Visit Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions' site for information on submitting your application, dates and deadlines, documents required, and more!
Police Information Check
A current, clear Police Information Check, with a Vulnerable Sector Check, is required of all Bachelor of Education students for the field experience component of the program. Students who are unable to present a current and clear check will not be placed in their field experience courses – a graduating requirement of the degree – and be asked to leave the program.
A Check is not required until your field course terms. As checks are time-sensitive, do not apply for one before instructed to do so by our Field Team! In the meantime, check out our Police Information Checks page.
Routes and Teachables
When applying, you will need to select a route and a teachable subject area. Each route and teachable has differing admission requirements: review your options below, and then check out the associated admission requirements. Elementary route areas focus on grades kindergarten through six, secondary on grades seven through twelve, and 'K-12' teachables cover all grades. Visit our Teachable Subject Areas page for more details!
Note that this pathway only offers a fall term intake.
Elementary route teachable subject areas
- Early Childhood Education (Note: Emphasis on grades kindergarten through three)
- English Language Arts
- Fine Arts
- Social Studies
- Social Studies - Revitalization of Indigenous Languages
Secondary route teachable subject areas
- English Language Arts
- Fine Arts - Drama
- Fine Arts - Visual Studies
- Science - Biology
- Science - Physics
- Social Studies
K-12 route teachable subject areas
- English Language Learners
If you are a current University of Calgary student interested in transferring into this pathway, you will need to submit an 'internal' application known as a 'change of program'. You can do so through your MyUofC.
Do ensure to consider the following:
1. Admission into this degree is only available for the Fall semester. You must submit your change of program application between October 1st and February 1st before a desired fall term start.
2. A change of program is still an application: you must meet the admitting requirements for your desired program. Please thoroughly review the information above.
3. If you already know that you would like to pursue this degree, sit down with the advisors from our office to discuss what courses you should be registering in, to ensure that you are on track. You can also refer to the course information detailed below.
4. Applying into the Four-Year from a different Education pathway or teachable? You still need to meet course and competitive admitting requirements!
Please Note: Shadowing a program does not guarantee you admission into it! Make sure you're aware of the competitive admitting GPA and admission requirements needed!
We highly encourage all Change of Program applicants to meet with an advisor prior to submitting an application! Because the Bachelor of Education has so many pathways and teachable concentrations, there are a lot of individual considerations concerning admissibility and applicable coursework. Additionally, this can make navigating the Student Centre application a bit tricky! We are more than happy to work through all of this with you, and always encourage to check that your application has been submitted correctly by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Specific program requirements
All Four-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.
All students must take 5 elective courses.
*See our foundational and elective suggestions, below! If you're considering a more senior-level course to fulfill your English requirement, consider ENGL 520: Community Engagement through Literature, in association with the Calgary Public Library!
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.
Considering the Honours pathway? Your Honours classes can also meet elective requirements! Because admission and coursework doesn't occur until the final year of your program, we encourage you to connect with an Advisor to chat about how to plan your degree!
- ART 231, ART 233, ART 235, ART 241
- ARHI 201, ARHI 203, ARHI 211
- DNCE 201, DNCE 211
- DRAM 209, DRAM 223*
*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
Preparing for the Classroom
"For the past three years, I have participated in the Service-Learning program. What I valued the most about Service-Learning is the ability to foster connections with my schooling, and to be able to see the firsthand impact of working so closely with students every week. Being able to reflect on each individual experience with the different students I have worked alongside has made me feel more prepared to enter a classroom."
- Lisa Pham, BEd graduate
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 or embedded certificate 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, enrolment, 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 through the change of program process, open between October 1st and February 1st. Minors will not be added outside of these application dates.
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:
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