The University of Lethbridge’s Faculty of Education is launching a new undergraduate degree that prepares students to teach in kindergarten to Grade 3 classrooms. Students in the Bachelor of Education in Early Years Education will complete their practical classroom time exclusively in K-3 environments, and graduates will be provincially certified to teach in the K-12 system. Students can enter this four-year degree directly from high school. “This allows high school students who already know they want to work with young children the opportunity to start that journey earlier,” said ULethbridge Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs Dr Richelle Marynowski. “The program also responds to the needs of school divisions across the province for teachers in this area.” The first cohort will commence studies this Fall.