Werklund School of Education
Together, we will advance education policy and research-informed practice
The Werklund School of Education is leading education for a connected world.
Our strong focus on research informs undergraduate teacher education and ongoing professional learning.
We prepare professionals to meet the needs of all learners and, through research, work to solve problems that impact the community.
The school has the second largest number of graduate students of any faculty at the University of Calgary. The majority is enrolled in our professional graduate programs, such as Master of Education, Master of Counselling and Doctor of Education.
We have developed an in-demand Bachelor of Education (BEd) program and have one of the first blended learning BEd programs in Alberta. It is focused on educating teachers for work in rural and remote communities.
The International Foundations Program (IFP) provides academic courses designed to help students gain English-language fluency while learning in an academic environment, preparing them for university studies.
Werklund School of Education campaign goal
Understanding community impact
Our connection with the community is critical.
The Partner Research Schools initiative provides an avenue for schools to collaborate with us and to address specific issues impacting their communities.
Our graduate programs and professional learning services provided through Galileo Education Network enable education professionals to access current research. Particularly research with a direct impact on practice in classrooms and schools.
Our research sparks change in professional practice through knowledge translation and professional learning.
Helping struggling families
Many parents acknowledge that the only thing worse than having a child struggling in school is trying to find help. School systems provide assessments, but there are often long wait lists.
That’s where a facility like the Werklund School of Education’s Integrated Services in Education (ISE) comes in. We offer high-quality, low-cost psychoeducational assessments for school-aged students in the greater Calgary area.
ISE provides supervised assessment experience through practicums for our graduate students in School and Applied Child Psychology.