The Werklund School of Education offers students a life-changing experience through our research-informed academic programs, purposeful educational research, and compelling community-engagement opportunities. Today, more than 130 academic and support staff and 2,675 students work and study at Werklund. We are proud of our 30,000 alumni from 148 countries around the world.
At Werklund we strive to be change leaders in education, through leading and advancing research and theory that influences educational policy and professional practice through purposeful collaborations. We recognize our responsibilities to individuals, to our partners in education and community settings, and to current and future generations of learners. We have developed local, national and international networks with our strategic partners that have expanded our research capabilities, strengthened student experience and broadened our understanding of our communities. We embrace diversity of identities that contribute to ideas of knowledge generation and professional practice and we further the betterment of societies through scholarship that is mindful of personal wellness, social justice and ecological sustainability.
At the Werklund School of Education, research informs all of our programs. The work undertaken by academic staff and students into how we teach and how we learn provides a better understanding of the broad range of educational issues within our communities.
Our emphasis on research affords Werklund School students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and preparation for professional roles in the fields of education and psychology, working closely with internationally recognized and respected researchers. Each year our undergraduate and graduate students present their research at a number of conferences, including WestCAST, AERA, and CSSE.
Undergraduate Programs: The Werklund School of Education recognizes that teaching is one of the most important and challenging professions in society; therefore, a teacher should be knowledgeable, thoughtful, and deeply caring about the responsibilities associated with education.
Graduate Programs: The Werklund School is proud to host the largest graduate studies program at the University of Calgary with over 1,200 students. Providing a variety of on-campus, blended learning and fully online graduate programs to meet the learning needs and interests of all students, Werklund School graduate students explore contemporary educational issues and conduct action research on innovative solutions.