Your four-year on-campus pathway
This pathway will see you obtain your degree in the shortest allowable time period, allowing you to start your Education major courses sooner, and ensures that you get a great breadth of coursework, helpful for teaching in Alberta's Kindergarten through Grade 12 classrooms!
Important dates and upcoming events
Oct. 12, 2021
EDUC 440: Field Experience I begins today, and runs until October 22nd.
Oct. 13, 2021
Our team will be working remotely from today, October 13th, through Tuesday, October 19th. Our office in EDT 230 will be closed during this time, re-opening Wednesday, October 20th.
Oct. 19, 2021
EDUC 540: Field Experience III seminars run today from 4.00 - 5.00pm.
Oct. 19, 2021
Join us for our After-Degree webinar today at 6.00pm! Intended for Future Students, we'll go over the program, admission requirements, and more!
Oct. 20, 2021
Our office in EDT 230 re-opens today!
Oct. 25, 2021
Teaching Across Borders Interest Sessions 2 are being held today!
Nov. 1, 2021
EDUC 540: Field Experience III begins today, and runs until December 10th.
Nov. 7, 2021
The Fall term break begins today, and runs until November 13th. Field III students do not follow University breaks, but should instead refer to their placement school calendar.
Nov. 11, 2021
The University will be closed on Thursday, November 11th for Remembrance Day. Inquiries received during this date will be responded to upon re-opening.
Nov. 15, 2021
Teaching Across Borders applications open today!
Nov. 15, 2021
Teaching Across Borders Interest Sessions 3 are being held today!
Nov. 22, 2021
Winter term Service-Learning applications open today!
Nov. 22, 2021
Join us for our Concurrent Pathway Webinar today from 2.00 - 3.00pm. Intended for current Concurrent students, this session will cover your degree structure, academic regulations, and more!
Nov. 26, 2021
EDUC 540: Field Experience III seminars run today from 9.00am - 12.00pm or 1.00 - 4.00pm.
Dec. 9, 2021
Fall term classes end today. Field III students should refer to their placement dates.
Dec. 13, 2021
Non-Education course exams begin today.
Dec. 25, 2021
The University will be closed for Winter Break from the close of office hours on Friday, December 24th, re-opening Monday, January 3rd. Inquiries received during this period will be responded to upon re-opening.
Suggested program sequence
Please Note: You must successfully complete EDUC 201 before taking your 400-level EDUC courses. Additionally, the 400-level and 500-level courses are taken as distinct semesters - you cannot take any non-Education courses during your Education terms, nor can you 'mix and match' with other EDUC classes. If you have incorrectly registered in your 400-level or 500-level EDUC courses, you will be removed, and asked to correct your registration.
EDUC 201 | Fine Arts | Math or Science | Teachable | Elective
Literature | Canadian Studies | Teachable | 2 Electives
EDUC 420 | EDUC 427 | EDUC 430 | EDUC 435 | EDUC 440 (Field I)
Psychology | 3 Teachables | Elective
Health | 3 Teachables | Elective
EDUC 445 | EDUC 450 | EDUC 456 | EDUC 460 | EDUC 465 (Field II)
Specific program requirements
All 4-Year On-Campus students will complete 120 units, comprised of 21 EDUC major courses, 6 foundational courses, 5 electives, and 8 teachable subject area courses. The breakdowns for each requirement group are below.
* Non-majors interested in taking this course should read and fill out the web-form.
We know that finding a course to fulfill some of your foundational requirements can be daunting! Check out our list of suggestions, below, for ideas. If you find another course that you think might fulfill a foundational requirement not listed, please send an email to email@example.com, and we'll get it reviewed. You can also refer to your Academic Requirements report for a full list of options.
*Excluding EDUC 201. To take another 200-level for an elective, please add your email to our web-form.
**If mandated for your teachable, specified 300-levels cannot also be used towards your Electives.
- ART 231, ART 233, ART 235, ART 241, ART 271
- ARHI 201, ARHI 203, ARHI 211
- DNCE 201, DNCE 221
- DRAM 209, DRAM 223
- MUSI 203*
*If mandated in the teachable requirements, Fine Arts students cannot also utilize the above courses towards the foundational requirement.
*Social Studies and Revitalization students must take an additional course in Canadian Studies.
Health and Wellness
- ANTH 331
- COMS 393 (requires COMS 201 as a prerequisite – you can take this course to fulfill an elective)
- DNCE 201, DNCE 221
- HSOC 201
- PSYC 204*
- SOCI 321 or SOCI 399 (both require SOCI 201 as a prerequisite – you can take this course to fulfill an elective)
- SOWK 201
*PSYC 204 cannot be 'double-counted' towards the Psychology and Health and Wellness requirements.
To start, we suggest that you refer to the ‘program sequence’ and 'specific program requirements' sections, above, to get an overall idea of your degree, and its requirements. Then, check out the information, below!
Registration at UofC
The Registrar's Office has great 'how-to' registration tutorials and resources.
To help plan your weekly timetable, take advantage of Schedule Builder, accessible through your MyUofC.
First Year Students
We know that picking out your first year of courses can be intimidating - that's why we've created the First Year Degree Guide!
If you are continuing student heading into a 400 or 500-level EDUC course term, you'll want to take a look at our detailed Registration Guide.
It's 8.32pm at night, and an Advisor isn't available! How do you know if the course you picked out fits into your degree? You can utilize our new degree-auditing system, Academic Requirements! This system will show you where past, current, and even planned courses fit into your degree!
What if I take that Anthropology class? What if I want to change my teachable? My major? Academic Requirements can help out with that, too, via its 'What If' report!
No transfer credit ever applies to Education major courses: you must complete all mandated EDUC classes in order to obtain your degree. Any transfer credit awarded can only work towards fulfilling non-Education classes. Previously completed coursework that is more than ten years old, either from other post-secondary institutions or the University of Calgary, will not ordinarily be used towards any degree requirements.
Check out the Registrar's guide to enrolling as a transfer student. You should additionally utilize your Academic Requirements report to see how your prior courses fit into your degree. If Academic Requirements is not assigning a course to a particular requirement - and you think that it should be - send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further review!
Four-Year students are eligible to add a minor to their program, but should be aware of the following:
1. Due to the composition of this degree's requirements, completing a minor may require that you take more than the minimum-mandated 120.00 units ordinarily required. Please ensure you understand the progression, enrollment, motivational, and financial factors surrounding this!
2. Students may not declare a minor within the same field in which they are already pursuing a teachable subject area.
3. Minors can only be declared after discussion with an advisor, through the change of program process, open between October 1st and February 1st. Minors will not be added outside of these application dates. Students cannot declare their own minor; this will be added by an advisor using the change of program process after discussion.
All University of Calgary students must use their Ucalgary.ca accounts for any and all University of Calgary or degree-related correspondence. Email will not be sent to personal accounts.
You must additionally ensure to include your eight-digit UCID number in all correspondence.
Please note that Education courses are scheduled with 'non-standard' dates and times, and may differ from those semester timelines that you are used to in your non-Education courses. You should anticipate courses or field placements that run outside of regular semester dates.
As a student in professional program, it is your responsibility to thoroughly review and abide by the information contained in the following pages: