Bridge to Teaching

Accreditation program for internationally-trained teachers

The Bridge to Teaching (BTT) program is a full-time program offered each year between September and April. It provides participants with 18 semester hour credits in Education at the advanced level and includes a minimum 10 weeks of supervised student teaching in a classroom. The program is an intensive and accelerated teacher education program that prepares passionate, caring, and experienced foreign-trained teachers to teach in Alberta Schools. The program is offered through Graduate Programs in Education, at the University of Calgary. During the Bridge to Teaching Program, participants focus on how to teach the Alberta Program of Studies in ways that engage students and how to assess students' learning in fair, formative and summative ways. Participants examine various educational policies and pedagogies that affect teaching and learning in Alberta and explore how the expectations for teachers and students compare to those in their previous country.

Program Schedule

Term 1 - Fall

EDBT 601 Contemporary Education
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EDBT 602 Teaching in Alberta I
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EDBT 603 Practicum Support Seminar I

Term 2 - Winter

EDBT 604 Learning with Technology
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EDBT 605 Teaching in Alberta II
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EDBT 606 Practicum Support Seminar II

Course Descriptions

Outlines are normally available one to two weeks prior to the start of term in D2L.


three units per course


EDBT 601 Contemporary Education

Examination of recent philosophical, historical and curricular constructions of contemporary Canadian and Albertan education.

EDBT 602 Teaching in Alberta I

Exploration of the core beliefs, values, and practices in contemporary educational environments, and how students can bridge from their own understanding to what is aimed for in Alberta learning environments.

EDBT 603 Practicum Support Seminar I

Examination of how to integrate previous teaching expertise, new learning, and practicum experiences in Alberta.

EDBT 604 Learning with Technology

Examination of ways to create authentic and meaningful learning experiences through the implementation of web and computer technologies in classroom settings.

EDBT 605 Teaching in Alberta II

Further examination of teaching, learning, learners and learning environments in Alberta classrooms.

EDBT 606 Practicum Support Seminar II

Examination of the integration and extension of learning and teaching for practicum students to engage in a second practicum experience.

Contact Us

UCalgary

Questions?

Graduate Program Administrators: Shelley Enderton: 403.210.7821 OR Cheryl Ohly: 403.220.2050

Dr. James Field

Academic Program Coordinator

Dr. Jim Field Associate Professor, Curriculum & Learning Graduate Program Director

Complete Program Details

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