Education/Kinesiology (5-Year Concurrent)

Bachelor of Education


The Bachelor of Education 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 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 Bachelor of Education program is fully recognized as meeting the requirements for teacher certification within the Province of Alberta.

This program offers you the opportunity to obtain both a Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) and a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree within five years. This means that at the end of this five-year program, you will receive two undergraduate degrees, and be recommended for certification to Alberta Education to teach in Kindergarten through Grade 12 classrooms.

We are committed to actively engaging you in meaningful ways, to help you to develop teaching-related skills and knowledge, and gain experiences that are important to the classroom. You will be inspired by our internationally renowned professors who are known for their research in key areas of teacher education.

During the five years, you will spend three years in the Faculty of Kinesiology, and two years in the Werklund School of Education.

Students wishing to pursue either the elementary or secondary route in the Concurrent Education program should complete the courses listed below in their first year. Due to the compressed nature of this program, it is important you follow this sequence and check with your faculty advisors for future registration.

Courses required in your first year

Remember to register for both fall and winter semesters at the same time.

Admission into either the On-Campus or Community-Based BEd After Degrees requires that applicants have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Students should refer to their specific Registration Guides (On-Campus or Community-Based) for information on course selection.

Concurrent Students

In the first three years of the Concurrent pathway, your program advisor will be from your non-Education faculty. As a Concurrent Education student, you are required to complete EDUC 201, as well as a 3-unit course in English Literature or French Literature prior to entering your 400-level Education courses. Please visit our website for more information on the program structure and required courses.

Undergraduate Programs in Education (UPE)
Werklund School of Education
Education Tower 230

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