About the program
The Education option of the Social Science Program is intended for students considering a career in teaching or other fields related to education. This option offers students a firm grounding in several social science disciplines relevant to education specifically, anthropology, psychology and sociology.
The Education option will offer you many different ways of looking at education. It will give you a behind the scenes look at schools, teaching and related concerns. You will examine education broadly to see how it fits with the rest of society and its connection with the labour force. You will look at schools from the perspective of the classroom and student-teacher interaction. You will gain an understanding of students’ psychological development. You will study various social problems such as racism and sexism, to determine their impact on students, schools and society. Feasible solutions will be discussed.
This social science foundation will give you a formidable background from which to pursue your teaching training courses at university. You will get a preview of what learning to become a teacher may entail, which will also help you solidify or modify your goals.