Requirements for admission to the 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 at ucalgary.ca/future-students/graduate/international 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/teacher-certification.
c) Language Proficiency Requirement:
i. An overall score of 98 with a minimum score of 27 in the speaking component on TOEFL (Internet-based Test). Note: When requesting that official TOEFL test scores are forwarded to the University of Calgary, please indicate institution code 0813.
ii. A minimum overall band average of 7.0 on the International English Language Test System (Academic version);
iii. Completion of Tier III of the International Foundations Program (IFP) with minimum grades of "B" on Academic Writing & Grammar, "B" on Reading Comprehension & Proficiency, and "B" on Listening Comprehension & Oral Fluency. Note: this option does not meet the language proficiency requirement for certification by Alberta Education.
d) One official transcript from all post-secondary institutions attended.
e) A written 300-word statement of intent that includes answers to the following questions:
- Please identify your reasons for applying to the Bridge to Teaching program.
- In what way is this program related to your desired career path or employment objectives?
f) Two references – References are submitted directly through the online application system.
g) A successful interview with the Program Co-ordinator for Bridge to Teaching.
Note: Completion of the International Foundations Program is highly recommended prior to program start (see werklund.ucalgary.ca/ifp for more information).