Programs We Offer!
The dynamic faculty in the Department of Arts & Education provides students with a variety of university programs in preparation for further studies. The choice of degree completion or transferring to another institution after one or two years of study is available to students. Students can complete their degrees on campus in any of the three University Studies programs, Bachelor of Arts, Education and Social Work.
Through the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Education (Elementary) degree is offered. GPRC is a host site for a Bachelor of Social Work degree program through the University of Calgary.
The priority of the Arts & Education Department is to ensure quality education and teaching effectiveness in a learning environment that emphasizes student-teacher contact, both in and out of the classroom.
GPRC has an excellent reputation for course quality and student satisfaction. Many faculty members in the Arts & Education Department conduct research, publish books and articles, and have completed or are near completion of their Ph.D.
Bachelor of Education
GPRC can offer you a maximum of two years (60 credits) that will prepare you to apply to either the second or third year of the B.Ed. degree program at the University of Alberta or to the Combined Degrees B.Ed. programs at the University of Lethbridge. Alternatively, you can continue your degree on campus with the Teacher Education North program.
NT2300: Introduction to Indigenous Governance
*At this time, the five (5) seats have been filled. Please send any inquiries to IndigenousStudies@gprc.ab.ca
GPRC Arts and Education is excited for the second pilot delivery of our Introduction to Indigenous Governance course in online and land-based learning contexts. We have combined the teachings of Indigenous scholars and wisdom keepers, into a blend of online learning with a three-day land-based component. The land-based learning component reflects Indigenous resurgence through land-based survival skills.
We are offering five (5) seats as Open Access non-credit course for Indigenous peoples. Participants who have completed the Open Access non-credit option will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment from GPRC. Those who register for this option, may apply to take the credit course at a later date.
This course is part of the Indigenous Studies Redesign Project funded through a Post-Secondary Partnership Program Grant (INAC) with further support from TD Bank.
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Bachelor of Arts
Liberal Arts studies encompass academic discovery, integration, application, and teaching. Students become creative and critical thinkers and communicators through developing their abilities to reason, write, and speak effectively.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) students can complete one to two years of an Arts program at GPRC before transferring to a university.
Possible Careers Include: Lawyer, archaeologist, historian, journalist, psychologist, social worker
Bachelor of Social Work
Complete a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from the University of Calgary without leaving the GPRC Grande Prairie Campus. When you complete two years of appropriate course work (available through GPRC), you can apply to the UofC to complete your BSW on campus at GPRC.
Possible Careers Include: Mental health therapist, addictions counsellor, community outreach coordinator, group home worker, life skills coach
French as a Second Language Certificate
The French as a Second Language Education (FSLE) Certificate responds to the increasing need for French as a Second Language teachers in our region and Alberta-wide. If you are currently a teacher with a French Language background, you are eligible to complete this program, including a practicum in a French speaking elementary school in order to broaden your employment prospects.