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Your Bachelor of Education Degree


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 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":

  • in learning about learning;
  • with/in specializations;
  • with contemporary contexts;
  • with/in teaching and learning communities and;
  • in ethical action.

The BEd is fully recognized as meeting the requirements for teacher certification within the province of Alberta.

Your Program

This degree is currently offered to prospective students through five pathways:

  1. 4-Year On-Campus Program – Fall start
  2. 4-Year Community-Based Program (blended delivery) – Summer start
  3. 5-Year Concurrent Program – Fall start
  4. 2-Year On-Campus After Degree – Fall start
  5. 2-Year Community-Based After Degree (blended-delivery) - Summer start

The BEd is a full-time program; a part-time route is not available.

Degree Holders

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.

Non-degree holders and direct-entry

If you are interested in a Concurrent degree, please refer to the Science, Arts or Kinesiology sections 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.

Get advising and additional assistance

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

Concurrent Students

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.