The BEd program at the University of Calgary recognizes that teaching is one of the most important professions in society. Becoming a teacher requires strong preparation, with the acquisition of specific subject matter knowledge, the development of pedagogical skills, and the acquisition of the ability to make good judgments in practice.
In our BEd program, an understanding of the complex qualities of teaching are developed through five "dimensions of engaged inquiry":
The BEd is fully recognized as meeting the requirements for teacher certification within the province of Alberta.
This degree is currently offered to prospective students through five pathways:
The BEd is a full-time program; a part-time route is not available.
Admission into either the on-campus or blended-delivery BEd After Degrees requires that applicants have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
Students should refer to the Education section of the Calendar for information on course selection.
If you are interested in the Four-Year degree, please refer to the Education section of the Calendar for information on course selection.
Undergraduate Programs in Education (UPE)
Werklund School of Education
Education Tower 230
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (closed holidays)
Advising hours: Booked advising appointments 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. Drop-in advising is available only on Fridays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The UPE office is CLOSED from noon - 1 p.m. daily.
Telephone: (403) 220-5639
In the first three years of the Concurrent Pathway, your program advisor will be from your non-Education faculty. As a Concurrent Education student, you are required to complete EDUC 201, as well as a 3-credit course in English Literature or French Literature prior to entering your 400-level Education courses. Please visit our website for more information on the program structure and required courses.