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Article introduces new Bachelor of Education program

Associate Dean (Undergraduate) describes features in recent Manitoba Teacher piece

March 5, 2015 — 

Jerome Cranston, Associate Dean (Undergraduate) of the Faculty of Education, wrote an article in the March 2015 issue of The Manitoba Teacher about the new Bachelor of Education program, being introduced in September 2015.

Read an excerpt of the article from Manitoba Teacher below:

Let’s face it. Teaching any age group—early, middle or senior years— these days is not an easy job. Actually, I’m not sure it ever was easy. In order to support students’ opportunities to succeed in and out of school, teachers must, at minimum, possess an appropriate level of knowledge of the variety of subjects they teach. Plus, they must have the ability to turn that knowledge into teachable moments, as well as an understanding of teaching itself. And more than ever before, they also need to have a sophisticated understanding of who their students are and where they’ve come from.

That’s why we have created a new after- degree bachelor of education program at the University of Manitoba. The new program, which will be introduced this September, has been designed to try to address these realities by providing beginning teachers with a solid foundation—one made up of classroom and practicum-based experiences, so they will not only feel confident in their abilities as beginning teachers and find a level of success that will carry into their first year of teaching, but also will be prepared to stay in the classroom in the future to effect positive change in the lives of their students.

To read the entire article, please click here.


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