One student stated, "CIW is one of the most forward-thinking offering a BEd...

We asked our BEd students why they decided on CIW for their BEd degree. The responses fell into three main categories:

The ability to complete the degree in 12 months
Specializations in International, Indigenous, Adult Education
Program reputation and quality
These responses illustrate the strengths of our BEd program and the multiple options available to our students. One student stated, "CIW is one of the most forward-thinking offering a BEd... Choosing CIW is a no-brainer," and we tend to agree.

Some of our BEd students and alumni decided to share the reasons they came to CIW's BEd program.

411 - Curriculum and Instruction in Language and Literacy I This course is designed to prepare prospective elementary teachers to teach the language arts - reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. Also included are comprehensive literacy programming, children's literature, authentic assessment, and organizing the classroom for language instruction across the curriculum. Throughout this course, the practical influence of various language arts theories is emphasized with a particular focus upon early literacy in the lower elementary grades. Three credits. 
412 - Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics An examination of the elementary school mathematics program, and of various approaches to teaching mathematics to children, with emphasis on converting these approaches into teaching strategies. Three credits. 
413 -Curriculum and Instruction in Science The focus of this course is an emphasis on the process approach to teaching science, on the inquiry method, and on special techniques in the teaching of scientific concepts. The elementary school curriculum is examined. Three credits. 
416 - Curriculum and Instruction in Social Studies A review of the social studies programs used in the elementary school, with an emphasis on the development of skills, methods and approaches involved in the teaching of these programs. Three credits.
439 - Principles and Practices of Elementary Education This course emphasizes the foundations of becoming an elementary school teacher. Topics include the professional and ethical role of the teacher, educational planning, the professional development process, reflective practice, teaching strategies, learning processes, and classroom environment and management. Six credits. 
433 - Sociology of Education This course will examine the social-political context of education in Canada. Particular emphasis will be given to contemporary structures. The relationships between educational opportunity and conditions of inequality resulting from the major societal institutions will be investigated. Three credits.
435 - Inclusive Practices I This course discusses educational practices and procedures, past and present, affecting pupils who have been marginalized socially and/or physically. These policies have evolved from an ideology of exclusion to inclusion. Pre-service teachers will learn curriculum and instructional approaches to assist in meeting the academic and socio-emotional needs of students with diverse learning needs. Three credits.

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