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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 in 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," that is, learning to become a teacher requires 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 certification in Alberta.

Your Program

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

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

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

Completing a degree before admission

If you are interested in the After-Degree BEd (either the on-campus Fall start, or the blended-delivery Summer start), you must have a completed undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary.

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.

Get advising and additional assistance

Undergraduate Programs in Education (UPE)
Werklund School of Education
Education Tower 230
Office Hours: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed holidays)
Advising hours: Booked advising appointments 9am-4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 1pm-4pm on Wednesdays. Drop-in advising is available only on Fridays from 9am-4pm. The UPE office is CLOSED from 12pm-1pm daily.
Telephone: (403) 220-5639

Concurrent Students

In the first two 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 3rd year of the program. Please visit our website for more information on the program structure and required courses.