Requirements for admission to the Bridge to Teaching Certificate include:
a) A four-year baccalaureate degree in Education or an equivalent degree from a recognized institution, with a grade point average of at least 3.00 or equivalent. See the Faculty of Graduate Studies’ International Admission Requirements webpage for specific country requirements.
b) A letter from an evaluator at Alberta Education’s Teaching Excellence and Certification. For further information, go to education.alberta.ca/applying-for-teacher-certification-the-guide/contact-teaching-and-leadership-excellence/.
c) Language Proficiency Requirement:
i. An overall score of 98 with a minimum score of 27 in the speaking component on TOEFL (the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language); OR
ii. A minimum overall band average of 7.0 on the International English Language Test System (IELTS—Academic Module); OR
iii. Graduation from Tier 3 of the International Foundations Program (IFP) at the University of Calgary with a 3.00 GPA.
d) One official transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended.
e) A successful interview with the Program Co-ordinator for Bridge to Teaching.
Note: Completion of the International Foundations Program for Teachers is highly recommended prior to program start (see werklund.ucalgary.ca/ifp for more information). Exceptions may be granted by the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs in Education, and the Program Co-ordinator.