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, with the acquisition of specific subject matter knowledge, the development of pedagogical skills, and 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":
- 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 teacher certification within the Province of Alberta.