Department of Educational Policy Studies

Welcome to Educational Policy Studies! The department offers programs at the Master and Doctoral levels across four specialization areas: 

Prospective Student Information

Looking for information on the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degrees? See Undergraduate Programs for more information. 

Our Department is home to many talented students studying at the Master's and Doctoral levels.

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Undergraduate Courses 

The Department administers core undergraduate courses  EDU 211 and EDPS 410. Course timetables and registrations are done via Bear Tracks. For any registration questions or difficulties for these courses contact


All students in the Faculty of Education will now make use of the new Education Student Services (ESS) centre. Located on the first floor of the Education complex, ESS is the new first point of contact for all general inquiries from current and prospective students in the faculty.

In-person and online learning is also being supported by the U of A’s Office of the Registrar, which launched a new Student Service Centre to provide one point of contact for the information, support and services students need for their university journey. Current students are reminded to monitor their university email account for updates and changes throughout the year. 

“From a student services perspective, I think we’re better off now. If students want to access a service in person, it's there in person. If they want it remotely, it is there remotely—they can access all student services from anywhere.” – André Costopoulos, Vice-Provost and Dean of Students

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