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University of Calgary Calendar 2009-2010 Faculty of Education 3. BEd (Master of Teaching Program) 3.5 Admission
3.5 Admission
Application Deadlines

Refer to the Applications for Admission Schedule of this Calendar for application and documentation deadlines for BEd (Master of Teaching Program). Students are advised to check the website for the latest information.


The Faculty of Education encourages applications from those who have had direct experience with children and/or adolescents in formal and informal settings and who have a broadly based educational background with sufficient depth in the areas that they wish to teach. Proficiency in the use of computer-based technology will be required in coursework and in schools.

The Faculty values the wide range of academic and professional backgrounds held by the students admitted into teacher education programs. For this reason, the Faculty has attempted to keep admission requirements as open as possible while still demonstrating respect for the academic disciplines which graduates must teach in schools.

Admission to the program is on a competitive basis by subject specialization. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

To be considered for admission, applicants to the BEd (Master of Teaching Program) must meet the requirements for admission to the University of Calgary, and possess the following:

  1. A degree with at least 15 full courses from an accredited post-secondary institution recognized by the University of Calgary.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Admission to the Faculty of Education shall be determined on the basis of the grade point average calculated over the most recent course work to a maximum of five full-course equivalents (University of Calgary courses and/or transferable courses taken at other institutions). All grades within a term will be included except where the number of courses taken within a term exceeds that required to fulfill (to a maximum of) five full-course equivalents, in which case the highest grades will be used.

For students currently completing a degree, Winter Term, Spring Term, and Summer Term grades will not count toward admissibility for the following Fall Term admission.

Diverse Qualifications

The Faculty recognizes that excellence in learning and preparation may mean more than academic excellence. Those applicants who feel they have achieved significant accomplishments outside the university, and/or overcome severe hardships that qualify them for entry into this program are encouraged to apply under the Diverse Qualifications Admission Policy. For details on this policy, see the main University Undergraduate Admissions section of this Calendar.

International Applicants

In addition to the admission requirements of this Faculty, applicants from other countries, whose first language is not English, must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements outlined in the main University Undergraduate Admissions section of this Calendar.

Aboriginal Admissions Policy

The Faculty of Education is committed to preparing aboriginal teachers for work in education in K-12 and community and workplace settings. A minimum of 4% of our admissions are available for aboriginal applicants. For further information about aboriginal admission policy and application deadlines please refer to http://www.ucalgary.ca/admissions/aboriginal_policy.