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Elementary Post-degree

Designed for those with an undergrad degree. In this program you'll learn the subjects taught in the elementary classroom

Potential careers

What can you do with an elementary education degree? Here are a few jobs that relate to the program:

  • teacher
  • curriculum specialist
  • athletic coach
  • adult learning specialist
  • director of learning
  • employment services manager
  • recreation director
  • principal or vice-principal
  • education technology specialist
  • social director
  • special education teacher
  • instructional coordinator
  • civil servant
  • corporate trainer
  • program manager 

Some of these roles may require additional training.

Find a career that fits you

Experience & connections

Opportunities in the elementary post-degree program

  • With the Co-op Program you can alternate study with paid work. 

Opportunities outside your program

  • With a work study position you can develop skills during your study term.
  • Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community while you build skills.

Networks you can connect to

Here are a few professional associations related to elementary education:

Hands-on learning opportunities

These courses in the elementary post-degree program offer extensive hands-on learning.


EDCI 303 - Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Canadian Education
Interview retired teachers to gain insight into the Canadian education system

Field experience

EDCI 403 - Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary or Middle School Science
Spend time in schools to gain experience in practical planning for science classes

EPHE 312 - Overview of Elementary or Middle School Physical Education
Develop physical education teaching skills with practice teaching school children


ED-P 351 - Six-Week Practicum 
Gain practice-based work experience teaching in an elementary classroom (6 weeks)

ED-P 451 - Nine-Week Practicum 
Gain practice-based work experience teaching in an elementary classroom (9 weeks)

ED-P 497 - Professional Seminar or Practicum
Gain or validate your teaching certificate or update your teaching skills through this professional seminar or supervised practicum

These courses are not always offered as described.

What's next?

To explore more visit the elementary post-degree site. For degree planning contact your adviser for help.