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Education

Our Education programs at Red Deer Polytechnic foster leadership and collaboration enabling learners to develop a foundation of knowledge and skills for meaningful engagement in their communities. 

Our programs offer students the opportunity to strive to be learner centred by engaging learners in a responsive and flexible manner. At Red Deer Polytechnic, we facilitate self-awareness and reflective practice that support relevancy in learning.

Can’t find the program you’re looking for? View all programs offered at Red Deer Polytechnic. You can also tailor a program pathway just for you with Academic Upgrading, Open Studies, Flexible Learning and Extended Education opportunities.  

Bachelor of Education

NEW!

Begin your journey into a rewarding teaching career with the new Bachelor of Education degree from Red Deer Polytechnic. After taking a common set of courses in your first year, you will then choose a specialization to complete your degree in early years, middle years, or secondary education.

Bachelor of Education Middle Years - collaboration with University of Alberta

Do you enjoy working with children in grades 4 – 9? The Bachelor of Education Middle Years program at Red Deer Polytechnic prepares you to teach all subject areas and develop your skills to work with young adolescents.

Early Learning and Child Care Certificate

Early Learning and Childcare professionals are essential to providing quality care and education for children. You will become an early childhood educator through interactive experiences, instruction and working in child care environments.

Early Learning and Child Care Diploma

Early Learning and Childcare professionals are essential to providing quality care and education for children. You will become an early childhood educator through interactive experiences, instruction and working in child care environments.

Educational Assistant Certificate

Prepare for a rewarding career in education as an Educational Assistant. In the Educational Assistant Program at Red Deer Polytechnic you will build your skills and confidence to effectively work in an inclusive and diverse educational setting. Learn to be part of a team supporting students in K-12 classrooms.

University Transfer: Bachelor of Education

Graduates of the four-year Bachelor of Education program (University of Alberta) and the five-year combined degree program (University of Alberta and The University of Lethbridge) are eligible to apply for Teacher Certification in the Province of Alberta and all other provinces. RDP offers up to two years (60 credits) of transferable coursework in these programs.

University Transfer: Bachelor of Education/Science Combined

If you enjoy learning and working with youth and have a desire to make a difference in students’ lives, the Bachelor of Education/Science Combined program is for you. You will gain experience through classroom observation, special projects and teaching opportunities while making personal connections with the education community.

Additional Programs and Pathways


Academic Upgrading and Open Studies allow flexible registration so you can tailor your course selection to your specific goals for the future. Complete details are available below. For a full list of programs offered at Red Deer Polytechnic, visit the Academic Calendar.


Academic Upgrading

The Academic Upgrading program at Red Deer Polytechnic helps open doors to further education and better employment. You can upgrade academic skills, meet entrance requirements for post-secondary programs, earn a High School Equivalency diploma, and prepare for entry into the workplace.

Open Studies

Open Studies is a unique, flexible and customizable program that allows students to take courses that help them work toward their career goals. Students in Open Studies may choose to take courses on a full-time or part-time basis.

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