Build or upgrade your teaching skills to help youth pursue careers in trades and technology.
The Industrial Arts Education degree is a joint program offered by Red River College Polytechnic and the University of Winnipeg. Graduates will be eligible to certify as a K-12 teacher with the Province of Manitoba.
This experiential program develops the practical teaching and technical skills needed to create and teach engaging industrial arts and technology programs in middle and high schools across Manitoba.
You will develop collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills, and learn to plan and deliver lessons using Manitoba’s industrial arts curriculum. You’ll also use industry-standard equipment and techniques to explore woodworking, manufacturing, metalworking, graphic arts, photography, digital electronics, robotics, coding and engineering in RRC Polytech’s state-of-the-art facilities.
Before graduating, you will complete a series of student teaching practicums to meet potential employers, expand your professional network and build practical work experience with increasing independence.
The Industrial Arts Education program offers three different specialization programs. You’ll match your learning to fit your experience and educational background and have the flexibility you need to achieve your career goals.
Credentials: Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts or Science
In this joint program, offered by RRC Polytech and the University of Winnipeg, you’ll complete education courses alongside arts and sciences courses related to your teachable major, Industrial Arts (IA), and a teachable minor.
Credential: Bachelor of Education
In this joint program, offered by RRC Polytech and the University of Winnipeg, you’ll build on your undergraduate degree and complete education courses in your teachable major (IA) and a teachable minor.
In this RRC Polytech program, you will build on your Bachelor of Education and gain the expertise, practical skills and credentials you need to teach industrial arts education courses in Manitoba.
In this program, you will develop an applied-learning and student-centred approach to education and build the advanced skills needed to teach classes in Manitoba’s industrial arts curriculum.
Build foundational skills in graphic arts, electronics, manufacturing, woodworking, arts and science while completing your first teaching practicum.
Explore advanced industrial arts skills, robotics and engineering while studying Manitoba’s industrial arts curriculum and completing your second teaching practicum.
Continue developing your industrial arts and education skills. Complete your third teaching practicum experience with more independence and new responsibilities.
Learn to manage classroom facilities, develop courses and plan assessments while taking on full teaching responsibilities in your fourth teaching practicum experience.
Sharpen your teaching skills and complete a final practicum in your minor subject area while exploring emerging topics and completing a capstone project.
In this program you will develop the advanced trade, technology and education skills you need to plan and teach engaging Industrial Arts programs in middle and high schools across Manitoba.
Build foundational industrial arts skills, explore teaching methodologies in Manitoba’s industrial arts curriculum and complete your first teaching practicum.
Develop advanced industrial arts and teaching skills and build experience as an independent teacher in your second teaching practicum.
Sharpen your teaching skills and complete a final practicum in your minor subject area.
In this program, you will build the practical industrial arts and technology skills you need to enhance your potential as a certified teacher while developing your teaching methods and exploring educational theory.
Build crucial technology skills, explore advanced industrial arts programs and study Manitoba’s industrial arts curriculum.
Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.
Industrial Arts Education graduates find success teaching middle and high school programs throughout Manitoba and around the globe. Thanks to RRC Polytech’s practical, career-focused courses and guided practicums, you’ll enter the field with first-hand experience, equipped with the same standards and techniques as education experts.
At RRC Polytech, your success is our priority. In addition to our practical, applied-learning experiences and expert instructors, we offer various resources to help you meet employers, build your network and find your first education job.
The versatile knowledge, skills and experience you build at RRC Polytech are the perfect foundation for further advancement and specialization. Many graduates can enhance their career potential with administration and counselling training or a post-baccalaureate or master’s degree.
By combining an education degree and teaching certification, you’ll have the skills to work with a wide range of students across various programs. No matter where your work takes you, you’ll support future leaders in building confidence, practical skills, academic success and career readiness.
“The variety of skills I gained through applied coursework, quality instruction and curated student teaching placements challenged me and led me to develop the confidence to build an innovative program early in my career.”Mitch Proctor – Industrial Arts Teacher
Steinbach Regional Secondary School
“The Industrial Arts Education program expanded my passion for industrial arts education and gave me the skills and confidence to provide my students with the most current educational technologies.”Ken Hartikainen – Instructor, Industrial Arts Education
Red River College Polytechnic
“The education I earned at RRC Polytech helped me infuse innovative teaching strategies and focus on creating a learning environment that supported applied projects and experiences.”Matthew Patrician – Instructor, Industrial Arts Education
Red River College Polytechnic
As an Industrial Arts Education student, you enjoy learning new skills, helping others and guiding youth to success. You encourage diverse perspectives, use your empathy to understand others and work well with groups while catering to the needs of individuals. You’re also highly organized, a confident public speaker and manage multiple priorities effectively.
Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.
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Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.
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RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.
We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.