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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 Werklund School of Education 4. BEd Program Details 4.2 Four-Year BEd Program
4.2 Four-Year BEd Program

The Four-Year BEd program consists of 120 units to be distributed according to the following list:

  • 30 units in courses in Teachable Subject Areas including:
    • Teachable Subject Area courses (24 units)*
    • Education 460, 535 (6 units)
    • *Maximum of 6 units of Teachable Subject Area courses may have a "D" or "D+" grade
  • 18 units in required Non-Education Foundational Courses (see list below)
    • Course in English or French Literature (3 units)
    • Course in Creative and Performing Arts (3 units)
    • Course in Psychology (3 units)
    • Course in Physical Education or Health and Wellness (3 units)
    • Course in Sciences (3 units)
    • Course in Canadian Studies (3 units)
  • 15 units in elective courses
Non-Education Foundational Courses

English or French Literature

Psychology

Visual or Performing Arts

  • All courses labelled Art (ART), Art History (ARHI), Dance (DNCE), Drama (DRAM), Music (MUSI), Music Education (MUED), Music Performance (MUPF), School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA)
  • Education 307

Science

Canadian Studies

Physical Education or Health and Wellness

Teachable Subject Areas (On-Campus Pathway)

In addition to the required Education, non-Education foundational, and elective courses, students are required to complete 24 units in their teachable subject area as listed below.

Early Childhood Education
(Early Years)
24 units

Required:

English Language Arts
(Elementary)
24 units

Required:

English Language Arts
(Secondary)
24 units

Required:

English Language Learners
(K-12)
24 units

Required:

  • Linguistics 201, 301 and 316
  • 15 units in Linguistics (LING) or English (ENGL) of which 9 units are at the 300 level or above
Fine Arts
(Elementary)
24 units

Required:

Fine Arts - Drama
(Secondary)
24 units

Required:

Fine Arts Education – Visual Studies
(Secondary)
24 units

Required:

Mathematics
(Elementary)
24 units

Required:

Mathematics
(Secondary)
24 units

Required:

Science
(Elementary)
24 units

Required:

  • Science 331
  • Astronomy 207
  • Geology 209
  • Mathematics 205
  • 12 additional units in courses labelled Astrophysics, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology, Computer Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Geology, Geophysics, Physics, Plant Biology, or Zoology, of which 6 units are at the 300 level or above
Science – Biology
(Secondary)
24 units

Required:

Science – Physics
(Secondary)
24 units

Required:

 

Second Languages
(K-12)
24 units

Required:

One of the following:

  • Students must complete 24 units in one of the following languages, with a minimum of 18 units taught in the selected language:
  • Chinese 353 and 21 additional units in Chinese, of which 6 units are at the 400 level, or
  • 24 units in German, of which 6 units must be taught in German at the 400 level, or
  • Japanese 331 and 21 additional units in Japanese, of which 3 units are at the 400 level, or
  • Russian 332 and 334, and an additional 18 units in Russian, or
  • Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures 331 and 21 additional units in Arabic Language and Muslim Cultures
Social Studies
(Elementary)
24 units

Required:

  • Canadian Studies 201
  • History 211 and 213
  • Geography 254
  • 12 additional units in a range of disciplinary areas (Anthropology, Archaeology, Communication and Culture, Canadian Studies, Economics, Geography, Gender and Sexuality Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Law and Society, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Religious studies, Urban Studies), of which 9 units are at the 300 level or above

Social Studies – Revitalization of Indigenous Languages (Elementary) 24 units

Required:

Social Studies
(Secondary)
24 units

Required:

  • Canadian Studies 201
  • History 211 and 213
  • Geography 254
  • 12 additional units in a range of disciplinary areas (Anthropology, Archaeology, Communication and Culture, Canadian Studies, Economics, Geography, Gender and Sexuality Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Law and Society, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Religious studies, Urban Studies), of which 9 units are at the 300 level or above
Teachable Subject Areas (Community-Based Pathway)

In addition to the required Education, non-Education, and elective courses, students are required to complete 24 units in their teachable subject area as listed below.

Early Childhood Education (K-12)
24 units

Required:

  • Education 207
  • Education 213
  • 3 units from courses labelled Art, Art History, Drama, Music or Music Performance
  • 6 units from courses labelled Math and/or Astrophysics, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology, Computer Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Geology, Geophysics, Physics, Plant Biology, or Zoology
  • 3 units from the courses labelled Psychology or Education 309
  • 6 units from English Literature
  • 9 units at the 300 level or above
English Language Arts
(K-12)
24 units

Required:

  • 24 units labelled English, of which 9 units are at the 300 level or above.
Mathematics
(K-12)
24 units

Required:

  • 24 units labelled Mathematics, of which 9 units are at the 300 level or above.
Science
(K-12)
24 units

Required:

  • 24 units labelled Astrophysics, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology, Computer Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Geology, Geophysics, Physics, Plant Biology, or Zoology, of which 9 units are at the 300 level or above.
Social Studies
(K-12)
24 units

Required:

  • Students must complete 24 units of the below required courses, of which 9 units must be at the 300 level or above:
  • 3 units labelled History
  • 3 units labelled Geography
  • 18 units in a range of the following courses labelled: Anthropology, Archaeology, Canadian Studies, Economics, Geography, Gender and Sexuality Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Law and Society, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Religious Studies, and/or Urban Studies

Social Studies - Revitalization of Indigenous Languages
(K-12)
24 units

Required:

  • 6 units of Canadian History
  • 9 units of Indigenous Studies
  • Education 313
  • 3 units from courses labelled Indigenous Languages
  • 3 units from Anthropology, Archaeology, Canadian Studies, Geography, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Indigenous Studies, Law and Society, Political Science, Sociology
  • 9 units at the 300 level or above