to teacher certification by the Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sport in Quebec. It prepares teachers for K-6 certification. This program has a reputation for excellence and offers students personalized guidance. We provide well-supervised and extensive field experiences that give our graduates the confidence and competence they require to succeed in their chosen careers.


The Minor in Education is a 24 credit undergraduate programme, designed to provide formal instruction for individuals interested in exploring the broad field of education. This Minor can be usefully combined with a wide range of other disciplines such psychology, sociology, history, and business studies.

Courses in the Minor include both basic and applied aspects of the field, including:

  • educational psychology
  • child development
  • education in western civilization
  • technology for educational change
  • computers and computing in education 
  • the urban child
  • sex role socialization in the school


The BEd in Teaching English as a Second Language prepares teachers to work with children and adults of all ages. This program has a reputation for excellence and offers students personalized guidance. We provide well-supervised and extensive field experiences that give our graduates the confidence and competence they require to succeed in their chosen careers.

The BEd Specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language, which is a 120-credit program that leads to a permanent provincial teacher certification.

The Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language is a 30-credit undergraduate program offered to expert speakers of English who have a completed an undergraduate degree and are interest in teaching ESL. The program does not lead to provincial certification but it provides an excellent training in TESL.

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